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Quentin Tarantino: ‘I will never work with Disney after cinema dispute’

Director Quentin Tarantino has vowed against working with Disney executives again after accusing them of making cinema bosses screen Star Wars: The Force Awakens instead of his movie The Hateful Eight.
The Pulp Fiction moviemaker claims Disney bosses forced staff at the famed Arclight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles to continue showing their sci-fi adventure rather than honouring a contract to host the 70mm presentation of Tarantino’s new Western, which opened in the U.S. a week after Star Wars in December (15).
He told EW.com Disney bosses threatened to drop Star Wars from all Arclight cinemas across the country if staff did not comply with their request, and accused studio executives of “engaging in extortionist practices against us… They’re coming out to destroy us, to grind us into the gravel”.
When asked if he had buried the hatchet with Disney this week (beg22Feb16), Tarantino made it clear he still held a grudge about the cinema dispute, telling the New York Daily News, “No, they f**ked me over… I would never work (with Disney) in any way, shape or form after what they did to me.”
Tarantino, who released Pulp Fiction in 1994 with Miramax, which was owned by Disney, adds, “They f**ked me over and I made them a lot of money for Pulp Fiction, and that really is a bad way to treat a former employee who has worked very well for them.”
The Cinerama logo appears in the opening credits of The Hateful Eight and the Dome hosted the premiere for the movie. At the time Tarantino told Deadline, “I made The Hateful Eight for the Dome.”
Disney did not make a comment on his claims at the time, but reports suggested executives at the Dome made a deal with Disney executives to show The Force Awakens throughout the holiday season months earlier.

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