Tarantino interviews

Started by Robyn, January 08, 2018, 12:48:35 PM

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jenkins

Here's a fun podcast where Quentin Tarantino talks about Fun City Editions and Vinegar Syndrome, specifically the films: I Start Counting, Jeremy, and Malibu High!

I haven't listened to it. 4 hours. I'd like to hear a 4 minute summary. their description:

QuoteElric and Brian are joined yet again by the great Quentin Tarantino to talk about a huge group of films he's been watching recently. Selections range from action, westerns, dramas and TV Movies (including a special tribute to director John Llewellyn Moxey). An epic chat running nearly 4 hours that is crammed full of recommendations from the master himself! Enjoy!

update: oh good, there's a list

wilder

I Start Counting was a really exciting discovery for me. Came out of left field as something I'd never even heard the title of. Stoked to hear Quentin's thoughts.

Read this on Criterion Forum yesterday:

Quote from: mfunk9786Quentin Tarantino said (paraphrasing) "all but one or two" of the Twilight Time commentaries are terrible on the latest New Beverly podcast. Said they're so poor they've put him off the notion of scholarly tracks "Unless it's someone like Tim Lucas or Kim Newman." Particularly frustrated at what he considers to be a lack of research and too much speculation about what a filmmaker might have been thinking.

There are about 400 Twilight Time discs. I don't know how many have commentaries, but it's clear he's keeping up with a giant percentage of boutique label output if he's heard most of those and is now commenting on Vinegar Syndrome and Fun City. Really cool to know he's still so involved in what is now basically the home video evolution of the traditional repertory scene.

jenkins

he calls I Start Counting the best of the bunch and compliments the fact that he hadn't heard about it before

I learned that nobody knows what happened to Jill Lansing from Malibu High!

wilberfan

Marc Maron talks with QT on episode 1239, dropped earlier today.

Only part way thru, but a spoiler around 00:25:00.

The takeaway, here, for me is that QT is going to keep releasing versions of this story until there's one that I like.   :wink:  (Yes, I'll very likely read the book.  Maybe eward will loan me his copy.)

And we should have figured out that the "Retiring after 10 films" was clickbait bullshit all along.  I enjoyed the part of the interview where
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Quentin calmed down and spoke about meeting his birth father for the first (and only) time.
"When something doesn't resonate, it quickly becomes a tedious endurance test."

eward

He's on the latest BEE for 3+ hours, great talk - it's Patreon, so if anyone wants it, let me know.

WorldForgot

Quote from: eward on July 12, 2021, 07:28:41 PM
He's on the latest BEE for 3+ hours, great talk - it's Patreon, so if anyone wants it, let me know.

:waving: <3

Drenk

Ascension.

wilberfan

Quote from: eward on July 12, 2021, 07:28:41 PM
He's on the latest BEE for 3+ hours, great talk - it's Patreon, so if anyone wants it, let me know.

A little QT goes a long way sometimes with me, but I'm definitely interested in a tag team match with BEE.  Thanks for the heads-up.  My podcatcher says 4:11 for the episode. Yikes. That might not all be T, tho.
"When something doesn't resonate, it quickly becomes a tedious endurance test."

eward

No, the first first hour and thirteen-ish minutes is BEE reading the latest installment of his new novel.

wilberfan

An hour in, and I will agree--it's a great interview.  so far it has made me

a) quite nostalgic (like I'm not already) for those 70s glory days of film going.  It occurred to me that it's very possible that I saw films in Westwood with BEE and/or QT at one time or another--especially when, as they mentioned, there were long lines and exclusive, one-theater runs.

b) appreciate how much Quentin enjoys his own stuff.  That should be off-putting, but his love of Hollywood/movies is so pure and gleeful that it, somehow, doesn't come across as egotistical.

c) more eager to read the novel. I'm hoping more of it will work on the page than it did on the screen for me. Don't forget, I didn't dislike the entire film--just enough parts of it to spoil the overall experience.  Fingers-crossed.

Another 2 hours of interview to go...
"When something doesn't resonate, it quickly becomes a tedious endurance test."

eward

Quote from: wilberfan on July 13, 2021, 11:01:34 AM

c) more eager to read the novel. I'm hoping more of it will work on the page than it did on the screen for me. Don't forget, I didn't dislike the entire film--just enough parts of it to spoil the overall experience.  Fingers-crossed.


The novel is largely composed of material that does not appear in the film. And the material that does, is either expanded or told from an alternate point of view. If the bulk of your disappointment stems from the film's third act (the August 8 section) then dare I say you ought to give the book a go.

eward


WorldForgot

Live at the New Beverly, discussion at the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood's book launch.

Robyn

Have listened to pretty much all the podcast with him recently. My favorite parts:

1. Him being proud that his kids had the patience to watch 30 minutes of Despicable Me ("now I know that my kids first movie was despicable me.... he was really into it! and knew the difference between bad children movies and good ones").... from 3 Books with Neil Pasricha maybe?

2. Him talking about his portrait of Sharon Tate (was it from the PTA interview?). "I didn't want her to be a QT character and for the first time ever, through my movie, she has been alive, I made people look at Sharon Tate as Sharon Tate the person and not just someone who got murdered" (something like that?).

Reelist

I've heard Tarantino in two separate interviews bring up how when he saw the title sequence of Almodovar's "Matador" where a guy is masturbating to the kill scenes of slasher movies he mentioned to Roger Avary  " I want to do things like that in my movies" and Roger saying "They won't let you," and his response being "Who's 'they'?"

Reflecting on that statement, I don't know if Tarantino has done "things like that" in his movies, has he? No one masturbates in his films! He's never really elaborated on what he means by that. Can you think of an example where Tarantino might have pulled something off similar to The Matador sequence, or do you have an interpretation of your own of what he's getting at?