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The Director's Chair => Quentin Tarantino => Topic started by: MacGuffin on February 14, 2004, 09:59:34 AM

Title: President Quentin
Post by: MacGuffin on February 14, 2004, 09:59:34 AM
Tarantino to Head Cannes Film Festival Jury

PARIS (Reuters) - Quentin Tarantino, director of the films "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction," is to head the jury of the 2004 Cannes Film Festival in May, organizers said.

Tarantino won the coveted Palme d'Or award for best film at Cannes with his 1994 offering "Pulp Fiction," a box office hit that established his reputation, and also secured a screenplay Oscar.

"For a film director and a film lover, there is no greater dream than to be a member of the Cannes jury," Tarantino said in a statement in French released by the organizers at the weekend.

"To be (jury) president is a fantastic honor and at the same time a huge responsibility. For me, it's the crowning moment of an existence entirely devoted to cinema," he said.

The world's most famous film festival runs from May 12 to May 23 on the Cote d'Azur in southern France.
Title: President Quentin
Post by: rustinglass on February 14, 2004, 11:42:31 AM
Great news!
So volume 2 will be out of competition, right?
who decides this anyway?
Title: President Quentin
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on February 14, 2004, 06:24:01 PM
Quote from: rustinglass
Great news!
So volume 2 will be out of competition, right?
who decides this anyway?


No, it will be competing and Quentin will award himself with the Palme d'Or, the director, screenplay and actor awards (this last one for his amazing voice over work as Pai-Mei, or whatever his name is...)
Title: Re: President Quentin
Post by: SoNowThen on February 15, 2004, 07:30:25 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Tarantino to Head Cannes Film Festival Jury

PARIS (Reuters) - Quentin Tarantino, director of the films "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction," is to head the jury of the 2004 Cannes Film Festival in May, organizers said.

Tarantino won the coveted Palme d'Or award for best film at Cannes with his 1994 offering "Pulp Fiction," a box office hit that established his reputation, and also secured a screenplay Oscar.

"For a film director and a film lover, there is no greater dream than to be a member of the Cannes jury," Tarantino said in a statement in French released by the organizers at the weekend.

"To be (jury) president is a fantastic honor and at the same time a huge responsibility. For me, it's the crowning moment of an existence entirely devoted to cinema," he said.

The world's most famous film festival runs from May 12 to May 23 on the Cote d'Azur in southern France.


So if Wong Kar-Wai can finally finish 2046 in time, we can be pretty sure the Grand Jury prize will go to him, yes?!

(which is most definitely a good thing)
Title: President Quentin
Post by: MacGuffin on February 16, 2004, 10:39:05 PM
'Kill Bill 2' European rollout may rule out Cannes date

PARIS -- Following this weekend's announcement that Quentin Tarantino will preside over this year's Festival de Cannes jury, festival organizers Monday were playing down any suggestion that his presence is an indicator that "Kill Bill-Vol. 2" could open the festival May 12.

According to industry sources, festival organizers had been very keen to open with Tarantino's latest offering, 12 years after his cult classic "Reservoir Dogs" visited the festival in an Out of Competition slot.

"Miramax is keen to schedule an early release of the film all over Europe in the second week of May, and that would rule out the film opening Cannes," an industry source said. The film's United States release is scheduled for April 16. TFM, the French distributor, was not available for comment.

Tarantino's return to Cannes as jury president 10 years after his film "Pulp Fiction" won the Palme d'Or has been billed by the French press as a "badly needed shot in the arm" after a lackluster event last year.

Heading the Cannes jury, Tarantino will follow in the footsteps of such filmmakers as Francis Ford Coppola, Wim Wenders, Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski.

"For a filmmaker and film lover, there's no greater honor than to be on the jury of the Cannes film festival," Tarantino said in a statement. "To be president is both a magnificent honor and a magnificent responsibility and also the crowning achievement of a lifetime spent in cinematic obsession -- a magnificent obsession."

Tarantino succeeds last year's jury president, Patrice Chereau ("Intimacy"), and will head a yet-to-be-announced nine-member jury of French and international filmmakers, actors, writers and directors.
Title: President Quentin
Post by: SmellyBoobFungus on February 19, 2004, 12:55:18 PM
we need to get Gold Trumpet on the jury, but, then again, no one would probably win.
Title: President Quentin
Post by: rustinglass on February 21, 2004, 03:51:00 AM
Kusturica won't get anything for sure, after what he said about kill bill. The tables have turned.
Title: President Quentin
Post by: brockly on February 21, 2004, 06:48:30 PM
Quote from: rustinglass
Kusturica won't get anything for sure, after what he said about kill bill. The tables have turned.


what did he say? im curious.
Title: President Quentin
Post by: rustinglass on February 22, 2004, 03:05:04 AM
He said it was shit
Title: President Quentin
Post by: private witt on January 20, 2005, 02:12:07 AM
why doesn't chris cunningham direct a feature film?
Title: President Quentin
Post by: MacGuffin on January 20, 2005, 02:15:28 AM
Quote from: private witt
why doesn't chris cunningham direct a feature film?


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