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Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino at the Scream Awards, October 19, 2007
Born Quentin Jerome Tarantino
March 27, 1963 (1963-03-27) (age 46)
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, actor
Years active 1988 – present
.Quentin Jerome Tarantino (pronounced /ˌtærənˈtiːnoʊ/; born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and actor.^ Quentin Tarantino Quentin Tarantino is an American film director, actor, and screenwriter.
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^ Quentin Tarantino says he was born to shock.

^ "Quentin Jerome Tarantino" (born March 27, 1963) is a Palme d'Or-winning American film director, actor, and an Oscar winning screenwriter.

.In the early 1990s he was an independent filmmaker whose films used nonlinear storylines and aestheticization of violence.^ In the early 1990s he was an independent filmmaker whose films used nonlinear storylines and aestheticization of violence.
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^ He rose to fame in the early 1990s as an auteur indie filmmaker whose films used postmodern nonlinear storylines, and stylized violence interwoven with often-obscure cinematic references.

^ He rapidly rose to fame in the early 1990s as a latter-day auteur whose use of nonlinear storylines, edgy tough-guy dialogue, and stylized violence brought new life to familiar American film archetypes.

.His films include Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill (2003–2004), Death Proof (2007) and Inglourious Basterds (2009).^ "Reservoir Dogs" (1992) .

^ Inglourious Basterds (2009) (written by) Death Proof (2007) (written by) ...
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^ Reservoir Dogs (1992) · Pulp Fiction (1994) · Jackie Brown (1997) · Kill Bill (2003, 2004) · Death Proof (2007) · Inglourious Basterds (2009) .
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.His films have earned him an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Palme d'Or Awards and he has been nominated for Emmy and Grammy Awards.^ Images, 0 Videos Golden Globe Award for Best Director — Motion Picture .
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^ Recently, Quentin himself picked up some of the big nominations: for Best Director at the Directors Guild of America (a union which he’s always had a difficult relationship with), the Golden Globes, and a slew of critics awards.
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^ A stage, film and television performer in a career dating back to the 1950s, Alda is best known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Capt.
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.In 2007, Total Film named him the 12th-greatest director of all time.^ In 2007, Total Film named him the 12th greatest director of all-time.
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^ The director has shot all of his films in the region.

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Early life

.Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Connie McHugh Tarantino Zastoupil, a health care executive and nurse born in Knoxville, and Tony Tarantino, an actor and amateur musician born in Queens, New York.^ Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Connie (ne McHugh), a nurse and health care executive who worked for a home medical organization, and Tony Tarantino, an actor and amateur musician.

^ His father was born in Queens, New York, and has a sister named Diane.
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^ Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Connie McHugh Zastoupil, a health care executive and nurse, and Tony Tarantino, an actor and amateur musician born in Queens, New York.
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[2] .Tarantino's father is Italian American and his mother is of Irish and Cherokee ancestry.^ Tarantino's father is Italian American and his mother had part Cherokee Native American ancestry.

^ Tarantino's father is Italian American and his mother is of Irish and Cherokee Native American ancestry.
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^ Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to Tony Tarantino, an actor and musician of Italian descent, and Connie McHugh, who was of half-Irish and half-Cherokee Native American extraction.

[3][4][5] He was raised by his mother, as his parents separated before his birth. .[6] When he was two years old, he and his mother moved to Torrance, California, and later to the Harbor City neighborhood where he went to Fleming Junior High School in Lomita and took drama classes.^ Dropping out of Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California at the age of sixteen, he went on to learn acting at the James Best Theatre Company.

^ He attended Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California for his freshman year before dropping out of school at age 15.
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^ IGNFF: So moving out of elementary school – in middle school and especially in high school, those sort of activities become extra-curricular.
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[6] .He attended Narbonne High School in Harbor City for his freshman year before dropping out of school at age 15. Tarantino and his childhood friend, Adam Olis,[6] began to make movies in his backyard using cheap animations.^ Yeah, I dropped out in middle school.
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^ GROSS: You dropped out of school when you were 15 or 17?
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^ Dropping out of Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California at the age of sixteen, he went on to learn acting at the James Best Theatre Company.

.He attended acting school at the James Best Theatre Company in Toluca Lake.^ He attended acting school at the James Best Theatre Company in Toluca Lake.
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^ Dropping out of Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California at the age of sixteen, he went on to learn acting at the James Best Theatre Company.

^ Tarantino claims that James Best taught him how to act.
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.At age 22, he worked at the Video Archives, a defunct video rental store in Manhattan Beach where he and fellow movie buffs like Roger Avary spent all day discussing cinema and recommending videos to customers.^ Search Customer Discussions Search all Amazon discussions .
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^ At age 22, he held employment at the Video Archives, a now defunct video rental store in Manhattan Beach where he and fellow movie buffs like Roger Avary spent all day discussing and recommending films to customers.
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^ He’s spent 10 years in a video store.
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Film career

.After Tarantino met Lawrence Bender at a Hollywood party, Bender encouraged him to write a screenplay.^ After Tarantino met Lawrence Bender at a Hollywood party, Bender encouraged Tarantino to write a film.

^ He met Lawrence Bender at a Hollywood party and Bender encouraged Tarantino to write a film.

^ After Tarantino met Lawrence Bender at a Hollywood party, Bender encouraged Tarantino to write a screenplay.
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.Tarantino directed and co-wrote a movie called My Best Friend's Birthday in 1987. The final reel of the film was almost fully destroyed in a lab fire that occurred during editing but its screenplay would form the basis for True Romance.^ (Jackson also appeared in True Romance , written but not directed by Tarantino).

^ My Best Friend's Birthday (1987) Thanks: .
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^ TARANTINO, Quentin True romance.
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[8] .In January 1992, Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs hit the Sundance Film festival and was an immediate hit.^ Tarantino’s first film Reservoir Dogs which played at the festival in 1992.

^ In January of 1992, Reservoir Dogs (1992) appeared at the Sundance Film Festival, by first-time writer-director Quentin Tarantino.
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^ In January of 1992, Reservoir Dogs (1992) appeared at the Sundance Film Festival...
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.The film garnered critical acclaim.^ The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend immediately.
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^ The film garnered critical acclaim.
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^ Synopsis: Chief film critic of Variety and director of the acclaimed Visions of Light (1993), Todd McCarthy spins this love letter to tinseltown.
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.Reservoir Dogs was a dialogue-driven heist movie that set the tone for his later films.^ The end product was "Reservoir Dogs" (1992), a dialogue-driven heist movie that set the tone for his later films.

^ Reservoir Dogs was a dialogue-driven heist movie that set the tone for his later films.
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^ The end product was Reservoir Dogs (1992), a dialogue-driven heist movie that set the tone for his later films.

.Tarantino wrote the script in three and a half weeks and Bender forwarded it to director Monte Hellman.^ Tarantino wrote the script in three and a half weeks and Bender forwarded it to director Monte Hellman.

^ The second script that Tarantino sold was Natural Born Killers , which was revised by Dave Veloz, Richard Rutowski and director Oliver Stone.
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^ This mainly biographical book is based on interviews with a variety of people including Tarantino’s mother, Cathryn Jaymes, and Monte Hellman.
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.Hellman helped Tarantino to secure funding from Richard Gladstein at Live Entertainment (which later became Artisan).^ Hellman helped Tarantino to secure funding from Richard Gladstein at Live Entertainment (which later became Artisan).

^ The script was read by director Monte Hellman who helped secure funding from Live Entertainment and also Tarantino's directorship of the film.

^ And so does, one of the executive producers on the film, Richard Gladstein, who was the guy at the company, at Live Entertainment, that, like, said, 'I'm going to take a chance on this kid.'
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.Harvey Keitel read the script and also contributed to funding, took a co-producer role, and a part in the movie.^ Harvey Keitel read the script and also contributed to funding, took a co-producer role, and a part in the movie.

^ He read the script and also contributed to funding, took an executive producer role, and a part in the movie.

^ Alfonso Cuaron took over as director from Chris Columbus, who oversaw the first two movies and remained a producer on the third.
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Tarantino has had a number of collaborations with director Robert Rodriguez
.Tarantino's screenplay True Romance was optioned and eventually released in 1993.[10] The second script that Tarantino sold was Natural Born Killers, which was revised by Dave Veloz, Richard Rutowski and director Oliver Stone.^ In 1990, he wrote a script for "Natural Born Killers" and then sold it.
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^ During this time, Tarantino wrote the screenplay for Natural Born Killers .
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^ True Romance (10/09/1993) 378.
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.Tarantino was given story credit, and wished the film well.^ Tarantino in Berlin to film war story .

