Quentin Tarantino names his greatest models
If you ask an aspiring filmmaker to name his contemporary role models, there’s a good chance Quentin Tarantino is on this list. Its founding masterpieces like pulp Fiction inspired generations of students to pick up a camera and enter the notoriously exclusive world of cinema with subversive irreverence.
Although Tarantino entered this world even with the storyline of True romance, his first feature film, Reservoir dogs, would be the first significant breakthrough that would shape the landscape of American cinema in the 1990s. From the very beginning of his career, Tarantino has always recognized the influence of other pioneers.
In an exclusive interview, Tarantino revealed that he fell in love with Jean-Luc Godard’s cinema and fell in love with it just as quickly: “I’m not really a big fan of Jean-Luc Godard anymore, I think… Godard is kinda like Frank Frazetta. You walk into him for a while and he’s like your hero for a little while. You start drawing shit like him and then you get too big. I think that’s what it is. Godard, at least for me as a filmmaker.
Adding, “I’m not trying to be disrespectful, I just think I passed him. Godard influenced me so much in the early days of my aesthetic as a director… It’s kind of like a lack of any kind of film style, just wanting to make films for the love of it. Godard is the one who taught me the pleasure, the freedom and the joy of breaking the rules… and making fun of all the medium, but I consider that Godard is to cinema what Bob Dylan was to music.
On the other hand, Tarantino revealed that he still loved Jean Pierre Melville, a contemporary of Godard’s Nouvelle Vague: “Melville is the Godard I never came out of. I love the kind of Melville, I think Melville with Sergio Leone [are] the greatest reconstructors of their kind. [He delivers] completely in his own way he knows the rules of gangster movies and he was in love with 1940s film noir and thirties gangster movies. He took the same plots and he took mundane American detective stories and made them. done in its own way. “
Check out the full list of models to which Quentin Tarantino dedicated the screenplay of Tank dogs To. Tarantino had included this list on the cover page of the script and wanted the movie to open with those names, but he thought it was too obnoxious.
The greatest models of Quentin Tarantino:
- Timothy Carey
- Roger corman
- Andre DeToth
- Chow Yun Fat
- John woo
- Jean-Luc Godard
- Jean-Pierre Melville
- Laurent Tierney
- Lionel blanc
- Monte Hellman
- Jack hill
- Pam grier
Speaking of Melville’s movies, Tarantino said, “You feel like you don’t need to know how to make a movie. If you really love cinema with all your heart and with enough passion, you can’t help but make a great movie. You don’t have to go to school, you don’t need to know the [different lenses]… Shit all that shit. None of this bullshit matters.
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