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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.05.08] movie news action



So Wu-Tang alumnist, and sometimes composer of cool movie soundtracks, RZA, has got a martial arts film in the works with none other than torture porn maestro Eli Roth. According to an article that appeared on billboard's website, the film, which is currently called The Man With the Iron Fist, has even been given “the blessing” of his ‘teacher,’ Quentin Tarantino!"... Wait, can I just say big frackin' deal. An artist like RZA, who has worked with the likes of Jim Jarmusch to create the musical accompaniment to Ghost Dog and who recently collaborated with Hans Zimmer on the score to Babylon A.D., hardly needs the "blessing" of a man who hasn't made an interesting film since 2004. I mean, I've got a mild interest in QT but come on; watching his films is like having a dead end conversation with a film snob at closing time. It's usually one dimensional and entertaining at best. At worst it's like sitting through a post-modern nightmare, where the joke's on you if you don't get all the references (which I always do btw). I'm definitely interested in following the progress of this film, but I say leave Tarantino out of the whole mess.

via /film








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Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

"watching his films is like having a dead end conversation with a film snob"

"where the joke's on you if you don't get all the references (which I always do btw)"

Pot. Kettle. Black.

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agentorange (12 years ago) Reply

Well perhaps... or just my way of saying that my opinion isn't coming from a place of total ignorance. I get that QT is a film fan before a filmmaker, but at what point does being too much of a navel gazer hinder your art? It was fairly obvious from the responses from Death Proof (a film I liked more than most)that the charm of long-winded dialog about mundane things or obscure 60s freakbeat bands just isn't working for audiences anymore.

I may be colling the kettle black, but I'm also calling it like I see it.


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