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Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino (born 27 March 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American screenwriter, film director and actor. His films include Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2, Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained.

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  • Watch the movie closely, and you’ll see how personal it is. Here’s a film in which cinema brings down the Nazi regime, metaphorically and literally. What could possibly be better than that? In this story, cinema changes the world, and I fucking love that idea!
  • 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 write movies about mavericks, about people who break rules, and I don't like movies about people who are pulverised for being mavericks.
  • "Come on boy, get up."
    • The movie Django: Unchained.
  • I steal from every single movie ever made. If people don't like that, then tough tills, don't go and see it, all right? I steal from everything. Great artists steal, they don't do homages.
    • Empire magazine interview, 1994.
  • Sure, Kill Bill's a violent movie. But it's a Tarantino movie. You don't go to see Metallica and ask the fuckers to turn the music down.
    • Quentin Tarantino on media criticisms of violence in his movies
  • I am a genre lover – everything from spaghetti western to samurai movie.
    • 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.
    • Talking Fiction (Rolling Stone, 2003)[2]
  • To me, torture would be watching sports on television.
    • Playboy interview (November 1994 issue) [3]
  • But can I tell the genuine-article Italian from the poseur Italian? No. To me they all seem like poseurs.
    • Playboy interview (November 1994 issue)

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