Producer Richard N. Gladstein on ‘The Hateful Eight’, ‘Pulp Fiction’, and 70mm

     January 4, 2016

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Now playing in 70mm and regular theaters is Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. Starring’s Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Demian BichirBruce Dern, and Channing Tatum, The Hateful Eight is one of those movies you need to see in a theater and on the biggest screen in your area. For more on why you should see it, read Matt’s review.

At the Los Angeles press day I sat down with producer Richard N. Gladstein for an extended conversation. During the interview he talked about the balance of proper financing, artistic integrity, telling the story, making the financiers happy, how picking the right international financiers made The Hateful Eight a special experience, what might be on the eventual Blu-ray, deleted scenes, restructuring the film’s chapters, Pulp Fiction, and a lot more. Check out what he had to say below.


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Richard N. Gladstein:

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    Reflecting on making Pulp Fiction and whether or not he could foresee its success.

  • How has the movie biz changed from the days of Pulp Fiction to now?
  • Talking the change in the drama landscape and the advancement of TV.
  • Was it easy or hard to finance The Hateful Eight?
  • Talking the balance of proper financing, artistic integrity, telling the story, and making the financiers happy.
  • On getting the right financing partner to make the movie.
  • How picking the right international financiers made The Hateful Eight a special experience.
  • What else is missing from the wide release besides the overture and intermission?
  • Is there already talk of a Blu-ray or a set that will have both 70mm road show and wide release versions?
  • What will happen to the 70mm road show cut after it leaves theaters?
  • Talking deleted scenes, scenes that were written but never shot, and scenes that were almost deleted.
  • On restructuring the film’s chapters.
  • What’s coming up for you next?

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