Friday, August 21, 2009

Quentin Tarantino

Last night I saw the midnight showing of Inglourious Basterds and absolutely LOVED IT. I think this is Tarantino's best film yet, which is saying a lot. Seeing this film sparked a desire to delve into the peculiar mind of the director, so thankfully Elle magazine did a story on him this month. I found some highlights on

On regret: When I was around 30, I disrespected a girlfriend—the love of the early part of my life—with another woman. After we’d broken up, I still carried that shame, so with a Japanese sense of honor, I decided like a yakuza I was going to cut off my little finger.

On the possibility of loving a woman who didn’t care for his movies: My whole life is about my art. To reject me as an artist is to completely reject me.

On unconventionally attractive women: To me, talent is sexy. So a girl—as far as Hollywood or the public is concerned—might be thought to have a weight problem, but if she’s talented and cool, that can be very, very sexy. I’ve seen movies where I’ve thought Kathy Bates was damned sexy.

On his ability to read women: I know it’s supposedly the opposite in literature and sex magazines, but I’ve found that when women are a little repressed or self-conscious socially, that tends to reverberate all the way down. If someone is inhibited in life, they tend to be inhibited in bed.

Just in case you were wondering- Quentin has won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Golden Palm (Cannes), and has been nominated for an Emmy and a Grammy.

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