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These are the user uploaded subtitles that are being translated: 1 00:00:24,600 --> 00:00:30,200 Encoded by Dr. B 2 00:00:33,202 --> 00:00:35,245 Who do you know right now that's dangerous? 3 00:00:35,245 --> 00:00:38,499 I got a friend and he and I love to fuck shit up. 4 00:00:38,499 --> 00:00:41,085 There is no one like Quentin. 5 00:00:42,253 --> 00:00:43,420 There's Quentin. 6 00:00:47,132 --> 00:00:48,676 He makes a different kind of movie. 7 00:00:50,135 --> 00:00:52,137 You're gonna land the word nigger a hundred 8 00:00:52,137 --> 00:00:54,056 and ten times on Christmas? 9 00:00:56,141 --> 00:00:58,268 Quentin loves strong female characters. 10 00:01:00,145 --> 00:01:02,940 Brilliant, hilarious, and disturbing. 11 00:01:05,818 --> 00:01:08,070 From the mind of Quentin Tarantino, 12 00:01:09,029 --> 00:01:11,573 he really is a powerhouse of creativity. 13 00:01:11,573 --> 00:01:12,533 It's Quentin's World. 14 00:01:12,533 --> 00:01:13,450 It's his baby. 15 00:01:13,450 --> 00:01:14,743 He wrote it. 16 00:01:14,743 --> 00:01:15,536 He's a lightning rod. 17 00:01:15,536 --> 00:01:17,162 He's absolutely unique. 18 00:01:17,162 --> 00:01:18,956 He's the voice of his generation. 19 00:01:22,084 --> 00:01:24,003 It's the end of an era of Quentin 20 00:01:24,003 --> 00:01:25,713 and the Weinstein Company. 21 00:01:25,713 --> 00:01:27,297 He's not gonna fade out. 22 00:01:27,297 --> 00:01:28,757 This is why he talks about making ten. 23 00:01:30,050 --> 00:01:33,721 Quentin is a champion of the female. 24 00:01:34,972 --> 00:01:36,390 And he's just the build, 25 00:01:36,390 --> 00:01:38,225 but he gets the opportunity to do this. 26 00:01:53,782 --> 00:01:57,578 And then there are the movies. 27 00:01:57,578 --> 00:02:01,790 Now, that's what he says about himself, 28 00:02:01,790 --> 00:02:03,876 about how he sees the world, 29 00:02:03,876 --> 00:02:08,547 his very purpose of existence. 30 00:02:08,547 --> 00:02:11,216 Quentin's sort of a natural born filmmaker. 31 00:02:11,216 --> 00:02:12,718 It's his passion. 32 00:02:12,718 --> 00:02:16,055 It's where he connects with the full range of 33 00:02:16,055 --> 00:02:17,347 human feeling. 34 00:02:17,347 --> 00:02:19,016 And I think that you really see the through line 35 00:02:19,016 --> 00:02:21,518 of his fascinations as a human being running 36 00:02:21,518 --> 00:02:23,437 all the way through what matters to him, 37 00:02:23,437 --> 00:02:25,522 looking at race in America... 38 00:02:25,522 --> 00:02:28,108 ...looking at what is romance... 39 00:02:28,108 --> 00:02:29,651 ...commitment... 40 00:02:29,651 --> 00:02:30,569 ...honor... 41 00:02:30,569 --> 00:02:32,237 ...betrayal, 42 00:02:32,237 --> 00:02:33,572 loyalty... 43 00:02:33,572 --> 00:02:35,574 ...and people having to 44 00:02:35,574 --> 00:02:36,533 do the right thing. 45 00:02:40,370 --> 00:02:43,373 It's for sure the end of an era. The Weinsteins 46 00:02:43,373 --> 00:02:45,918 have been the distributor of every single film of 47 00:02:45,918 --> 00:02:47,336 ...his in the United States. 48 00:02:47,336 --> 00:02:49,088 Eight movies, all of them, 49 00:02:49,088 --> 00:02:50,339 very successful. 50 00:02:51,965 --> 00:02:53,717 He surely is immortality. 51 00:03:04,103 --> 00:03:06,730 A friend of mine, he turned me onto Quentin Tarantino,... 52 00:03:06,730 --> 00:03:07,231 ...who was 53 00:03:07,231 --> 00:03:10,192 stuffing video boxes at Imperial Entertainment. 54 00:03:10,192 --> 00:03:12,486 And we had this meeting and he seemed like kind of 55 00:03:12,486 --> 00:03:13,904 an overzealous geek. 56 00:03:13,904 --> 00:03:15,572 Pardon, pardon me. 57 00:03:15,572 --> 00:03:16,281 But guess what? 58 00:03:16,281 --> 00:03:17,908 He had the talent to back it up. 59 00:03:17,908 --> 00:03:19,743 He would sleep on my couch. 60 00:03:19,743 --> 00:03:21,662 I don't think he had a car at the time 61 00:03:21,662 --> 00:03:23,038 and flat broke. 62 00:03:23,038 --> 00:03:25,124 "I want to get in the movie business. 63 00:03:25,124 --> 00:03:26,208 Do I think I can write? 64 00:03:26,208 --> 00:03:28,919 I'm gonna give it a stab, 'cause all it takes is 65 00:03:28,919 --> 00:03:29,795 a pen and paper." 66 00:03:29,795 --> 00:03:30,462 I asked him about 67 00:03:30,462 --> 00:03:31,171 writing on a computer. 68 00:03:31,171 --> 00:03:32,589 He said, "You can't write on a computer." 69 00:03:32,589 --> 00:03:33,257 I'm like, "Why not?" 70 00:03:33,257 --> 00:03:34,883 He's like, "You can't write poetry on a computer. 71 00:03:34,883 --> 00:03:36,635 He's like, "My pen is my antennae to God. 72 00:03:36,635 --> 00:03:37,386 That's how I write. 73 00:03:37,386 --> 00:03:38,637 It just- it just flows. 74 00:03:38,637 --> 00:03:39,680 It's just a receiver." 75 00:03:39,680 --> 00:03:42,349 He has a red pen and a black pen, felt tip, 76 00:03:42,349 --> 00:03:45,227 and yellow legal pad, and dit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit. 77 00:03:45,227 --> 00:03:45,936 That was it. 78 00:03:45,936 --> 00:03:48,272 Five minutes later, he's got dialogue that would 79 00:03:48,272 --> 00:03:50,524 take some people an entire lifetime to write. 80 00:03:50,524 --> 00:03:53,944 I think Quentin basically writes novels 81 00:03:53,944 --> 00:03:57,322 and then when he's directing, he's basically adapting 82 00:03:57,322 --> 00:03:58,949 his own novel to the screen. 83 00:03:58,949 --> 00:04:01,243 A lot of different things are gonna happen. 84 00:04:01,243 --> 00:04:03,537 It's a roller coaster ride. Oh, yeah, baby. 85 00:04:03,537 --> 00:04:05,330 You're gonna be horrified. 86 00:04:05,330 --> 00:04:05,956 (groans) 87 00:04:05,956 --> 00:04:08,500 You're gonna feel relief. Then say something. 88 00:04:09,960 --> 00:04:11,461 Something. 89 00:04:11,461 --> 00:04:13,005 You're gonna feel romance. 90 00:04:15,757 --> 00:04:19,553 Quentin is above all a romantic. 91 00:04:19,553 --> 00:04:21,805 First script, True Romance, 92 00:04:21,805 --> 00:04:24,183 Clarence saving Alabama is the beginning of rescuing 93 00:04:24,183 --> 00:04:26,810 the princess that really pays off in Django coming 94 00:04:26,810 --> 00:04:28,478 back to rescue Broomhilda. 95 00:04:32,441 --> 00:04:36,195 The first script of his I read was Natural Born Killers. 96 00:04:36,195 --> 00:04:37,279 And when I read that I went, 97 00:04:37,279 --> 00:04:39,990 whoa, this guy's amazing. 98 00:04:39,990 --> 00:04:41,491 Then I read True Romance. 99 00:04:41,491 --> 00:04:42,910 I went, what the? 100 00:04:42,910 --> 00:04:44,077 What's going on. 101 00:04:44,077 --> 00:04:45,537 What's wrong with Hollywood? 102 00:04:45,537 --> 00:04:46,622 Where is everybody? 103 00:04:46,622 --> 00:04:49,333 You'd take home a slog of twenty scripts a weekend 104 00:04:49,333 --> 00:04:54,630 and you're looking for that thing that jumps off 105 00:04:54,630 --> 00:04:56,507 the page where the characters are alive, 106 00:04:56,507 --> 00:04:58,300 where the dialogue doesn't feel trite. 107 00:04:58,300 --> 00:05:00,135 Every kid wants to give you a script 108 00:05:00,135 --> 00:05:01,845 and you- you- you with the best intentions, 109 00:05:01,845 --> 00:05:03,180 you go, God, I hope this is good. 110 00:05:03,180 --> 00:05:05,265 And then by page two it's like turning like 111 00:05:05,265 --> 00:05:07,643 (groans) oh, I can't turn the page. 112 00:05:07,643 --> 00:05:09,978 This is really just terrible. 113 00:05:09,978 --> 00:05:11,146 Not with Quentin. 114 00:05:11,146 --> 00:05:11,813 No way. 115 00:05:12,147 --> 00:05:14,441 Oh, they're brilliant screenplays. 116 00:05:14,441 --> 00:05:17,819 Can you imagine having to sell those to pay your rent? 117 00:05:17,819 --> 00:05:20,614 I mean, wow, you know. 118 00:05:20,614 --> 00:05:23,784 (inhales) I read a lot. 119 00:05:23,784 --> 00:05:25,994 (exhales) Especially about things 120 00:05:25,994 --> 00:05:26,870 about history. 121 00:05:29,206 --> 00:05:31,291 I find that shit fascinating. 122 00:05:32,918 --> 00:05:33,627 Here's a fact. 123 00:05:33,627 --> 00:05:35,837 I don't know whether you know or not. 124 00:05:35,837 --> 00:05:36,421 Well... 125 00:05:39,758 --> 00:05:43,804 Sicilians were spawned by niggers. 126 00:05:47,516 --> 00:05:51,770 Uh, come again? 127 00:05:52,187 --> 00:05:54,523 (laughs) 128 00:05:54,523 --> 00:05:56,233 You look at the stuff that Quentin writes. 129 00:05:56,233 --> 00:05:58,277 If it was on stage, he'd have the Pulitzer. 130 00:05:58,277 --> 00:05:59,319 You know, because it's movies, 131 00:05:59,319 --> 00:06:00,487 everyone said, "Oh, he was in a video store. 132 00:06:00,487 --> 00:06:00,946 He stole." 133 00:06:00,946 --> 00:06:03,365 Which of course launched a thousand people working 134 00:06:03,365 --> 00:06:04,157 in video stores going, 135 00:06:04,157 --> 00:06:05,492 "Oh, I'm gonna be the next Tarantino." 136 00:06:05,492 --> 00:06:07,286 Well, literally, there's Quentin 137 00:06:07,286 --> 00:06:08,412 and there's everyone else. 138 00:06:09,538 --> 00:06:11,999 There's great stories, great characters. 139 00:06:11,999 --> 00:06:13,417 Later on in the story... 140 00:06:13,417 --> 00:06:15,627 Clearly in True Romance, 141 00:06:15,627 --> 00:06:18,171 Clarence is a surrogate for Quentin. 142 00:06:19,089 --> 00:06:22,593 You see his love of cinema present in his voice 143 00:06:22,593 --> 00:06:24,511 as he expertly carries you through his films. 144 00:06:24,511 --> 00:06:26,513 (overlapping) Oh! Ooh. You have three kung-fu moves. 145 00:06:26,513 --> 00:06:29,558 In the original draft, his version of True Romance, 146 00:06:29,558 --> 00:06:31,268 it was non-linear storytelling. 147 00:06:31,268 --> 00:06:33,228 The audience is ahead of the characters 148 00:06:33,228 --> 00:06:34,688 and on the edge of their seat 149 00:06:34,688 --> 00:06:36,690 'cause they know something bad's coming. 150 00:06:36,690 --> 00:06:40,277 And Tony Scott in his adaptation made it linear, 151 00:06:40,277 --> 00:06:42,362 and Quentin loves True Romance, 152 00:06:42,362 --> 00:06:44,281 but Clarence died in Quentin's version. 153 00:06:44,281 --> 00:06:46,658 Sweetie! (sobs) 154 00:06:46,658 --> 00:06:47,743 He had sold True Romance. 155 00:06:47,743 --> 00:06:48,994 He was hoping to direct it. 156 00:06:48,994 --> 00:06:49,911 Baby! 157 00:06:49,911 --> 00:06:51,371 He wasn't gonna be able to. 158 00:06:51,371 --> 00:06:53,582 He couldn't get anywhere with Natural Born Killers. 159 00:06:53,582 --> 00:06:55,876 Um, he couldn't get that going to direct, also. 160 00:06:55,876 --> 00:06:58,545 And he wrote Reservoir Dogs so that it would be 161 00:06:58,545 --> 00:06:59,963 set in one contained place, 162 00:06:59,963 --> 00:07:01,506 so that no matter what happened, 163 00:07:01,506 --> 00:07:03,050 he was gonna direct this movie 164 00:07:03,050 --> 00:07:04,718 with the twenty thousand dollars he had made on 165 00:07:04,718 --> 00:07:08,472 Golden Girls residuals for being an Elvis impersonator. 166 00:07:08,472 --> 00:07:17,522 (sings) I do love you with all my heart. 167 00:07:17,522 --> 00:07:18,899 I read a script of 168 00:07:18,899 --> 00:07:22,652 Reservoir Dogs and I just hoped that the writer 169 00:07:22,652 --> 00:07:24,780 who said he was going to be the director 170 00:07:24,780 --> 00:07:27,282 was really a director. 171 00:07:27,282 --> 00:07:29,493 I introduced him to my friend Lawrence Bender, 172 00:07:29,493 --> 00:07:35,999 and Lawrence got Reservoir Dogs all up and running. 173 00:07:35,999 --> 00:07:39,169 And Lawrence said, "Give me a month. 174 00:07:39,169 --> 00:07:41,380 I know somebody who knows Harvey Keitel." 175 00:07:41,380 --> 00:07:42,839 And Harvey said yes. 176 00:08:03,735 --> 00:08:06,029 I was pumping gas, man. 177 00:08:06,029 --> 00:08:08,073 I was driving a tow truck and, 178 00:08:08,073 --> 00:08:11,868 uh, I had done Thelma and Louise 179 00:08:11,868 --> 00:08:15,414 and I had done some episodic TV. 180 00:08:15,414 --> 00:08:19,543 And I got that thing and, you know, 181 00:08:19,543 --> 00:08:22,379 I- I- I'd never read anything like it in my life. 182 00:08:22,379 --> 00:08:25,006 These guys and they're named after colors. 183 00:08:25,006 --> 00:08:30,429 Mr. Brown, Mr. White, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, 184 00:08:30,429 --> 00:08:33,014 Mr. Orange, and Mr. Pink. 185 00:08:33,014 --> 00:08:34,182 Why am I Mr. Pink? 186 00:08:34,182 --> 00:08:35,767 And I remember my agent, she was saying, 187 00:08:35,767 --> 00:08:39,729 "Well, you know, they all kill each other at the end and, 188 00:08:39,729 --> 00:08:41,022 (clicks tongue) you know, 189 00:08:41,022 --> 00:08:43,733 there's no money and, uh, you know, 190 00:08:43,733 --> 00:08:46,403 nobody's ever heard of this Quentin guy and... 191 00:08:46,403 --> 00:08:47,988 You have no way of knowing 192 00:08:47,988 --> 00:08:50,907 with a first time director whether they can direct or not. 193 00:08:50,907 --> 00:08:52,075 You never know. 194 00:08:52,075 --> 00:08:56,037 But Quentin, even then, prior to making any film, 195 00:08:56,037 --> 00:08:58,707 knew every actor's resume. 196 00:08:58,707 --> 00:08:59,875 This guy was in this. 197 00:08:59,875 --> 00:09:02,252 I want this guy from this, and this Lawrence Tierney 198 00:09:02,252 --> 00:09:04,087 was in Dillinger and I want him. 199 00:09:04,087 --> 00:09:06,882 He just set about putting together the ensemble 200 00:09:06,882 --> 00:09:10,010 and it came out exactly the way he wanted it. 201 00:09:11,428 --> 00:09:13,722 I don't know why he had me stuck in his head to play 202 00:09:13,722 --> 00:09:17,642 Mr. Blonde, 'cause I didn't want to play Mr. Blonde. 203 00:09:17,642 --> 00:09:20,812 I didn't want to get shot by Tim Roth, you know. 204 00:09:20,812 --> 00:09:22,606 I don't want to be killed by Tim Roth. 205 00:09:22,606 --> 00:09:25,442 I was like, hey, man, "Who's Tim Roth?" 206 00:09:25,442 --> 00:09:27,194 I went along and met with him 207 00:09:27,194 --> 00:09:29,029 and- and Harvey Keitel. 208 00:09:29,029 --> 00:09:32,199 And they wanted me to read and I wouldn't read for it. 209 00:09:32,199 --> 00:09:34,785 I'm very bad at auditioning. 