BREAKING: Quentin Tarantino Loves Rom-Coms


WE HAVE NEVER MET EACH OTHER
BEFORE.>>I’M REALLY– I’M A BIG, BIG
FAN OF YOURS. I’M REALLY EXCITED TO MEET YOU.>>Stephen: I’M EXCITED TO
MEET YOU, TOO. I’M ALSO A BIG, BIG FAN, FROM
THE VERY BEGINNING “RESERVOIR DOGS” YOUR FIRST MOVIE. THOUGH I HAVE A BONE TO PICK
WITH YOU. I HAVE A BIT OF A BEEF. BECAUSE I USED TO REALLY LIKE
THE SONG “STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU.” AND NOW I CAN’T DO–
>>YOU ALWAYS SEE MICHAEL MATSON —
>>DANCING AROUND WITH A MAN’S EAR IN HIS HAND. DO YOU WRITE– DO YOU WRITE TO
MUSIC? I HEARD DO YOU THAT.>>YEAH, I DO, ACTUALLY. OFTENTIMES, WHAT I’LL DO IS WHEN
I AM THINKING ABOUT WHAT THE NEXT STORY COULD POSSIBLY BE,
I’LL GO INTO MY RECORD COLLECTION, AND I GO THROUGH
THEM ALL, AND THEN I START PLAYING DIFFERENT SONGS —
>>THIS IS VINYL.>>YEAH. I MEAN.>>CAN DO CDs, BUT MOSTLY IT’S
VINYL. EITHER I’M LOOKING FOR SOME POP
SONGS OR I’M LOOKING FOR SOME SOUNDTRACKS, AND THAT’S GOING TO
GIVE ME, LIKE, THE BEAT OF THE MOVIE, THE RHYTHM OF THE MOVIE. SAY IN SOMETHING LIKE “JACKIE
BROWN.” OH, THANKS. I STARTED DIVING THROUGH MY SOUL
MUSIC COLLECTION, AND THEN JUST FOUND WHAT WAS EXACTLY– YOU
KNOW KIND OF WHAT WOULD BE– THIS IS THE BEAT OF THE MOVIE. THIS IS THE SOUL OF THE MOVIE
THAT I’M USING. AND THAT ACTUALLY HELPS ME
ACTUALLY INSPIRES ME TO KIND OF CONDITION FORWARD. AND ANY TIME I’M WRITING AND I
NEED A PICK-ME-UP OR NEED TO GET PLUGGED IN AGAIN I’LL PLAY SOME
OF THE PIECE OF MUSIC THAT I’M THINKING OF USING IN THE MOVIE
AND I’M LITERALLY IN A MOVIE THEATER IN MY HEAD AND I’M
SEEING IT ON SCREEN AND I’M SEEING THE SCENES PLAY OUT.>>Stephen: THAT’S ONE OF THE
THINGS I REALLY LOVE ABOUT YOUR MOVIES IS WE MIGHT BE ACTUALLY
SEEING THE WAY YOU SEE IT IN YOUR HEAD. IT MIGHT BE SELF-EVIDENT, BUT
WHAT I MEAN, THAT CLIP RIGHT NOW, AND WHEN I WATCH YOUR
MOVIES, IT SEEMS LIKE I’M SEEING SOMETHING CREATED BY SOMEBODY
WHO LOVES MOVIES, AND AT NO POINT DOESN’T WANT US TO KNOW
THAT IT’S A MOVIE.>>YEAH, I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH
THAT. THE THING ABOUT IT IS SOME
PEOPLE, LIKE, DISCUSS THAT OR TALK ABOUT THAT. I MEAN, I HAVE NEVER WATCHED A
MOVIE I DIDN’T KNOW I WAS WATCHING A MOVIE. ( LAUGHTER )
I’VE NEVER READ A BOOK WHERE I DIDN’T KNOW I WAS READING A
BOOK. ( LAUGHTER ).>>Stephen: BUT SOME THINGS
ARE LIKE, THEY’RE SO MUCH– THEY’RE SO TRUE, THAT YOU’RE
TRYING TO WIPE AWAY THE EDGES OF THE FRAME SO YOU DON’T GET A
SENSE THAT– BUT THE STYLISTIC CHOICES YOU MAKE THAT DEFINITELY
SAY, “BY THE WAY, LET’S NOT FORGET, WE’RE IN A MOVIE.”>>THE INTERESTING THING, THERE
IS THIS THING YOU GET CAUGHT UP IN TTHAT’S A THEOR I I DON’T
THINK IS ACTUALLY A PRACTICE. I ALWAYS KNOW I’M WATCHING A
MOVIE. WHEN BRUCE WILLIS ALMOST FALLS
DOWN THE AIR SHAFT IN “DIE HARD,” FOR A SECOND– OEVMENT! I WAS LIKE THAT. BUT FOR THE MOST PART I KNEW I
WAS WATCHING A MOVIE! ( APPLAUSE ).>>Stephen: OKAY, FAIR ENOUGH,
FAIR ENOUGH. DO YOU LIKE ALL KINDS OF MOVIES? OR ARE THERE SOME STYLES YOU
