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(Onion AV Club)   Quentin Tarantino is suing Gawker over his leaked movie script. Grab the popcorn   (avclub.com) divider line 53
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2014-01-28 09:33:31 AM  
Ready for it...
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2014-01-28 09:37:10 AM  
Man the farking comments on that article are slagging on "From Dusk Til Dawn" as one of the worst movies ever made. WTF is wrong with those assholes??
 
2014-01-28 09:46:29 AM  

Madbassist1: Man the farking comments on that article are slagging on "From Dusk Til Dawn" as one of the worst movies ever made. WTF is wrong with those assholes??


Counterpoint:

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2014-01-28 09:51:09 AM  

Madbassist1: Man the farking comments on that article are slagging on "From Dusk Til Dawn" as one of the worst movies ever made. WTF is wrong with those assholes??


Idiot people assume that movies which don't A) delve deep into the meaning of what it is to be a human being, or B) deal with a lot of feels are bad cinema.

Sometimes a movie just needs to be a good, entertaining time.  Dusk 'Till Dawn set out to examine nothing more than what happens when you combine guns, criminals, explosions, shlock, and vampires.  In that, it is unparalleled.
 
2014-01-28 10:00:01 AM  
I heard he likes feet.

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2014-01-28 10:05:11 AM  

Madbassist1: Man the farking comments on that article are slagging on "From Dusk Til Dawn" as one of the worst movies ever made. WTF is wrong with those assholes??


How much did he have to do with that movie, anyway? I thought at most he was an EP.
 
2014-01-28 10:10:45 AM  

unyon: Counterpoint:


bears repeating...

  To tits!
www.hotflick.net
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I heard he likes feet.
girlmeetsfreak.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-28 10:13:41 AM  

gilgigamesh: How much did he have to do with that movie, anyway? I thought at most he was an EP.


He wrote it, was one of the lead actors in it (not his usual cameo bit part), and was a producer as well. It was the first script he sold, just not the first one produced.
 
2014-01-28 10:24:56 AM  
fark gawker
 
2014-01-28 10:27:30 AM  
If it's gonna be that kind of party...
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-28 10:30:19 AM  
Dusk is worth it for the time from them arriving at the titty twister until the vampires change. Its great just for that stretch alone, and I aint just talking about Selma Hayak. I remember watching it thinking "damn...that's my kind of farking bar!!"
 
2014-01-28 10:45:00 AM  

Madbassist1: Dusk is worth it for the time from them arriving at the titty twister until the vampires change. Its great just for that stretch alone, and I aint just talking about Selma Hayak. I remember watching it thinking "damn...that's my kind of farking bar!!"


What Madbassist1 might look like:
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2014-01-28 10:45:49 AM  

unyon: Madbassist1: Man the farking comments on that article are slagging on "From Dusk Til Dawn" as one of the worst movies ever made. WTF is wrong with those assholes??

Counterpoint:

[img.fark.net image 300x168]


Meh, another Robert Rodriguez stripper that doesn't take her clothes off.
 
2014-01-28 10:48:49 AM  
The first part of Dusk Til Dawn is a very Tarantino-like dialogue flick that keeps your attention but carries on with no point...and then there's vampires.  It's a pretty bad movie.  I haven't seen it in awhile, but I'm guessing I was initially hoping for a resolution to the main plot, but instead, nothing.  Just vampires and Salma.
 
2014-01-28 10:51:00 AM  
So you can sue someone for linking to another site?  Really?
 
2014-01-28 10:52:37 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: The first part of Dusk Til Dawn is a very Tarantino-like dialogue flick that keeps your attention but carries on with no point...and then there's vampires.  It's a pretty bad movie.  I haven't seen it in awhile, but I'm guessing I was initially hoping for a resolution to the main plot, but instead, nothing.  Just vampires and Salma.


It's a good movie but a bad film.
 
2014-01-28 11:05:07 AM  

neversubmit: Nana's Vibrator: The first part of Dusk Til Dawn is a very Tarantino-like dialogue flick that keeps your attention but carries on with no point...and then there's vampires.  It's a pretty bad movie.  I haven't seen it in awhile, but I'm guessing I was initially hoping for a resolution to the main plot, but instead, nothing.  Just vampires and Salma.

It's a good movie but a bad film.


That's a good way of putting it, I think.
 
