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Film Preview: Jameson Cult Film Club Presents Reservoir Dogs

Fine Whiskey, an exclusive screening, an intriguing location, dress-up – it can only be the Jameson Cult Film Club!

For the uninitiated, Jameson Cult Film Club travels the country presenting exclusive screenings of classic and cult films in obscure but fitting locations.

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So far they have already brought us Jaws at the Greenwich Yacht Club, Seven Psychopaths in a Bethnal Green warehouse and many more unforgettable cinema experiences.

For their next event, Jameson’s will be returning to Birmingham for an unmissable screening of Tarantino’s debut film, Reservoir Dogs.

The event will take place at Liverpool’s Camp & Furnace space on the 27th and the Gibb Street Warehouse in Birmingham on the 28th February. If you are lucky enough to get tickets and attend one of these dates, you can expect a night to remember.

Jameson will be using these locations to bring the film to life by transporting you into the world of Tarantino’s colourful jewellery thieves. A fulReservoir Dogsly interactive experience will be created for you to enjoy. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by Mr Pink, Mr White and of course, a smooth Jameson’s drink.

As well as being set-up with industrial machinery and bare brick walls, synonymous with the film’s main setting the two locations will also be transformed into unique viewing spaces for people to watch the film that made Tarantino one of the most influential new filmmakers of the 1990s.

There will also be the opportunity to look in on Joe Cabot’s notorious briefing, and watch the infamous shootout. Cops and police vehicles will also be on patrol – and if you’re really lucky Mr Blonde may be in a good enough mood to teach you his dance routine for ‘Stuck in the middle’.

With all of these interactive opportunities and a truly unmissable viewing experience, Jameson Cult Film Club’s screenings of Reservoir Dogs threatens to be their best yet.


The Top Ten Quentin Tarantino Collaborators – Part 2

Much like Tarantino with his current Kill Bill films, I thought I’d make this a two-part article.

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Unlike Tarantino, I won’t be getting twice as much money for doing it.

Sally Menke

sally menkeSadly, Long-time Tarantino collaborator Sally Menke passed away in 2010. As Tarantino’s loyal and exceptionally talented Editor, Menke worked on all of his feature films until her death, starting with Reservoir Dogs and ending with Inglourious Basterds.

Yes, Tarantino often gets credited for being the auteur of a generation, but without Menke, his films would undoubtedly have lacked much of the precision, tempo and grit, which only Menke could apply to a roll of celluloid.

Her exceptional contributions didn’t go unnoticed though. She received Academy Award nominations for both Inglourious Basterds and Pulp Fiction.

No doubt if she was still with us Menke would have continued her editing career with Django Unchained. The film is most comparable in tone and style to Inglourious Basterds, and new Editor Fred Raskin (Assistant Editor on the Kill Bill films) does her proud.

But Tarantino’s latest did feel like it lacked the complete sharpness and clarity felt in his previous films, and maybe, this was partly due to Menke’s absence.

(A Band) Apart of: 7 Films

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The Top Ten Quentin Tarantino Collaborators – Part 1

He is the Director of a generation. He makes films no other filmmaker would dare to, and he does it in style.

He’s killed Bill, he’s killed Hitler, and he’s even shot the Devil. He’s also revived countless careers and he’s done all of this while tip-toeing along a very fine line between homage and plagiarism.tarantino

Quentin Tarantino is a visionary Director who has given us unparalleled levels of entertainment. But he didn’t do it by himself. Here are ten of his collaborators who have helped him along his filmmaking journey.

Zoë Bell

zoe bellUma who? You could say Zoë Bell was Tarantino’s second infatuation, the first being the more famed relationship with Ms. Uma Thurman.

Zoë Bell is an Australian stunt performer whose first big gig was in TV series Xena: Warrior Princess. Tarantino must have seen something he liked, because he soon recruited her to do all of the dangerous stunts for his Bride in both Kill Bill films.

Renowned for favouring a hands-on approach himself (actually strangling Diane Kruger for maximum effect in Inglourious Basterds being one example of many incidents), I can only assume Tarantino appreciated Bell’s rough and ready style.

After the Kill Bill saga and the end of the (professional collaborative) relationship between QT and UT, the excitable director gave his new muse the opportunity to step out from the shadows and take a lead acting role in his next project, Death Proof (albeit playing herself – with her real name to boot).

After Death Proof, Zoë Bell performed stunts for Tarantino in Inglourious Basterds (for both Mélanie Laurent and Diane Kruger’s characters – Shosanna and Bridget von Hammersmark respectively) and she even stars in Django Unchained with a blink and you’ll miss her cameo role.

What she lacks in acting talent she covers in charisma and gusto, so I am confident Zoë Bell will be a staple of many of Tarantino’s future films, even if it is as a bit-part character. Continue reading