Another Tarantino twofer

Quentin Tarantino is at it again: in a recent interview being released as a DVD extra next month, he stated that his upcoming war film, Inglourious Basterds, will be released in two parts, a la Kill Bill. If you include Grindhouse, that makes it three double movies in a row.

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Whatever happened to economic and concise storytelling? I liked his last few films, but perhaps they would be even better if Tarantino learned to edit himself a bit.

Los Angeles Anthony | Thu, 06/19/2008 - 5:11pm

Nah... His last few movies were some of his best. The Kill Bill movies were great, and the Kurt Russell one too (can't remember the name)

Slater | Thu, 06/19/2008 - 7:08pm

LAA, I happen to know someone who's an editor. Perhaps that person would be interested in turning Kill Bill into a 90 minute masterpiece for all the world to enjoy?

It could be a resume builder.

RumorsDaily | Thu, 06/19/2008 - 7:40pm

His Grind house movie is the one that I would edit. Really enjoyed it once it got going, but had way too much fat. But before I edit Kill Bill or Deathproof I want to edit Peter Jackson's King Kong down to an hour and a half. That movie needed huge amounts of editing.

Los Angeles Anthony | Thu, 06/19/2008 - 8:07pm

i wouldn't count grindhouse, since he didn't direct both pictures.

and i love kill bill. but i won't know if the format makes a ton of sense when translated.

LAA, i don't know if KK needs much editing: you just have to cut the first 2 hours and leave the stuff above NYC. so, i guess keep the opening credits, and then one cut to the empire state scene. if naomi watts had gotten naked, i guess that could be left in. (ditto adrien brody).

jbg. | Thu, 06/19/2008 - 10:48pm

kill bill and this are one movie in two parts, and grindhouse is two movies released in one part. that can't be three double movies -- depending how you look at it it's either one double movie and four half-movies or two double movies and two half movies.

he should make a miniseries for hbo.

Jon May | Sat, 06/21/2008 - 8:59pm

Rephrase: three four-hour movies.

crazymonk | Sat, 06/21/2008 - 9:26pm