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Posts Tagged ‘Quentin Tarantino’

Top Writing Tools of Famous Authors: INFOGRAPHIC

harrypotternotesNinja Essays has created an infographic called, “Top Writing Tools of Famous Authors,” which explores the technologies used by great writers.

According to the graphic, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling and Quentin Tarantino rely on pen and paper to get their ideas out. George R.R. Martin uses an old DOS machine that runs Wordstar 4.0.

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Quentin Tarantino Sues Gawker Over Leaked Script

gawkerFilmmaker Quentin Tarantino is suing Gawker Media for copyright infringement for providing links to his latest script The Hateful Eight.

The filmmaker made headlines for saying he would not make the movie after the script was leaked. Gawker’s Defamer blog covered the news and included a link to download the script.

The Hollywood Reporter has a copy of the lawsuit: “Gawker Media has made a business of predatory journalism, violating people’s rights to make a buck,” it reads. “This time, they went too far. Rather than merely publishing a news story reporting that Plaintiff’s screenplay may have been circulating in Hollywood without his permission, Gawker Media crossed the journalistic line by promoting itself to the public as the first source to read the entire Screenplay illegally.”

Quentin Tarantino Movies as Paperback Books

What if Quentin Tarantino‘s screenplays were published as vintage paperbacks?

Artist Sharm Murugiah created book covers for these movies, evoking the director’s work in a few simple lines of a paperback cover. Above, we’ve embedded his $12.48 art print that showcases all the the covers at once (along with a varient print for Django Unchained). Check it out:

Fine art print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using an advanced digital dry ink method to ensure vibrant image quality. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing.

Quentin Tarantino: ‘This Will Be the Writers’ Year’

“This will be the writers’ year, man,” Quentin Tarantino cheered as he accepted the best original screenplay prize at the Academy Awards.  Screenwriter Chris Terrio won the best adapted screenplay Academy Award for his Argo script.

Earlier today, KCRW’s ‘The Business‘ producer Darby Maloney, TVNewser’s Alex Weprin, FishbowlLA’s Richard Horgan and GoldDerby editor Tom O’Neil joined us for a post-Oscars Google+ hangout about the awards (video embedded above).

We’ve linked to all the nominees in the screenwriting categories below…

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Who Will Win the Screenplay Academy Awards?

Who will win the Oscars for best adapted screenplay and screenplay? Below, we’ve linked to all the nominees in the top writing categories.

On Monday morning, this GalleyCat editor will talk about the screenplay winners along with a team of Oscar experts in a Google+ hangout. Here’s more about the virtual event:

Join KCRW’s ‘The Business’ producer Darby Maloney, TVNewser’s Alex Weprin, FishbowlLA’s Richard Horgan and GoldDerby editor Tom O’Neil for a post-Oscars Google+ hangout. What book adaptations were snubbed? How did TV news cover it? Learn more about the history of the awards show and get the L.A. perspective. All this and more on Monday, Feb. 25 at 11:30 a.m.  And we want to hear from you. With the hashtag #mbhangouts, send us your questions and comments on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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How Mike White Went from Unemployment to Book Tour

cdc_book_front.jpgWhile unemployed in Michigan, film critic Mike White built a book tour and a book trailer to support the new book, Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection.

The book collects 15 years worth of criticism from a collective of film writers, subjects ranging from crime fiction adaptations to Quentin Tarantino to Star Wars. We caught up with White to find out how he turned his unemployed days into productive literary time.

He explained: ” Ah, the wonders of being laid off. With Detroit’s economy in the toilet, I got the summer off from my day job and spent my first free week working on a book trailer … I don’t know why I needed to create a book trailer. I suppose since the material of the book lent itself to movies so well. Plus, I figured it’d help explain the gist of the book a little more for the conceptually-impaired. Thus the on-screen title of ‘It’s a book.’”

He continued: “As far as DIY advice, just do what you can. Some folks would say that I had it easy since my book is about movies (mostly) so I tell the trailer’s story via movies. But, I bet that a narrative fiction writer might have had a bit easier of a go if they could capture the book in a sample scene.”

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Actor and Author David Carradine Has Died

4529672.gifThe 72-year-old actor David Carradine was discovered dead today, apparently by suicide. While best-known for his role in the Kung Fu TV show and as the ultimate bad guy in Quentin Tarantino‘s Kill Bill films, he was also an author and reader.

Carradine wrote a number of books, including the Hollywood memoir, “Endless Highway,” “Kill Bill Diary,” and “David Carradine’s Introduction to Chi Kung.” In addition, he lent his voice to the audiobook versions of John Twelve Hawks‘ “The Traveler.”

Here’s a fitting tribute to his career from the “Endless Highway” book jacket: “Spontaneity, quick-wittedness, and ingenuousness were his guideposts in life, and he quickly learned that creativity was survival. The fifties found him in San Francisco among the original members that spawned the Beat Generation, and his path through the drug-flooded sixties and seventies ultimately led him to “Kung Fu,” the show that helped launch an Eastern spiritual philosophy into Western culture.”