^ Tarantino was given story credit, and wished the film well.
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^ Tarantino is given credit as 'Special Guest Director' for his work directing the car sequence between Clive Owen and Benicio del Toro of the 2005 neo-noir film "Sin City".

[11] .Following the success of Reservoir Dogs, Tarantino was approached by Hollywood and offered numerous projects, including Speed and Men in Black.^ Following the success of "Reservoir Dogs", Tarantino was approached by Hollywood and offered numerous projects, including "Speed" and "Men in Black".

^ Following the success of Reservoir Dogs , Tarantino was approached by Hollywood and offered numerous projects, including Speed and Men in Black .

^ TARANTINO, Quentin Reservoir dogs.
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.He instead retreated to Amsterdam to work on his script for Pulp Fiction.^ He instead retreated to Amsterdam to work on his script for "Pulp Fiction", which won the "Palme d'Or" (Golden Palm) at the 1994 Cannes film festival.

^ Tarantino went to work on the script for Pulp Fiction in Amsterdam in March 1992.
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^ He instead retreated to Amsterdam to work on his script for Pulp Fiction .

.After Pulp Fiction he directed episode four of Four Rooms, "The Man from Hollywood", a tribute to the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode that starred Steve McQueen.^ After Pulp Fiction he directed episode four of Four Rooms , "The Man from Hollywood", a tribute to the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode that starred Steve McQueen.
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^ After "Pulp Fiction" he directed episode four of "Four Rooms", 'The Man from Hollywood', a tribute to an "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" episode that starred Steve McQueen.

^ In 1995, Tarantino directed one fourth of the anthology Four Rooms (1995) with friends and fellow auteurs Alexandre Rockwell , Robert Rodriguez and Allison Anders .
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.Four Rooms was a collaborative effort with filmmakers Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, and Robert Rodriguez.^ In 1995, Tarantino directed one fourth of the anthology Four Rooms (1995) with friends and fellow auteurs Alexandre Rockwell , Robert Rodriguez and Allison Anders .
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^ Four Rooms is a collaborative effort with filmmakers Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell and Robert Rodriguez.

^ Four Rooms was a collaborative effort with filmmakers Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, and Robert Rodriguez.
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.The film was very poorly received by critics and audiences.^ The film was very poorly received by critics and audiences.

^ The film has proved to be a smash hit with critics and audiences alike.
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^ Though Before Sunset didn't win anything at the Berlin Film Festival this February, it was clearly a critical and audience favorite.
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.He appeared in and wrote the script for Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk till Dawn, which saw mixed reviews from the critics yet led to two sequels, for which Tarantino and Rodriguez would only serve as executive producers.^ This is the man that made “Dusk till dawn”.
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^ From Dusk Till Dawn director Robert Rodriguez strumming on a Spanish guitar.
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^ He also starred in and wrote the script for Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn", which saw mixed reviews from the critics yet led to two sequels, for which Tarantino and Rodriguez would only serve as executive producers.

.Tarantino's third feature film[10] was Jackie Brown (1997), an adaptation of Rum Punch, a novel by Elmore Leonard.^ Tarantino's next film was Jackie Brown (1997), an adaptation of Rum Punch , a novel by his mentor Elmore Leonard.

^ Tarantino's third feature film [9] was Jackie Brown (1997), an adaptation of Rum Punch , a novel by Elmore Leonard.
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^ Except Jackie Brown, which as was said earlier, was based on an Elmore Leonard novel.
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.A homage to blaxploitation films, it starred Pam Grier, who starred in many of that genre's films of the 1970s.^ An homage to blaxploitation films, it starred Pam Grier, who starred in many of that genre's films of the 1970s.
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^ A homage to blaxploitation films, it also starred Pam Grier, who starred in many of that genre's films of the 1970s.

^ With it she carries out a female familial revenge rampage unequalled since the blaxploitation masterpiece Coffy (one of Tarantino's favorite movies, by the way, starring Pam Grier, who he chose to play Jackie Brown).
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.He had then planned to make the war film provisionally titled Inglorious Bastards, but postponed it to write and direct Kill Bill (released as two films, Vol.^ Kill Bill' is a very specialized film.
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^ He had then planned to make the war film provisionally titled Inglorious Bastards , but postponed it to write and direct Kill Bill (released as two films, Vol.
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^ And you have to admit that Kill Bill, Vols.
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1 and Vol. .2), a highly stylized "revenge flick" in the cinematic traditions of Wuxia (Chinese martial arts), Jidaigeki (Japanese period cinema), Spaghetti Westerns and Italian horror or poliziotteschi.^ "Wuxia" (Chinese martial arts), "Jidaigeki" (Japanese period cinema), Spaghetti Westerns and Italian horror or giallo.

^ It's a martial arts western.
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^ Wuxia (Chinese martial arts), Jidaigeki (Japanese period cinema), Spaghetti Westerns and Italian horror or giallo.
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.It was based on a character (The Bride) and a plot that he and Kill Bill's lead actress, Uma Thurman, had developed during the making of Pulp Fiction.^ It was based on a character (The Bride) and a plot that he and "Kill Bill's" lead actress, Uma Thurman, had developed during the making of "Pulp Fiction".

^ Uma Thurman - Actress Uma Thurman is an actress best known for her appearances in Pulp Fiction and The...
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^ [Clip from ' Pulp Fiction '] UMA THURMAN , Actress: You want to dance?
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.In 2004, Tarantino returned to Cannes where he served as President of the Jury.^ In 2004, Tarantino returned to Cannes where he served as President of the Jury.

^ Tarantino to head Cannes jury .
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.Kill Bill was not in competition, Kill Bill Vol.^ Kill Bill was not in competition, Kill Bill Vol.
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^ (Kill Bill vol.
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^ Bill's team in Kill Bill: Vol.
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.2 had an evening screening, while it was also shown on the morning of the final day in its original 3-hour-plus version with Quentin himself attending the full screening.^ "Kill Bill" was not in competition, but it did screen on the final night in its original 3-hour-plus version.

^ Quentin himself attending the full screening.
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^ Set for release on May 11th, only five days after the series finale airs, this special set will include a special version of the finale with never-before-seen footage, the original series pilot, a featurette and more to be announced.
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.Tarantino then went on to be credited as "Special Guest Director" for his work directing the car sequence between Clive Owen and Benicio del Toro of Robert Rodriguez's 2005 neo-noir film Sin City.^ Tarantino is given credit as 'Special Guest Director' for his work directing the car sequence between Clive Owen and Benicio del Toro of the 2005 neo-noir film "Sin City".

^ Special guest director .
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.The next film project was Grindhouse, which he co-directed with Rodriguez.^ In 2005, Tarantino announced his next project would be "Grindhouse", which he co-directed with Robert Rodriguez.

^ The next film project was Grindhouse , which he co-directed with Rodriguez.
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^ Tarantino's next film was From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), a vampire/crime story which he wrote and co-starred with George Clooney .
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.Released in theaters on April 6, 2007, Tarantino's contribution to the Grindhouse project was titled Death Proof.^ Released in theaters on April 6, 2007, Tarantino's contribution to the Grindhouse project was titled Death Proof .
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^ Released in theaters on April 6, 2007, Tarantino's contribution to the "Grindhouse" project was titled "Death Proof".

^ Tarantino's Death Proof is a terrible movie.

.It began as a take on 1970s slasher films,[12] but evolved dramatically as the project unfolded.^ It began as a take on 1970s slasher films, [11] but evolved dramatically as the project unfolded.
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^ And of course this romantic image takes place in the reddish glow of the movie projection booth: their romance is explicitly cinematic, just as the film's vision of vengeance is cinematic.

^ Brandt and his writing partner Derek Haas are currently taking a pass through the screenplay before the film’s projected start later this summer.

