• Email us at [email protected] to Contribute to the Newspaper!

  • We'd love to write about you or something you're involved with!

  • Want to be in the newspaper? Stop by Room 6005.

Quentin Tarantino Crafts Another Quality Western with “The Hateful Eight”

Sahil Bhutani, Online Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The eighth film by Quentin Tarantino is madly entertaining, provided you like Tarantino’s style, which consists mainly of uncensored, violent, darkly comedic, bold writing. (If you’ve ever wondered why Tarantino works with Samuel L. Jackson so much, now you know).

Before I even get into the actual plot or characters of the movie, I want to take a moment to say that this film is beautiful. It’s originally shot with 70mm film, which is basically an ultra-wide viewing angle format. (For reference, the standard film format is 35mm.) The 70mm makes for some visually astounding shots, in addition to complementing the western genre of the movie perfectly; it really makes you feel like you’re in the movie.

The 70mm version is just one of the ways Tarantino creates an old-school experience: the three-hour film includes a 12-minute intermission as well as a detailed program given out before the show. Only two movies theaters in Houston are equipped to project 70mm film. Lucky for you, one of those theaters is the nearby AMC Gulf Pointe 30.

The movie is set in post-Civil War Wyoming. Two bounty hunters, one prisoner, one former gang member who claims he’s the new sheriff, and four other travelers, find themselves stuck in a cabin during a blizzard.

It’s a slow-building western movie, but the beautiful overture composed by Ennio Morricone and Tarantino’s brilliant dark humor keep you interested throughout. Furthermore, the pace of the film increases exponentially in the second half.

If you are absolutely horrified by violence, strong language, or dark humor, stay away from this film. If, like myself, you’re a fan of these things, then you should see “The Hateful Eight” one or three times. If you fall somewhere in the middle, I’d recommend giving it a shot anyway, because you’ll find something you love about this movie: the story, the humor, the music, or the cinematography.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Quentin Tarantino Crafts Another Quality Western with “The Hateful Eight”

    Entertainment

    Even Stranger Things

  • Quentin Tarantino Crafts Another Quality Western with “The Hateful Eight”

    Entertainment

    On The Way to the Winner’s Circle

  • Quentin Tarantino Crafts Another Quality Western with “The Hateful Eight”

    Entertainment

    Making a Musical

  • Quentin Tarantino Crafts Another Quality Western with “The Hateful Eight”

    Book Reviews

    Paper Weight Gains New Fame

  • Quentin Tarantino Crafts Another Quality Western with “The Hateful Eight”

    Entertainment

    Podcast Month

  • Quentin Tarantino Crafts Another Quality Western with “The Hateful Eight”

    Entertainment

    Miss Universe Pageant

  • Quentin Tarantino Crafts Another Quality Western with “The Hateful Eight”

    Entertainment

    2017 Houston Rodeo Lineup

  • Quentin Tarantino Crafts Another Quality Western with “The Hateful Eight”

    Entertainment

    Game Awards Releases Nominations

  • Entertainment

    Top Ten Best Friends on Television

  • Entertainment

    Bob Dylan: Better Late than Never

Quentin Tarantino Crafts Another Quality Western with “The Hateful Eight”