210 00:09:34,785 --> 00:09:36,745 I got to memorize all of this? 211 00:09:36,745 --> 00:09:38,413 There's over four fuckin' pages of this shit. 212 00:09:38,413 --> 00:09:40,081 And they pushed, you know, they were pushing me. 213 00:09:40,081 --> 00:09:42,292 And so, me and Quentin went and got some food 214 00:09:42,292 --> 00:09:44,753 and then some beer, and then we went down to a pub near me 215 00:09:44,753 --> 00:09:45,795 and we got more beer. 216 00:09:45,795 --> 00:09:48,507 And we read every character in the script 217 00:09:48,507 --> 00:09:49,508 I don't know how many times. 218 00:09:50,550 --> 00:09:52,135 I'd let Harvey Keitel kill me, 219 00:09:52,135 --> 00:09:55,138 but I don't, I'm not getting killed by Tim Roth. 220 00:10:03,063 --> 00:10:06,274 I was on the floor in a disproportionate 221 00:10:06,274 --> 00:10:08,151 amount of blood to what you can actually 222 00:10:08,151 --> 00:10:09,820 contain in a human body. 223 00:10:09,820 --> 00:10:11,530 At the end of the day, one day, 224 00:10:11,530 --> 00:10:13,698 we- we- we hugged each other. 225 00:10:13,698 --> 00:10:16,117 And, you know, we're both covered with blood, 226 00:10:16,117 --> 00:10:17,661 but it's- it's syrup, basically. 227 00:10:17,661 --> 00:10:18,578 It's- it's fake. 228 00:10:18,578 --> 00:10:20,789 It's stage blood and so when it starts to dry 229 00:10:20,789 --> 00:10:23,041 a little bit it gets extremely sticky. 230 00:10:23,041 --> 00:10:26,253 And we were hugging each other, like, 231 00:10:26,253 --> 00:10:28,755 you know, doing the big guy hug thing 232 00:10:28,755 --> 00:10:31,132 and we- we couldn't get apart. 233 00:10:31,132 --> 00:10:32,759 We were stuck together. 234 00:10:32,759 --> 00:10:34,719 (laughs) 235 00:10:34,719 --> 00:10:36,429 And the wardrobe people were convinced that 236 00:10:36,429 --> 00:10:38,932 if we forcefully separated that it would tear 237 00:10:38,932 --> 00:10:41,184 the clothes apart, and they didn't have 238 00:10:41,184 --> 00:10:42,811 a lot of budget for wardrobe. 239 00:10:42,811 --> 00:10:43,979 In fact, that was my suit. 240 00:10:46,022 --> 00:10:49,442 He told us to come to work in a black suit with white shirts. 241 00:10:49,442 --> 00:10:50,735 They gave us the ties. 242 00:10:50,735 --> 00:10:51,444 That was about it. 243 00:10:51,444 --> 00:10:52,988 And if you watch the movie, 244 00:10:52,988 --> 00:10:56,283 Steve Buscemi has black jeans on. 245 00:10:56,283 --> 00:10:58,493 Those aren't- aren't- aren't suit pants. 246 00:10:58,493 --> 00:11:00,745 They're black jeans, man. 247 00:11:00,745 --> 00:11:03,623 And my suit, the jacket or the pants, 248 00:11:03,623 --> 00:11:04,749 don't go together. 249 00:11:04,749 --> 00:11:06,334 They're from two different suits. 250 00:11:06,334 --> 00:11:08,712 When I see the movie, that's all I remember is 251 00:11:08,712 --> 00:11:10,297 my pants were too tight, man. 252 00:11:10,297 --> 00:11:11,881 They were making me crazy. 253 00:11:11,881 --> 00:11:13,967 And I didn't have black shoes. 254 00:11:13,967 --> 00:11:14,968 He wanted everyone to have black shoes. 255 00:11:14,968 --> 00:11:16,052 I didn't have any. 256 00:11:16,052 --> 00:11:18,972 But I had black cowboy boots, see. 257 00:11:18,972 --> 00:11:21,308 So that's how the razor ended up 258 00:11:21,308 --> 00:11:22,726 being in the boot, 259 00:11:22,726 --> 00:11:24,728 because what am I gonna do with this razor? 260 00:11:24,728 --> 00:11:25,895 Where is it gonna come from. 261 00:11:25,895 --> 00:11:27,397 You know that's how that happened. 262 00:11:28,315 --> 00:11:31,026 In the script it said, "Mr. Blonde dances 263 00:11:31,026 --> 00:11:34,321 maniacally around the manacled cop." 264 00:11:34,321 --> 00:11:37,240 And every time we got to the part of the rehearsal 265 00:11:37,240 --> 00:11:38,658 where that was about to happen, 266 00:11:38,658 --> 00:11:40,994 I would say, "Quentin, I don't know what to do." 267 00:11:40,994 --> 00:11:42,245 And he'd go, "No, no, no. 268 00:11:42,245 --> 00:11:43,496 We'll- we'll- we'll shoot another day. 269 00:11:43,496 --> 00:11:44,623 We'll shoot another day." 270 00:11:44,623 --> 00:11:46,541 He didn't want to do, um, the dancing. 271 00:11:47,459 --> 00:11:48,168 Didn't want to do it. 272 00:11:49,002 --> 00:11:49,628 Iconic. 273 00:11:50,378 --> 00:11:50,962 Right? 274 00:11:50,962 --> 00:11:52,255 Yeah. I was like, "Fuck, man. 275 00:11:52,255 --> 00:11:54,716 I'll do it," (laughs) 276 00:11:54,716 --> 00:11:55,967 from the floor. 277 00:11:55,967 --> 00:11:59,721 I asked him, I said, um, "What's the music 278 00:11:59,721 --> 00:12:02,307 you're gonna play over this whole thing?" 279 00:12:02,307 --> 00:12:04,434 And he said, uh, "Well..." 280 00:12:04,434 --> 00:12:07,103 he said, "I really want, uh, Stealers Wheel. 281 00:12:07,103 --> 00:12:08,563 I want to do "Stuck In The Middle." 282 00:12:08,563 --> 00:12:10,815 And I said, "Why don't you play it for me." 283 00:12:10,815 --> 00:12:12,651 And so they put it on a boom box. 284 00:12:12,651 --> 00:12:15,945 That's actually how it's actually cued in the movie. 285 00:12:15,945 --> 00:12:19,282 And so I slowly started to stand up and I sang while 286 00:12:19,282 --> 00:12:22,118 I started to suddenly do my version of a maniacal dance. 287 00:12:22,118 --> 00:12:26,247 (sings) Well, I don't know why I came here tonight I got... 288 00:12:26,247 --> 00:12:28,625 Honestly, I don't know where it came from. 289 00:12:28,625 --> 00:12:29,417 I honestly don't. 290 00:12:29,417 --> 00:12:32,462 (sings) And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs 291 00:12:32,462 --> 00:12:34,130 I can't dance, which is obvious, 292 00:12:34,130 --> 00:12:35,757 and- and then sort--I just went with it, 293 00:12:35,757 --> 00:12:36,883 'cause I felt like it was working 294 00:12:36,883 --> 00:12:38,051 and I didn't hear him say, "cut". 295 00:12:38,051 --> 00:12:39,719 (sings) ...stuck in the middle with you. 296 00:12:39,719 --> 00:12:41,304 I felt really respected. 297 00:12:41,304 --> 00:12:42,931 And the fact that he let me do that, 298 00:12:42,931 --> 00:12:44,683 I mean, I- I loved him for that. 299 00:12:44,683 --> 00:12:46,893 Even the- the ear thing. 300 00:12:46,893 --> 00:12:49,938 He said, "Okay, step in the frame with the ear." 301 00:12:49,938 --> 00:12:52,357 So I walk in the frame and I have it in my hand, 302 00:12:52,357 --> 00:12:54,025 which is a horrifying moment, you know. 303 00:12:54,025 --> 00:12:55,777 Oh, my God. 304 00:12:55,777 --> 00:12:57,570 And he's going, "Throw it. 305 00:12:57,570 --> 00:12:58,029 Throw it. 306 00:12:58,029 --> 00:12:58,947 Throw it." 307 00:12:58,947 --> 00:13:01,574 And I didn't really want to throw it, 308 00:13:01,574 --> 00:13:04,577 but I couldn't think of anything interesting to do. 309 00:13:04,577 --> 00:13:06,579 And so I spoke in it. 310 00:13:06,579 --> 00:13:07,622 Hey, what's going on? 311 00:13:07,622 --> 00:13:09,165 (groans) You hear that? 312 00:13:09,165 --> 00:13:10,917 (groans) (laughs) So then I threw it. 313 00:13:10,917 --> 00:13:13,628 And I was thinking, God, if you were that guy, 314 00:13:13,628 --> 00:13:15,005 if someone did that to you, 315 00:13:15,005 --> 00:13:16,423 how horrible would that be? 316 00:13:16,423 --> 00:13:18,007 It was a terrifying movie. 317 00:13:18,007 --> 00:13:19,426 As an audience, 318 00:13:19,426 --> 00:13:22,178 we had never seen anything like that really. 319 00:13:22,178 --> 00:13:27,559 It felt so new and so exciting and explosive 320 00:13:27,559 --> 00:13:30,228 and dynamic in just the dialogue. 321 00:13:30,228 --> 00:13:31,980 Give me that fuckin' thing. 322 00:13:31,980 --> 00:13:33,690 Now what the hell do you think you're doin'? 323 00:13:33,690 --> 00:13:34,315 Give me my book back. 324 00:13:34,315 --> 00:13:35,608 I'm sick of fuckin' hearing it. 325 00:13:35,608 --> 00:13:37,819 Joe, I'll give it back to you when we leave. 326 00:13:37,819 --> 00:13:39,112 What do you mean when we leave? 327 00:13:39,112 --> 00:13:40,155 Give me it back now. 328 00:13:40,155 --> 00:13:41,906 For the past fifteen minutes now, 329 00:13:41,906 --> 00:13:45,535 you've been droning on about names, Toby. 330 00:13:45,535 --> 00:13:46,286 Toby? 331 00:13:46,286 --> 00:13:48,037 Once we started shooting Reservoir Dogs... 332 00:13:48,037 --> 00:13:48,830 ...and I remember just being 333 00:13:48,830 --> 00:13:50,665 a couple days in, 334 00:13:50,665 --> 00:13:54,377 and I pulled Harvey Keitel aside and I said, 335 00:13:54,377 --> 00:13:55,962 "Harvey, I'm so excited." 336 00:13:55,962 --> 00:13:58,047 And he said, "Well, why are you so excited?" 337 00:13:58,047 --> 00:14:00,508 And I said, "Well, I never imagined 338 00:14:00,508 --> 00:14:03,344 that what we would do on the film would better 339 00:14:03,344 --> 00:14:05,305 the experience that I had of sitting alone 340 00:14:05,305 --> 00:14:07,432 in my room reading the script." 341 00:14:07,432 --> 00:14:09,726 I've got Madonna's big dick coming out of my left ear 342 00:14:09,726 --> 00:14:12,437 and Toby the Jack, I don't know what, 343 00:14:12,437 --> 00:14:13,480 comin' out of my right. 344 00:14:13,480 --> 00:14:15,690 And Harvey Keitel said, "Of course, 345 00:14:15,690 --> 00:14:16,649 it's better than that. 346 00:14:16,649 --> 00:14:17,442 I'm here." 347 00:14:17,442 --> 00:14:18,234 (laughs) 348 00:14:18,234 --> 00:14:20,403 There's just so much good stuff in them. 349 00:14:20,403 --> 00:14:22,822 No only visually, but, and not only 350 00:14:22,822 --> 00:14:25,241 what the actors say, but what they do 351 00:14:25,241 --> 00:14:29,120 and how they do it and how the plot unfolds. 352 00:14:29,120 --> 00:14:32,248 I think the reason that every critic 353 00:14:32,248 --> 00:14:36,044 and journalist went crazy for Reservoir Dogs 354 00:14:36,044 --> 00:14:37,670 is rightfully so. 355 00:14:37,670 --> 00:14:41,716 It was the debut of an extraordinary new voice. 356 00:14:41,716 --> 00:14:49,057 And, you know, it was our nineties Auteur Indie cinema, 357 00:14:49,057 --> 00:14:51,810 you know, the equivalent of the French New Wave, 358 00:14:51,810 --> 00:14:54,854 breaking any rules that he wants. 359 00:14:54,854 --> 00:14:55,980 It was thrilling. 360 00:14:57,607 --> 00:15:02,320 (groans) 361 00:15:02,320 --> 00:15:04,197 We were walking back to the trailers. 362 00:15:04,197 --> 00:15:07,116 I remember Harvey, he says, "This is good, right?" 363 00:15:07,116 --> 00:15:08,368 And- and, (chuckles) I went, 364 00:15:08,368 --> 00:15:10,411 "Yes, really fuckin' good." 365 00:15:10,411 --> 00:15:12,163 (chuckles) Who's a tough guy? 366 00:15:12,163 --> 00:15:14,165 (wheezes) Who's a tough guy? 367 00:15:14,165 --> 00:15:16,167 (wheezes) And he went, "Don't jinx it. 368 00:15:16,167 --> 00:15:16,709 Don't jinx it. 369 00:15:16,709 --> 00:15:17,502 Whatever you do, don't jinx it." 370 00:15:17,502 --> 00:15:18,545 I said, "Okay." 371 00:15:18,545 --> 00:15:22,131 But it was, the word was out on this- on this guy. 372 00:15:22,131 --> 00:15:23,800 So when we went to France with... 373 00:15:23,800 --> 00:15:24,717 ..Reservoir Dogs, 374 00:15:24,717 --> 00:15:27,679 it was, um, it was chosen as an official selection 375 00:15:27,679 --> 00:15:30,390 of the film festival, which is a very prestigious 376 00:15:30,390 --> 00:15:31,808 place to be, particularly for 377 00:15:31,808 --> 00:15:33,351 a first time director. 378 00:15:33,351 --> 00:15:35,061 So we showed our film in the Palais, 379 00:15:35,061 --> 00:15:37,897 and in the three days prior to that, 380 00:15:37,897 --> 00:15:40,817 Quentin and Lawrence and I are walking around Cannes 381 00:15:40,817 --> 00:15:43,153 and walking down the Croisette and looking at 382 00:15:43,153 --> 00:15:45,363 different movies and going to different screenings 383 00:15:45,363 --> 00:15:46,656 and just... Hey. 384 00:15:46,656 --> 00:15:47,907 ...having a good old time. 385 00:15:47,907 --> 00:15:52,245 And then we screen the film as a midnight special 386 00:15:52,245 --> 00:15:53,788 screening in the Palais. 387 00:15:53,788 --> 00:15:56,833 And the day after that, 388 00:15:56,833 --> 00:15:59,627 when we would walk down the street as we were 389 00:15:59,627 --> 00:16:01,588 goofy guys wandering around, 390 00:16:01,588 --> 00:16:04,007 you'd start to hear people going, "Tarantino! 391 00:16:04,007 --> 00:16:05,383 Tarantino!" 392 00:16:05,383 --> 00:16:08,970 And thus the legend of Quentin began. 393 00:16:08,970 --> 00:16:12,307 The Auteur was born somewhat as it should be 394 00:16:12,307 --> 00:16:14,100 in Cannes. 395 00:16:14,100 --> 00:16:18,146 The day after it screened, I got a call from Mario Kassar 396 00:16:18,146 --> 00:16:19,981 who is head of Carolco and he said, 397 00:16:19,981 --> 00:16:23,067 "All of our directors on our boat, 398 00:16:23,067 --> 00:16:26,446 um, want to meet Quentin. 399 00:16:26,446 --> 00:16:30,116 Like what is this movie you made and who is this guy?" 400 00:16:30,116 --> 00:16:32,118 And I said, well, I'll bring him by. 401 00:16:32,118 --> 00:16:35,955 So we showed up at the boat and Renny Harlin 402 00:16:35,955 --> 00:16:38,124 and Oliver Stone and James Cameron 403 00:16:38,124 --> 00:16:41,211 and Paul Verhoeven were all there 404 00:16:41,211 --> 00:16:44,547 and they just wanted to meet Quentin. 405 00:16:44,547 --> 00:16:46,507 And, suddenly, Quentin has, 406 00:16:46,507 --> 00:16:47,717 not only a seat at the table, 407 00:16:47,717 --> 00:16:50,345 but is kind of running the table and these guys are 408 00:16:50,345 --> 00:16:52,513 so interested in Quentin. 409 00:16:52,513 --> 00:16:54,766 And this is how it sort of all began. 410 00:16:54,766 --> 00:16:56,267 Quentin came back 411 00:16:56,267 --> 00:16:58,937 from Cannes after Reservoir Dogs. 412 00:16:58,937 --> 00:17:00,355 Now that was a fascinating story, 413 00:17:00,355 --> 00:17:02,690 'cause he was crashing on my couch, right? 414 00:17:02,690 --> 00:17:05,068 So I was, I had to get, uh, 415 00:17:05,068 --> 00:17:06,903 the "Hollywood Reporter", "Variety", 416 00:17:06,903 --> 00:17:09,989 all of the- the magazines, "L.A. Weekly", 417 00:17:09,989 --> 00:17:11,950 all the stuff that had articles on Reservoir Dogs. 418 00:17:11,950 --> 00:17:13,660 Literally, you couldn't believe how much stuff. 