Ep 21: “The Hateful Eight”

November 14, 2017

In this episode we take on Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” and discuss:

  • the camerawork and technique of shooting in one room;
  • we weigh in with a special guest about Tarantino’s use of the N-word;
  • and much more!

Big shout out to Shomari for joining us so last minute. It got lost in the episode that the use of the N-word did in fact bother Shomari, which is what drove him to research it in the first place, but that ultimately while he didn’t agree with Tarantino’s logic he could live with it. And for the record Shomari’s top 3 Tarantino films are: Kill Bill 1, Kill Bill 2, and Pulp Fiction. Not bad, sir. Check back here in the future for possible followups.

You can see here the focus on the left side of the screen is farther back than the right side of the screen. This is accomplished with a split-focus diopter.

In another diopter shot much later in the movie we can see the same idea is being used again, except the blocking is flipped. Major Warren is now on the right and impotent (literally and figuratively) while his strongman is on the left, holding the power.


When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.” – Quentin Tarantino

Notes & References:
Film first releases for 2 weeks in only 70mm
Ultra Panavision 70

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