2014-01-28 11:10:04 AM  

neversubmit: Nana's Vibrator: The first part of Dusk Til Dawn is a very Tarantino-like dialogue flick that keeps your attention but carries on with no point...and then there's vampires.  It's a pretty bad movie.  I haven't seen it in awhile, but I'm guessing I was initially hoping for a resolution to the main plot, but instead, nothing.  Just vampires and Salma.

It's a good movie but a bad film.


It's an awesome movie and you guys are full of yourselves.
 
2014-01-28 11:17:04 AM  
Ringo Lam nods, picks up phone to call his attorney.
 
2014-01-28 11:19:27 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: The first part of Dusk Til Dawn is a very Tarantino-like dialogue flick that keeps your attention but carries on with no point...and then there's vampires.  It's a pretty bad movie.  I haven't seen it in awhile, but I'm guessing I was initially hoping for a resolution to the main plot, but instead, nothing.  Just vampires and Salma.


That's what I loved about it.  An interesting kidnapping movie becomes a vampire movie.  I think it's better that way, instead of all the development of the characters existing around vampires as the central conflict, they're developed completely separate from it so that when it happens it's a bigger shock and you can see how these characters set aside their differences in that face of a much greater threat.  The main plot existed in a world where vampires aren't real.  Post-vampire attack they've all lost people and what they knew to be true/false just got farked over by a strip club full of vampires.  The main plot doesn't get resolved after that because they're not the same people anymore.

It's a great movie.
 
2014-01-28 11:19:50 AM  

gilgigamesh: Madbassist1: Man the farking comments on that article are slagging on "From Dusk Til Dawn" as one of the worst movies ever made. WTF is wrong with those assholes??

How much did he have to do with that movie, anyway? I thought at most he was an EP.


Supposedly Tarantino was directing up to the point they cross the border into Mexico, which is all pretty much straight crime thriller, then Rob Rodriguez took over and all the crazy shiat with vampires happens.
 
2014-01-28 11:20:35 AM  

ryant123: That's a good way of putting it, I think.


Geoff Peterson: It's an awesome movie and you guys are full of yourselves.


Fight to the death the winner is right. Go!
 
2014-01-28 11:24:59 AM  
Lumbar Puncture: ... these characters set aside their differences in that face of a much greater threat...

Makes me wonder if it influenced 'The World's End'
 
2014-01-28 11:27:27 AM  
Are there really that many people out there who are eager to read a plot treatment by QT?
 
2014-01-28 11:32:23 AM  

The Singing Bush: So you can sue someone for linking to another site?  Really?


You can sue someone for pretty much anything. Whether you'll win, or whether your case will be thrown out of court, that's something else completely.
 
2014-01-28 11:34:17 AM  
Every time someone mentions From Dusk Till Dawn, I remember move in day in college.

Someone had a mp3 of Cheech's "Attention pussy lovers!..." rant greeting truckers to the strip bar in the movie. Probably about 45 seconds long.

They had put the file on repeat play, put speakers in the 4th story room's open windows facing the entrance to the building and the parking lot, cranked the volume, locked the door and left.

The faces of the people moving in were both terrible and priceless. Parents were not impressed. Students were embarrassed and/or amused (depended on if their parents were there)

Guess which door my key unlocked when I arrived? LOL

We ended up being roommates for 3 years and are still good friends (though on opposite sides of the world). I swear to you, there is neither curse nor blessing greater than having the highest caliber practical joker as a roommate in college.

/csb
//as is the one about the oreos with tabasco hidden inside
///was going to get laid... ended up with a girl puking in my toilet :P
 
2014-01-28 11:45:12 AM  

The Singing Bush: So you can sue someone for linking to another site?  Really?


Assisting and promoting distribution of copyrighted property (link goes directly to the file) without the consent of the owner of the material for monetary gain (they derive income on page views).  I don't think it'll stick, but I can see how they could spin it.
 
2014-01-28 11:45:20 AM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: gilgigamesh: Madbassist1: Man the farking comments on that article are slagging on "From Dusk Til Dawn" as one of the worst movies ever made. WTF is wrong with those assholes??

How much did he have to do with that movie, anyway? I thought at most he was an EP.

Supposedly Tarantino was directing up to the point they cross the border into Mexico, which is all pretty much straight crime thriller, then Rob Rodriguez took over and all the crazy shiat with vampires happens.


You were told wrong. It was Robert Rodriguez the whole way through.
 
2014-01-28 11:49:15 AM  

red5ish: Are there really that many people out there who are eager to read a plot treatment by QT?


I just checked and he's been nominated for 18 best screenplay awards and won 10 of them. So I don't think it's that surprising.
 