419 00:17:13,660 --> 00:17:14,327 I went, "Oh wait. 420 00:17:14,327 --> 00:17:15,495 This is like a joke." 421 00:17:15,495 --> 00:17:17,205 He went away to Cannes 422 00:17:17,205 --> 00:17:18,998 just another independent filmmaker 423 00:17:18,998 --> 00:17:20,375 and came back like a star. 424 00:17:23,044 --> 00:17:25,838 Miramax was the company that stepped up to 425 00:17:25,838 --> 00:17:27,173 take Reservoir Dogs. 426 00:17:27,173 --> 00:17:30,760 Before that, you know, Quentin was pretty much 427 00:17:30,760 --> 00:17:34,055 nobody wanted to give him a chance to do fuck all. 428 00:17:34,055 --> 00:17:36,265 So that started the bond of Quentin 429 00:17:36,265 --> 00:17:38,226 and the Weinstein Brothers. 430 00:17:41,646 --> 00:17:44,649 "The whole mystical, 431 00:17:44,649 --> 00:17:48,653 shamanistic thing that I thought directing was went 'poof'. 432 00:17:48,653 --> 00:17:50,196 I realized I can do that." - QT 433 00:17:50,196 --> 00:17:52,323 We were in a hotel room on the road 434 00:17:52,323 --> 00:17:54,575 with Reservoir Dogs 435 00:17:54,575 --> 00:17:56,661 and he's got his legal pads out. 436 00:17:56,661 --> 00:17:57,870 And his thing, you know, 437 00:17:57,870 --> 00:17:59,455 the way that he does his scripts. 438 00:17:59,455 --> 00:18:02,583 He starts reading all these characters and stage direction. 439 00:18:02,583 --> 00:18:04,043 I love you, Pumpkin. 440 00:18:04,043 --> 00:18:05,795 And I love you, Honey Bunny. 441 00:18:05,795 --> 00:18:06,921 And it's Pulp Fiction. 442 00:18:06,921 --> 00:18:08,381 Everybody be cool. This is a robbery. 443 00:18:08,381 --> 00:18:09,090 What? 444 00:18:09,090 --> 00:18:13,261 Any of you fuckin' pricks move and I'll execute 445 00:18:13,261 --> 00:18:14,929 every one of ya motherfuckers. 446 00:18:14,929 --> 00:18:17,390 Quentin says, "This is my next thing. 447 00:18:17,390 --> 00:18:22,645 This is what I'm gonna do." 448 00:18:22,645 --> 00:18:24,981 There was an eagerness by many financiers 449 00:18:24,981 --> 00:18:28,359 to make Quentin's next movie. 450 00:18:28,359 --> 00:18:29,694 We had agreed, 451 00:18:29,694 --> 00:18:31,404 uh, Harvey Weinstein agreed, 452 00:18:31,404 --> 00:18:33,114 uh, to finance the film. 453 00:18:33,114 --> 00:18:36,367 They never interfered with his material. 454 00:18:36,367 --> 00:18:39,746 (chuckles) There's subject matter 455 00:18:39,746 --> 00:18:44,250 and dialogue in Quentin's pictures that really nobody else 456 00:18:44,250 --> 00:18:47,795 could get away with doing, especially a white guy. 457 00:18:47,795 --> 00:18:49,172 Did you notice a sign on the front of 458 00:18:49,172 --> 00:18:51,174 my house that said, "Dead Nigger Storage." 459 00:18:51,174 --> 00:18:52,633 Jimmy, you know I ain't seen no shit. 460 00:18:52,633 --> 00:18:54,677 Did you notice a sign on the front of my house 461 00:18:54,677 --> 00:18:57,221 that said "Dead Nigger Storage?" 462 00:18:57,221 --> 00:18:58,723 No. 463 00:18:58,723 --> 00:19:01,059 I got the script and ... 464 00:19:01,059 --> 00:19:01,726 ...I kind of sat 465 00:19:01,726 --> 00:19:03,144 there and stared at it. 466 00:19:03,144 --> 00:19:05,146 When I was done I was like, 467 00:19:05,146 --> 00:19:07,899 "Oh, there's no fuckin' way the script that's good." 468 00:19:07,899 --> 00:19:10,818 I'm just readin' it like that because he told me 469 00:19:10,818 --> 00:19:12,111 he wrote this part for me. 470 00:19:12,111 --> 00:19:15,490 You know what they call a- a Quarter Pounder with Cheese, 471 00:19:15,490 --> 00:19:16,824 uh, in Paris? 472 00:19:16,824 --> 00:19:18,451 They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with Cheese? 473 00:19:18,451 --> 00:19:18,785 No, man. 474 00:19:18,785 --> 00:19:19,827 They got the metric system. 475 00:19:19,827 --> 00:19:22,080 They wouldn't know what the fuck a Quarter Pounder is. 476 00:19:22,080 --> 00:19:23,039 Then what do they call it? 477 00:19:23,039 --> 00:19:25,875 They call it, uh, The Royale with Cheese. 478 00:19:25,875 --> 00:19:27,251 Royale with Cheese. 479 00:19:27,251 --> 00:19:27,960 That's right. 480 00:19:27,960 --> 00:19:29,837 Second time it was just as amazing. 481 00:19:29,837 --> 00:19:33,091 So it's like, (exhales air), 482 00:19:33,091 --> 00:19:34,717 okay. 483 00:19:34,717 --> 00:19:38,554 If Harvey Weinstein has the balls to make this movie, 484 00:19:38,554 --> 00:19:40,264 this movie's gonna be awesome. 485 00:19:40,264 --> 00:19:42,016 I know my friends are gonna love it. 486 00:19:42,016 --> 00:19:43,726 He had built a real fan base 487 00:19:43,726 --> 00:19:46,437 on home video by the time Pulp Fiction came out. 488 00:19:46,437 --> 00:19:48,272 But I think he learned something, too. 489 00:19:48,272 --> 00:19:50,274 Watching the film with enough audiences 490 00:19:50,274 --> 00:19:53,027 when he went and toured film festivals, 491 00:19:53,027 --> 00:19:55,530 he realized that he needed to give the audience 492 00:19:55,530 --> 00:19:57,615 permission to laugh. 493 00:19:57,615 --> 00:19:59,617 The dude's head gets blown off in the back of the car. 494 00:19:59,617 --> 00:20:01,119 I mean people laugh at that shit and then they 495 00:20:01,119 --> 00:20:02,495 catch themselves and go, "Oh, shit. 496 00:20:02,495 --> 00:20:03,329 I can't laugh at that." 497 00:20:03,329 --> 00:20:04,205 Oh! 498 00:20:04,205 --> 00:20:05,498 What the fuck's happenin'? 499 00:20:05,498 --> 00:20:07,333 Ah, man. Oh, shit, man. 500 00:20:07,333 --> 00:20:08,918 Oh, man, I shot Marvin in the face. 501 00:20:08,918 --> 00:20:10,128 Why the fuck'd you do that? 502 00:20:10,128 --> 00:20:13,756 And it's cool, too, because it's not CGI blood. 503 00:20:13,756 --> 00:20:16,717 He still likes to use squibs and blood packs and stuff, 504 00:20:16,717 --> 00:20:20,805 so I mean I could be twenty-five feet across the room 505 00:20:20,805 --> 00:20:22,598 and get blood splattered on me from shootin' 506 00:20:22,598 --> 00:20:24,225 somebody on the other side of the room, 507 00:20:24,225 --> 00:20:26,185 which was like awesome. 508 00:20:26,185 --> 00:20:27,687 You're sending The Wolf? 509 00:20:27,687 --> 00:20:30,106 Don't you feel better, motherfucker? 510 00:20:30,106 --> 00:20:32,150 Shit yeah, Negro. 511 00:20:32,150 --> 00:20:33,693 That's all you had to say. 512 00:20:35,027 --> 00:20:35,736 Like you have to call 513 00:20:35,736 --> 00:20:37,155 someone because you accidentally shot 514 00:20:37,155 --> 00:20:39,115 someone's head off is amazing, 515 00:20:39,115 --> 00:20:40,741 and then that it becomes, like, 516 00:20:40,741 --> 00:20:45,204 he's so blasé about cleaning bits of brain up. 517 00:20:45,204 --> 00:20:46,789 Oh, man! 518 00:20:46,789 --> 00:20:49,250 I will never forgive your ass for this shit. 519 00:20:49,250 --> 00:20:50,793 Because he always intended it to be funny, 520 00:20:50,793 --> 00:20:53,004 but people sort of felt a little bit uncomfortable. 521 00:20:53,004 --> 00:20:54,005 Am I allowed to laugh? 522 00:20:54,005 --> 00:20:56,632 Am I sick if I'm laughing? 523 00:20:56,632 --> 00:20:57,925 You know, what's going on? 524 00:20:57,925 --> 00:21:01,095 And with Pulp, intentionally, 525 00:21:01,095 --> 00:21:02,805 he really let everybody in on the joke. 526 00:21:02,805 --> 00:21:04,432 They look like a couple of dorks. 527 00:21:04,432 --> 00:21:06,559 (laughs) (laughs) Ha-ha-ha. 528 00:21:06,559 --> 00:21:08,102 They're your clothes, motherfucker. 529 00:21:08,102 --> 00:21:11,230 I can look at it and say this is one of those 530 00:21:11,230 --> 00:21:12,273 gangster characters. 531 00:21:12,273 --> 00:21:14,317 (exhales sharply) This is how he's thinkin', 532 00:21:14,317 --> 00:21:15,902 this is how he's talkin', and this is what his 533 00:21:15,902 --> 00:21:17,028 cadence is. 534 00:21:17,028 --> 00:21:20,490 And I will strike down upon thee with great 535 00:21:20,490 --> 00:21:24,827 vengeance and furious anger those who attempt 536 00:21:24,827 --> 00:21:27,622 to poison and destroy my brothers. 537 00:21:27,622 --> 00:21:32,084 And because I spent so many years doing theater. 538 00:21:32,084 --> 00:21:36,005 And you will know my name is the Lord 539 00:21:36,005 --> 00:21:39,467 when I lay my vengeance upon thee. 540 00:21:39,467 --> 00:21:46,265 (screams) I love a monologue. 541 00:21:46,265 --> 00:21:48,643 I remember when I originally gave this script 542 00:21:48,643 --> 00:21:49,936 to the Weinsteins, Harvey read it 543 00:21:49,936 --> 00:21:51,938 and called me up and said, "You guys are crazy. 544 00:21:51,938 --> 00:21:53,439 You just killed the main character 545 00:21:53,439 --> 00:21:56,108 in the middle of the movie." 546 00:21:56,108 --> 00:22:00,196 (screams) I said, 547 00:22:00,196 --> 00:22:00,947 "Keep reading." 548 00:22:00,947 --> 00:22:03,449 He said, "But you can't kill the main character in 549 00:22:03,449 --> 00:22:05,034 the middle of the movie." 550 00:22:05,034 --> 00:22:06,327 I said, "Keep reading." 551 00:22:06,327 --> 00:22:07,662 He said, "Oh, my God. 552 00:22:07,662 --> 00:22:09,830 He comes back, doesn't he?" 553 00:22:09,830 --> 00:22:11,207 He goes, "Is it a happy ending?" 554 00:22:11,207 --> 00:22:12,833 I said, "It's a happy ending. 555 00:22:13,918 --> 00:22:16,504 And the beauty of Quentin is that when it's time to 556 00:22:16,504 --> 00:22:20,007 shoot the film, though he wrote it and he conceived it 557 00:22:20,007 --> 00:22:21,467 and he knows where it's going... 558 00:22:22,760 --> 00:22:23,511 Hello? 559 00:22:24,595 --> 00:22:28,349 ...the actors are a huge part of that soup 560 00:22:28,349 --> 00:22:30,726 that creates that character of the story. 561 00:22:30,726 --> 00:22:31,477 (on intercom) Vincent? 562 00:22:33,854 --> 00:22:36,107 Vincent? 563 00:22:36,107 --> 00:22:38,109 I'm on the intercom. 564 00:22:38,109 --> 00:22:41,487 And he wrote the part 565 00:22:41,487 --> 00:22:45,700 that John Travolta played in that movie for Michael. 566 00:22:45,700 --> 00:22:47,910 And Michael didn't do it. 567 00:22:47,910 --> 00:22:50,496 I was already committed to Wyatt Earp. 568 00:22:50,496 --> 00:22:52,957 And now here's Quentin wants me to do Pulp Fiction. 569 00:22:52,957 --> 00:22:55,543 And they were both going at the same time. 570 00:22:55,543 --> 00:22:57,878 You know look at Travolta in Pulp Fiction. 571 00:22:57,878 --> 00:23:00,089 It's one of the most extraordinary performances 572 00:23:00,089 --> 00:23:03,426 in a- in a film that's filled to the brim 573 00:23:03,426 --> 00:23:05,261 with extraordinary performances. 574 00:23:05,261 --> 00:23:10,349 (gasps) (screams) John had to be convinced. 575 00:23:10,349 --> 00:23:12,018 But the moment that they met, 576 00:23:12,018 --> 00:23:14,645 it was clear that it- it was their destiny to- 577 00:23:14,645 --> 00:23:15,646 to work together. 578 00:23:15,646 --> 00:23:19,525 Isn't it true that a part of John Travolta being in it, 579 00:23:19,525 --> 00:23:22,278 it became John's comeback. 580 00:23:22,278 --> 00:23:25,281 He was doing movies about talking babies and, 581 00:23:25,281 --> 00:23:28,034 suddenly, he's, you know, Vincent Vega. 582 00:23:28,034 --> 00:23:29,744 You know he had that wig on. 583 00:23:29,744 --> 00:23:33,748 Nobody'd ever seen Travolta with a fuckin' gun. 584 00:23:35,666 --> 00:23:37,960 And that was a huge, huge reason 585 00:23:37,960 --> 00:23:39,086 why the movie worked. 586 00:23:39,086 --> 00:23:41,297 John Travolta can move like almost nobody else. 587 00:23:42,840 --> 00:23:45,426 The dance scene that Quentin gives him 588 00:23:45,426 --> 00:23:51,098 is so incredible because Quentin gets what this guy can do 589 00:23:51,098 --> 00:23:52,391 and lets him do it. 590 00:23:52,391 --> 00:23:54,268 That was neat, man, that whole thing and, 591 00:23:54,268 --> 00:23:55,978 uh, I- I wouldn't have come up with that, 592 00:23:55,978 --> 00:23:57,355 you know. 593 00:23:57,355 --> 00:23:59,565 The twist wouldn't haven't have been exactly the same. 594 00:23:59,565 --> 00:24:01,317 He would have had to change the script that 595 00:24:01,317 --> 00:24:03,152 they don't win the dance contest. 596 00:24:05,613 --> 00:24:07,281 When you're on a set and working with Quentin, 597 00:24:07,281 --> 00:24:10,034 he always seemed to me like he kept a very healthy 598 00:24:10,034 --> 00:24:13,412 distance between himself and producer types. 599 00:24:13,412 --> 00:24:15,373 And what Quentin wanted, Quentin got, 600 00:24:15,373 --> 00:24:16,707 deservedly so. 601 00:24:17,667 --> 00:24:18,542 Action! 602 00:24:18,542 --> 00:24:19,794 We were a bit into production 603 00:24:19,794 --> 00:24:21,962 and Harvey Weinstein came to visit. 604 00:24:21,962 --> 00:24:25,549 I purposely wanted to take him to the Jack Rabbit Slim set 605 00:24:25,549 --> 00:24:27,009 because we built it. 606 00:24:27,009 --> 00:24:28,052 It's cool. 607 00:24:28,052 --> 00:24:29,470 It's really filmy. 608 00:24:29,470 --> 00:24:32,223 And Quentin isn't the "build sets" kind of guy. 609 00:24:32,223 --> 00:24:34,433 He's the "find a real place and do it". 610 00:24:34,433 --> 00:24:37,353 And as we walked in, I didn't tell Harvey what we 611 00:24:37,353 --> 00:24:38,312 were shooting. 612 00:24:38,312 --> 00:24:40,147 And I just remember looking at him and going, 613 00:24:40,147 --> 00:24:42,066 "Welcome to Quentin World." 614 00:24:42,066 --> 00:24:44,777 He just said, "What- what- what is this? 615 00:24:44,777 --> 00:24:46,195 This is crazy." 616 00:24:46,195 --> 00:24:48,781 You know with the race track and the dancers 617 00:24:48,781 --> 00:24:51,325 and the trophies and the characters 618 00:24:51,325 --> 00:24:52,868 imitating other characters. 619 00:24:54,245 --> 00:24:56,330 You know Quentin just has in his head I want people 620 00:24:56,330 --> 00:25:00,209 to sit in the back seat of a nineteen-fifty-seven Cadillac. 621 00:25:00,209 --> 00:25:03,504 And, you know, they need to drink an Amos and Andy shake. 622 00:25:03,504 --> 00:25:05,923 And he comes up with all this stuff in the same way 623 00:25:05,923 --> 00:25:07,466 that he comes up with his own products. 624 00:25:09,009 --> 00:25:09,802 Mm... 625 00:25:10,886 --> 00:25:13,556 This is a tasty burger. 626 00:25:13,556 --> 00:25:16,225 Vincent, have you ever had a Big Kahuna burger? 627 00:25:16,225 --> 00:25:18,811 By the time Pulp Fiction came around, 628 00:25:18,811 --> 00:25:20,771 he was doing his own product placement. 629 00:25:21,439 --> 00:25:22,606 Give me a pack of Red Apples. 630 00:25:22,606 --> 00:25:23,774 Filters? 631 00:25:23,774 --> 00:25:24,900 Nah. 632 00:25:24,900 --> 00:25:26,694 And that's when Red Apple came about. 