December 31, 2015
Written by Roger MalcolmThe-Hateful-Eight-Banner

We open on wide sweeping panavision shots of beautiful snow-covered landscapes encompassing the wild frontier of Wyoming in the dead of winter.  The camera eventually cuts to a cross with a snow-covered Jesus, it’s a long shot with no cut as the camera slowly comes down as we see a six-horse team pulling a stagecoach through the winter snow.  As the stagecoach passes disappearing off frame right a breeze of snow passes right to left of frame before the cut of this beautifully constructed shot.  A magnificent s̶e̶v̶e̶n̶ start and we haven’t even been introduced to a single character as of yet from The Hateful Eight.

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Written by Roger Malcolmrobinhooderrol

What is an anti-hero?  Well, it seems almost everyone has an opposing opinion drifting from reluctant hero to complex villain, however neither of those are accurate.  Though an anti-hero’s character might be reluctant to become involved heroically, they’re more importantly not so reluctant when it comes to achieving their goal by any means necessary.  Where-in a conventional hero does no wrong, an anti-hero typically makes the audience question their allegiance to the character on-screen.  An anti-heroes character is flawed, yet they still strive to rise up out of their imperfections to attempt a heroic fate. (more…)