2014-01-28 11:49:51 AM  
I remember driving an hour in one of the worst blizzards in decades to go see this one on opening day.

Any fan should watch the making of documentary Full Tilt Boogie. If that doesn't make you want to make movies the way they make movies, nothing will.
 
2014-01-28 12:02:11 PM  

Madbassist1: Man the farking comments on that article are slagging on "From Dusk Til Dawn" as one of the worst movies ever made. WTF is wrong with those assholes??


The movie sucks.

My penis loves it
 
2014-01-28 12:03:10 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: The first part of Dusk Til Dawn is a very Tarantino-like dialogue flick that keeps your attention but carries on with no point...and then there's vampires.  It's a pretty bad movie.  I haven't seen it in awhile, but I'm guessing I was initially hoping for a resolution to the main plot, but instead, nothing.  Just vampires and Salma.


What wasn't resolved about it?
 
2014-01-28 12:12:55 PM  

Mugato: Nana's Vibrator: The first part of Dusk Til Dawn is a very Tarantino-like dialogue flick that keeps your attention but carries on with no point...and then there's vampires.  It's a pretty bad movie.  I haven't seen it in awhile, but I'm guessing I was initially hoping for a resolution to the main plot, but instead, nothing.  Just vampires and Salma.

What wasn't resolved about it?


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"So, what, were they psychos, or..."
"Did they LOOK like psychos? Is that what they looked liked? Psychos DO NOT explode when sunlight hits them, I don't give a f*ck how crazy they are!"

I rather liked the ending.
 
2014-01-28 12:21:16 PM  

LonMead: I rather liked the ending.


Yeah (some of them) got away, Seth had a sort of redemption when he gave Juliette Lewis a cut of the money and turned her down when she offered to go with him, he got rid of that perverted albatross that was his brother and rode off into the sunset. That's about as satisfying as a horror movie ending gets.
 
2014-01-28 01:25:42 PM  

LonMead: Mugato: Nana's Vibrator: The first part of Dusk Til Dawn is a very Tarantino-like dialogue flick that keeps your attention but carries on with no point...and then there's vampires.  It's a pretty bad movie.  I haven't seen it in awhile, but I'm guessing I was initially hoping for a resolution to the main plot, but instead, nothing.  Just vampires and Salma.

What wasn't resolved about it?



"So, what, were they psychos, or..."
"Did they LOOK like psychos? Is that what they looked liked? Psychos DO NOT explode when sunlight hits them, I don't give a f*ck how crazy they are!"

I rather liked the ending.


That's the funniest line in the film.
 
2014-01-28 01:41:19 PM  

yukichigai: Madbassist1: Man the farking comments on that article are slagging on "From Dusk Til Dawn" as one of the worst movies ever made. WTF is wrong with those assholes??

Idiot people assume that movies which don't A) delve deep into the meaning of what it is to be a human being, or B) deal with a lot of feels are bad cinema.

Sometimes a movie just needs to be a good, entertaining time.  Dusk 'Till Dawn set out to examine nothing more than what happens when you combine guns, criminals, explosions, shlock, and vampires.  In that, it is unparalleled.


It's almost like you think guns, criminals, explosions, shlock, and vampires are not central to the meaning of being human.
 
2014-01-28 02:36:06 PM  

yukichigai: Madbassist1: Man the farking comments on that article are slagging on "From Dusk Til Dawn" as one of the worst movies ever made. WTF is wrong with those assholes??

Idiot people assume that movies which don't A) delve deep into the meaning of what it is to be a human being, or B) deal with a lot of feels are bad cinema.

Sometimes a movie just needs to be a good, entertaining time.  Dusk 'Till Dawn set out to examine nothing more than what happens when you combine guns, criminals, explosions, shlock, and vampires.  In that, it is unparalleled.


And surf guitar!
 
2014-01-28 03:04:19 PM  
i512.photobucket.com

Well, at one time, you've got it, and then you lose it, and it's gone for ever. All walks of life: George Best, for example, had it and lost it, or David Bowie,
or Quentin Tarantino -
 
2014-01-28 03:28:50 PM  
I had no idea what Dusk was about other than some involvement with Tarantino, so on first watch I'm thinking interesting movie so far, just the regular run of the mill crime with crazy characters movie. Then Bam vampires out of nowhere and I was on the floor laughing my ass off. Good God that movie was awesome as hell and  I really wished they had included it in the Tarantino bluray boxset.
 
