Quentin Tarantino always aims to recreate his most “masculine” cinematic experience
Quentin Tarantino breaks down one of the most influential cinematic experiences of his life.
Speaking with Bill Maher on the HBO show, Real time with Bill MaherTarantino described his experience when his mother’s boyfriend took him to see the 1969 western 100 guns, featuring NFL legend Jim Brown as well as Burt Reynolds and Raquel Welch. “Being taken to see a Jim Brown movie in an all-black theater was the most masculine experience I’ve ever had,” he said. “Either as a consumer of movies or when creating movies for an audience, that lens from a Jim Brown movie on a Saturday night in 1972 is what I’m trying to recreate.”
The pulp Fiction director explained that the crowd who saw 100 guns was angry at the previous film shown that day, The bus arrives, and make their feelings known. “The first time I heard ‘suck my dick’ was from someone in the audience,” he said. Maher jokingly responded that if Tarantino promoted Cinema Speculation on the Today show that he shouldn’t be telling these stories.
100 guns is a classic western about Yaqui Joe (Reynolds), an Arizona bank robber who tries to outrun local sheriff Lyedecker, played by Brown. Welch is introduced as Sarita, a revolutionary who meets Yaqui Joe in Mexico after fleeing the United States. Released in March 1969, the film was based on the 1966 novel California, written by Robert MacLeod. The film earned $3.5 million at the box office and earned mixed reviews from critics.
Tarantino Cinema Speculation book was released on October 25, 2022. The acclaimed director previously penned the New York Times bestseller, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A Novelhis first publication based on his film of the same name released in July 2019.
Tarantino is known for his two Oscar-winning films, pulp Fiction and Django Unchained, which he insisted was not inspired by Kanye West as the hip-hop star suggested. Both films won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. He’s also been nominated for the Best Director Oscar four times, but has yet to win. He is also known for directing films such as Inglourious Basterds, The Hateful Eight and the Kill Bill franchise.
Cinema Speculation is available through its publisher, HarperCollins Publishers, and on Amazon.
Source: Real time with Bill Maher