633 00:25:26,694 --> 00:25:28,821 That's when Kahuna burger came about. 634 00:25:28,821 --> 00:25:31,407 That's when all of that stuff started to happen. 635 00:25:31,407 --> 00:25:34,452 Red Apple tobacco is not a real thing. 636 00:25:34,452 --> 00:25:36,036 That's a Quentin cigarette. 637 00:25:36,036 --> 00:25:38,998 There's a great moment 638 00:25:38,998 --> 00:25:40,708 in Hateful Eight where... 639 00:25:40,708 --> 00:25:43,002 ...Demian Bichir is standing 640 00:25:43,002 --> 00:25:44,545 behind the bar. 641 00:25:44,545 --> 00:25:48,257 And he's having a smoke of Red Apple tobacco. 642 00:25:48,257 --> 00:25:49,884 And he's just standing there like this and he's going, 643 00:25:49,884 --> 00:25:50,509 "Hmm. 644 00:25:50,509 --> 00:25:51,469 This is pretty good." 645 00:25:51,469 --> 00:25:52,595 (chuckles) Like this. 646 00:25:52,595 --> 00:25:56,015 And we got all pissed off because he got to do 647 00:25:56,015 --> 00:25:57,850 the Red Apple moment. 648 00:25:57,850 --> 00:26:00,060 He got to have it himself. 649 00:26:00,060 --> 00:26:02,688 Everybody from costumes down to every detail, 650 00:26:02,688 --> 00:26:04,773 to props, to Red Apple tobacco, 651 00:26:04,773 --> 00:26:08,777 to everything, there's nothing random 652 00:26:08,777 --> 00:26:10,613 about anything in a Quentin movie. 653 00:26:10,613 --> 00:26:13,199 Remember her cutting the ropes off 654 00:26:13,199 --> 00:26:14,909 when she's in the coffin. 655 00:26:14,909 --> 00:26:16,452 That's Mr. Blonde's razor. 656 00:26:16,452 --> 00:26:17,036 It's brilliant, right? 657 00:26:17,036 --> 00:26:18,204 That's cool. 658 00:26:18,204 --> 00:26:20,372 There's a little nod when you're watching Reservoir Dogs. 659 00:26:20,372 --> 00:26:21,540 If you every hear Mr. White, 660 00:26:21,540 --> 00:26:22,958 somebody says, "How's Bama?" 661 00:26:22,958 --> 00:26:24,668 By the way, how's Alabama? 662 00:26:24,668 --> 00:26:25,586 Alabama? 663 00:26:26,879 --> 00:26:29,924 I haven't seen Bama over a year and a half. 664 00:26:29,924 --> 00:26:31,926 And you understand that Alabama left, 665 00:26:31,926 --> 00:26:36,180 met Mr. White, learned about the- the bank heist 666 00:26:36,180 --> 00:26:38,516 or jewelry thief business from him, 667 00:26:38,516 --> 00:26:40,768 and they couldn't be together because she was 668 00:26:40,768 --> 00:26:42,353 still in love with Clarence and she'd be in 669 00:26:42,353 --> 00:26:44,480 love with Clarence for his whole life. 670 00:26:44,480 --> 00:26:47,775 So all these characters live in Quentin's universe. 671 00:26:47,775 --> 00:26:50,277 And Vic here, I mean he's only been nothing 672 00:26:50,277 --> 00:26:54,073 but good luck for us and, that guys a fuckin' rabbit's foot. 673 00:26:54,073 --> 00:26:57,117 Vic Vega, Vincent Vega, the Vega Brothers. 674 00:26:57,117 --> 00:26:59,620 And, uh, how 'bout your fella here? 675 00:26:59,620 --> 00:27:00,955 Vincent Vega. 676 00:27:00,955 --> 00:27:03,207 With film it's not just characters 677 00:27:03,207 --> 00:27:05,834 and it's not just action and it's not just cinema, 678 00:27:05,834 --> 00:27:08,128 but it's celluloid, it's seeing it on the film, 679 00:27:08,128 --> 00:27:10,381 and it's the soundtrack, but also, 680 00:27:10,381 --> 00:27:14,134 amazingly, taking songs they know and reimagining. 681 00:27:14,134 --> 00:27:15,177 (sings) Bow, bow, bow... 682 00:27:15,177 --> 00:27:19,598 ...you'll be a woman soon. (sings)...a woman... 683 00:27:19,598 --> 00:27:22,977 And you just sit there and you just- you can't 684 00:27:22,977 --> 00:27:26,522 believe that you're hearing the song in a new 685 00:27:26,522 --> 00:27:27,565 and different way. 686 00:27:27,565 --> 00:27:29,233 (sings) He's not your kind. (sings) He's not your kind. 687 00:27:29,233 --> 00:27:32,069 And so much of those songs were background on the radio 688 00:27:32,069 --> 00:27:33,737 when you were kids or when you were adults 689 00:27:33,737 --> 00:27:35,197 driving around. 690 00:27:35,197 --> 00:27:38,284 And Quentin takes them and he takes that background, 691 00:27:38,284 --> 00:27:40,619 counterpoints it against something that 692 00:27:40,619 --> 00:27:41,912 it doesn't make sense with. 693 00:27:43,622 --> 00:27:46,000 Or he uses it to emphasize a scene. 694 00:27:46,000 --> 00:27:48,419 What he makes are really rich, 695 00:27:48,419 --> 00:27:51,130 densely textured mosaics. 696 00:27:51,130 --> 00:27:53,632 Try to dissect it, you'd almost undoubtedly miss 697 00:27:53,632 --> 00:27:55,593 so many of the pieces and the ways they interact 698 00:27:55,593 --> 00:27:57,261 with each other and the way they make sense 699 00:27:57,261 --> 00:27:57,970 with each other. 700 00:27:57,970 --> 00:27:58,804 I remember being 701 00:27:58,804 --> 00:28:01,223 on the set of From Dust Till Dawn while they were 702 00:28:01,223 --> 00:28:03,517 shooting that, and I said, and by that time Pulp Fiction 703 00:28:03,517 --> 00:28:04,560 just went through the roof. 704 00:28:04,560 --> 00:28:06,228 I said, "Quentin, did you have any idea 705 00:28:06,228 --> 00:28:06,812 how big this would be? 706 00:28:06,812 --> 00:28:09,773 He goes, (inhales sharply) "Yeah, no." 707 00:28:09,773 --> 00:28:10,608 (laughs) 708 00:28:10,608 --> 00:28:14,361 The Palme d'Or goes to... 709 00:28:14,361 --> 00:28:15,404 ...Pulp Fiction. 710 00:28:51,357 --> 00:28:53,275 What do you do after that masterpiece? 711 00:28:53,275 --> 00:28:54,777 When you know you're damned. 712 00:28:54,777 --> 00:28:55,819 There's, you know, 713 00:28:55,819 --> 00:28:59,073 after Citizen Kane, Welles walks away 714 00:28:59,073 --> 00:29:00,199 from Magnificent Ambersons. 715 00:29:00,199 --> 00:29:01,450 Quentin's made Pulp Fiction. 716 00:29:01,450 --> 00:29:04,620 He's made one of the great films of the last half century. 717 00:29:04,620 --> 00:29:07,998 So what does he do next? 718 00:29:07,998 --> 00:29:12,211 A genre film that in and of itself is really wonderful. 719 00:29:12,211 --> 00:29:14,380 Plays with time, plays with character, 720 00:29:14,380 --> 00:29:16,090 plays with your perceptions, 721 00:29:16,090 --> 00:29:18,717 and he doesn't try and redo Pulp Fiction. 722 00:29:18,717 --> 00:29:20,052 I know he has 723 00:29:20,052 --> 00:29:23,847 this strong Blaxploitation influence in his life. 724 00:29:23,847 --> 00:29:24,515 For God's sake. 725 00:29:24,515 --> 00:29:27,142 People say he makes 726 00:29:27,142 --> 00:29:28,143 revenge movies. 727 00:29:28,143 --> 00:29:30,979 You know, those were sort of revenge movies, 728 00:29:30,979 --> 00:29:32,815 all about gettin' the man or gettin' back at the man Sweet 729 00:29:32,815 --> 00:29:35,067 or gettin' back at the person who did somethin' bad to you. 730 00:29:35,067 --> 00:29:38,654 It's one of those things that makes his movies fun. 731 00:29:38,654 --> 00:29:40,447 And those are the things 732 00:29:40,447 --> 00:29:43,534 that influenced his young cinema experiences, 733 00:29:43,534 --> 00:29:44,827 like mine. 734 00:29:44,827 --> 00:29:46,203 He broke everything down. 735 00:29:46,203 --> 00:29:48,330 He explained, like, "When I was a kid, 736 00:29:48,330 --> 00:29:50,207 my mom dated black guys. 737 00:29:50,207 --> 00:29:52,376 Black guys would try to get in good with my mom, 738 00:29:52,376 --> 00:29:56,422 would take me to, uh, Blaxploitation films 739 00:29:56,422 --> 00:29:57,840 to watch as a kid. 740 00:29:57,840 --> 00:29:59,591 So that's what I grew up on. 741 00:29:59,591 --> 00:30:04,346 So I'm writing what I saw, what's inside my DNA, 742 00:30:04,346 --> 00:30:06,265 and then that's why my characters are 743 00:30:06,265 --> 00:30:07,641 always very strong." 744 00:30:07,641 --> 00:30:08,767 You helped her, didn't you? 745 00:30:08,767 --> 00:30:09,685 When you're sort of bred 746 00:30:09,685 --> 00:30:11,061 into naturally appreciating, 747 00:30:11,061 --> 00:30:12,938 it's not like someone's taught you, 748 00:30:12,938 --> 00:30:15,899 you should respect women, or black people are equal. 749 00:30:15,899 --> 00:30:17,735 Like someone's not teaching you that lesson. 750 00:30:17,735 --> 00:30:19,611 You just know it to be true. 751 00:30:19,611 --> 00:30:21,363 This is how he views the world, 752 00:30:21,363 --> 00:30:24,992 and he paints the world the way he sees it in his movies. 753 00:30:24,992 --> 00:30:28,203 And so the power is this is his truth. 754 00:30:28,203 --> 00:30:29,997 Jackie Brown is in many ways 755 00:30:29,997 --> 00:30:32,583 an ode to the sort of Blaxploitation films 756 00:30:32,583 --> 00:30:33,125 of the period. 757 00:30:33,125 --> 00:30:34,835 And who are you gonna cast? 758 00:30:34,835 --> 00:30:35,669 Pam Grier. 759 00:30:36,712 --> 00:30:37,963 I'd heard about Foxy Brown 760 00:30:37,963 --> 00:30:39,882 and Coffy and all the Pam Grier movie. 761 00:30:39,882 --> 00:30:40,340 You know, of course, 762 00:30:40,340 --> 00:30:41,633 Pam Grier's had a glorious career 763 00:30:41,633 --> 00:30:43,385 even up before Quentin Tarantino. 764 00:30:43,385 --> 00:30:45,554 He just, like, has made her that- that much cooler 765 00:30:45,554 --> 00:30:46,388 in my opinion. 766 00:30:46,388 --> 00:30:48,307 Pam Grier can kick ass, 767 00:30:48,307 --> 00:30:48,932 you know what I mean? 768 00:30:48,932 --> 00:30:51,393 It's not all Foxy Brown and it ain't all, 769 00:30:51,393 --> 00:30:52,978 you know, Straight Outta Compton. 770 00:30:56,231 --> 00:30:58,859 Jackie Brown, to me, that performance is 771 00:30:58,859 --> 00:31:01,278 so amazing and beautiful. 772 00:31:01,278 --> 00:31:03,489 But still like so strong 773 00:31:03,489 --> 00:31:06,617 and so flawed and desperate, 774 00:31:06,617 --> 00:31:08,702 and yet very sort of steely. 775 00:31:08,702 --> 00:31:11,079 I mean he writes women like nobody's business. 776 00:31:11,079 --> 00:31:14,416 In the last forty-five to fifty years, 777 00:31:14,416 --> 00:31:18,796 women have not been given a fair shake in terms of, 778 00:31:18,796 --> 00:31:23,759 uh, leading roles in, uh, movies where we can see 779 00:31:23,759 --> 00:31:25,636 what makes the woman tick. 780 00:31:25,636 --> 00:31:27,095 That's why you came here to kill me. 781 00:31:27,095 --> 00:31:28,097 (chuckles) I ain't come over here to kill you. 782 00:31:28,097 --> 00:31:28,847 Oh, no, that's fine. 783 00:31:28,847 --> 00:31:29,431 It's okay. 784 00:31:30,599 --> 00:31:31,517 Now I forgive you. 785 00:31:31,517 --> 00:31:33,018 That's the thing with Quentin's dialogue. 786 00:31:33,018 --> 00:31:34,102 A couple of men that would be like, 787 00:31:34,102 --> 00:31:36,271 I mean, women don't really talk like that. 788 00:31:36,271 --> 00:31:37,397 And I was like (laughs). 789 00:31:37,397 --> 00:31:40,109 Aw, that's cute, (inhales) 'cause we really do. 790 00:31:40,109 --> 00:31:42,611 Now if I have to do more than a year, 791 00:31:42,611 --> 00:31:45,072 you'll pay another one hundred thousand dollars. 792 00:31:45,072 --> 00:31:46,573 Women would come up to us and be like, 793 00:31:46,573 --> 00:31:47,366 "Oh, my God. 794 00:31:47,366 --> 00:31:49,493 How- Is he a woman on the inside?" 795 00:31:49,493 --> 00:31:50,619 I'm like yeah, he's kind of, 796 00:31:50,619 --> 00:31:51,829 he's a bit of woman on the inside. 797 00:31:51,829 --> 00:31:53,205 He's a little bit black on the inside. 798 00:31:53,205 --> 00:31:55,457 He's just got a whole bunch of stuff going on in him. 799 00:31:55,457 --> 00:31:58,377 If you think that you know more 800 00:31:58,377 --> 00:32:01,421 about a movie or an actor or- or anything to do 801 00:32:01,421 --> 00:32:04,132 with cinema history, he will just sit there 802 00:32:04,132 --> 00:32:07,928 and smile and listen to you, and then he will bury you 803 00:32:07,928 --> 00:32:09,721 with how much stuff he knows. 804 00:32:09,721 --> 00:32:12,015 Exactly the fact that Quentin didn't go to film school. 805 00:32:12,015 --> 00:32:14,309 I guess his film school was video archives 806 00:32:14,309 --> 00:32:18,730 and the endless movies that he could learn and read and, 807 00:32:18,730 --> 00:32:22,109 uh, watch and, uh, and enjoy and turn other 808 00:32:22,109 --> 00:32:22,776 people onto. 809 00:32:22,776 --> 00:32:24,653 Get himself gone. 810 00:32:24,653 --> 00:32:27,865 The films that he gets off on vary vastly. 811 00:32:27,865 --> 00:32:29,867 Everybody's after Kowalski 812 00:32:29,867 --> 00:32:32,536 He's passionate about Vanishing Point 813 00:32:32,536 --> 00:32:34,037 and that genre. 814 00:32:34,037 --> 00:32:38,584 And then Moeshe. 815 00:32:38,584 --> 00:32:40,544 He just loves the TV show Moesha. 816 00:32:40,544 --> 00:32:41,712 Moeshe. 817 00:32:41,712 --> 00:32:43,714 I would have never guessed that. 818 00:32:43,714 --> 00:32:45,966 And I- I think he's like that about all kinds of things. 819 00:32:45,966 --> 00:32:47,134 I think he's like that with food, 820 00:32:47,134 --> 00:32:50,721 like he loves amazingly high quality French dishes 821 00:32:50,721 --> 00:32:52,931 and he- he will smash a Pink's hotdog, 822 00:32:52,931 --> 00:32:55,475 you know, like I honestly, I think he's kind of like 823 00:32:55,475 --> 00:32:56,435 that with women. 824 00:32:56,435 --> 00:32:58,228 ..break my heart 825 00:32:58,228 --> 00:33:00,480 and make me sad. 826 00:33:00,480 --> 00:33:03,025 Tell me what did I do wrong. 827 00:33:03,025 --> 00:33:04,610 He's sort of like, if he's in love with you 828 00:33:04,610 --> 00:33:05,819 and you're a big, black, 829 00:33:05,819 --> 00:33:07,654 curvy, gorgeous lady, he's all about big, 830 00:33:07,654 --> 00:33:08,530 black curves. 831 00:33:08,530 --> 00:33:10,032 (sings) My baby love... 832 00:33:10,908 --> 00:33:12,117 And if you're a waify, 833 00:33:12,117 --> 00:33:14,411 skinny little white model type and he's in love with you, 834 00:33:14,411 --> 00:33:16,747 he just thinks that's the hottest thing on the planet. 835 00:33:16,747 --> 00:33:18,540 He's just like an appreciator. 836 00:33:20,000 --> 00:33:21,710 He knows everybody. 837 00:33:21,710 --> 00:33:24,838 And when he meets an actor from my era, 838 00:33:24,838 --> 00:33:26,548 the era when he was growin' up, 839 00:33:26,548 --> 00:33:31,094 he amazes them and amazed me by reminding me of this 840 00:33:31,094 --> 00:33:32,679 and that and things and moments 841 00:33:32,679 --> 00:33:35,098 and scenes that he remembers. 