Quentin Tarantino is well known as master of the movie setup. He’ll put his characters through all manner of unlikely hoops in order for them to be in a situation that requires his razor sharp dialogue. In The Hateful Eight, Tarantino uses a snowstorm to corner eight spaghetti western-type individuals in the same log cabin and then proceeds to ratchet up the tension before the inevitable shoot out.
In his usual quest for genre references, he has enlisted the help of legendary film composer Ennio Morricone. This is a departure for Tarantino who usually taps into his vast store of pop culture knowledge in order to come up with a defining soundtrack. This may be the most rounded and mature work of a career that has come to redefine action cinema. Samuel Jackson, Kurt Russell and Tim Roth star.