Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino's film blogger girlfriend caught up in plagiarism row

Lianne MacDougall with Quentin Tarantino.Photo: SCMP Pictures

The US horror-writer girlfriend of Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has been accused of plagiarising dozens of reviews by other critics for a regular column. Lianne MacDougall, who uses the pen-name Lianne Spiderbaby reportedly copied material by writers for Empire magazine, Critical-Film.com and HighDefDigest.com among others, for a column titled "Spiderbaby's Terror Tapes" on the FEARnet site.

Thursday, 18 July, 2013, 3:19am

Django...finally unchained in mainland China, but flops on opening day

Django Unchained returns to Chinese cinemas - four minutes shorter than the pulled version. Photo: AFP

A toned-down version of the film, with less violence and gore, was approved by censors in March, but it was abruptly axed before its April 10 opening day due to “technical reasons”.

14 May 2013 - 1:49pm

'Django Unchained' gets May China release after 'issues' resolved

A Chinese couple walk past a movie poster of US movie 'Django Unchained' in Shanghai, China, 12 April 2013. Photo: EPA

Quentin Tarantino’s violent slavery revenge fantasy “Django Unchained” will be released in China in May, its US distributors said on Friday, and a Hollywood source said additional cuts had been made after Chinese authorities halted the film’s initial rollout this month.

27 Apr 2013 - 9:56am

A Bad Week for … , April 14, 2013

Liu Zhijun

Liu Zhijun, the disgraced former mainland railways minister, was formally charged with taking bribes and abusing his office after one of the biggest corruption operations of recent years.

14 Apr 2013 - 2:15am

China axes Tarantino's Django Unchained on day it was to open

A poster advertises Quentin Tarantino’s eagerly awaited film Django Unchained at a Beijing cinema. Photo: Reuters

The screening of Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning film Django Unchained on the mainland was abruptly cancelled on its opening day yesterday for what cinemas called "technical reasons".

12 Apr 2013 - 7:23am 2 comments

Tarantino tones down violence in Django Unchained for China release

The mainland version of "Django Unchained", starring Christoph Waltz as Schultz (left) and Jamie Foxx as Django, will still have a 165-minute running time. Photo: AP

The director-scriptwriter will be toning down the violence and gore for mainland Chinese theatres, according to the film’s mainland distributors.

10 Apr 2013 - 2:34pm

Film review: Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained is an equivocal affair. It graphically depicts the horrors of slavery, while at the same time revelling in them in an exploitative B-movie fashion. Its dialogue is often witty and there are some clever, unexpected plot reversals.

17 Jan 2013 - 1:00am

Django Unchained premiere cancelled to honour shooting victims

Director and writer Quentin Tarantino at the Canadian premiere of his new action film, Django Unchained, held at Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto, Canada. Photo: AFP

The red-carpet Hollywood premiere of Quentin Tarantino's garishly violent new film, Django Unchained, has been cancelled, the latest such response to the Connecticut school massacre.

19 Dec 2012 - 4:34am

In the picture with Danny Elfman

His favourite Hong Kong films: 'Boy that's a hard one. There have been a lot. Kung Fu Hustle. I could go on and on. I'd love to score a film here.'

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

On the shelf

You probably wouldn't want to spoon any of The Wine and Truffle Company's latest honey product into your tea: it would be a waste of an expensive ingredient and the taste would be awful. Made with hazelnuts, honey and truffle oil, the honey is delicious with salty cheese - especially parmesan or pecorino, because the flavours in the honey complement the cheese.

10 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Inglourious Basterds

Starring: Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Category: IIB (English, French and German)

20 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

First Person

Hollywood guru Dov Simens, 63, claims to be able to teach people in two days how to make a feature film. Graduates of his movie- making crash course, which comes to Hong Kong this weekend, include director Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee and Will Smith

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Two days that alter direction

What do Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, Baz Luhrmann, Guy Ritchie and Christopher Nolan have in common besides the fact they are all directors?

Well, believe it or not, they all shared the same teacher. No, not kindergarten teacher (it's pretty hard to imagine Lee and Luhrmann attending the same kindergarten), but film teacher.

18 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

4,000 flock to Rockit - HK's party in the park

A beer on the grass, a cloudless blue sky overhead and a crowd bouncing to live rock 'n' roll. Is this really Hong Kong, capital of karaoke and Kelly Chen Wai-lam concerts at the Coliseum?

24 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Quentin's quip bothers Brits

Quentin Tarantino kicked off the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday by praising Hong Kong's film industry - and, by omission, putting down Britain. 'There are only three countries in the world with sustainable film industries - America, India and Hong Kong,' the director was quoted by British newspapers as saying.

14 May 2004 - 12:00am