Posts tagged: Quentin Tarantino
“Movies are my religion and God is my patron. I’m lucky enough to be in the position where I don’t make movies to pay for my pool. When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me; like I would die for it.” —Quentin Tarantino
You hate the digital age, right? You're one of those old-school guys, man, you just love film.
Yeah. I didn't get into this for this digital crap. I got into this for film, 24 frames a second, the whole flicker effect of it all.
But why is it so important to you, seriously? I mean, when you think about it, telling a good story on film or in digital, isn't it just about the story?
If you're talking about watching it at home, absolutely, positively. Who cares? The best quality is the best. But if you're talking about me leaving my HOUSE? To just watch a DVD in PUBLIC? With a bunch of PEOPLE? Fuck that!
Why so much gruesome violence--
BECAUSE IT'S SO MUCH FUN. JANE.
Interviewer: Give Me the argument, the best argument you know, for the power of cinema.
Quentin Tarantino: Oh gosh, you know one of the things about cinema that I just find very moving, it’s why it’s my favorite art form, is when you go to a movie and you see a certain sequence, and if there is real cinematic power and there’s cinematic flare. There are certain filmakers that you feel were touched by God to make movies and it would be a combination of editing and sound, usually it’s like visual images connected with music or something, but when those things work and they really connect..it’s just like you forget to breathe. You are really transported to a different place. Music doesn’t quite do that on it’s own, novels don’t quite do it, & a painting doesn’t quite do it. They do it there way but with cinema, especially if you’re in a theatre and you’re sharing the experience with a bunch of other people so it’s this mass thing going on..it’s just truly, truly thrilling.(x)
Quentin Tarantino by Mark Seliger