842 00:33:35,098 --> 00:33:39,228 He also built a way of sharing his vision with people. 843 00:33:39,228 --> 00:33:40,812 It wasn't storyboards. 844 00:33:40,812 --> 00:33:42,981 It was references. 845 00:33:42,981 --> 00:33:45,776 And so he'd say, 846 00:33:45,776 --> 00:33:48,528 "The warehouse looks like this." 847 00:33:48,528 --> 00:33:51,365 Or, "Look at this film for a reference for 848 00:33:51,365 --> 00:33:53,450 what I'm kind of trying to do here." 849 00:33:53,450 --> 00:33:55,410 When you're in rehearsal with him,... 850 00:33:55,410 --> 00:33:57,537 ...you're discussing those references, 851 00:33:57,537 --> 00:34:00,666 specifically, and he gives you stuff to watch. 852 00:34:00,666 --> 00:34:03,502 It's not something you come to 853 00:34:03,502 --> 00:34:05,337 lightly with him. 854 00:34:05,337 --> 00:34:06,630 It's not a rip-off 855 00:34:06,630 --> 00:34:09,258 that's just crap. 856 00:34:09,258 --> 00:34:11,176 And it's not even an homage. 857 00:34:12,761 --> 00:34:15,764 It's that he's using the tools of cinema to make 858 00:34:15,764 --> 00:34:17,849 more resonant and greater cinema. 859 00:34:18,558 --> 00:34:22,187 Quentin uses filmic vocabulary. 860 00:34:22,187 --> 00:34:23,939 If you look at great art, 861 00:34:23,939 --> 00:34:26,650 that's what musicians do, composers do, 862 00:34:26,650 --> 00:34:28,193 painters do, sculptors do. 863 00:34:28,193 --> 00:34:29,444 'Cause he always, you know, 864 00:34:31,113 --> 00:34:34,574 elevates everything and charges everything. 865 00:34:34,574 --> 00:34:38,078 The detective was the genre that I started with. 866 00:34:38,078 --> 00:34:41,540 Old cars, old clothes, old jokes, fast women, 867 00:34:41,540 --> 00:34:42,916 they all lied to me. 868 00:34:42,916 --> 00:34:45,168 The cynical, but human detective. 869 00:34:45,168 --> 00:34:47,671 Robert Forster as Banyon. 870 00:34:47,671 --> 00:34:49,506 One of the things Quentin does is incur 871 00:34:49,506 --> 00:34:51,049 talent all the time. 872 00:34:51,049 --> 00:34:52,217 I mean a lot of times people will 873 00:34:52,217 --> 00:34:54,344 resurrect old actors and they have them do 874 00:34:54,344 --> 00:34:55,262 what they always did. 875 00:34:55,262 --> 00:35:00,809 What Quentin always does is he pushes them further. 876 00:35:00,809 --> 00:35:02,436 He takes them to a new place. 877 00:35:04,021 --> 00:35:06,064 He gives them a different career. 878 00:35:06,064 --> 00:35:08,275 When my career was at the very bottom, 879 00:35:08,275 --> 00:35:09,651 in walks Quentin. 880 00:35:09,651 --> 00:35:12,696 He said, "I am adapting Rum Punch, 881 00:35:12,696 --> 00:35:15,741 an Elmore Leonard novel, to a movie." 882 00:35:15,741 --> 00:35:17,784 And I said to him, "I don't think they're gonna 883 00:35:17,784 --> 00:35:19,661 let you hire me." 884 00:35:19,661 --> 00:35:22,581 That period in my career, the distributors 885 00:35:22,581 --> 00:35:23,790 didn't want me. 886 00:35:23,790 --> 00:35:25,709 They wanted, you know, somebody with a bigger name. 887 00:35:25,709 --> 00:35:28,420 And he said, and I will never forget him for it, 888 00:35:28,420 --> 00:35:31,548 he said, "I hire anybody I want." 889 00:35:31,548 --> 00:35:34,509 And that is the first moment when I said, 890 00:35:34,509 --> 00:35:37,846 "Wow, Bob, this is a life-changer." 891 00:35:37,846 --> 00:35:40,182 All right, before we start talking about stewardesses, 892 00:35:40,182 --> 00:35:41,975 let's get Beaumont out of the way first. 893 00:35:41,975 --> 00:35:44,144 Uh, you know, I think somebody already did. 894 00:35:44,144 --> 00:35:45,771 I got a call from my agents. 895 00:35:45,771 --> 00:35:47,564 They said that, uh, Vince Gilligan was 896 00:35:47,564 --> 00:35:48,315 gonna call me. 897 00:35:51,068 --> 00:35:52,194 I picked up the phone. 898 00:35:52,194 --> 00:35:54,905 Vince said, "Uh, we've been saving a role 899 00:35:54,905 --> 00:35:56,239 called "The Disappearer". 900 00:35:56,239 --> 00:35:58,867 We've been calling it the Robert Forster role. 901 00:35:58,867 --> 00:36:00,535 And it was, in fact, 902 00:36:00,535 --> 00:36:01,787 a straight shooter. 903 00:36:01,787 --> 00:36:02,996 It's gonna take me 904 00:36:02,996 --> 00:36:05,665 some time to get your new situation fixed. 905 00:36:05,665 --> 00:36:07,292 Until then, you're gonna be staying here. 906 00:36:07,292 --> 00:36:09,628 I've got a place downstairs out of sight. 907 00:36:09,628 --> 00:36:11,963 And, uh, this was a direct result, 908 00:36:11,963 --> 00:36:13,548 of course, of Jackie Brown. 909 00:36:13,548 --> 00:36:18,095 People kept sayin' well, it's not Pulp Fiction. 910 00:36:18,095 --> 00:36:19,971 No, it's fuckin' Jackie Brown. 911 00:36:19,971 --> 00:36:21,973 It's a different pace, it's a different story 912 00:36:21,973 --> 00:36:24,059 and it's about different kinds of people. 913 00:36:24,059 --> 00:36:26,853 Yeah, there are some criminals in there, 914 00:36:26,853 --> 00:36:29,564 but it's really an adult movie about people 915 00:36:29,564 --> 00:36:31,525 in a certain place in their life when it's time 916 00:36:31,525 --> 00:36:33,318 for them to make a choice about how they want to live 917 00:36:33,318 --> 00:36:34,152 the rest of their life. 918 00:36:34,152 --> 00:36:35,612 It's a crossroads movie. 919 00:36:35,612 --> 00:36:37,614 If you had the chance, unemployed now, 920 00:36:38,990 --> 00:36:41,701 to walk away with a half million dollars 921 00:36:43,120 --> 00:36:44,037 would you take it? 922 00:36:44,037 --> 00:36:47,415 Despite whatever the minor violence is in it, 923 00:36:47,415 --> 00:36:51,169 it's just a great story about these people trying 924 00:36:51,169 --> 00:36:52,587 to figure out their lives. 925 00:36:56,341 --> 00:36:59,636 When Jackie Brown came out of the prison 926 00:36:59,636 --> 00:37:03,598 and had that long walk toward me 927 00:37:03,598 --> 00:37:06,476 and it is accompanied by music... 928 00:37:10,897 --> 00:37:19,948 (sings) Why do I keep my mind on you all the time? 929 00:37:19,948 --> 00:37:20,949 And I don't even know you... 930 00:37:20,949 --> 00:37:23,827 ...you're watching this guy fall in love 931 00:37:23,827 --> 00:37:24,911 with a woman. 932 00:37:27,122 --> 00:37:31,626 I cannot tell you how emotive that was, 933 00:37:31,626 --> 00:37:34,129 and for a director to do that. 934 00:37:34,129 --> 00:37:36,339 They never do that. 935 00:37:36,339 --> 00:37:38,800 Out of all those films, Jackie Brown is sort of like 936 00:37:38,800 --> 00:37:40,177 the best one. 937 00:37:40,177 --> 00:37:43,096 Yeah, for me, just because of the cinematic beauty 938 00:37:43,096 --> 00:37:46,308 and gentleness of that particular story. 939 00:37:46,308 --> 00:37:47,893 (sing) ...baby. 940 00:37:47,893 --> 00:37:48,768 Hmm. 941 00:37:48,768 --> 00:37:50,020 (sing) Gave you the love you never knew, girl. 942 00:37:50,020 --> 00:37:51,897 Who is this? 943 00:37:51,897 --> 00:37:53,565 The Delphonics. (sing) Didn't I do it baby... 944 00:37:55,817 --> 00:37:56,651 It's nice. 945 00:37:56,651 --> 00:37:57,486 Mm-hmm. 946 00:38:10,248 --> 00:38:11,750 The main influences of Kill Bill 947 00:38:11,750 --> 00:38:18,548 is all the best of Hong Kong cinema. 948 00:38:18,548 --> 00:38:19,925 Quentin is in love 949 00:38:19,925 --> 00:38:21,218 with the culture. 950 00:38:21,218 --> 00:38:22,969 When he does martial arts stuff, 951 00:38:22,969 --> 00:38:26,598 he's recreating the energy and he's participating as 952 00:38:26,598 --> 00:38:28,850 somebody who is so thrilled watching this. 953 00:38:30,310 --> 00:38:32,729 The last script Quentin gave me was Kill Bill... 954 00:38:32,729 --> 00:38:33,313 And it was like almost 955 00:38:33,313 --> 00:38:34,731 the size of a small phone book. 956 00:38:34,731 --> 00:38:35,440 Remember those? 957 00:38:36,650 --> 00:38:38,610 Story by Q and U, 958 00:38:39,819 --> 00:38:41,821 meaning U as in Uma. 959 00:38:41,821 --> 00:38:43,865 We've all just been calling her the bride on 960 00:38:43,865 --> 00:38:45,075 account of the dress. 961 00:38:45,075 --> 00:38:47,953 You can tell she was pregnant. 962 00:38:47,953 --> 00:38:49,746 (spits) 963 00:38:49,746 --> 00:38:52,374 That woman deserves her revenge and- 964 00:38:52,374 --> 00:38:53,750 and we deserve to die. 965 00:38:53,750 --> 00:38:56,211 I could see the faces of the cunts 966 00:38:56,211 --> 00:39:01,007 who did this to me and the dicks responsible. 967 00:39:01,007 --> 00:39:02,634 It read like a novel. 968 00:39:02,634 --> 00:39:03,677 It was funny. 969 00:39:03,677 --> 00:39:05,470 It had all this action in it, 970 00:39:05,470 --> 00:39:07,555 you know, but it read in- in a way that you just 971 00:39:07,555 --> 00:39:08,556 could not put it down. 972 00:39:08,556 --> 00:39:09,307 He would tell me what to read. 973 00:39:09,307 --> 00:39:09,724 I was like, wait. 974 00:39:09,724 --> 00:39:11,726 Okay, I'm gonna read it so now I know 975 00:39:11,726 --> 00:39:13,520 what action I'm gonna do. 976 00:39:13,520 --> 00:39:16,189 And I'd start reading and I'd forget 977 00:39:16,189 --> 00:39:18,275 to read for the stunts and I just would read 978 00:39:18,275 --> 00:39:18,984 the whole thing again. 979 00:39:18,984 --> 00:39:20,277 It happened four times. 980 00:39:20,277 --> 00:39:22,112 That was when I first had my kind of like 981 00:39:22,112 --> 00:39:25,240 professional moment of, "Holy shit. 982 00:39:25,240 --> 00:39:27,033 I'm gonna be a part of something magic." 983 00:39:34,541 --> 00:39:37,919 Quentin has it as Boomer is this part of The Bride 984 00:39:37,919 --> 00:39:40,046 and Zoë is this part of The Bride. 985 00:39:40,046 --> 00:39:42,173 Whatever's in front of the camera is different parts 986 00:39:42,173 --> 00:39:43,508 of the same whole. 987 00:39:43,508 --> 00:39:45,468 We were doing the scene where she runs up 988 00:39:45,468 --> 00:39:46,303 the banister. 989 00:39:46,303 --> 00:39:47,637 And he came to me and he was like, 990 00:39:47,637 --> 00:39:49,681 "So, what are you doing in the shot?" 991 00:39:49,681 --> 00:39:52,309 And I was like, I'm running up the banister. 992 00:39:52,309 --> 00:39:53,351 And he was like, "Yeah, but why?" 993 00:39:53,351 --> 00:39:56,438 And I was like, trick question. 994 00:39:56,438 --> 00:39:57,439 'Cause that's my job." 995 00:39:57,439 --> 00:39:58,189 You know, and he was like, "No, 996 00:39:58,189 --> 00:40:00,650 but why is The Bride running up the banister?" 997 00:40:00,650 --> 00:40:03,903 and I was like, "Oh, to get to O-Ren." 998 00:40:03,903 --> 00:40:06,489 And he was like, "And why is she trying to get to O-Ren?" 999 00:40:07,699 --> 00:40:09,200 It sounds like such actor-speak, 1000 00:40:09,200 --> 00:40:11,786 but my running up the banister shifted, 1001 00:40:11,786 --> 00:40:13,371 because now I have an intention. 1002 00:40:13,371 --> 00:40:15,123 Now I have a reason outside of 1003 00:40:15,123 --> 00:40:16,916 just technically getting it right. 1004 00:40:16,916 --> 00:40:19,336 That was always super important to Quentin, 1005 00:40:19,336 --> 00:40:21,046 "'cause that bitch fucked up my life 1006 00:40:21,046 --> 00:40:22,005 and I want her to die." 1007 00:40:26,259 --> 00:40:29,429 The fact that he always has women in these strong 1008 00:40:29,429 --> 00:40:32,724 positions isn't something that he necessarily 1009 00:40:32,724 --> 00:40:34,934 highlights or billboards. (overlapping) (whistles) 1010 00:40:34,934 --> 00:40:36,561 To him, of course, it makes sense 1011 00:40:36,561 --> 00:40:40,440 these are women doing this, are fighting or are leaders. 1012 00:40:40,440 --> 00:40:41,399 He does it and, it's for him, 1013 00:40:41,399 --> 00:40:42,317 it's just natural. 1014 00:40:42,317 --> 00:40:45,445 It's such an interesting conversation to have these days, 1015 00:40:46,363 --> 00:40:50,116 girl power and a quality that sort of feels like 1016 00:40:50,116 --> 00:40:52,869 it's all kind of coming to a head. 1017 00:40:52,869 --> 00:40:56,748 The biggest feat is gonna be making it normal 1018 00:40:56,748 --> 00:40:59,626 that we are in lead positions as opposed to 1019 00:40:59,626 --> 00:41:00,960 it being the fight. 1020 00:41:02,003 --> 00:41:05,298 And that's where Quentin is just a priceless ally. 1021 00:41:05,298 --> 00:41:07,467 And I think he needs to sit in an interview and be like, 1022 00:41:07,467 --> 00:41:09,094 "Listen, women should have these roles 1023 00:41:09,094 --> 00:41:09,427 and women..." 1024 00:41:09,427 --> 00:41:12,305 Like he doesn't have to drive it because he's- 1025 00:41:12,305 --> 00:41:14,557 he's just presenting it as such. 1026 00:41:14,557 --> 00:41:17,185 Now if any of you sons of bitches (yells) 1027 00:41:17,185 --> 00:41:21,815 got anything else to say, now's the fuckin' time! 1028 00:41:21,815 --> 00:41:26,194 O-Ren Ishii is a survivor. 1029 00:41:31,074 --> 00:41:35,036 She is a woman who was probably never going to die 1030 00:41:35,036 --> 00:41:36,996 peacefully of old age. 1031 00:41:36,996 --> 00:41:38,665 She swore revenge. 1032 00:41:39,624 --> 00:41:41,668 It only made sense that in the end, 1033 00:41:41,668 --> 00:41:43,962 in her great honor, she was killed 1034 00:41:43,962 --> 00:41:45,630 with the Hattori Hanso sword. 1035 00:41:49,926 --> 00:41:52,303 Uma worked her ass off and was in training 1036 00:41:52,303 --> 00:41:54,806 for a long time before I was even on board. 1037 00:41:54,806 --> 00:41:56,182 She had a crazy schedule. 1038 00:41:56,182 --> 00:41:57,976 She was in just about every shot. 1039 00:41:57,976 --> 00:42:00,603 We were shooting in Beijing. 1040 00:42:00,603 --> 00:42:01,855 She had a newborn. 1041 00:42:03,022 --> 00:42:05,984 She was under intense amounts of physical pressure. 1042 00:42:05,984 --> 00:42:08,027 (grunts) (grunts) 1043 00:42:08,027 --> 00:42:09,279 Cut. Great. 1044 00:42:09,279 --> 00:42:09,821 Excellent. 1045 00:42:09,821 --> 00:42:10,363 Excellent. 1046 00:42:10,363 --> 00:42:13,741 Check (indistinct) (laughs) 1047 00:42:13,741 --> 00:42:16,244 Like, you know, she was in pain a lot of the time. 1048 00:42:16,244 --> 00:42:18,955 She was sort of like, she had blisters and cuts, 1049 00:42:18,955 --> 00:42:19,330 things like that. 1050 00:42:19,330 --> 00:42:21,708 It's just part of the- the deal. 1051 00:42:21,708 --> 00:42:22,834 It feels good to be tough. 