.Ticket sales were low despite mostly positive reviews.^ Ticket sales were low despite mostly positive reviews.
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.Among his current producing credits are the horror flick Hostel (which included numerous references to his own Pulp Fiction), the adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Killshot (for which Tarantino was credited as an executive producer but with the movie set for release in 2009 he is no longer associated with the project)[13] and Hell Ride (written and directed by Larry Bishop, who appeared in "Kill Bill Vol.^ A kinetic homage to revenge movies of the 1970s, Kill Bill Vol.
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^ The “Kill Bill” movies were sadly disappointing.
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^ "Pulp instincts / Quentin Tarantino on Pulp fiction."
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.Tarantino said, "When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'"^ When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'
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^ Tarantino said, "When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'"
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^ Tokyo's Done Godzilla Style: Again avoiding computer imagery, Tarantino filmed the scene of an airplane landing in Tokyo using old-school miniature models.
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.Tarantino's summer 2009 film Inglourious Basterds was the story of a group of guerrilla U.S. soldiers in Nazi occupied France during World War II.^ Tarantino in Berlin to film war story .

^ Tarantino is in town for the premiere of Inglourious Basterds.
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^ Inglourious Basterds is the best film of 2009...
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.Filming began in October 2008.[14] The film opened Friday, August 21, 2009 to very positive reviews[15] and the #1 spot at the box office worldwide.^ Posted on 21 August 2009 .
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^ Friday, August 14 .

^ Friday, August 15 .

[16] .It went on to become Tarantino's highest grossing film, both in the United States and worldwide.^ Debuting in theaters in the United States and elsewhere starting in late August, "Inglourious Basterds" is one of 20 films competing for the Palme d'Or, Cannes top prize, the award Tarantino won with 1994's "Pulp Fiction."
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^ Election isn't one of "Quentin Tarantino presents...", but Tarantino loved the film so much that he still helped the DVD release of the film in some way; his quote "The Best Film Of The Year" is on this film's United States DVD cover.
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^ Samuel L. Jackson , who has appeared in films directed by both directors, defended Tarantino's use of the word.
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[17]

Awards

Reservoir Dogs was given the Critic's Award at the 4th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival in 1993.[18]
.Pulp Fiction won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.^ Festival de Cannes: Pulp Fiction .
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^ A critical look at the films of Quentin Tarantino concentrating on RESERVOIR DOGS, TRUE ROMANCE, PULP FICTION, and NATURAL BORN KILLERS, credits for which are given in the filmography.
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^ Adding Pulp Fiction to his roster of "Great Movies" in 2001, Roger Ebert called it "the most influential film of the decade".
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[19] .The film was nominated for seven Oscars, winning one for Best Original Screenplay, which was shared jointly by Tarantino and co-writer Roger Avary.^ Tarantino and writing partner Roger Avary came away with the award only for best original screenplay.
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^ Pulp Fiction earned Tarantino and Avary Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, and was also nominated for Best Picture.

^ At the ceremony the following month, Tarantino and Avary were announced as joint winners of the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay .
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.In 2005 Quentin Tarantino won the Icon of the Decade award at the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards.^ In 2005 Quentin Tarantino won the Icon of the Decade award at the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards.

^ "Director Quentin Tarantino films 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction' have won several international awards and have been hailed as romantic depictions of violent reality.
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^ Hey, Quentin Tarantino proved himself in 1994 when “Pulp Fiction” was nominated for best picture and Tarantino won best screenplay.
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.On August 15, 2007, Philippine president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo presented Tarantino with a lifetime achievement award at the Malacañang Palace in Manila.^ During his stay in the Philippines, Tarantino got trapped in traffic due to flooding as he was traveling to Malacanang Palace to meet President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and receive a lifetime achievement award.
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^ On August 15, 2007, Philippine president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo congratulated Tarantino after handing over to him a lifetime achievement award at the Malacaang Palace in Manila.

^ On August 15, 2007, Philippine president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo presented Tarantino with a lifetime achievement award at the Malacaang Palace in Manila.
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[20]
.In 2010 his film Inglourious Basterds was nominated for eight Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, winning one for Best Supporting Actor.^ The film was nominated for seven Oscars , including Best Picture ; Tarantino and Avary won for Best Original Screenplay .
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^ Is the next stop a Best Picture nomination?
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^ Oscar nominations 2010: the full list 2.
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[21]

Other potential projects

.Before Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino had considered making The Vega Brothers.^ It is still too early to get a complete handle on the overall reaction at Cannes, but there are some early indications that Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds just might live up to all the hype.

^ The Vega Brothers Live: As all Tarantino nerds know, Reservoir Dogs' Mr. Blonde (Madsen) and Pulp Fiction's Vincent Vega (John Travolta) were brothers.
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^ Brad Pitt plays a Nazi-scalping lieutenant from the Tennessee mountains in ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ Quentin Tarantino’s WWII epic/Nazi revenge fantasy that opens Friday.
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The film would have starred Michael Madsen and John Travolta reprising their roles of Vic (Mr. Blonde) from Reservoir Dogs and Vincent from Pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarantino would eventually re-envision the film to star Michael Madsen and John Travolta as the twin brothers of Vic and Vincent Vega, but in 2007, because of the age of the actors and the onscreen deaths of both characters, he claimed that the Vega Brothers project (which he intended to call Double V Vega) is "kind of unlikely now".[22]
.In a 2007 interview with The Daily Telegraph he discussed an idea for a form of spaghetti western set in America's Deep South which he called "a southern",[23] stating that he wanted "to do movies that deal with America's horrible past with slavery and stuff but do them like spaghetti westerns, not like big issue movies.^ In a recent interview with "The Telegraph" he mentioned an idea for a form of spaghetti western set in America's Deep South which he calls 'a southern.'

^ Stating that he wanted 'to do movies that deal with America's horrible past with slavery and stuff but do them like spaghetti westerns, not like big issue movies.

^ I want it to be a big deal.

I want to do them like they're genre films, but they deal with everything that America has never dealt with because it's ashamed of it, and other countries don't really deal with because they don't feel they have the right to".[23]
.In 2009, in an interview for Italian TV, after being asked about the success of the two Kill Bill films, Tarantino said "You haven't asked me about the third one", and that he would be making a third Kill Bill film with the words "The Bride will fight again!^ Kill Bill' is a very specialized film.
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^ CR : But if you were a novelist and weren't making films, what kind of novelist would you be?
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^ I've never been excited about a Tarantino film until this one.

[24] .Later that year, at the Morelia International Film Festival, Tarantino announced that Kill Bill: Vol.^ Kill Bill' is a very specialized film.
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^ And you have to admit that Kill Bill, Vols.
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^ Bill's team in Kill Bill: Vol.
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would be his ninth film, and would be released in 2014.[25] He said he intends to make another unrelated film before that date as his eighth film.^ Make a real departure before creating another GTA sequel.
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^ "I loved in the book when Stephenie would describe some of the dreams and things, so I really wanted to film some of the dream sequences," Hardwicke said.
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^ Empire of Dreams includes some never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the three films."
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.He confirmed that he wanted ten years to pass between the Bride's last conflict, to give her and her daughter a period of peace.^ The last thing I want to do is give the impression that I regard this as Tarantino's finest picture because he has "grown up," or some such nonsense.

^ The measure passed by a large margin with bipartisan support last year, although it remains unfunded because of the state's budget deficit.
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^ He spoke frequently during the last two years of his life of giving up music for painting.
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[26]

Recurring collaborators

Actor My Best Friend's Birthday
(1987)
Reservoir Dogs
(1992)
Pulp Fiction
(1994)
Four Rooms
(1995)
Jackie Brown
(1997)
.Kill Bill: Vol.^ (Cinema)(Kill Bill Vol.
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^ The character Sheriff Earl McGraw appears in both Kill Bill, Vol.
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^ Kill Bill Vol.
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^ The character Sheriff Earl McGraw appears in both Kill Bill, Vol.
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^ Kill Bill Vol.
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Television

.Tarantino directed the fifth season finale to the hit show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which first aired May 19, 2005. The highly rated episode, entitled "Grave Danger", shared a very similar situation from Tarantino's second Kill Bill film: CSI Nick Stokes is captured and buried alive in a Plexiglas coffin while an Internet camera broadcasts the whole thing to CSI headquarters.^ The episode was written specifically for Tarantino to direct.
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^ Tarantino directed the fifth season finale to the hit show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , which first aired May 19, 2005.
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^ The episode first aired in February 1963.