2014-01-28 03:46:43 PM  

roflmaonow: I had no idea what Dusk was about other than some involvement with Tarantino, so on first watch I'm thinking interesting movie so far, just the regular run of the mill crime with crazy characters movie. Then Bam vampires out of nowhere and I was on the floor laughing my ass off. Good God that movie was awesome as hell and  I really wished they had included it in the Tarantino bluray boxset.


Me too. I was watching my sister's kid and the VHS was in the VCR. (I know...VHS). So I watched it and went through the same thing. It was great not knowing anything about it upon first viewing.

\then I re-watched all the "good" parts. Loved me dem titties as a teenager.
 
2014-01-28 04:12:28 PM  

roflmaonow: I had no idea what Dusk was about other than some involvement with Tarantino, so on first watch I'm thinking interesting movie so far, just the regular run of the mill crime with crazy characters movie. Then Bam vampires out of nowhere and I was on the floor laughing my ass off. Good God that movie was awesome as hell and  I really wished they had included it in the Tarantino bluray boxset.


I envy you, at least for that. That would have been awesome to get that plot point by surprise. But I've gotten spoiled for every movie twist even back then, when the internet was there of course but you could avoid it if you didn't know asshole insiders. Fight Club, spoiled before I saw it. The Sixth Sense, same.

Anyway, From Dusk till Dawn was a farking classic. And for the record, Salma Hayek's (somewhat) fully clothed strip show was hotter than at least 90% of the high-end full club nude dances I saw in reality. And this is from someone who has a crippling fear of snakes.
 
2014-01-28 05:32:41 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: The first part of Dusk Til Dawn is a very Tarantino-like dialogue flick that keeps your attention but carries on with no point...and then there's vampires.  It's a pretty bad movie.  I haven't seen it in awhile, but I'm guessing I was initially hoping for a resolution to the main plot, but instead, nothing.  Just vampires and Salma.


That was kinda my problem with it, too. It's a jarring bait and switch. Though I probably need to watch it again one of these days.
 
2014-01-28 05:38:19 PM  

fusillade762: That was kinda my problem with it, too. It's a jarring bait and switch


I still don't see how that's a negative.
 
2014-01-28 05:46:18 PM  

red5ish: Are there really that many people out there who are eager to read a plot treatment by QT?


It's a script, not a treatment.  Given that QT can knock out a script in four or five days, I don't think he bothers with treatments.

I'm actually kinda glad he abandon this project as it seemed really close to his last couple of films.

He needs to chose another genre for the next film.
 
2014-01-28 06:00:19 PM  

Mugato: fusillade762: That was kinda my problem with it, too. It's a jarring bait and switch

I still don't see how that's a negative.


If you don't know what's coming, Psycho's the same way; it sets itself up as a B-level heist/suspense film for the first twenty minutes or so.

Or, if you know about the famous parts, the beginning is a complete surprise.  I remember the first time I watched it as a kid I wasn't sure I had the right movie until she gets to the motel.
 
2014-01-28 09:14:03 PM  
When I watched Titanic, I had no idea the ship was going to sink.
 
2014-01-28 09:47:04 PM  
When I Xeroxed "City on Fire" (1987) and sent it on the net, Tarantino didn't sue me for leaking Reservoir Dogs. I guess the net wasn't really big then.
 
2014-01-28 10:29:06 PM  
One the one hand, it's kinda like Barbra Streisand syndrome. On the other, fark Gawker.
 
2014-01-28 11:06:37 PM  

The Singing Bush: So you can sue someone for linking to another site?  Really?


No, but you CAN sue for aiding copyright infringement, although it's difficult to prove, and you have to demonstrate intent and all that.

It's kind of a dick move, imo, to say "Hey, we didn't leak his script, we just told you where you could find the leaked script, so our hands are clean! LOL!" and it may not be illegal, but it's pretty f*cked.
 
2014-01-29 12:16:50 AM  

Mugato: When I Xeroxed "City on Fire" (1987) and sent it on the net, Tarantino didn't sue me for leaking Reservoir Dogs. I guess the net wasn't really big then.


When you're not produced, you worry about getting your screenplays out there as much as you can; QT gave his early scripts to everyone he ran across.  Once you're a famous writer/director, you want control of your material, so people are surprised when your movie opens.

What I find interesting is that what he's arguing in his lawsuit is that he makes substantial money off of published editions of his screenplays, which is something I've never heard a director say before.

Given how many classes are taught about his films, it doesn't surprise me.

/and I didn't miss your joke; I'm just ignoring it
 
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