He’s lighting fires, but not feeling the heat. The last time Quentin Tarantino believed he was “in competition with anybody” was when he made Kill Bill in 2003. Now he’s half done with his eighth film, aptly titled The Hateful Eight. The Pulp Fiction auteur’s latest project is, like Django Unchained, a Western interwoven with the Civil War and the racism that defined it. He’s “very excited” that Americans are again talking about race, a persistent wound that, when Eight comes out in five months, he’ll be happy to disturb.