.(In Kill Bill Vol.^ (Cinema)(Kill Bill Vol.
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^ The character Sheriff Earl McGraw appears in both Kill Bill, Vol.
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^ Kill Bill Vol.
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.2
, the Bride was also captured and buried alive in a coffin.^ Bride was also captured and buried alive in a coffin.
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) The broadcast was delayed in the UK as the broadcast date coincided with the 7/7 terrorist attacks in London and it was felt that the depiction of a suicide bomber could cause offense. .This double-length episode was released on DVD on October 10, 2005. Tarantino was nominated for an Emmy for this episode.^ Just ahead of the theatrical release of KILL BILL: VOLUME 2 on Friday, Quentin Tarantino’s KILL BILL: VOLUME I is now available on video and DVD. .
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^ Lucas, meanwhile, has been keeping himself occupied with another pet project--Star Wars: Episode III, which is slated for release in May 2005.
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^ Himself (1 episode, 2005) - Episode dated 14 October 2005 (2005) TV episode ....
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Tarantino directed an episode of ER called "Motherhood" that aired May 11, 1995, an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and an episode of then-girlfriend Margaret Cho's show, All American Girl. .He was featured as a guest judge on the televised singing competition American Idol for one episode during its third season.^ Last season's Movie Night (with ubiquitous "Idol" favorite Gladys Knight as guest judge) featured highlights like Ruben Studdard's rendition of "A Whole New World" (prompting Knight to dub him the Velvet Teddybear).
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^ THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON OF THE SOPRANOS features all 13 episodes of the widely debated fourth season of this incredible show.
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^ American Idol (May 26, Fox): One night after LaToya and George (or Fantasia and Jasmine, or...
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His reputation for creating memorable movie soundtracks reportedly qualified him for the role.
.Tarantino directed the season 20 (1994–1995 season) episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by John Travolta (musical guest: Seal), which featured a sketch called "Quentin Tarantino's Welcome Back, Kotter", a hybrid of the 1970s sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter and Tarantino's film Reservoir Dogs.^ Saturday Night Live 15 (USA: fifteenth season title) ...
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^ GROSS: My guest is Quentin Tarantino.
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^ Saturday Night Live 25 (USA: twentiefifth season title) - Quentin Tarantino/Smashing Pumpkins (1995) TV episode ....
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.He also hosted an episode of SNL in season 21 (1995–1996 season) with musical guest The Smashing Pumpkins.^ Saturday Night Live 25 (USA: twentiefifth season title) - Quentin Tarantino/Smashing Pumpkins (1995) TV episode ....
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^ The music channel said Thursday that the celebrity prank showcase will return to its schedule next month for a third season, with eight episodes already in production.
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^ Late Show Backstage (USA: title for episodes with guest hosts) ...
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.Tarantino was originally slated to direct an episode of The X-Files, but was prevented by the Directors Guild of America.^ Awards season is heating up, and today the Director's Guild of America announced its list of five nominees for outstanding directorial achievement.

^ Director's Guild of America Announces Nominations .

.The episode, titled "Never Again," featured Scully heading to Philadelphia while Mulder was on vacation, to interview a man who claims his tattoo talks to him.^ The episode, titled "Never Again," featured Scully heading to Philadelphia while Mulder was on vacation, to talk to a man who claims his tattoo is talking to him.
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^ In November 2006, an episode of the Sundance Channel's Iconoclasts features Quentin Tarantino interviewing and spending time with singer Fiona Apple .
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^ But this is a man who built his name and company distributing challenging flicks; having him call Red State “challenging” really floats my boat.

.The episode was written specifically for Tarantino to direct.^ Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

^ Written & directed by Quentin Tarantino .

^ Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino - Releasing Aug.

.The DGA contended that Tarantino, who is not a member, failed to compensate the union for lost revenue as a result of his directorial work on ER.^ Tarantino is the only filmaker working today who knows how to tell a story intelligently, humorously and entertainingly.
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^ Tarantino sometimes fails miserably at this, but often his homages/quotations/lifts work in new ways.

Acting

.Although Tarantino is best known for his work behind the camera, he appeared in his own films Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms, and Death Proof as minor characters, and co-starred alongside George Clooney in From Dusk Till Dawn.^ Death Proof is underrated / rank tarantino films .
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^ Is Pulp Fiction a better film than Reservoir Dogs ?
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^ This is the man that made “Dusk till dawn”.
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.He has also appeared on the small screen in the first and third seasons of the TV show Alias, as McKenas Cole.^ He has also appeared on the small screen in the first and third seasons of the TV show Alias .
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^ The birth was first revealed on celebrity TV show Access Hollywood.
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^ Tarantino directed the fifth season finale to the hit show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , which first aired May 19, 2005.
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.Tarantino once played an Elvis impersonator on an episode of The Golden Girls.^ Tarantino once played an Elvis impersonator on an episode of The Golden Girls .
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^ Elvis Impersonator (1 episode, 1988) - Sophia's Wedding: Part 1 (1988) TV episode ....
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[27] .He played cameo roles in Desperado (directed by his friend Robert Rodriguez), and Little Nicky (as a crazy, blind, apocalypse preacher).^ Cabrera and Rodriguez once again played starring roles for Florida.
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^ He also mentioned that he's writing and directing a feature-length version of his Thanksgiving mock-horror trailer that appeared in Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez 's Grindhouse double-feature.

.In 1998, he turned his attention to the Broadway stage, where he starred in a revival of Wait Until Dark.^ In 1998, he turned his attention to the Broadway stage, where he starred in a revival of Wait Until Dark .
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.In November 2006, an episode of the Sundance Channel's Iconoclasts features Quentin Tarantino interviewing and spending time with singer Fiona Apple.^ In November 2006, an episode of the Sundance Channel's Iconoclasts features Quentin Tarantino interviewing and spending time with singer Fiona Apple .
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^ Collected in Quentin Tarantino: Interviews , ed.
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^ "Quentin Tarantino's Gangster Rap", Los Angeles Times , October 14, 1994.
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.Tarantino appeared briefly in the beginning of Spike Lee's film Girl 6.^ Tarantino appeared briefly in the beginning of Spike Lee's film Girl 6 .
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^ Samuel L. Jackson , who has appeared in films directed by both directors, defended Tarantino's use of the word.
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.Tarantino had substantial screen-time in Grindhouse's double-features, Death Proof and Planet Terror, where he respectively takes on the roles of Warren, a bartender, and Rapist No.^ As for Grindhouse, Death Proof was interesting, while Planet Terror (or whatever the hell it was called) stank.
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^ Tarantino's Death Proof is a terrible movie.

^ Death Proof indeed sucked, although Planet Terror was much better.
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1, an infected member of a rogue military unit. .He starred as Johnny Destiny in the film Destiny Turns on the Radio.^ Pick-up Guy Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995) ....
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^ Auch bekannt als: "Destiny Turns on the Radio" - USA (Originaltitel) "All American Girl" ....
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^ He starred as Johnny Destiny in the film Destiny Turns on the Radio .
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.In 2007 he had a small role as Ringo in the Takashi Miike film Sukiyaki Western Django.^ In 2007 he had a small role as Ringo in the Takashi Miike film Sukiyaki Western: Django .
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^ Tarantino is a friend of Japanese director Takashi Miike, whom he asked to perform a cameo in Eli Roth's film Hostel .
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^ As a favor for Miike doing so, Tarantino appears in the opening action sequence of Miike's movie Sukiyaki Western: Django , released in August 2007.
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.In the 2009 film Inglourious Basterds Tarantino acted a minor role of a German soldier first to be scalped by the titular Basterds, as well as an American GI with a small speaking part portrayed in the propaganda film "Nation's Pride" that appears within the film.^ Inglourious Basterds is the best film of 2009...
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^ Tarantino has a small role, and he fights.
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^ In 2009 film Inglourious Basterds Tarantino acted a minor role of a German soldier.
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In an interview with a german newspaper he also said that the hands strangling Bridget Von Hammersmark (played by Diane Kruger) were his own - he wanted it to look "as real as possible".[28]

Producer

.In recent years, Tarantino has used his Hollywood power to give smaller and foreign films arguably more attention than they would otherwise have received.^ In recent years, Tarantino has used his Hollywood power to give smaller and foreign films arguably more attention than they would otherwise have received.
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^ Tarantino has more of it than you can conceive.
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^ Did they give more than they gave?
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.These films are usually labeled "Presented by Quentin Tarantino" or "Quentin Tarantino Presents". The first of these productions was in 2001 with the Hong Kong martial arts film Iron Monkey which made over $14 million in the United States, seven times its budget.^ In its first weekend, the movie took in three times its $9.5 million production budget.
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^ The first of these productions was in 2001 with the Hong Kong martial arts film Iron Monkey which made over $14 million in the United States, seven times its budget.
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^ United States, for an estimated $28 million.
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.In 2004 he brought the Chinese martial arts film Hero to U.S. shores.^ In 2004 he brought the Chinese martial arts film Hero to U.S. shores.
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^ His approach to filming martial arts borrows from lots of different subgenres of martial arts movies, and he parodies or imitates (sometimes both) SPECIFIC kinds of Asian action films.

