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By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I just grew up watching a lot of movies. I'm attracted to this genre and that genre, this type of story and that type of story. As I watch movies I make some version of it in my head that isn't quite what I'm seeing - taking the things I like and mixing them with stuff I've never seen before.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I want to have the fun of doing anime and I love anime, but I can't do storyboards because I can't really draw and that's what they live and die on.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

Reservoir Dogs is a small film, and part of its charm was that it was a small film. I'd probably make it for $3 million now so I'd have more breathing room.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

The easiest way to kill a cult is to make that cult accessible.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

Between men and women, all the time there is tension. I feel it. A woman walks down the street, and I'm going back, and suddenly there is this tension. I just walk down the street, we were just on the way. And she thinks I'm a rapist. And now I feel guilty, even though I'm a damn poor did not.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I was kind of excited to go to jail for the first time and I learnt some great dialogue.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

My mom took me to see Carnal Knowledge and The Wild Bunch and all these kind of movies when I was a kid.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

If you want to make a movie, make it. Don't wait for a grant, don't wait for the perfect circumstances, just make it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

There are a lot of bad screenplays so if you write a good screenplay people are going to respond to it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

Suddenly, Westerns, which were our action films and what the working man went to see to blow off steam and have a good time, became boring to most people growing up from the Eighties on, because they're kind of pastoral.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I dropped out in middle school. I dropped out in, towards the beginning of the ninth grade. And then I started studying -I started taking acting classes at a, well first I was like in a community theater at that time in Torrance, California, so I finished up like my season with that community theater just acting in, you know, acting in a small part on this play or a big part on that play or a stage manager or assistant stage manager in another play.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

Then they'd [Nazi] make movies against England, you know, in the same way, to help, you know, feather their nest for what they - their aggressions.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that's what I'm trying to do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

Some of the inspirations I had as far as following that story would be, like, say, "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly," the way they use the Civil War in that, or even the idea that - the movie that Leone was going to do before he died was going to be a movie about the battle of Stalingrad.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I mean, of course "King Kong" is a metaphor for the slave trade. I'm not saying the makers of "King Kong" meant it to be that way, but that's what, that's the movie that they made - whether they meant to make it or not.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

That's how it always is with me: the thing that sets me down to start writing is usually not what I end up doing. Because, as much as I love genre, and I try to deliver the goods, I go off from it. I go do my own thing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

There is no other genre that deals with America better, in a subtextual way, than the Westerns being made in the different decades. The '50s Westerns very much put forth an Eisenhower idea of America, whereas the Westerns of the '70s were very cynical about America.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I don't have any bone to pick with critics. In fact, if I wasn't a filmmaker I would probably be a film critic. Most of my bone is I would be a better film critic than most of the film critics I read.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

If you were a U.S. Cavalry guy and you thought you were going to be captured by the Apaches, you might kill yourself. If they were with their wives and they thought they were going to be captured, they would shoot their wives for fear of the Apaches getting them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I've always equated the writing process with editing, sort of like when I get through editing the movie, that's like my last draft of the screenplay.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

When I'm writing in my bedroom, in a bar, at my kitchen table or wherever, I'm conjuring it all up on the page. That's all well and good, but it is going to be a limited perspective at that point and time. Occasionally, what I write might read really well initially, but then you change your mind while hunting for locations when you discover settings which offer even better opportunities for drama or dramatic staging.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

If I'm doing my job right, then I'm not writing the dialogue; the characters are saying the dialogue, and I'm just jotting it down.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

Most, actually, German actors have like some speaking of French. So, the French wasn't the problem. But, I was having a problem with them doing my dialogue in English. And it wasn't a matter of fluency.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

A thing when I was writing the movie 'The hateful eight' was, I hate The Confederate cause. I've always felt that they are our Nazis and the rebel flag was our swastika. So I totally have no love for that whole romance for that Antebellum time period.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

Oddly enough, most of the books written about the subject aren't very good because they just focus on the more hateful movies that they did very early, early on when they were trying to, you know, get Germany into the war, whether it be anti-Semitic movies like "Jud Suss," or "The Eternal Jew," or movies made against the Polish to help, you know, create sympathy for them to invade Poland. You know, there'd be movies where there would be some German girl living in Poland who's raped by the Polish or something.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I was kind of excited about going to jail the first time and I learnt some great dialogue.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I didnt go to film school, i went to films

By Anonym 15 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

You know what the funniest thing about Europe is? It's the little differences.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

A movie doesn't have to do everything. A movie just has to do a couple of things. If it does those things well and gives you a cool night at the movies, an emotion, that's good enough.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I do like putting scenario and story first, and I actually like masking whatever I want to say in the guise of genre.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

Music is very, very important in my movies. In some ways the most important stage, whether it ends up being in the movie or not, is just when I come up with the idea itself before I have actually sat down and started writing. I go into my record room... I have a big vinyl collection and I have a room kind of set up like a used record store and I just dive into my music, whether it be rock music, or lyric music, or my soundtrack collection. What I'm looking for is the spirit of the movie, the beat that the movie will play with.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

You can't write poetry on the computer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I don't believe in putting in music as a band aid to get you over some rough parts or bad film making. If it's there it's got to add to it or take it to another level.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

Violence is one of the most fun things to watch.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I'm a big collector of vinyl - I have a record room in my house - and I've always had a huge soundtrack album collection.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I want to top expectations. I want to blow you away.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

To me "King Kong" is a metaphor for America's fear of the black male. And to me that's obvious. All right? So I mean that was one of the first things I said when I was talking to a friend of mine after he saw Peter Jackson's version of "King Kong.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I've always said Thomas Edison invented the movie camera to show people killing and kissing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I always wanted to do a movie that deals with America's horrific past with slavery, but the way I wanted to deal with it is - as opposed to doing it as a huge historical movie with a capital H - I thought it could be better if it was wrapped up in genre.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

You always have to be keeping track, especially in this scenario [ The Hateful Eight], of where everybody is. They're pieces on a chess board.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I'm not writing novels, the screenplays are my novels, so I'm gonna write it the best that I can. If the movie never gets made, it'd almost be okay because I did it. It's there on the page.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

To be a novelist, all I need is a pen and a piece of paper.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I would've written this story [Django] if [Barack] Obama were president or if he never existed. For one, I think it's time to tell a story that deals with this subject America has avoided for so long. Most countries have been forced to deal with the atrocities of their past that still affect them to this day. But America has been pretty slippery in the way that it has avoided looking slavery in the eye. I believe that's a problem.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

It's a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody's arm off and have red water hoses for veins, spraying blood everywhere.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

If you're a film fan, collecting video is sort of like marijuana. Laser discs, they're definitely cocaine. Film prints are heroin, all right? You're shooting smack when you start collecting film prints. So, I kinda got into it in a big way, and I've got a pretty nice collection I'm real proud of.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

Critics don't want to see directors they like make too much of a left turn. That's good for criticism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

It's nice to get invited to the parties and to be able to hobnob and celebrate a job well done with your colleagues.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Quentin Tarantino

I don’t want to be an old-man filmmaker, making old-man movies, and I don’t want to be the one not to know when to leave the party.