Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

Quentin Tarantino is known as an author, screen play writer, director, and actor. The movies created by Tarantino are unique, dark, and dramatic, with many memorable characters and storylines.  The actors Tarantino cast in his movies are of the highest caliber in their field and exude the raw, violent, and colorful vision the writer has in mind for his movies.  ‘The Hateful Eight’ is no exception. ‘The Hateful Eight’ was released in late 2015 and was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. With the credentials held by Tarantino, the movie was highly anticipated and well regarded by critics.

‘The Hateful Eight’ stars Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell leading the story of eight characters, unknown to each other, who take shelter in a stagecoach during a blizzard. The movie is set during the American Civil War and is similar to the Western movies made popular in previous generations. While the movie mirrors that of a traditional Western, Tarantino writes a movie unlike any other, and his natural, dark, unique quality of filmmaking is kept true despite the Western backdrop.

Quentin Tarantino has an incredibly strong following that is loyal and demanding.  While the movie was announced in November, 2013, it was then canceled in January, 2014 due to the script being leaked to the media. The movie began filming again in December, 2014 and was released a year later. ‘The Hateful Eight’ almost became a novel rather than a movie after the script for the movie was leaked.  ‘The Hateful Eight’ was written with alternate endings. After a live reading of the first script, Tarantino wrote two new endings for ‘The Hateful Eight’ before deciding upon the final draft.