^ Wuxia (Chinese martial arts), Jidaigeki (Japanese period cinema), Spaghetti Westerns and Italian horror or giallo.
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.It ended up having a #1 opening at the box office and making $53.5 million.^ It ended up having a #1 opening at the box office and making $53.5 million.
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^ Western-style epic "Hidalgo" cost $85 million to $90 million to make, and its box office is only at $60 million.
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^ Sharon Waxman has the weekend box office numbers: Kill Bill, Volume 2 's at the top with $25.6 million, but perhaps more significantly, sales of the Vol.
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.In 2006, the latest "Quentin Tarantino presents" production, Hostel, opened at #1 at the box office with a $20.1 million opening weekend, good for 8th all time in January.^ In 2006, the latest "Quentin Tarantino presents" production, Hostel , opened at #1 at the box office with a $20.1 million opening weekend, good for 8th all time in January.
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^ That was one ugly weekend at the box office."
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^ In November 2006, an episode of the Sundance Channel's Iconoclasts features Quentin Tarantino interviewing and spending time with singer Fiona Apple .
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.He presented 2006's The Protector, and is a producer of the (2007) film Hostel: Part II.^ He presented 2006's The Protector , and is a producer of the (2007) film Hostel: Part II .
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^ We can reveal that Clive will take on the mantle in the Bond 22 which will be filmed in 2006 and shown in 2007".
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^ In 2006, the latest "Quentin Tarantino presents" production, Hostel , opened at #1 at the box office with a $20.1 million opening weekend, good for 8th all time in January.
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in .2008 he produced the Larry Bishop helmed Hell Ride, a revenge biker film.^ Larry Bishop helmed Hell Ride, a revenge biker film.
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^ In Production 2000s 1990s 1980s Machete (2010) ( post-production ) (producer) Hell Ride (2008) (executive producer) Planet Terror (2007) (producer) ...
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^ Four Rooms (1995) · Curdled (1996) · CSI : " Grave Danger " (2005) · Sin City (2005) · Hell Ride (2008) .
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.Election isn't one of "Quentin Tarantino presents...", but Tarantino loved the film so much that he still helped the DVD release of the film in some way; his quote "The Best Film Of The Year" is on this film's United States DVD cover.^ Films directed by Quentin Tarantino .
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^ "Blues in more than one color : the films of Quentin Tarantino."
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^ Election isn't one of "Quentin Tarantino presents...", but Tarantino loved the film so much that he still helped the DVD release of the film in some way; his quote "The Best Film Of The Year" is on this film's United States DVD cover.
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[29]
.In addition, in 1995 Tarantino formed Rolling Thunder Pictures with Miramax as a vehicle to release or re-release several independent and foreign features.^ In addition, in 1995 Tarantino formed Rolling Thunder Pictures with Miramax as a vehicle to release or re-release several independent and foreign features.
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^ By 1997, Miramax shut down the company due to "lack of interest" in the pictures released.
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^ In addition, Jackson will be shooting the films in 3D! Furthermore, Jackson will also be going back to Rings and converting the trilogy into 3D for re-release.

.By 1997, Miramax shut down the company due to "lack of interest" in the pictures released.^ By 1997, Miramax shut down the company due to "lack of interest" in the pictures released.
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^ In addition, in 1995 Tarantino formed Rolling Thunder Pictures with Miramax as a vehicle to release or re-release several independent and foreign features.
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^ Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film (New York: Simon & Schuster).
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.The following films were released by Rolling Thunder Pictures: Chungking Express (1994, dir.^ The following films were released by Rolling Thunder Pictures: Chungking Express (1994, dir.
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^ I remember it because it was one of the rare "mixed" reviews of the film upon release in 1994.

^ Artisan Pictures will release the R-rated horror film "House of the Dead," directed by Uwe Boll.
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.Wong Kar-wai), Switchblade Sisters (1975, dir.^ Wong Kar-Wai), Switchblade Sisters (1975, dir.
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.Jack Hill), Sonatine (1993, dir.^ Jack Hill), Sonatine (1993, dir.
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.Takeshi Kitano), Hard Core Logo (1996, dir.^ Takeshi Kitano), Hard Core Logo (1996, dir.
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.Bruce McDonald), The Mighty Peking Man (1977), Detroit 9000 (1973), The Beyond (1981, dir.^ Bruce McDonald), Mighty Peking Man (1977), Detroit 9000 (1973), The Beyond (1981, dir.
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^ The Mighty Peking Man 4325.
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.Lucio Fulci) and Curdled (1996).^ Lucio Fulci) and Curdled (1996).
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Influences and style of film-making

.In the 2002 Sight & Sound Directors' poll, Tarantino revealed his top-twelve films: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; Rio Bravo; Taxi Driver; His Girl Friday; Rolling Thunder; They All Laughed; The Great Escape; Carrie; Coffy; Dazed and Confused; Five Fingers of Death; and Hi Diddle Diddle.^ Samuel L. Jackson , who has appeared in films directed by both directors, defended Tarantino's use of the word.
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^ And you bring up a good point about Tarantino's habitual borrowing from other films.

^ Tarantino chose surf music as the basic musical style for the film, but not, he insists, because of its association with surfing culture: "To me it just sounds like rock and roll, even Morricone music.
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[30] In 2009, he named Kinji Fukasaku's violent action film Battle Royale as his favorite film released since he became a director in 1992.[31]
.In August 2007, while teaching a four-hour film course during the 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival in Manila, Tarantino cited Filipino directors Cirio Santiago, Eddie Romero, and Gerardo de León as personal icons from the 1970s,[32] citing De Leon's "soul-shattering, life-extinguishing" movies on vampires and female bondage, particularly Women in Cages.^ In August 2007, while teaching a four-hour film course during the 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival in Manila, Tarantino cited Filipino directors Cirio Santiago, Eddie Romero, and Gerardo de Len as personal icons from the 1970s, [28] citing De Leon's "soul-shattering, life-extinguishing" movies on vampires and female bondage, particularly Women in Cages .
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^ On August 15, 2007, Philippine president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo presented Tarantino with a lifetime achievement award at the Malacaang Palace in Manila.
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^ Samuel L. Jackson , who has appeared in films directed by both directors, defended Tarantino's use of the word.
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"It is just harsh, harsh, harsh," he said, and described the final shot as one of "devastating despair".[32]
.Tarantino's different style of film making earned him many accolades worldwide.^ Differences in casting options prevented them from even making the film.
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^ Tokyo's Done Godzilla Style: Again avoiding computer imagery, Tarantino filmed the scene of an airplane landing in Tokyo using old-school miniature models.
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^ Tarantino talks about 'Pulp Fiction,' his mother, politics, television and making films.
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.According to Tarantino, a recurring hallmark in all his movies is that there is a different sense of humour in all his movies, which gets the audience to laugh at things that aren′t funny.^ "I'm from Vancouver, and they do things different over there," Rogen told the audience when a fan asked how much research he did for the role.
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^ In proclaiming this Tarantino's masterpiece, I don't think I need to consider it the year's most affecting movie on all fronts, because it isn't.

^ This isn't a "message movie," no, but I have no doubt that Tarantino intends to provoke the audience by preying upon our established World War II sensibilities.

[33]

African American culture

.Tarantino has been criticized for a too familial attitude towards other cultures.^ But at other times Tarantino's use of pop culture tropes is more sophisticated.

