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QT8: The First Eight

QT8: The First Eight is a 2019 American documentary film co-produced and directed by Tara Wood. The documentary chronicles the life of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, from his start at Video Archives up to the releasing of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; the film features interviews from his frequent collaborators of his films. Samuel L. Jackson Tim Roth Jennifer Jason Leigh Diane Kruger Kurt Russell Christoph Waltz Jamie Foxx Lucy Liu Bruce Dern Robert Forster Zoë Bell Eli Roth Michael Madsen Stacey Sher Scott Spiegel Richard N. Gladstein Louis Black Quentin Tarantino In November 2015, about a month away from the release of Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, Tara Wood announced the making of a documentary on Tarantino. Titled 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino, it continues Wood's 21 Years documentary series after the release of the 2014 documentary dedicated to Richard Linklater. Early reports mentioned that it would've included interviews from John Travolta, Kerry Washington, Uma Thurman, Brad Pitt, Pam Grier.

The film features several animated fragments throughout. The animation was done at Texas-based Powerhouse Animation. In 2016, the documentary was picked up by The Weinstein Company, who had collaborated on all of Tarantino's films at the time, for an international release, with the exception on the French-speaking market; the film was picked up at that year's Cannes Film Festival. Following the Harvey Weinstein scandal breaking loose in late 2017, Wood tried to reclaim the ownership to the project in the hopes to "allow the project to be handled with the care and consideration it, Mr. Tarantino, all the participants deserve." The Weinstein Company refused, the company filed for bankruptcy in March 2018. In July of that same year, the studio's successor Lantern Entertainment was formed, relinquished the film out of the sale by September. Following the ownership return, Wood said in a statement: We are thrilled, eager to conduct our final interviews and complete the documentary, free from Harvey Weinstein and his complicit cohorts.

We look forward to finding a new distribution partner, timed with the July 2019 release of Quentin’s next film, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.' The film was given a one night Fathom Events showing on October 21, 2019. The film was released on streaming on December 3, 2019. In the United States, the film is only available for streaming, but in the United Kingdom and in Germany, the film is available on Blu-ray and DVD. Under the Fathom Events showing, the film earned a total gross of $65,188. Playing in over 458 theaters, the film earned a domestic gross of $51,896, earned $13,292 internationally; the film has received positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has earned a 91% critical rating based on 23 reviews, with an average rating of 7.25/10. Tarantino himself gave a positive response to the film. At a screening of the film, he said: Tara Wood did a really good job with this film... one of the things I think is interesting about the film, as opposed to everybody else who does a movie about filmmakers, she never asked to interview me, which I liked.

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William Borah

William Edgar Borah was an outspoken Republican United States Senator, one of the best-known figures in Idaho's history. A progressive who served from 1907 until his death in 1940, Borah is considered an isolationist, for he led the Irreconcilables, senators who would not accept the Treaty of Versailles, Senate ratification of which would have made the U. S. part of the League of Nations. Borah was born in rural Illinois to a large farming family, he studied at the University of Kansas and became a lawyer in that state before seeking greater opportunities in Idaho. He rose in the law and in state politics, after a failed run for the House of Representatives in 1896 and one for the United States Senate in 1903, was elected to the Senate in 1907. Before he took his seat in December of that year, he was involved in two prominent legal cases. One, the murder conspiracy trial of Big Bill Haywood, gained Borah fame though Haywood was found not guilty and the other, a prosecution of Borah for land fraud, made him appear a victim of political malice before his acquittal.

In the Senate, Borah became one of the progressive insurgents who challenged President William Howard Taft's policies, though Borah refused to support former president Theodore Roosevelt's third-party bid against Taft in 1912. Borah reluctantly voted for war in 1917 and, once it concluded, he fought against the Versailles treaty, the Senate did not ratify it. Remaining a maverick, Borah fought with the Republican presidents in office between 1921 and 1933, though Coolidge offered to make Borah his running mate in 1924. Borah campaigned for Hoover in 1928, something he did for presidential candidates and never did again. Deprived of his post as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when the Democrats took control of the Senate in 1933, Borah agreed with some of the New Deal legislation, but opposed other proposals, he ran for the Republican nomination for president in 1936, but party regulars were not inclined to allow a longtime maverick to head the ticket. In his final years, he felt.

Borah died in 1940. William Edgar Borah was born in Jasper Township, near Fairfield in Wayne County, his parents were William Nathan Borah. Borah was distantly related to Katharina von Bora, the Catholic nun who left her convent in the 16th century and married reformer Martin Luther, his Borah ancestors came to America in about 1760, fought in the Revolutionary War, moved west with the frontier. The young William E. Borah was the seventh of ten children, the third son. Although Borah was not a good student, at an early age he began to love oratory and the written word. Borah was educated near Fairfield; when Borah exhausted its rudimentary resources, his father sent him in 1881 to Southern Illinois Academy, a Cumberland Presbyterian academy at Enfield, to train for the ministry. The 63 students there included two future U. S. senators and Wesley Jones, who would represent the state of Washington. Instead of becoming a preacher, Borah was in 1882 expelled for hitching rides on the Illinois Central to spend the night in the town of Carmi.

He ran away from home with an itinerant Shakespearean company, but his father persuaded him to return. In his late teenage years, he became interested in the law, stated, "I can't remember when I didn't want to be a lawyer... There is no other profession where one can be independent". With his father accepting his ambition to be a lawyer rather than a clergyman, Borah in 1883 went to live with his sister Sue in Lyons, Kansas. Borah worked as a teacher, but became so engrossed in historical topics at the town library that he was ill-prepared for class. In 1885 Borah enrolled at the University of Kansas, rented an inexpensive room in a professor's home in Lawrence. Borah was working his way through college, but his plans were scuttled when he contracted tuberculosis in early 1887, he had to return to Lyons, where his sister nursed him to health, he began to read law under his brother-in-law Lasley's supervision. Borah passed the bar examination in September 1887, went into partnership with his brother-in-law.

The mayor of Lyons appointed Borah as city attorney in 1889, but the young lawyer felt that he was destined for bigger things than a small Kansas town suffering in the hard times that persisted on the prairie in the late 1880s and early 1890s. Following the advice attributed to Horace Greeley, Borah chose to go west and grow up with the country. In October 1890, uncertain of his destination, he boarded the Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha. On the advice of a gambler on board the train, Borah decided to settle in Idaho, his biographer, Marian C. McKenna, said that Boise was "as far west as his pocketbook would take him". Idaho had been admitted to the Union earlier in 1890, Boise, the state capital, was a boom town, where the police and courts were not yet effective. Borah's first case was referred to him by the gambler. Borah gained an unasked-for dismissal when the judge decided that killing a Chinese male was at worst manslaughter. Borah prospered in Boise, both in law and in