DON’T LIKE? DO YOU WOWCH ROM-COMss?>>ODDLY ENOUGH, I GUESS THIS
MIGHT BE CONFESSIONAL TIME HERE, ROM-COMS ARE KIND OF A GUILTY
PLEASURE OF MINE. ESPECIALLY ON AIRPLANES,
ESPECIALLY ON AIRPLANES.>>Stephen: OKAY, ALL RIGHT.>>KATE HUDSON IS THE QUEEN OF
THE SKIES, AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED. ( APPLAUSE )
BUT THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT WATCHING A ROM-COMMON AN
AIRPLANE FLIGHT THAT I THINK THERE IS SOMETHING TO THE FACT
THAT I THINK YOU BECOME MORE EMOTIONAL WHEN YOU’RE, LIKE,
THREE MILES HIGH IN THE AIR.>>Stephen: I THINK IT’S THE
LACK OF OXYGEN. ( LAUGHTER ).>>I HAVE FOUND MYSELF CRYING,
LITERALLY WEEPING AT– LIKE, THE ONLY– LIKE EMBARRASSING
CONFESSION MOVIES. FOR INSTANCE, I SAW– I WAS
COMING BACK ON A FLIGHT AND I WATCHED THAT MOVIE WITH MATTHEW
McCONAUGHEY AND JENNIFER CONNOLLY —
>>”GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST.”>>JEFFREY GARDNER. IN THAT MOVIE, HE’S, LIKE, THIS
SEXY, FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER, FAMOUS FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER, HAS
A TON OF GIRLFRIENDS. HE’S A REAL JERK, AND HE MEETS–
HE’S KNOWN HER FOR A WHILE. BUT THEN IT GOES TO A FLASHBACK
WHEN THEY KNEW EACH OTHER WHEN THEY WERE CHILDREN, AND THEY’RE
SWAY SWING AND IT’S SNOWING AND A PARK. AND SHE GIVES HIM A BIRTHDAY
GIFT. AND HE OPENS IT UP, AND IT’S A
CAMERA. AND IT ACTUALLY IS LIKE THE
EXACT KIND OF THE FIRST CAMERA I WAS EVER GIVEN WHEN I WAS A
LITTLE KID, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I JUST START CRYING. SHE GAVE HIM HIS FIRST CAMERA! ( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE ).>>Stephen: NOW, IS IT THAT
MAKE YOU– DOES THAT MAKE YOU MAD? OR ARE YOU HAPPY? SOMETIMES I’LL FEEL MAD TO BE
SUCCESSFULLY MANIPULATED LIKE THAT.>>I AM SUCH A FAN OF AUDIENCE
MANIPULATION BY FILM MAKERS THAT THAT– I MEAN, I FEEL THAT’S
HALF OF MY JOB AS A DIRECTOR. SO WHILE I MIGHT BE A LITTLE
EMBARRASSED ABOUT MENTIONING IT, AT THAT MOMENT, I WAS GENUINELY
TOUCHED, AND I WAS HAVING A GOOD TIME SITTING IN A-1 OF FIRST
CLASS.>>Stephen: I WEPT THROUGH
THE– ( LAUGHTER )
I WEPT THROUGH THE ENTIRETY OF “YOU’VE GOT MAIL.” THAT’S MY CONFESSION.>>I ACTUALLY ONCE HAD, WITH
THESE REALLY SERIOUS FILM CRITICS WHO WERE POOH-POOHING
“YOU GOT MAIL.” AND I HAD A REAL SERIOUS
DISCUSSION WITH THEM ABOUT IT BECAUSE I THOUGHT THE FILM HAD
SOME REAL VERMISSITUDE, EVEN ABOVE THE WHOLE MEG RYAN-TOM
HANKS THING. I THOUGHT THE MOVIE DID A REALLY
GOOD JOB OF HOW BIG CHAIN STORES KILL THE LITTLE STORES. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
AND I ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT WAS ONE OF THE ONLY HOLLYWOOD MOVIES
TO ACTUALLY DEAL WITH THAT ISN’T A SERIOUS WAY.>>Stephen: AT THE END SHE
FORGIVES HIM AND ENDS UP BEING RICH WITH THE CHAIN STORE GUY.>>THAT’S EXACTLY TROUPE I NEVER
THOUGHT ABOUT THAT ASPECT OF IT.>>Stephen: SHE TOTALLY SELLS
OUT. SHE TOTALLY SELLS OUT AT THE
END.