^ In the eyes of some cultural critics, Reservoir Dogs had given Tarantino a reputation for glamorizing violence.
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^ "Pulpmodernism: Tarantino's Affirmative Action", in Film Theory: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies , ed.
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.Spike Lee questions the use of racial epithets in his films, particularly the racially offensive word nigger.^ Spike Lee questions the use of racial epithets in his films, particularly the word "nigger" in True Romance , Pulp Fiction , Jackie Brown , Death Proof , and Reservoir Dogs .
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^ Samuel L. Jackson , who has appeared in films directed by both directors, defended Tarantino's use of the word.
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^ Samuel L. Jackson blasts Spike Lee for criticizing him for using 'n-word' in 'Jackie Brown.'work=Jet .
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.In an interview for Variety discussing Jackie Brown, Lee said: "I'm not against the word...^ In an interview for Variety discussing Jackie Brown , Lee said: "I'm not against the word...
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^ Spike Lee questions the use of racial epithets in his films, particularly the word "nigger" in True Romance , Pulp Fiction , Jackie Brown , Death Proof , and Reservoir Dogs .
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^ UC users only "The writer discusses Titanic and Jackie Brown.
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and .I use it, but Quentin is infatuated with the word.^ I use it, but Quentin is infatuated with the word.
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What does he want? .To be made an honorary black man?"^ To be made an honorary black man?"
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[34] .Samuel L. Jackson, who has appeared in films directed by both directors, defended Tarantino's use of the word.^ Samuel L. Jackson , who has appeared in films directed by both directors, defended Tarantino's use of the word.
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^ Films directed by Quentin Tarantino .
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^ In recent years, Tarantino has used his Hollywood power to give smaller and foreign films arguably more attention than they would otherwise have received.
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At the Berlin Film Festival, where Jackie Brown was being screened, Jackson responded to Lee's criticism by saying:
.I don't think the word is offensive in the context of this film.^ I'm well aware of the many Scarface homages in The Departed, but I don't think Scorsese is a weaker filmmaker for paying homage to his inspirations because they work in the context of the film.

^ "I don't think the last film did the business we expected.
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^ Argus: I don't want to beg but can somebody look at a few clips from my indy film "The Caper" and post what they think.
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... .Black artists think they are the only ones allowed to use the word.^ And one of the things about DePalma that people never talk about- and I, I think DePalma is probably the greatest black- satirist of the last 20 years in cinema.
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^ Anyone else, I think they'll use it tonight.
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^ I'm sure many writers instantly think 'let's add sex, violence and everything else to appeal to people' but if they weren't allowed to, they find alternatives.
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Well, that's bull. .Jackie Brown is a wonderful homage to black exploitation films.^ Images, 0 Videos Jackie Brown (film) .
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^ [Click on a film] Jackie Brown .
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^ Lovelace also appeared in the film as Laura, a waitress; she reprises the role in Jackie Brown .
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.This is a good film, and Spike hasn't made one of those in a few years.^ This is a good film, and Spike hasn't made one of those in a few years.
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^ The good news is that it gives us confirmation that the deal for director Stephen Sommers, he who gave us the wretched excess of Van Helsing a few years back, to make a Flash Gordon film for Universal has expired.

^ N.Y. as one very good movie, yet some schmuck decided to release the two films as two diferent DVD's?
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[35]
Tarantino has defended his use of the word, arguing that black audiences have an appreciation of his blaxploitation-influenced films that eludes some of his critics, and, indeed, that Jackie Brown, another oft-cited example, was primarily made for "black audiences".[36]

Personal life

.Tarantino's mother allowed him to quit school at age 15, to attend an acting class full time.^ He attended Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California for his freshman year before dropping out of school at age 15.
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^ Tarantino recounts a childhood spent in movie theaters and acting classes as critical to his career as a director and screenwriter.
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^ The fourth "Unearthed" disc is subtitled "My Mother's Hymn Book," and is comprised of 15 songs from a book of hymns Cash's mother read to him as a child.
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[37] .Tarantino gave up acting while attending the acting school, saying that he admired directors more than actors.^ He has a unique style – which frankly is more than most director’s can say.
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^ Tarantino has more of it than you can conceive.
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^ In recent years, Tarantino has used his Hollywood power to give smaller and foreign films arguably more attention than they would otherwise have received.
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.Tarantino also worked in a video rental store before becoming a filmmaker, paid close attention to the types of films people liked to rent, and has cited that experience as inspiration for his directorial career.^ Anybody else experience something like that before too?
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^ Tarantino worked in a video rental store prior to becoming a filmmaker, paid close attention to the types of films people liked to rent, and has cited that experience as inspiration for his directorial career.
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^ At age 22, he held employment at the Video Archives, a now defunct video rental store in Manhattan Beach where he and fellow movie buffs like Roger Avary spent all day discussing and recommending films to customers.
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.Tarantino has been romantically linked with numerous entertainers, including actress Mira Sorvino,[38] directors Allison Anders and Sofia Coppola,[39] actresses Julie Dreyfus and Shar Jackson and comedians Kathy Griffin and Margaret Cho.^ Comment by Robert — July 8, 2008 @ 3:39 pm Reply to this post I wonder what Tarantino will do for FEET in this new movie.
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^ "Director Quentin Tarantino films 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction' have won several international awards and have been hailed as romantic depictions of violent reality.
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^ Lorene Machado , producer and director of Margaret Cho 's concert films, is a Mac addict.
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[40] .There have also been rumors about his relationship with Uma Thurman, whom he has referred to as his "muse".[41] However, Tarantino has stated that their relationship is strictly platonic.^ And yet even when he's accentuating the curve of a woman's rear end in shot after shot, there's something almost, dare I say, respectful about Tarantino's sexualization of his heroines.

^ Thurman also confirmed that she has been in talks with Quentin Tarantino about reprising the role of The Bride in a third volume in the Kill Bill saga.

^ However, in a report late last week on AintItCool (who have never shown Ratner any love), the director stated that the rumors of his involvement with the remake are just that- rumors.

.He has never married and has no children.^ He has never married and has no children.
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.Tarantino recently stated "I'm not saying that I'll never get married or have a kid before I'm 60. But I've made a choice, so far, to go on this road alone.^ Tarantino recently stated "I'm not saying that I'll never get married or have a kid before I'm 60.
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^ I've never seen that before.
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^ But I've made a choice, so far, to go on this road alone.
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.Because this is my time to make movies."^ Because this is my time to make movies."
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^ Okay, like I said, pulled it out of my arse as I typed this, but yeah, I think the type of mission will make or break that type of movie into today’s market.
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^ He got into movies because of his love for them, so he makes movies for that reason.
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[42]
.One of Tarantino's closest friends is fellow director Robert Rodriguez.^ One of Tarantino's closest friends is fellow director Robert Rodriguez.
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^ Tarantino then went on to be credited as "Special Guest Director" for his work directing the car sequence between Clive Owen and Benicio del Toro of Robert Rodriguez's 2005 neo-noir film Sin City .
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^ In a 2007 video interview with fellow director and friend Robert Rodriguez , Tarantino "reveals" the secret contents of the briefcase, but the film cuts out and skips the scene in the style employed in Tarantino and Rodriguez's Grindhouse (2007), with an intertitle that reads "Missing Reel".
  • Pulp Fiction (film) | Navify — Multimedia Encyclopedia 19 September 2009 19:019 UTC navify.com [Source type: General]

.Their biggest collaborations have been From Dusk Till Dawn (written by Tarantino, directed by Rodriguez), Four Rooms (they both wrote and directed segments of the film), Sin City and Grindhouse.^ This is the man that made “Dusk till dawn”.
  • Quentin Tarantino Unveils ‘Inglorious Bastards’ To 4 Major Hollywood Studios; UPDATE: Director Asking Brad Pitt To Star – Deadline.com 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.deadline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tarantino and Rodriguez talk Grindhouse!!!

^ Films directed by Quentin Tarantino .
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.It was Tarantino who suggested that Rodriguez name the final part of his El Mariachi trilogy Once Upon a Time in Mexico, as an homage to the titles Once Upon a Time in the West and Once Upon a Time in America by Sergio Leone.^ It was Tarantino who suggested that Rodriguez name the final part of his El Mariachi trilogy Once Upon a Time in Mexico , as an homage to the titles Once Upon a Time in the West and Once Upon A Time In America by Sergio Leone.
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^ CR : You could take a lot of films made in America, and you can say, 'That's a well made film,' but I could name three or four directors of talent who could have made that film.
  • Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.industrycentral.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But they quickly realized that nobody produces shorts, so the film became a trilogy, with one section by Tarantino, one by Avary, and one by a third director who never materialized.
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.They are both members of A Band Apart, a production company that also features directors John Woo and Luc Besson.^ His company (with Lawrence Bender ), A Band Apart Records, issues music releases, concentrating mainly on soundtracks.
  • Quentin Tarantino 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Production on a feature-length Machete starts July 29, and co-directors Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis have put together a star-filled cast.

