Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino Renders Ennio Morricone Inglourious

Maura | May 18, 2009 - 11:30 am

The soundtrack-gathering prowess of Quentin Tarantino has been discussed in this space before, and the release of the song list for his forthcoming World War II flick–the spell-check-defying Inglourious Basterds, which premieres at Cannes on Wednesday–is notable for its heavy reliance on the work of famed composer Ennio Morricone, not to mention the excavation of… More »

Quentin Tarantino Mash-Up Almost Makes Me Like Remix Culture

Maura | May 5, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Lately I’ve been getting kind of aggravated by remixes. (I know, I know.) The way some artists are shameless about hitching their wagons to bigger stars over and over again; the way they clog up search results on the Hype Machine; the fact that most of them, well, aren’t very good. But the Eclectic Method’s… More »

“American Idol” Should Have Gone On The QT A Bit More

Maura | April 15, 2009 - 10:00 am

Last night, American Idol brought Quentin Tarantino in for Songs From The Movies night, and he was probably one of the best mentors the show’s ever seen, honestly. (He was completely geeking out the whole time, and it was kind of great how he treated his mentorship like directing a movie, and talked about the… More »

Randy Cain, R.I.P.

Lucas Jensen | April 14, 2009 - 2:45 am

Tonight is Quentin Tarantino Night on American Idol, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the passing of Delfonics founder Randy Cain (left), considering the Delfonics figured so heavily into the most charming scenes of QT’s Jackie Brown. The Delfonics were one of the first Philadelphia soul bands, and the perfect harmonies and dramatic… More »

“American Idol” Gets Whacked By Quentin Tarantino

Maura | April 13, 2009 - 2:30 am

This week, American Idol goes to the movies, with director Quentin Tarantino sitting in as mentor as the contestants take on the frustratingly vague theme of “songs from film.” (Tarantino has actually served as a guest judge on the show in the past, and he’s not exactly a pushover, which should be awesome when he… More »