In the latest installment of “Contenders Conversations,” Quentin Tarantino sits down with Variety to discuss his new spaghetti western, “The Hateful Eight.” Tarantino justifies the film’s violence and talks about his muse Samuel L. Jackson — “an actor with a capital A.”

“Not only has it become easy to write for him, it’s become hard not to write for him,” Tarantino said about Jackson.

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