^ If Warners is feeling adventurous, they might want to put both Green Arrow and Shazam into production for next year.

.Rodriguez scored Kill Bill: Volume 2 for one dollar, and the favor was returned when Tarantino directed a scene in Rodriguez's 2005 film Sin City for the same fee.^ Kill Bill' is a very specialized film.
  • anythingbut.com: October 2003 Archives 19 September 2009 19:019 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

^ Films directed by Quentin Tarantino .
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^ KILL BILL: VOLUME 2 will be in theatres on Friday.
  • anythingbut.com: April 2004 Archives 19 September 2009 19:019 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

.He was thanked in the liner notes of Nirvana's final studio album In Utero although the spelling of his name is incorrect.^ Kurt Cobain and his band, Nirvana, spent only three years in the public eye, and they released only three studio albums.
  • anythingbut.com: April 2004 Archives 19 September 2009 19:019 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

.Tarantino returned the favor by thanking Nirvana on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack, along with the message "RIP Kurt". It was thought that Kurt Cobain and his wife Courtney Love rejected an offer to act in Pulp Fiction as Lance & Jody.^ Courtney Love later reported that Kurt Cobain was originally offered the role of Lance; if he had taken it, Love would have played the role of his wife.
  • Pulp Fiction (film) | Navify — Multimedia Encyclopedia 19 September 2009 19:019 UTC navify.com [Source type: General]

^ Rosanna Arquette as Jody : Lance's wife.
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^ It was thought that Cobain and his wife Courtney Love turned down an offer to act in Pulp Fiction as Lance & Jody.
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[43] .However Tarantino denied this rumor and claimed he had no real connection to Love and Cobain other than the fact that the couple liked Reservoir Dogs.^ No, but it's like really good.
  • Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.industrycentral.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ TARANTINO: No, I don't really know.
  • Pulp And Circumstance: Tarantino Rewrites History : NPR 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However Tarantino denied this rumor and claimed he had no real connection to Love and Cobain other than the fact that Kurt liked Reservoir Dogs .
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[44]
.Tarantino has said that he plans to retire from filmmaking at age 60, to focus on writing novels and film literature.^ His latest album, "Figure 8," was issued in 2000, and Smith had begun writing songs for his sixth solo release, a planned double album, DreamWorks said.
  • anythingbut.com: October 2003 Archives 19 September 2009 19:019 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm planning to see The Basterds again this weekend, but only having seen it once I admit that as much as I love the brilliance of it I still cringe at the most "Tarantino" moments of the film.

^ All of that said, Tarantino is certainly a film scholar.

He also is skeptical of the film industry going digital, saying, "If it actually gets to the place where you can't show 35mm film in theatres anymore and everything is digital projection, I won't even make it to 60."[45]

Filmography

Film director
Year Film Notes
1987 My Best Friend's Birthday unfinished first film
1992 Reservoir Dogs Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Director
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
Nominated — Grand Jury Prize - Sundance Film Festival
1994 Pulp Fiction Palme d'Or
Independent Spirit Award for Best Director
Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Director
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Direction
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Film
Nominated — Directors Guild of America Award
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Director
1995 Four Rooms segment The Man from Hollywood
1997 Jackie Brown Nominated — Berlin International Film Festival
2003 .Kill Bill: Vol.^ (Cinema)(Kill Bill Vol.
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^ The character Sheriff Earl McGraw appears in both Kill Bill, Vol.
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^ Kill Bill Vol.
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1
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay
2004 .Kill Bill: Vol.^ (Cinema)(Kill Bill Vol.
  • Quentin Tarantino: A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

^ The character Sheriff Earl McGraw appears in both Kill Bill, Vol.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Quentin Tarantino - Biography 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Kill Bill Vol.
  • Quentin Tarantino 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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2
Nominated — Grammy Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
2005 Sin City Special Guest Director
2007 Death Proof Nominated — Palme d'Or
2009 Inglourious Basterds Nominated — Academy Award for Best Picture
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Director
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Direction
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Nominated — Directors Guild of America Award
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Nominated — Palme d'Or
Nominated — Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best Director
Nominated — Grammy Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Television director
Year Film Notes
1995 ER Season 1; Episode 24: "Motherhood"
2004 Jimmy Kimmel Live! April 20, 2004
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Episodes "Grave Danger: Vols. I & II"
Nominated — Emmy Award for Best Directing - Drama
Film writer
Year Film Notes
1987 My Best Friend's Birthday unfinished first film
1992 Past Midnight uncredited re-write
Reservoir Dogs
1993 True Romance
1994 Pulp Fiction with Roger Avary
Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay
BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay
Natural Born Killers story credit, wrote original draft
1995 Crimson Tide uncredited re-write
Four Rooms segment "The Man from Hollywood"
1996 From Dusk Till Dawn
The Rock uncredited script polish
Curdled uncredited Gecko Brothers news report
1997 Jackie Brown adapted from Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch
2003 Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003), Vol. 2 (2004)
2007 Death Proof
2009 Inglourious Basterds Austin Film Critics Award for Best Original Screenplay
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Writer
Nominated — Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Picture
Television writer
Year Film Notes
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation "Grave Danger: Vols. I & II" story credit
Nominated — Writers Guild of America Award
Film actor
Year Film Role Notes
1987 My Best Friend's Birthday Clarence Pool
1992 Reservoir Dogs Mr. Brown
1994 Pulp Fiction Jimmie Dimmick
Sleep With Me Sid
1995 Destiny Turns On the Radio Johnny Destiny
Four Rooms Chester Rush segment "The Man from Hollywood"
Desperado Pick-up Guy
1996 From Dusk Till Dawn Richie Gecko
Girl 6 Q.T.
1997 Jackie Brown Default Answering Machine voice
2000 Little Nicky Crazy Priest
2002 BaadAsssss Cinema Himself documentary
2003 Kill Bill Crazy 88 member
2004 Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession Himself documentary
2005 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Himself as Kermit's director
2007 Grindhouse: Planet Terror Rapist #1
Grindhouse: Death Proof Warren the Bartender
Sukiyaki Western Django Mystery Man Ringo
2008 Not Quite Hollywood Himself documentary
2009 Inglourious Basterds Soldier within a film "Nation's Pride", first scalped victim shown cameo
Television actor
Year Film Role Notes
2002 Alias McKenas Cole
2004 Alias McKenas Cole
Film producer/presenter
Year Film Notes
1987 My Best Friend's Birthday
1992 Past Midnight
1993 Iron Monkey 2001 U.S. release
1994 Killing Zoe
1995 Four Rooms
1996 From Dusk Till Dawn
Curdled
1998 God Said, 'Ha!'
1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
2002 From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
2002 Hero 2004 U.S. release
2005 Daltry Calhoun
Freedom's Fury
Hostel
The Protector 2006 U.S. release
2007 Grindhouse
Hostel: Part II
2008 Hell Ride

See also

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Further reading

  • Greene, Richard; Mohammad, K. Silem, eds. (2007), Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy, Chicago: Open Court Books, ISBN 0812696344 .

External links

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Quotes

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From Wikiquote

.Quentin Tarantino (born 27 March 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American screenwriter, film director and actor who rapidly rose to fame in the early 1990s as a fresh and gritty storyteller who brought new life to the most familiar American archetypes.^ Who's who in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds .
  • Sean O'Hagan meets the maverick film director Quentin Tarantino | Film | The Observer 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Quentin Tarantino : find the latest news, .
  • Amazon.com: "Quentin Tarantino Movies" 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.al-anon.lazio.it [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Quentin Tarantino Quentin Tarantino is an American film director, actor, and screenwriter.
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Sourced

  • I've always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they're basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I'd make for you at home.^ I've always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they're basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I'd make for you at home .

    ^ I've always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they're basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I'd make for you at home.
    • Quentin Tarantino quotes, quotations, phrases, words 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.icelebz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "I've always been in pretty good shape, but you can always get better," he says.
    • anythingbut.com: April 2004 Archives 19 September 2009 19:019 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • I write movies about mavericks, about people who break rules, and I don't like movies about people who are pulverised for being mavericks.^ So what if you don’t like his movies and others do.
    • Quentin Tarantino Unveils ‘Inglorious Bastards’ To 4 Major Hollywood Studios; UPDATE: Director Asking Brad Pitt To Star – Deadline.com 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.deadline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "I like when people are surprised in movies," he stated.