1052 00:42:22,834 --> 00:42:24,752 It's strangely sort of liberating. 1053 00:42:24,752 --> 00:42:26,379 Yeah, I'm bleeding. 1054 00:42:26,379 --> 00:42:27,005 Keep rolling. 1055 00:42:28,089 --> 00:42:31,676 The girl fight between Uma and, uh, 1056 00:42:31,676 --> 00:42:34,721 Vivica Fox in Kill Bill is, 1057 00:42:34,721 --> 00:42:36,931 without a doubt, the greatest fight 1058 00:42:36,931 --> 00:42:39,267 any two women ever had in a movie. 1059 00:42:39,267 --> 00:42:40,852 It's crazy good. 1060 00:42:51,237 --> 00:42:53,656 Vivica and Uma just were so great in that scene. 1061 00:42:53,656 --> 00:42:54,991 When I'd sit there and watch, 1062 00:42:54,991 --> 00:42:56,493 I'd forget that I was there to do a job. 1063 00:42:56,493 --> 00:42:57,785 When the daughter comes in the door, 1064 00:42:57,785 --> 00:42:59,996 I'm just like God, it's beautiful. 1065 00:42:59,996 --> 00:43:03,249 The mother versus assassin just like 1066 00:43:03,249 --> 00:43:05,502 (clicks tongue) in one shot. Perfect. 1067 00:43:06,211 --> 00:43:07,337 Mommy, I'm home. 1068 00:43:07,337 --> 00:43:08,838 Hey, baby. 1069 00:43:08,838 --> 00:43:10,381 How was school? 1070 00:43:10,381 --> 00:43:11,883 It softened everything. 1071 00:43:11,883 --> 00:43:12,842 Just amazing. 1072 00:43:12,842 --> 00:43:14,385 And- and- and The Bride sells it, 1073 00:43:14,385 --> 00:43:16,221 too, because she knows, you know. 1074 00:43:17,305 --> 00:43:18,306 It's just genius. 1075 00:43:18,306 --> 00:43:21,476 It's absolute, irrevocable genius, man. 1076 00:43:21,476 --> 00:43:24,604 There's a viciousness and yet their femininity 1077 00:43:24,604 --> 00:43:26,397 never went away for a second. 1078 00:43:27,732 --> 00:43:29,734 It's all about presentation. 1079 00:43:29,734 --> 00:43:31,528 You walk through a shoji screen and then, 1080 00:43:31,528 --> 00:43:34,322 suddenly, there's this winter wonderland. 1081 00:43:36,741 --> 00:43:41,162 He really worked with the designers to create this 1082 00:43:41,162 --> 00:43:43,957 beautiful visual that also turned into a wonderful 1083 00:43:43,957 --> 00:43:46,501 sound backdrop for what we were doing. 1084 00:43:48,336 --> 00:43:49,754 There's the bamboo water fountain. 1085 00:43:49,754 --> 00:43:51,714 It almost acts as a metronome. 1086 00:43:52,507 --> 00:43:56,594 It was absolutely beautiful, 1087 00:43:56,594 --> 00:43:58,846 like when you are watching something from another time. 1088 00:44:00,181 --> 00:44:02,058 It's one of the perfect examples of movie magic 1089 00:44:02,058 --> 00:44:05,395 where the practicality of it was kind of difficult. 1090 00:44:06,187 --> 00:44:09,357 The snow we were using was sort of difficult to breathe. 1091 00:44:09,357 --> 00:44:10,358 So in between takes, 1092 00:44:10,358 --> 00:44:12,902 we had the protective masks on and, you know, 1093 00:44:12,902 --> 00:44:15,029 we were constantly having to cover our footprints. 1094 00:44:17,991 --> 00:44:21,661 And action! 1095 00:44:21,661 --> 00:44:22,662 Women work for him. 1096 00:44:22,662 --> 00:44:25,582 They are fiercely loyal 'cause he actually 1097 00:44:25,582 --> 00:44:27,333 is very protective of them. 1098 00:44:27,333 --> 00:44:28,668 He promotes them. 1099 00:44:28,668 --> 00:44:30,461 He works creatively with them. 1100 00:44:30,461 --> 00:44:32,422 And when you look at the female characters 1101 00:44:32,422 --> 00:44:33,631 in his films, 1102 00:44:33,631 --> 00:44:35,508 they're all quite remarkable. 1103 00:44:36,342 --> 00:44:37,302 Cut! Okay? 1104 00:44:37,302 --> 00:44:39,012 Yeah. Terrific! 1105 00:44:42,765 --> 00:44:43,641 You guys were great. 1106 00:44:43,641 --> 00:44:44,892 That was terrific. 1107 00:44:44,892 --> 00:44:46,311 Part of me still feels like I don't want to talk 1108 00:44:46,311 --> 00:44:49,397 about it because I don't want people to- to know. 1109 00:44:49,397 --> 00:44:53,151 (indistinct) It was the camera angle 1110 00:44:53,151 --> 00:44:55,778 that sold the fact that my head had been cut off 1111 00:44:56,738 --> 00:44:59,574 so I look like I had a little bit of a cone head in real life. 1112 00:44:59,574 --> 00:45:00,908 And then when you see it in the movie, 1113 00:45:00,908 --> 00:45:02,660 it's just like angels are singing. 1114 00:45:07,498 --> 00:45:09,083 There's something beautiful in understanding 1115 00:45:09,083 --> 00:45:10,877 that- that is done in camera. 1116 00:45:13,838 --> 00:45:15,173 That was completely practical 1117 00:45:15,173 --> 00:45:17,216 because you know Quentin doesn't, 1118 00:45:17,216 --> 00:45:19,594 is a fan of avoiding CGI when possible. 1119 00:45:25,850 --> 00:45:27,352 He adores Uma. 1120 00:45:29,020 --> 00:45:31,981 And nobody was more enthusiastic than Quentin. 1121 00:45:31,981 --> 00:45:35,360 I mean, he's still like a kid when he gets worked up. 1122 00:45:35,360 --> 00:45:37,070 Sometimes you do dumb things. 1123 00:45:48,623 --> 00:45:51,084 This is the thing with this business. 1124 00:45:51,084 --> 00:45:56,339 You make the best level of plans and you have great people. 1125 00:45:59,342 --> 00:46:01,427 And then sometimes there's human error. 1126 00:46:12,480 --> 00:46:13,523 Everyone was just having 1127 00:46:13,523 --> 00:46:15,525 fun making a movie. 1128 00:46:16,359 --> 00:46:18,111 And everybody was damn happy to be on a 1129 00:46:18,111 --> 00:46:20,697 set with Quentin Tarantino. 1130 00:46:20,697 --> 00:46:23,116 And everybody was damn happy to be represented 1131 00:46:23,116 --> 00:46:25,326 and distributed by Harvey Weinstein 1132 00:46:25,326 --> 00:46:26,411 and the Weinstein Company. 1133 00:46:33,918 --> 00:46:36,421 What was weird about Harvey is, 1134 00:46:36,421 --> 00:46:38,131 and this was true of his relationship with 1135 00:46:38,131 --> 00:46:40,341 competitors and with people, 1136 00:46:40,341 --> 00:46:42,969 was he- he was a bully and he enjoyed it. 1137 00:46:42,969 --> 00:46:47,140 He had this- this enormous power that, 1138 00:46:48,808 --> 00:46:51,769 I know he was conscious that he had it, 1139 00:46:51,769 --> 00:46:54,605 and I know that he would consciously use it, 1140 00:46:56,941 --> 00:47:00,236 but whether or not he realized he was using it 1141 00:47:00,236 --> 00:47:03,740 in such an obstructive way, 1142 00:47:03,740 --> 00:47:05,366 I don't know about that. 1143 00:47:05,366 --> 00:47:07,952 I'll tell you a funny thing that happened in Cannes. 1144 00:47:07,952 --> 00:47:10,538 I was at this little reception thing with Quentin. 1145 00:47:10,538 --> 00:47:12,999 Here comes Harvey and he comes around the corner 1146 00:47:12,999 --> 00:47:15,752 and he's sweating, like profusely sweating. 1147 00:47:15,752 --> 00:47:18,421 And he's got this really angry face, you know. 1148 00:47:18,421 --> 00:47:20,465 You see a Harvey Weinstein in that mood, 1149 00:47:22,383 --> 00:47:24,635 everybody literally froze. 1150 00:47:24,635 --> 00:47:26,637 And right before he had come in the room, 1151 00:47:26,637 --> 00:47:28,639 Quentin had introduced me to Harvey's wife 1152 00:47:28,639 --> 00:47:29,682 and his little daughter. 1153 00:47:29,682 --> 00:47:33,102 And the little daughter had a doll in her hand 1154 00:47:33,102 --> 00:47:36,564 and she had handed me the doll while we were talking. 1155 00:47:36,564 --> 00:47:40,026 And so I was holding the doll when Harvey came around 1156 00:47:40,026 --> 00:47:42,069 the corner and came into the room. 1157 00:47:42,069 --> 00:47:44,822 And he looked at me and he looked at Quentin 1158 00:47:44,822 --> 00:47:47,075 and he looked at his wife and child 1159 00:47:47,075 --> 00:47:49,118 and he sized up the situation 1160 00:47:49,118 --> 00:47:51,746 and he took the doll out of my hand 1161 00:47:51,746 --> 00:47:54,082 and handed it back to his little kid, to his daughter. 1162 00:47:55,416 --> 00:47:57,001 And Quentin goes, "Harvey, Harvey, 1163 00:47:57,001 --> 00:47:57,585 what are you doing? 1164 00:47:57,585 --> 00:48:00,421 He goes, Michael's gonna do The Hateful Eight. 1165 00:48:00,421 --> 00:48:03,007 Michael's gonna do The Hateful Eight with us." 1166 00:48:03,007 --> 00:48:05,718 And Harvey kind of- kind of stood there 1167 00:48:05,718 --> 00:48:07,345 and his eyes were shifting back and forth 1168 00:48:07,345 --> 00:48:11,265 and he was thinking on his feet. 1169 00:48:11,265 --> 00:48:12,600 Mm. Mm. Mm. (scoffs) And, all of a sudden, he went 1170 00:48:12,600 --> 00:48:14,435 and he took the doll from the little girl 1171 00:48:14,435 --> 00:48:15,603 and gave it back to me. 1172 00:48:15,603 --> 00:48:20,650 And I- I took it and I -- I- I didn't know what to say. 1173 00:48:20,650 --> 00:48:21,734 I mean it was like... 1174 00:48:21,734 --> 00:48:24,487 And he walked away right in that moment. 1175 00:48:24,487 --> 00:48:27,907 He gave me the damn the thing and then he walked away. 1176 00:48:27,907 --> 00:48:30,243 And I remember going, oh, my God. 1177 00:48:30,243 --> 00:48:32,078 And Quentin was laughing hysterically. 1178 00:48:32,078 --> 00:48:33,996 When Quentin finds something funny and he laughs, 1179 00:48:33,996 --> 00:48:35,456 he's got a great laugh. 1180 00:48:35,456 --> 00:48:38,376 And, of course, I gave the doll back to the girl. 1181 00:48:38,376 --> 00:48:40,419 It was very strange and I'll never forget it. 1182 00:48:40,419 --> 00:48:42,255 It was like, wow. 1183 00:48:42,255 --> 00:48:43,714 Where did that come from? 1184 00:48:43,714 --> 00:48:45,216 Holy shit. 1185 00:48:45,216 --> 00:48:46,717 You know a year later, you know, 1186 00:48:46,717 --> 00:48:48,052 the guy's being indicted. 1187 00:49:00,064 --> 00:49:02,275 Quentin loves genre. 1188 00:49:06,070 --> 00:49:09,198 He used to do his QT Fest in Austin. 1189 00:49:09,198 --> 00:49:12,618 There's a big rule that we have during this festival. 1190 00:49:12,618 --> 00:49:15,663 You don't laugh to show that you're superior 1191 00:49:15,663 --> 00:49:19,417 than the movie or how much cooler you are than the movie, 1192 00:49:19,417 --> 00:49:21,252 because I'm telling you nobody here is cooler 1193 00:49:21,252 --> 00:49:22,503 than this movie. 1194 00:49:22,503 --> 00:49:24,130 These movies are fuckin' cool. 1195 00:49:24,130 --> 00:49:25,673 For ten days he would show movies. 1196 00:49:25,673 --> 00:49:27,508 He would have double features every night, 1197 00:49:27,508 --> 00:49:28,926 some nights triple features, 1198 00:49:28,926 --> 00:49:33,514 and showed Asian films and genre films from all over. 1199 00:49:33,514 --> 00:49:35,308 Constantly people would talk movies with him, 1200 00:49:35,308 --> 00:49:36,684 which is what he loves. 1201 00:49:36,684 --> 00:49:38,519 And so I think there was a period of time 1202 00:49:38,519 --> 00:49:41,314 where Austin was a very safe haven for Quentin. 1203 00:49:41,314 --> 00:49:42,857 Quentin and Robert were hanging out a 1204 00:49:42,857 --> 00:49:44,400 lot together at that time. 1205 00:49:44,400 --> 00:49:46,027 I remember Quentin and Robert took me 1206 00:49:46,027 --> 00:49:48,112 and Edgar right out for Mexican food. 1207 00:49:48,112 --> 00:49:49,030 And they told us the 1208 00:49:49,030 --> 00:49:51,449 whole concept of Grindhouse. 1209 00:49:51,449 --> 00:49:53,201 Quentin's part of Grindhouse 1210 00:49:53,201 --> 00:49:53,910 is extraordinary. 1211 00:49:53,910 --> 00:49:55,286 I think it's so smart. 1212 00:49:55,286 --> 00:49:57,371 It's like lots of people have done 1213 00:49:57,371 --> 00:49:58,956 chase films and lots of people have 1214 00:49:58,956 --> 00:50:00,333 done revenge films. 1215 00:50:00,333 --> 00:50:04,086 And it is such a remarkable pro woman, 1216 00:50:04,086 --> 00:50:06,964 feminist, but also cinematic, 1217 00:50:06,964 --> 00:50:09,967 a visionary cinematic, exciting film. 1218 00:50:11,302 --> 00:50:12,136 He rang me and was like, 1219 00:50:12,136 --> 00:50:13,721 Zoë, I've finished the script for Death Proof. 1220 00:50:13,721 --> 00:50:16,641 He had told me that it was gonna be about a stunt guy 1221 00:50:16,641 --> 00:50:18,517 whose car was death proof 1222 00:50:18,517 --> 00:50:19,936 and that he killed women with it. 1223 00:50:21,062 --> 00:50:23,439 Every troupe that you've seen where a woman is 1224 00:50:23,439 --> 00:50:26,859 brutalized is referred to 1225 00:50:26,859 --> 00:50:28,611 and then he flips it on its head. 1226 00:50:28,611 --> 00:50:29,987 Hey! 1227 00:50:29,987 --> 00:50:32,239 (screams) Now I want blood. 1228 00:50:32,239 --> 00:50:33,532 It's about redemption. 1229 00:50:33,532 --> 00:50:34,575 It's about power. 1230 00:50:34,575 --> 00:50:35,952 It's about feminism. 1231 00:50:35,952 --> 00:50:37,411 (grunts) Oh, you want... (grunts) 1232 00:50:37,411 --> 00:50:40,748 He makes roles for women that he wants to see. 1233 00:50:40,748 --> 00:50:43,292 I remember saying to him, "As long as you cast 1234 00:50:43,292 --> 00:50:45,670 someone in the movie that looks like me so I can work on it." 1235 00:50:45,670 --> 00:50:47,088 Nice. 1236 00:50:47,088 --> 00:50:48,547 Nice. Thank you. 1237 00:50:48,547 --> 00:50:48,881 Yep. 1238 00:50:48,881 --> 00:50:49,924 Like, it's on you, buddy. 1239 00:50:49,924 --> 00:50:51,175 Like if I'm terrible at this, 1240 00:50:51,175 --> 00:50:54,428 if I fuck it up, it's your fault. 1241 00:50:54,428 --> 00:50:55,429 (inhales) And he, at one point, was like, 1242 00:50:55,429 --> 00:50:56,264 "Look, this is my job. 1243 00:50:56,264 --> 00:50:57,682 This is what I do. 1244 00:50:57,682 --> 00:50:59,976 I make good casting choices." 1245 00:50:59,976 --> 00:51:01,978 And he said, "I know you and I know what I want 1246 00:51:01,978 --> 00:51:03,396 and I know I can get it." 1247 00:51:03,396 --> 00:51:04,647 So you just need to relax 1248 00:51:04,647 --> 00:51:06,148 and know your lines. 1249 00:51:06,148 --> 00:51:06,607 I remember... 1250 00:51:06,607 --> 00:51:08,150 ..thinking this is like a, 1251 00:51:08,150 --> 00:51:10,778 yeah, it's a great night at the theater, 1252 00:51:10,778 --> 00:51:12,238 you know, in nineteen seventy. 1253 00:51:14,740 --> 00:51:17,034 I'd gone in and interviewed for those 1254 00:51:17,034 --> 00:51:19,829 kinds of movies, you know, so I knew, 1255 00:51:19,829 --> 00:51:20,287 I knew them. 1256 00:51:20,287 --> 00:51:21,080 I knew what he was doing. 1257 00:51:21,080 --> 00:51:22,123 I thought it was pretty great. 