Tarantino's untitled Manson murders project


Music def makes a difference. I really liked Hateful8s score. But it def wouldve been a diff tone if QT had used single tracks for it. It wouldve been more like Django.


Manson died because he read the script and realised he would be killed by tv actor and his stunt double buddy who are Vietnam vets (I bet your asses the two makn characters are Nam Vets)


The project qualified for California tax breaks, production company listed as… drumroll… L. Driver Productions Inc.


Now that we know that a stuntman is involved in the story–the TV actor’s sidekick—who’s also his stunt double-- I wonder if it could relate to this:

Donald Jerome Shea also known as “Shorty” (September 18, 1933 - August 26, 1969) was a Hollywood stuntman, actor and victim of the Charles Manson murders. The location of his body was not discovered until 1977, nearly a decade after his death. Manson family leader Charles Manson and family members Steve “Clem” Grogan and Bruce Davis were eventually convicted of murdering Shea. Tex Watson, Bill Vance and Larry Bailey (alias Larry Giddings) were possible participants in the murder, but were never charged.


Good moment to bring this up for a spell…

Quentin Tarantino’s Films of 1970 from the 2016 Lumière Film Festival


Funny. I actually read about this today and I thought if that might have any connection


I read the script to Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight before seeing the movies, as well as Kill Bill before seeing Vol. 2, and none of those ruined the movies for me, although I do sometimes miss things that were cut out on the first viewing. But I love the experience of reading a fresh QT script. It’s a work of art all on its own, and his films are so cinematic that when I finally see them they’re never what I pictured. Plus I seem to have an uncanny ability to forget how they end in the time before seeing them. It will be an unusual experience for me to see another QT film without having read the script, but I’m looking forward to seeing a Tarantino film unfold before my eyes fully formed again, with all the surprises intact.


I set my expectations too high after reading it. Thinking about all these twists that I would write, then debate with the choices made. It’s weird.

Also H8 had the whole mystery element. Knowing it ahead of time took away from it for me.

For me, there was a certain beauty to only knowing Pulp Fiction was about ‘a boxer, two hitmen, and a gangsters wife’ and then getting blown away by how it all unfolded.


I think the main reason I didnt love Hateful was because that whodunit aspect. once you find out whats going on, the whole buildup just loses steam. I think thats why theres all the violence and gore. To fill the space between all the talking.

The most enjoyable stuff for me is everything else. Not the poison coffee part


Oh I’m glad I had no idea what to expect when I saw Pulp Fiction, but that was the first QT film I ever saw, and it was a totally different time in my life. I never minded it with the ones I read first though. I do look forward to seeing another QT film that way now. It’s been a long time since I’ve done that.


Yeah it came out good in the script I thought…I had no idea he’d plan to show us AND narrate it.

Much better if it just happened suddenly.


Plot reminds me of Rob Zombie’s Baron Von Shock comic book!


Some thoughts on the context of the time


I’ll admit I was hoping that his 9th movie would actually be about White characters surviving the apocalyptic race war. That would be dope


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Release date (USA): August 9, 2019


Ughhh 2 years? Hate that wait.


We should think up a composer, that should write a original score for the untitled film, and a few composers that could have been perfect to write music for a Tarantino film.


Looking forward to an announcement on this nearer the time. Think it might be more left field than we expect.


We’ll keep updating our #number9 page continuously