    ^ Okay, like I said, pulled it out of my arse as I typed this, but yeah, I think the type of mission will make or break that type of movie into today’s market.
    • Quentin Tarantino Unveils ‘Inglorious Bastards’ To 4 Major Hollywood Studios; UPDATE: Director Asking Brad Pitt To Star – Deadline.com 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.deadline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • Sure, Kill Bill's a violent movie.^ Sure, Kill Bill's a violent movie.

    ^ On media criticisms of violence in his movies: "Sure, Kill Bill's a violent movie.
    • Quentin Tarantino - Biography 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The “Kill Bill” movies were sadly disappointing.
    • Quentin Tarantino Unveils ‘Inglorious Bastards’ To 4 Major Hollywood Studios; UPDATE: Director Asking Brad Pitt To Star – Deadline.com 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.deadline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    But it's a Tarantino movie. .You don't go to see Metallica and ask the fuckers to turn the music down.^ You don't go to see Metallica and ask the fuckers to turn the music down .

    ^ Don’t go see them.
    • Quentin Tarantino Unveils ‘Inglorious Bastards’ To 4 Major Hollywood Studios; UPDATE: Director Asking Brad Pitt To Star – Deadline.com 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.deadline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You don’t see everything.
    • Star Wars Actors Actresses Cast Interviews Questions Answers Exclusive Official Interview Actor Actress Acting Cast Lucasfilm George Lucas Ewan McGregor Natalie Portman Samuel L Jackson Hayden Christensen 19 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: General]

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    • Quentin Tarantino on media criticisms of violence in his movies
  • I steal from every single movie ever made.^ Tavis: Every Tarantino movie does.
    • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Quentin Tarantino . August 24, 2009 | PBS 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC tavis2.kcet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ How many movies has Quentin Tarantino made?
    • Quentin Tarantino - Ask.com 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I'm a huge Disney fan =) Every single Halloween movie ever made..
    • Just a buncha physics jokes Text - Physics Forums Library 11 September 2009 9:40 UTC mcwood.netfirms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If people don't like that, then tough tills, don't go and see it, all right?^ And sometimes, they don't get it, all right?
    • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Quentin Tarantino . April 12, 2007 | PBS 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC tavis2.kcet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ That's like going to see a David Hare play and going, "What's going on with all the talk?"
    • Quentin Tarantino: No U-turns - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Don’t go see them.
    • Quentin Tarantino Unveils ‘Inglorious Bastards’ To 4 Major Hollywood Studios; UPDATE: Director Asking Brad Pitt To Star – Deadline.com 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.deadline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I steal from everything. .Great artists steal, they don't do homages.^ I'm well aware of the many Scarface homages in The Departed, but I don't think Scorsese is a weaker filmmaker for paying homage to his inspirations because they work in the context of the film.

    ^ Homage is a legit form of style, used by the likes of Scorsese, P.T. Anderson, and many greats...but they ADMIT when they do it.
    • Why do Quentin Tarantino's films have to be so violent and graphic ? - movie Discussion Forum 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Empire magazine interview, 1994.
  • I am a genre lover – everything from spaghetti western to samurai movie.^ The three biggest influences, he says, would be the old school Shaw brothers films from the 1970s, the pop samurai movies - "not the Kurosawa stuff" - and spaghetti westerns.
    • Saint Quentin | Film | The Guardian 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ "I want to do movies that deal with America's horrible past with slavery and stuff but do them like spaghetti westerns, not like big issue movies.
    • :: The Playlist ::: Tarantino Has An African-American Soldiers-Centered 'Inglourious Basterds' Prequel Half-Ready? 19 September 2009 19:019 UTC theplaylist.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In the 2008 Empire Magazine poll of the 500 Greatest Movies of All Time, Tarantino listed his favorite films as: 1.
    • Quentin Tarantino - Biography 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Quentin Tarantino Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Talking Fiction (Rolling Stone, 2003)[1]
  • Sure, and that's the cool thing about DVD: you can pack stuff on the disc that would've been too much for the big screen because actually it would've only interested yourself and a bunch of fanboys, who wanna know everything.^ You can never really be sure what you are working with because so much is done in the computers.
    • Star Wars Actors Actresses Cast Interviews Questions Answers Exclusive Official Interview Actor Actress Acting Cast Lucasfilm George Lucas Ewan McGregor Natalie Portman Samuel L Jackson Hayden Christensen 19 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.supershadow.com [Source type: General]

    ^ TARANTINO: You know I love thinking about things subtextually.
    • Pulp And Circumstance: Tarantino Rewrites History : NPR 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And I, you know, I liked the Hollywood stuff.
    • Pulp And Circumstance: Tarantino Rewrites History : NPR 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • wbur.org » News » Quentin Tarantino: 'Inglourious' Child Of Cinema 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.wbur.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • To me, torture would be watching sports on television.^ Tarantino talks about 'Pulp Fiction,' his mother, politics, television and making films.
    • Quentin Tarantino: A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ Quentin Tarantino)(Interview) Rolling Stone , Oct 30, 2003 i934 p42(4) Moviemaker Quentin Tarantino talks about Kill Bill Vol 1, his first movie in six years.
    • Quentin Tarantino: A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ Pulp Fiction ", Rolling Stone , October 6, 1994.
    • Pulp Fiction (film) | Navify — Multimedia Encyclopedia 19 September 2009 19:019 UTC navify.com [Source type: General]

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    • Playboy interview (november issue of 1994)[3]
  • But can I tell the genuine-article Italian from the poseur Italian?^ The issue has a icon article with Rosario Dawson and a big profile/interview with Tarantino.
    • Everything Tarantino | Quentin Tarantino Archives 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.everythingtarantino.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "The record label wanted me to do certain kinds of songs, and I was like, 'Look, if you want me to be some kind of sex thing, that's not me,"' she tells Esquire magazine in its November issue.
    • anythingbut.com: October 2003 Archives 19 September 2009 19:019 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Playboy Interview - November 2003 .
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Quentin Tarantino - Biography 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    No. .To me they all seem like poseurs.^ The one that, to the naked eye, seems like they have it all.

    ^ If you dont like the violence in his films don't watch them or watch them on TV were they cut all the violence.
    • Why do Quentin Tarantino's films have to be so violent and graphic ? - movie Discussion Forum 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You become entities, like they don't consider you a woman at all."
    • Chronological Snobbery: Quentin Tarantino on All-American Girl (February 22, 1995) 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.chronologicalsnobbery.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • I look at "Death Proof" and realize I had too much time.^ And he really bottomed out with 2007’s “ Death Proof ,” which made up half of “ Grindhouse ,” a three-hour homage to the trashy drive-in films of America’s past.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » BIG HOLLYWOOD INTERVIEW: Quentin Tarantino, a Glorious ‘Basterd’ 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Big Hollywood » Quentin Tarantino 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In November 2006, an episode of the Sundance Channel's Iconoclasts features Quentin Tarantino interviewing and spending time with singer Fiona Apple.

    ^ Death Proof indeed sucked, although Planet Terror was much better.
    • Why Quentin Tarantino wants to be the next Howard Hawks | Ben Child | Film | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • I never went to film school; I went to films.^ Tarantino said, "When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'"
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Quentin Tarantino - Biography 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ And he’s certainly right about film school…I went to film school, and all I got out of it was enormous debt.
    • Cannes: Quentin Tarantino Film Lecture Live Blogged | SpoutBlog 3 February 2010 18:018 UTC blog.spout.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • It's an artistic calling. It's a religion. .You shouldn't be doing it as just a day job, to pay for your pool or pay for your house in Barbados.^ CR : What was your first job you got?
    • Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.industrycentral.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Just by walking into the premises, you basically relinquished your rights."
    • DemoStore Online - Entertainment - Movies Headlines 19 September 2009 19:019 UTC xlecom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You just have to make that choice and let your mind do the rest of the work.
    • The Quentin Tarantino Guide to Creating Killer Content | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

    You should do it when it's special, when you'd die for the movie, when the movie is your baby.

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Quentin Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American filmmaker. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tarantino is an independent movie maker. He wrote, directed, and acted in Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill, as well as others. Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and Kill Bill are all very violent, but are also funny. He won an Academy Award in 1994 (Best Original Screenplay) for Pulp Fiction.

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