Stars and set designer discuss the elaborate cabin set they built for the director’s latest Western
It takes a lot of love to build a set as intricate as the ill-fated cabin in director Quentin Tarantino‘s “The Hateful Eight.”
The director relied on production designer Yohei Taneda, the same artisan who crafted the stunning House of Blue Leaves in “Kill Bill Vol. 1,” where Uma Thurman carves up the Crazy 88 before Lucy Liu‘s eyes.
For Minnie’s Haberdashery, the mountain lodge where the characters take refuge from a snow storm, the production’s design team went after an historically accurate look that still had plenty of texture — mainly to keep its inhabitants warm.
“Having lots of soft things around the set as options to wrap yourself has become a bit of a leitmotif as time has gone on, and Quentin’s definitely used that,” said set decorator Rosemary Brandenburg.
“It’s been interesting to see the evolution of the use off the set,” she added. “It’s an organic process … even though a set is established, it’s still a living thing.”
The clip also features commentary from actors Leigh, Russell, Walton Goggins and producer Shannon McIntosh. Watch the making of the haberdashery here.