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Quentin Tarantino 'The Hateful Eight' Screenplay Leak Has (Lots of) Precedents

Quentin Tarantino 'The Hateful Eight' screenplay leak Quentin Tarantino will no longer be making the Western The Hateful Eight. Why not? Well, Tarantino claims he sent out the film's screenplay to a group of six people, one of whom allegedly showed it to his agent, who then showed it to other agents, who then began calling Tarantino's agent Mike Simpson, asking him to cast their clients in the film. (Image: The Hateful Eight screenwriter Quentin Tarantino.) “I'm very, very depressed,” Tarantino was quoted as saying at Deadline.com, which first broke The Hateful Eight Screenplay Leak story on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. “I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn't mean to shoot it until next winter, a year […]


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Quentin Tarantino 'The Hateful Eight' Screenplay Leak Has (Lots of) Precedents



Alan Turing: Gay World War II 'Hero' Is 'Best Unproduced Screenplay' Topic + Orson Welles Oscar Controversy

Alan Turing: gay cryptographer was World War II “hero” – well, not that he risked his life while blowing people up or bombing cities; Turing, according to some “the father of computer science and the father of artificial intelligence,” came up with code-breaking techniques that, once again according to some, shortened the war in Europe and consequently saved countless lives. Unfortunately for himself, Alan Turing was what the overwhelming majority of God-fearing people (and most atheists) back then perceived as a vile, disgusting pervert; in other words, Turing was gay and seemingly enjoyed doing the kinds of things gay guys do when they have sex. Worse yet, at the time his sexual orientation was made public – following a burglary […]


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Alan Turing: Gay World War II 'Hero' Is 'Best Unproduced Screenplay' Topic + Orson Welles Oscar Controversy



Orson Welles Movies: 'The Lady from Shanghai,' 'The Third Man'

Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, The Lady from Shanghai Orson Welles' career as an actor was both fruitful and frustrating. From Citizen Kane (1941) to Someone to Love (1987), Welles appeared – mostly in supporting roles – in about 70 features made in various parts of the world. There was one brilliant performance in one brilliant film, Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane, but the rest of what I've seen has been either forgettable or memorable for the wrong reasons. Subtlety is a quality with which Welles the Actor was totally unfamiliar. Whether or not you admire Orson Welles' work in front of the camera, Welles fans are being treated to 13 films featuring Welles as both leading man and supporting […]


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Orson Welles Movies: 'The Lady from Shanghai,' 'The Third Man'