Tarantino Wants to Make a Harvey Weinstein Documentary?

March 9, 2010
Source: NY Times

Quentin Tarantino / Harvey Weinstein

I don't think I've ever thought that I'd actually want to see a documentary about power producer Harvey Weinstein, but maybe it could be interesting after all. In a NY Times article from last week (via SlashFilm) about another different Harvey Weinstein documentary, the director of that film told them that "Quentin Tarantino was considering a competing project that would chronicle Mr. Weinstein's professional life." The doc that the article is actually about will apparently be a no-holds-barred look at Weinstein that will be called Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project, but I'm much more interested in Tarantino's project.

Harvey Weinstein is an producer who co-founded Miramax in 1979 and now runs The Weinstein Company with his brother Bob Weinstein. Tarantino's doc would supposedly focus on his days as a concert promoter leading up to the "heyday" of Miramax, which is some of the same story that's also told in the book Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film. That's actually the only part of Weinstein's life that I want to see a documentary about, because I think it would actually be fascinating to see the inside story. Tarantino's rep says Harvey and Quentin are "unofficially kicking around the idea."

Everyone probably already knows that Tarantino and Weinstein are good friends. Harvey has produced six of his films and Miramax and/or TWC has distributed almost all of them, including Inglourious Basterds (in partnership with Universal). Sure, that means there is probably going to be a little bit biased if Tarantino does make a documentary, but I don't really mind that much. I'd just like to see a very well-made doc about Harvey Weinstein that focuses on how he became as successful as he is today in this industry. Hopefully we'll get to see exactly that in one or these two documentaries. Anyone else want to see this happen?

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Guess they figure it's kinda cheap to kick a guy when he's down. Tarantino doing a documentary, huh. He ever try that before?

Capt. James T Kirk Cameron on Mar 9, 2010


I've learned not to take QT seriously. He was going to make that slave western... ...and kill bill 3...and that sequel to Grindhouse...and that Faster Pussycat Kill Kill with Britney Spears...and the prequel to Inglourious Basterds with Eddie Murphy...and the Vega Brothers movie with Travolta and Michael Madsen...and the time when Inglourious Basterds was going to be a novel... Geez, why do we take anything he says seriously?

notes on Mar 9, 2010


Christ. For some reason I just feel like QT is just being sleazy. Like there is some motive underneath this. No thanks.

Angry Chief on Mar 9, 2010


"I've learned not to take QT seriously. He was going to make that slave western… …and kill bill 3…and that sequel to Grindhouse…and that Faster Pussycat Kill Kill with Britney Spears…and the prequel to Inglourious Basterds with Eddie Murphy…and the Vega Brothers movie with Travolta and Michael Madsen…and the time when Inglourious Basterds was going to be a novel…" This ^^^...I mean seriously QT keep your freaking ideas to yourself until your actually writing a script for it. Hes acting like some ADD child who blurts every idea in his head, if he had made every movie he says he would.....hed have at least 10 more movies in his library. Dont get me wrong I love him as a director but I get the feeling a personal conversation with him wouldnt even be comprehensible. As for this I say no and make what you said you were gonna make that damn western we were all getting giddy about 2-3 weeks ago.

Cody w on Mar 9, 2010


I think QT is just out for Press on this, he loves to be in the lime light having is photo taken HW. I don't think it will be all that serious about making a Docimentry on HW

Cineprog on Mar 10, 2010


this project will lack that important ingredient that any documentary worth it's own salt will have in abundance - objectivity. QT has his tongue firmly intrenched in HW's ass, so this will lack bite... what a rubbish idea...

butliere on Mar 10, 2010


corey haim found of drug overdose. tarantino is a legend i'd watch it.

DEADPOOL 72 on Mar 10, 2010


I will love so much to see any movie by Quentin Tarantinos especially his new movie IGLOURIOUS BASTERD BABYZ he is shooting

MC D-Lyte on Mar 10, 2010


I just watched a documentary on the warner brothers and gotta say it was worth watching. Perhaps weinstein has some interesting stories to tell, perhaps he's pulled off some crazy shit.. if tarantino sees something worth it then Id trust his reasoning.. on another T note, Kurbrick took decades to put films together and spoke about them for just as long..he may not have made a ton of flics but each one is worth it weight and then some!!! I can say much the same about tarantinos work, I dont LOVE ALL of them but I can watch any of them and get something each time.

Lando on Mar 10, 2010


kubrick took decades to put movies together and he talked about them for just as long..he didnt make a ton of movies and each one rocks on its own. I dont mind that Tarantino takes forever, I dont mind that he changes his mind, I dig his work so thats that.. as for the doc, maybe this guy has an interesting story to be told. I just saw a doc on the warner bros and really learned a lot that I would have never figured so..who knows?

Lando on Mar 10, 2010


echo echo that was a double posting as it told me there was an error and I basically retyped my shit... kubrick good tarantino good documentary watch

Lando is a system not a man on Mar 10, 2010


I'll believe it when I see it. He does this all the time. Where is the Vega Brothers movie? Where is that Less Than Zero Remake? It’s all random stuff he feeds people from time to time.

SlashBeast on Mar 14, 2010

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