1258 00:51:22,123 --> 00:51:24,583 Do I frighten you? 1259 00:51:24,583 --> 00:51:26,085 I was what a stuntman would look like. 1260 00:51:26,085 --> 00:51:27,628 Big scar, that (indistinct). 1261 00:51:27,628 --> 00:51:28,629 He goes, "Yeah, let's do the eyes." 1262 00:51:28,629 --> 00:51:29,839 And you mean big, don't you? and he said, 1263 00:51:29,839 --> 00:51:30,715 "Oh, yeah." 1264 00:51:30,715 --> 00:51:33,134 The old school action hero and the stunt guy are 1265 00:51:33,134 --> 00:51:34,885 really important to him and I think this was an 1266 00:51:34,885 --> 00:51:36,303 exciting way for him to say thank you 1267 00:51:36,303 --> 00:51:38,723 to the stunt people of- of the industry. 1268 00:51:38,723 --> 00:51:39,515 Now. 1269 00:51:39,515 --> 00:51:41,308 That's that Quentin magic is- is getting as 1270 00:51:41,308 --> 00:51:42,893 much of it to be as real as possible. 1271 00:51:42,893 --> 00:51:45,938 (groan) (scream) We're doing ninety miles 1272 00:51:45,938 --> 00:51:48,441 an hour for a lot of that stuff down that road. 1273 00:51:48,441 --> 00:51:50,901 She's strapped to the hood of that car. 1274 00:51:50,901 --> 00:51:52,111 There's nothing you can do. 1275 00:51:52,111 --> 00:51:54,822 If he catches his tire on the edge of the road 1276 00:51:54,822 --> 00:51:57,825 and we go over, that's it for Zoë. 1277 00:51:57,825 --> 00:51:59,368 It's not gonna be a broken arm. 1278 00:51:59,368 --> 00:52:00,119 He came up to me one time and he's like, 1279 00:52:00,119 --> 00:52:01,078 "Zoë, come and look at this." 1280 00:52:01,078 --> 00:52:02,663 And I sat there and I was all excited to see it and 1281 00:52:02,663 --> 00:52:04,457 I was watching it and I was like, 1282 00:52:04,457 --> 00:52:04,999 "Oh, my God. 1283 00:52:04,999 --> 00:52:05,875 It looks amazing." 1284 00:52:05,875 --> 00:52:07,084 I was so over the moon. 1285 00:52:07,084 --> 00:52:08,169 He was like, "What's wrong with it?" 1286 00:52:08,169 --> 00:52:08,669 And I was like, "What? 1287 00:52:08,669 --> 00:52:09,336 What are you talking about? 1288 00:52:09,336 --> 00:52:10,296 There's nothing wrong with that. 1289 00:52:10,296 --> 00:52:11,922 That's fuckin' gold." 1290 00:52:11,922 --> 00:52:13,090 He was like, there's something wrong with it. 1291 00:52:13,090 --> 00:52:13,507 What is it? 1292 00:52:13,507 --> 00:52:16,010 And I was like, "I don't know, Quentin. 1293 00:52:16,010 --> 00:52:17,636 I think you're being a bit fussy." 1294 00:52:17,636 --> 00:52:19,805 You know, and he was like, "What don't we see in the 1295 00:52:19,805 --> 00:52:21,390 whole four minutes?" 1296 00:52:21,390 --> 00:52:22,266 And I was like, "What? 1297 00:52:22,266 --> 00:52:23,934 (gasps) My face." 1298 00:52:23,934 --> 00:52:26,896 And we never once saw my face because my job for 1299 00:52:26,896 --> 00:52:29,273 so long had been to know exactly 1300 00:52:29,273 --> 00:52:30,858 where the camera was so I'd avoid it. 1301 00:52:30,858 --> 00:52:31,734 I'd have an arm up. 1302 00:52:31,734 --> 00:52:34,278 I'd use my hair or my body or whatever, 1303 00:52:34,278 --> 00:52:35,362 'cause that was my job. 1304 00:52:35,362 --> 00:52:37,948 If you saw my face, the take was ruined. 1305 00:52:37,948 --> 00:52:38,365 And he was like, 1306 00:52:38,365 --> 00:52:39,492 "I love that you're that good at it, 1307 00:52:39,492 --> 00:52:41,202 but I need you to reverse it because the 1308 00:52:41,202 --> 00:52:44,538 whole point of this is that we can see it's you." 1309 00:52:46,082 --> 00:52:48,751 He loves to help actors get to a place 1310 00:52:48,751 --> 00:52:51,087 where they can completely bring it. 1311 00:52:54,465 --> 00:52:56,383 So how's Quentin different from other directors? 1312 00:52:56,383 --> 00:53:00,596 (laughs) I never, never fear 1313 00:53:00,596 --> 00:53:02,598 that my joy is gonna be cut off. 1314 00:53:02,598 --> 00:53:03,224 Wahoo! 1315 00:53:03,224 --> 00:53:08,104 (laughs) Hey, ladies, that was fun. 1316 00:53:08,104 --> 00:53:12,942 (laughs) Acting in Death Proof was a blast. 1317 00:53:12,942 --> 00:53:14,652 We had so much fun. I mean, it's a bar scene. 1318 00:53:14,652 --> 00:53:16,320 Quentin is a bartender. 1319 00:53:16,320 --> 00:53:17,905 And there was one scene where Quentin had 1320 00:53:17,905 --> 00:53:19,240 to do these Irish car bombs. 1321 00:53:19,240 --> 00:53:21,117 And Quentin's like, "It's got to be real or the foam 1322 00:53:21,117 --> 00:53:22,159 won't be correct." 1323 00:53:22,159 --> 00:53:24,537 And Quentin's like "I can't be there to see 1324 00:53:24,537 --> 00:53:26,705 how the take looks, so this is a long take. 1325 00:53:26,705 --> 00:53:27,832 You've- you've got to do this right, 1326 00:53:27,832 --> 00:53:30,459 but I'm drinking real Guinness and real Jager. 1327 00:53:30,459 --> 00:53:31,460 You guys can't fuck it up." 1328 00:53:31,460 --> 00:53:31,710 Right. 1329 00:53:31,710 --> 00:53:32,294 Okay, okay. 1330 00:53:32,294 --> 00:53:32,878 Everyone's ready. 1331 00:53:32,878 --> 00:53:33,587 Last shot of the night. 1332 00:53:33,587 --> 00:53:34,839 It's like six-thirty in the morning. Aah! 1333 00:53:34,839 --> 00:53:37,716 So we're like, boom, boom, boom, boom. 1334 00:53:37,716 --> 00:53:39,051 And Quentin's like, how'd it turn out, Jimmy. 1335 00:53:39,051 --> 00:53:41,846 And he's like, actually that was- that was great. 1336 00:53:41,846 --> 00:53:42,763 Quentin said, "Cool, cool. 1337 00:53:42,763 --> 00:53:43,806 We should get one for safety, 1338 00:53:43,806 --> 00:53:44,682 right?" 1339 00:53:44,682 --> 00:53:45,391 Boom, boom. 1340 00:53:45,391 --> 00:53:47,101 He drinks another shot, drinks another shot. 1341 00:53:47,101 --> 00:53:49,103 And I don't know how, but we started singing this 1342 00:53:49,103 --> 00:53:51,439 song from Blazing Saddles, where I was like, 1343 00:53:51,439 --> 00:53:53,107 (sings) din-din-din-in, din-din-din. 1344 00:53:53,107 --> 00:53:53,691 (sings) Throw out your hands, 1345 00:53:53,691 --> 00:53:54,442 Stick out your tush... (sings) Throw out your hands, 1346 00:53:54,442 --> 00:53:56,861 (speaks) And I just started doing it to Quentin. 1347 00:53:56,861 --> 00:53:58,320 And he just started laughing. 1348 00:53:58,320 --> 00:53:59,738 And he's like, "Ah, that was so fun. 1349 00:53:59,738 --> 00:54:00,823 He's like, "Ah, yeah, yeah, yeah. 1350 00:54:00,823 --> 00:54:02,158 Let's- let's just do another one." 1351 00:54:02,158 --> 00:54:03,909 And we're like, yeah, but now it's like 1352 00:54:03,909 --> 00:54:05,161 seven fifteen in the morning. 1353 00:54:05,161 --> 00:54:06,579 And so Quentin's like, 1354 00:54:06,579 --> 00:54:08,038 "Action!" And he goes, 1355 00:54:08,038 --> 00:54:11,750 "pshew" and slams the glass down and shatters it 1356 00:54:11,750 --> 00:54:15,462 and cuts his hand and falls off the table laughing. 1357 00:54:15,462 --> 00:54:19,008 And he's like, "Ah-ha-ha-ha! 1358 00:54:19,008 --> 00:54:20,968 That was so funny. 1359 00:54:20,968 --> 00:54:22,761 Oh, my God!" 1360 00:54:22,761 --> 00:54:25,639 I think we did about twelve takes. 1361 00:54:25,639 --> 00:54:28,392 Finally at like, maybe it's eight-forty-five 1362 00:54:28,392 --> 00:54:30,978 in the morning, I was leaving and Quentin, like, 1363 00:54:30,978 --> 00:54:31,770 grabbed my arm. He's like, 1364 00:54:31,770 --> 00:54:32,813 "You're stayin' and you're having a drink with us, right?" 1365 00:54:32,813 --> 00:54:33,731 I said, "Yeah, yeah. 1366 00:54:33,731 --> 00:54:34,315 Let me be right back." 1367 00:54:34,315 --> 00:54:35,274 And I like ran away 1368 00:54:35,274 --> 00:54:37,651 back to the hotel to sleep. I don't know. 1369 00:54:37,651 --> 00:54:39,403 All I heard was someone may have been puking 1370 00:54:39,403 --> 00:54:40,487 in a dumpster at eleven o'clock the next morning. 1371 00:54:42,740 --> 00:54:45,451 when I saw Death Proof, 1372 00:54:45,451 --> 00:54:47,745 in that scene 1373 00:54:47,745 --> 00:54:49,997 where the girls are sitting in the car 1374 00:54:49,997 --> 00:54:53,167 driving and talking, nothing happens. 1375 00:54:53,167 --> 00:54:58,547 They don't say anything that's really relevant to anything. 1376 00:54:58,547 --> 00:55:02,301 It goes on and it goes on and I think it goes on for 1377 00:55:02,301 --> 00:55:03,636 forty-five minutes, 1378 00:55:03,636 --> 00:55:07,431 and they are still driving and talking. 1379 00:55:07,431 --> 00:55:14,980 And I was so smitten by that moment that it really 1380 00:55:14,980 --> 00:55:20,402 clicked that- that yeah, despite all the 1381 00:55:20,402 --> 00:55:24,198 extraordinary entertainment that these 1382 00:55:24,198 --> 00:55:32,248 movies deliver, there is an allure and a suction 1383 00:55:32,248 --> 00:55:33,999 that pulls you in. 1384 00:55:35,668 --> 00:55:40,506 There is always that, this- this strength in it. 1385 00:55:40,506 --> 00:55:43,050 (sings) Where the hell are my keys? 1386 00:55:43,050 --> 00:55:43,968 Here they are. 1387 00:56:09,243 --> 00:56:12,162 I think Quentin's influence on film is twofold. 1388 00:56:12,162 --> 00:56:14,039 One is that he's empowered 1389 00:56:14,039 --> 00:56:15,833 a lot of half-ass filmmakers to make some 1390 00:56:15,833 --> 00:56:17,960 very bad films because they don't know 1391 00:56:17,960 --> 00:56:19,461 how to watch his films. 1392 00:56:19,461 --> 00:56:20,921 They miss the poetry 1393 00:56:20,921 --> 00:56:24,383 and the elegance and the eloquence of his filmmaking. 1394 00:56:24,383 --> 00:56:26,302 And so they go and they- they had a lot of, 1395 00:56:26,302 --> 00:56:28,470 you know, bizarre violence and- and people 1396 00:56:28,470 --> 00:56:32,266 mistreating people and they miss his passionate humanism. 1397 00:56:32,266 --> 00:56:35,102 Inglourious Basterds, this is a film that teaches 1398 00:56:35,102 --> 00:56:37,938 filmmakers how to make movies because the opening 1399 00:56:37,938 --> 00:56:42,735 scene is literally Quentin saying to everybody, 1400 00:56:42,735 --> 00:56:44,320 "Oh, you think you know who I am, 1401 00:56:44,320 --> 00:56:45,821 and you think you know what I can do, 1402 00:56:45,821 --> 00:56:47,906 and you think you've seen a war movie before. 1403 00:56:47,906 --> 00:56:49,325 Well, I'm gonna mess with you 1404 00:56:49,325 --> 00:56:51,702 in a way you haven't even begun to think." 1405 00:56:54,079 --> 00:56:55,164 Papa! 1406 00:56:55,164 --> 00:56:56,415 That I'm in control. 1407 00:56:56,415 --> 00:56:58,292 Then you were in the palm of my hands 1408 00:56:58,292 --> 00:57:00,627 and you're on my trip. 1409 00:57:00,627 --> 00:57:02,504 The German general comes in. 1410 00:57:02,504 --> 00:57:05,132 You can't quite figure out why he's being so friendly. 1411 00:57:08,010 --> 00:57:10,220 And you don't know why are they so scared? 1412 00:57:13,557 --> 00:57:14,308 And then at a certain point, 1413 00:57:14,308 --> 00:57:16,393 Quentin takes you under the house. 1414 00:57:18,395 --> 00:57:20,689 And it's really a horrific moment. 1415 00:57:25,444 --> 00:57:27,363 You know, it's not Robert Wise with The Haunting 1416 00:57:27,363 --> 00:57:29,156 where he's freaking you out with camera angles. 1417 00:57:29,156 --> 00:57:31,658 It's not Toby Hooper's, uh, 1418 00:57:31,658 --> 00:57:32,785 Texas Chainsaw where 1419 00:57:32,785 --> 00:57:34,495 he's like shoving your face in it. 1420 00:57:34,495 --> 00:57:36,163 It's what's not happening. 1421 00:57:36,163 --> 00:57:38,957 A German soldier conducts a search of a house 1422 00:57:38,957 --> 00:57:41,502 suspected of hiding Jews. 1423 00:57:41,502 --> 00:57:43,003 Where does the hawk look? 1424 00:57:43,003 --> 00:57:44,171 He looks in the barn. 1425 00:57:44,171 --> 00:57:45,214 He looks in the attic. 1426 00:57:45,214 --> 00:57:46,382 He looks in the cellar. 1427 00:57:46,382 --> 00:57:49,885 He looks everywhere he would hide. 1428 00:57:49,885 --> 00:57:51,804 But there's so many places that wouldn't even have 1429 00:57:51,804 --> 00:57:54,014 occurred to a hawk to hide. 1430 00:57:54,014 --> 00:57:56,392 No, you're not turning a corner and suddenly having 1431 00:57:56,392 --> 00:57:57,393 a cat screech. 1432 00:57:57,393 --> 00:57:58,602 And you go, "Oh!" 1433 00:57:58,602 --> 00:57:59,603 It's not cutting. 1434 00:57:59,603 --> 00:58:02,731 It's all intellectual and it's all unbearable. 1435 00:58:03,941 --> 00:58:06,026 Point out to me the areas where they're hiding. 1436 00:58:25,629 --> 00:58:28,173 The dialogue is, 1437 00:58:28,173 --> 00:58:29,591 so to say, 1438 00:58:29,591 --> 00:58:31,760 the tiny tip of the iceberg. 1439 00:58:33,137 --> 00:58:34,596 It's a clue. 1440 00:58:39,226 --> 00:58:42,146 I thank you for your time. 1441 00:58:44,606 --> 00:58:46,650 We shan't be bothering your family any longer. 1442 00:58:47,609 --> 00:58:50,529 So Quentin, in his dialogue, 1443 00:58:50,529 --> 00:58:54,324 doesn't tell you how to say it, 1444 00:58:54,324 --> 00:58:57,995 but he gives you like a whole abundance 1445 00:58:57,995 --> 00:59:00,497 of elements of what to say. 1446 00:59:00,497 --> 00:59:01,623 ...adieu. 1447 00:59:05,252 --> 00:59:10,007 You derive fun from trying to figure that out. 1448 00:59:10,007 --> 00:59:12,134 That's it. 1449 00:59:12,134 --> 00:59:14,511 (chuckles) And Quentin starts there and then he 1450 00:59:14,511 --> 00:59:16,472 goes and messes in doing almost every other way he 1451 00:59:16,472 --> 00:59:18,807 can in terms of what a war film does. 1452 00:59:18,807 --> 00:59:22,561 (pants) (speaks French) 1453 00:59:22,561 --> 00:59:23,103 I remember the 1454 00:59:23,103 --> 00:59:24,688 first rehearsal from Inglourious Basterds. 1455 00:59:24,688 --> 00:59:26,690 We all sat around and everybody had our scripts 1456 00:59:26,690 --> 00:59:27,232 and we had our lines. 1457 00:59:27,232 --> 00:59:28,817 Quentin's like close your scripts. 1458 00:59:28,817 --> 00:59:30,444 And he's like, who are you? 1459 00:59:30,444 --> 00:59:31,862 And I was like, "I'm Donny Donowitz." 1460 00:59:31,862 --> 00:59:34,448 And you had to go on and on and on 1461 00:59:34,448 --> 00:59:35,741 about your backstory. 1462 00:59:35,741 --> 00:59:36,492 And he's like, "Well, how did you feel 1463 00:59:36,492 --> 00:59:37,951 when he joined the Basterds? 1464 00:59:37,951 --> 00:59:38,452 What did you think about 1465 00:59:38,452 --> 00:59:40,120 Stiglitz coming into the Basterds?" 1466 00:59:40,120 --> 00:59:41,872 Everybody had to have their answers ready. 