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  1. Tarantino is a lover of cinema in general. I am sure that he likes violent films obviously, and probably even some action films, but I am not surprised that he is a fan of rom-coms (especially if they have good dialogue). He is practically this generation's cinema loving hipster (I would say that the title used to belong to Kubrick, and also maybe some surreal directors like David Lynch) and apparently he saw every film in stock when he worked at a video store before he became a director. I think that he just gets really excited about this particular art form.

  2. True Romance, Natural Born Killers, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill & Django Unchained were all rom-coms.

    Pulp Fiction could've been if not for a slight incident of heroin overdose.

  3. I cried for a while at Music & Lyrics…not for the love story, but the creative process of the song.

  4. Hey Quentin: Heres a Song for your next movie:
    "Love is like oxygen,
    You get too much you get too high,
    Not enough and you're gonna die,
    Love makes ya high!"
    😁

  5. Lol Stephen was trying to praise Tarantino's movies for being immersive but Tarantino didn't catch that

  6. All movies — well, all good movies — should make you feel something, be it love, ate, fear, disgust, aspiration, whatever. As a lover of movies, it doesn't surprise me at all that he appreciates a good rom-com.

  7. Tarantino is very funny BUT i disagree about the concept of suspending belief. There's a big fuckin difference between Dark Knight and Suicide Squad. Interestingly enough Tarantino movies are the only overdramatic style movies I can really get into and enjoy

  8. No Stephen, "True Romance" is his first movie.
    He also had a hand in "Crimson Tide".

  9. Netflix – QT's Guilty Pleasures is a badass show just waiting to happen. Nothing better than Hollywood's Boogeyman discussing fluff pieces in absolute awe – showing us things we never saw when we watched them.

  10. Interesting interview. So why doesn't QT make a rom-com? He loves them but not enough to make a good one himself?

  11. I fucking knew it, Quentin bases movies around entire songs, bang bang my baby shot me down is kill bill, stuck in the middle with you sorta talks bout reservoir dogs, etc

  12. I got too into the conversation and didn't expect it to end when it did and that's when I realized that I could listen to a conversation between these two guys for hours at end

  13. I just find out one of my heros loves Romantic Comedy , Quentin is Ugly but he is a great Film Maker 🙏🙏🙏💓💓💓💯💯💯

  14. I don't dislike this guy – he genuinely seems to love films, and music, and he has a certain artistic sensibility. However I absolutely fcuking HATE his films ! They are the absolute depths of human depravity – they are fcuking disgusting !

  15. The funniest thing is because of him i had to find out which movie that was and i gotta say ghost of girlfriends past is really a nice movie.

  16. As a film maker, you reach a point were you analyse a film while you watch it without even trying. You're always thinking How would I of done this. If Tarantino did once have the ability to watch a film without realising he's watching a film it's long since gone.

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