The Hateful Eight (2015)

R-rated for some sweary stuff.

We’ll give you 8 reasons to listen to the 373rd Ellises’ Analysis. 1) We talked about whether or not this film needed to be shot in 70mm. 2) We got into how auteurs like the one who made this movie are using their clout to push back against a changing industry. 3) We spent a bunch of time discussing Quentin Tarantino’s filmmaking tactics and how he makes you enjoy savage violence. 4) We also talked about the goods, the bads and the uglies involved in working with QT. 5) We debated if he really is going to retire from directing soon. 6) We eventually answered the question of whether Daisy is bluffing about having back-up gang members. 7) We praised the bleak ending that somehow manages to end on a measure of hope too. 8) Finally, we praised the performances and the production design while not loving the indulgences of the verrrry long Hateful Eight. Okay, that was 8 reasons. Share the contents of your Lincoln Letter with an enemy-turned-friend as we speak about The Hateful Eight for a good long while.

Well, Actually: Sally Menke DID edit Reservoir Dogs. Also, an interesting note about Ennio Morricone’s Oscar history is that all 6 of his nominations were for movies directed by different people…and, surprisingly, not one of them is for a Sergio Leone film.

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Ryan looks back at aged sports films over on Scoring At The Movies


Rotten Tomatoes reviews

2015 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

2015 in film

2015 Academy Award winners & nominees

Ennio Morricone’s Oscar acceptance speech

Links to:  Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and The Thing and The Evil Dead

Previously on The Ellises’ Analysis: Gremlins

December 28th on The Ellises’ Analysis: Fruitvale Station