1467 00:59:41,872 --> 00:59:44,124 And there was one person who didn't. 1468 00:59:44,124 --> 00:59:45,584 You! 1469 00:59:45,584 --> 00:59:46,251 And... 1470 00:59:46,251 --> 00:59:49,129 ...you weren't there the next day. 1471 00:59:49,129 --> 00:59:51,381 And that guy was an extra. 1472 00:59:51,381 --> 00:59:54,343 So I was really, really training for it. 1473 00:59:54,343 --> 00:59:56,720 And I knew the bat scene, that was the scene. 1474 00:59:56,720 --> 00:59:59,014 Like, this-It was like if I do nothing else in 1475 00:59:59,014 --> 01:00:01,558 my life, it is this scene. 1476 01:00:01,558 --> 01:00:03,310 You hear that? 1477 01:00:04,937 --> 01:00:05,729 Yes. 1478 01:00:09,024 --> 01:00:11,777 It's Sergeant Donny Donowitz. 1479 01:00:11,777 --> 01:00:14,363 You might know him better by his nickname, 1480 01:00:14,363 --> 01:00:16,782 The Bear Jew. 1481 01:00:16,782 --> 01:00:18,784 Quentin just gave me the most heroic... 1482 01:00:18,784 --> 01:00:22,287 The one they call "The Bear Jew"... 1483 01:00:22,287 --> 01:00:23,830 ...is a Golem! 1484 01:00:23,830 --> 01:00:25,165 He's like you have Brad Pitt 1485 01:00:25,165 --> 01:00:26,416 and Hitler building you up. 1486 01:00:26,416 --> 01:00:28,252 He's like this is gonna be your moment. 1487 01:00:28,252 --> 01:00:29,836 And, you know, I was gonna come out of this tunnel. 1488 01:00:29,836 --> 01:00:31,296 Quentin was like, "I got the best tunnel. 1489 01:00:31,296 --> 01:00:32,339 You're gonna be tapping with a bat and 1490 01:00:32,339 --> 01:00:33,465 you're gonna come out." 1491 01:00:33,465 --> 01:00:35,717 Well, I got some weights and we set up a punching bag, 1492 01:00:35,717 --> 01:00:37,803 so that Brad was doing the whole scene 1493 01:00:37,803 --> 01:00:40,180 and I was in the back and I was like lifting weights 1494 01:00:40,180 --> 01:00:41,974 and doing pull-ups, like, I wanted to be ready like- 1495 01:00:41,974 --> 01:00:42,724 like an animal. 1496 01:00:42,724 --> 01:00:44,142 And Quentin was like, all right, 1497 01:00:44,142 --> 01:00:44,935 we're gettin' to you after lunch. 1498 01:00:44,935 --> 01:00:45,018 We're gettin' to you. 1499 01:00:45,018 --> 01:00:45,978 And then by the end, he's like, 1500 01:00:45,978 --> 01:00:46,979 we're gonna do you next, so be ready, ready. 1501 01:00:46,979 --> 01:00:48,939 And he was like, well, that's a wrap. 1502 01:00:48,939 --> 01:00:49,565 And I was like (grunt). 1503 01:00:49,565 --> 01:00:50,941 And I would, like, sit there at the end of day 1504 01:00:50,941 --> 01:00:54,152 and like (groan) like getting all made up and ready, 1505 01:00:54,152 --> 01:00:55,529 pumped up, ready to go, 1506 01:00:55,529 --> 01:00:56,989 and then it would be like the night at the gym and 1507 01:00:56,989 --> 01:00:58,991 in the morning the gym, and then ready for it. 1508 01:00:58,991 --> 01:01:01,994 And Quentin did that to me for about four or five days. 1509 01:01:01,994 --> 01:01:04,830 He finally, and he just like had me like a caged animal. 1510 01:01:04,830 --> 01:01:06,415 He was, of course, doing it on purpose. 1511 01:01:12,796 --> 01:01:14,339 And when I came out with that bat, 1512 01:01:14,339 --> 01:01:16,425 I was so, so ready. 1513 01:01:16,425 --> 01:01:18,885 And then I just started wailing on that dummy. 1514 01:01:18,885 --> 01:01:21,221 (grunts) I'm going completely crazy. 1515 01:01:21,221 --> 01:01:22,723 I mean I think I lost my voice 1516 01:01:22,723 --> 01:01:24,308 for a couple days after that. 1517 01:01:27,102 --> 01:01:29,563 I know that Quentin really wanted, 1518 01:01:29,563 --> 01:01:34,026 um, authentic, um, actors to be really German, 1519 01:01:34,026 --> 01:01:35,277 to be really French. 1520 01:01:35,277 --> 01:01:37,404 Um, he spent months and months and months in 1521 01:01:37,404 --> 01:01:39,156 Germany trying to find the right people, 1522 01:01:39,156 --> 01:01:42,034 especially for Christoph Waltz's character. 1523 01:01:47,247 --> 01:01:49,625 And I know that he had said himself, 1524 01:01:49,625 --> 01:01:51,460 that if he wouldn't have found Christoph, 1525 01:01:51,460 --> 01:01:53,545 he wouldn't have been able to make this film. 1526 01:02:03,263 --> 01:02:05,891 Quentin was very secretive about, 1527 01:02:05,891 --> 01:02:07,601 uh, Christoph's character. 1528 01:02:07,601 --> 01:02:09,853 Uh, even at the read-throughs we didn't 1529 01:02:09,853 --> 01:02:12,898 get to really see his performance. 1530 01:02:17,903 --> 01:02:19,446 In the theatre when Christoph comes in 1531 01:02:19,446 --> 01:02:22,324 and confronts Bridget, 1532 01:02:22,324 --> 01:02:24,493 we never rehearsed that scene, 1533 01:02:24,493 --> 01:02:27,162 so it was a complete surprise to me when 1534 01:02:27,162 --> 01:02:30,332 he started going crazy on the laugh and- and the way he 1535 01:02:30,332 --> 01:02:31,249 did that scene. 1536 01:02:35,754 --> 01:02:48,892 (laughs) And I think it kind of shows in my face. 1537 01:02:48,892 --> 01:02:50,727 Christoph just found this character. 1538 01:02:50,727 --> 01:02:54,439 He had a really specific idea of how he wanted to 1539 01:02:54,439 --> 01:02:58,151 play it and together with Quentin they just had this 1540 01:02:58,151 --> 01:03:01,822 great bond and it got bigger and bigger and bigger. 1541 01:03:01,822 --> 01:03:05,701 There is definitely an exuberance about the 1542 01:03:05,701 --> 01:03:07,953 medium that he spreads. 1543 01:03:07,953 --> 01:03:12,332 And there is no, no inoculation against this bug. 1544 01:03:12,332 --> 01:03:15,043 You get infected whether you want to or not. 1545 01:03:15,043 --> 01:03:18,463 (laughs) Well, I don't know whether you want to 1546 01:03:18,463 --> 01:03:20,716 or not, because that's part of the, 1547 01:03:20,716 --> 01:03:25,095 part of the infection that you do want to get infected. 1548 01:03:25,095 --> 01:03:26,930 It's like going to a whore house to 1549 01:03:26,930 --> 01:03:29,516 get infected with the syphilis. 1550 01:03:29,516 --> 01:03:31,727 I've never been killed on film, 1551 01:03:31,727 --> 01:03:34,020 so as the day approached, I was getting more and more 1552 01:03:34,020 --> 01:03:35,689 nervous about it. 1553 01:03:35,689 --> 01:03:38,483 I'm in my trailer and Quentin comes in and he goes, 1554 01:03:38,483 --> 01:03:40,736 "Well, I don't really trust Christoph to 1555 01:03:40,736 --> 01:03:43,155 kill you, so I'm gonna do it myself." 1556 01:03:43,155 --> 01:03:45,157 And he was like, "Well, look at this. 1557 01:03:45,157 --> 01:03:49,536 They cut off SS sleeves that fit me and I'm gonna 1558 01:03:49,536 --> 01:03:52,330 put them on and then I'm just gonna be on top of 1559 01:03:52,330 --> 01:03:53,457 you and I'm gonna be strangling you, 1560 01:03:53,457 --> 01:03:55,709 and it's gonna be great." 1561 01:03:55,709 --> 01:03:56,668 I was like, " Oh, oh. 1562 01:03:56,668 --> 01:03:57,502 Yeah, that's great. 1563 01:03:57,502 --> 01:03:58,170 Sure. 1564 01:03:58,170 --> 01:03:59,004 Fair enough. 1565 01:03:59,004 --> 01:03:59,421 Why not?" 1566 01:03:59,421 --> 01:04:01,715 And- and now I'm really panicking. 1567 01:04:01,715 --> 01:04:04,760 And so we know we do the stunt and like I'm finally 1568 01:04:04,760 --> 01:04:08,013 on the ground and I just have this to the end of 1569 01:04:08,013 --> 01:04:11,558 my life vision of Quentin, who by all means is three 1570 01:04:11,558 --> 01:04:15,312 times Christoph's size and his hands are three times 1571 01:04:15,312 --> 01:04:17,731 Christoph's hands on top of me, 1572 01:04:17,731 --> 01:04:20,233 you know, with put-on sleeves that are three 1573 01:04:20,233 --> 01:04:22,903 sizes too small for him strangling me. 1574 01:04:22,903 --> 01:04:26,073 And I was just like, well, at least if I die, 1575 01:04:26,073 --> 01:04:28,492 it's Quentin Tarantino who killed me today. 1576 01:04:28,492 --> 01:04:29,493 Ooh! 1577 01:04:29,493 --> 01:04:36,249 (gasps) I guess he really gets in there. 1578 01:04:36,249 --> 01:04:37,709 Quentin is very hands-on. 1579 01:04:37,709 --> 01:04:39,169 He sits next to camera. 1580 01:04:39,169 --> 01:04:41,505 Usually directors sit at video village, 1581 01:04:41,505 --> 01:04:43,006 sometimes in a different room. 1582 01:04:43,006 --> 01:04:45,175 You feel like he's involved, 1583 01:04:45,175 --> 01:04:47,719 he's there, he's kind of holding your hand a little bit. 1584 01:04:47,719 --> 01:04:51,723 At the end of the day, you feel like he sees everything. 1585 01:04:51,723 --> 01:04:54,434 He laughs when there's like a joke in the scene. 1586 01:04:54,434 --> 01:04:56,561 He's always like-- Sometimes you have to cut 1587 01:04:56,561 --> 01:04:58,021 because we can hear Quentin laughing. 1588 01:04:58,021 --> 01:04:59,439 It's- It's pretty great. 1589 01:05:01,608 --> 01:05:03,777 (laughs) Hi, Sally. 1590 01:05:03,777 --> 01:05:05,403 (laughs) Any time you get a take and he likes it, 1591 01:05:05,403 --> 01:05:07,906 he's like, "All right, another one to shout to Sally. 1592 01:05:07,906 --> 01:05:12,369 (laughs) Hi, Sally. (chuckles) 1593 01:05:12,369 --> 01:05:15,038 He called me right after he met Sally Menke 1594 01:05:15,038 --> 01:05:17,290 and he said, I've met this gal. 1595 01:05:17,290 --> 01:05:20,544 I think we're gonna work on all our movies together. 1596 01:05:20,544 --> 01:05:23,380 Look into the camera and tell my lonely editor 1597 01:05:23,380 --> 01:05:25,131 stuck in Los Angeles 1598 01:05:25,131 --> 01:05:27,259 that's in her room all by herself, hello. 1599 01:05:27,259 --> 01:05:28,593 Her name is Sally. 1600 01:05:28,593 --> 01:05:30,762 Hello, Sally. 1601 01:05:30,762 --> 01:05:32,013 And welcome to happy first day. 1602 01:05:32,013 --> 01:05:33,348 And happy first day! 1603 01:05:33,348 --> 01:05:36,184 Now all together, go. 1604 01:05:36,184 --> 01:05:39,896 Hello, Sally and happy first day! 1605 01:05:39,896 --> 01:05:41,481 Sally Menke, unfortunately, 1606 01:05:41,481 --> 01:05:43,817 is not with us anymore. 1607 01:05:43,817 --> 01:05:47,028 But she was Quentin's major contributing editor 1608 01:05:47,028 --> 01:05:49,865 for all of his movies for a while there. 1609 01:05:49,865 --> 01:05:57,122 She is my only true genuine collaborator 1610 01:05:57,122 --> 01:06:01,334 from beginning to end and that's the way it is. 1611 01:06:01,334 --> 01:06:02,794 They just knew each other so well, 1612 01:06:02,794 --> 01:06:05,171 it felt like kind of their unspoken language. 1613 01:06:05,171 --> 01:06:07,883 She was one of those women that could be like, 1614 01:06:07,883 --> 01:06:09,217 "You're being self-indulgent." 1615 01:06:09,217 --> 01:06:11,970 And he'd be like, "Fine!" 1616 01:06:11,970 --> 01:06:16,808 I think he could hear Sally's voice when he's shooting. 1617 01:06:16,808 --> 01:06:19,102 And so tonight I want to thank my co-writer, 1618 01:06:19,102 --> 01:06:22,063 Sally Menke. 1619 01:06:22,063 --> 01:06:25,358 She was his cheerleader 1620 01:06:25,358 --> 01:06:27,652 and his editor all rolled into one. 1621 01:06:27,652 --> 01:06:28,778 Hi, Sally. 1622 01:06:30,697 --> 01:06:31,531 Hi, Sally. 1623 01:06:31,990 --> 01:06:33,283 Hi, Sally. 1624 01:06:33,283 --> 01:06:33,992 Cut! 1625 01:06:33,992 --> 01:06:36,077 The Basterds will be waiting from you. 1626 01:06:36,077 --> 01:06:37,704 (to self/Sally) Fucking, fucky, fuck. 1627 01:06:37,704 --> 01:06:38,705 So, close. 1628 01:06:38,705 --> 01:06:40,457 Hello, Sally. So close. 1629 01:06:56,932 --> 01:07:01,019 The resonance of his cinema is to push you 1630 01:07:01,019 --> 01:07:03,730 with every tool at his disposal and he's a master 1631 01:07:03,730 --> 01:07:05,357 at most of those tools. 1632 01:07:05,357 --> 01:07:08,109 I remember that ending watching it and my parents, 1633 01:07:08,109 --> 01:07:09,319 my parents were crying. 1634 01:07:09,319 --> 01:07:10,570 It was just this incredible, 1635 01:07:10,570 --> 01:07:12,030 incredible moment. 1636 01:07:12,030 --> 01:07:18,286 I get to be the Jew that shot Hitler. 1637 01:07:18,286 --> 01:07:19,079 It's the greatest. 1638 01:07:19,079 --> 01:07:20,664 Everywhere I go, people recognize me for 1639 01:07:20,664 --> 01:07:22,499 The Bear Jew, every country. 1640 01:07:22,499 --> 01:07:23,291 It's incredible. 1641 01:07:23,291 --> 01:07:28,463 I think the people who think that 1642 01:07:28,463 --> 01:07:31,049 Inglourious Basterds goes off the rails when Hitler 1643 01:07:31,049 --> 01:07:35,553 dies misses that we all are watching the movie and 1644 01:07:35,553 --> 01:07:37,305 we all know we're watching a movie. 1645 01:07:37,305 --> 01:07:38,515 He didn't change history, 1646 01:07:38,515 --> 01:07:43,603 nor does he ever claim to do that. 1647 01:07:43,603 --> 01:07:48,358 But he's doing exactly the- the- the 1648 01:07:48,358 --> 01:07:57,826 quintessential task of what storytelling is all about. 1649 01:07:57,826 --> 01:07:59,577 What if? 1650 01:07:59,577 --> 01:08:03,164 I've never had the desire to be part of repeating my 1651 01:08:03,164 --> 01:08:05,417 country's history over and over and over, 1652 01:08:05,417 --> 01:08:07,669 so the set seemed really refreshing. 1653 01:08:07,669 --> 01:08:10,588 (laughs) And, uh, only Quentin Tarantino gets 1654 01:08:10,588 --> 01:08:12,632 away with stuff like that. 1655 01:08:12,632 --> 01:08:14,384 I mean, what a ballsy movie to make. 1656 01:08:14,384 --> 01:08:17,220 That guy makes a movie, that's a movie called 1657 01:08:17,220 --> 01:08:18,805 Inglourious Basterds where the bastards aren't really 1658 01:08:18,805 --> 01:08:20,890 in it that much, a war movie where there's almost 1659 01:08:20,890 --> 01:08:24,227 no war, and it's two-thirds in a foreign language. 1660 01:08:24,227 --> 01:08:26,438 It's just like, how do you do that? 1661 01:08:26,438 --> 01:08:27,814 How do you have the confidence and the balls 1662 01:08:27,814 --> 01:08:30,817 to do that coming off of what was the biggest 1663 01:08:30,817 --> 01:08:32,527 commercial failure of your career? 1664 01:08:32,527 --> 01:08:33,737 I'm alive. 1665 01:08:33,737 --> 01:08:36,573 (speaks German) He's like, I'm gonna do something 1666 01:08:36,573 --> 01:08:37,824 bold and brave and different. 1667 01:08:37,824 --> 01:08:39,284 Then he does it again with Django. 1668 01:08:39,284 --> 01:08:40,827 And everyone's still doubting him. 1669 01:08:40,827 --> 01:08:42,579 How can you do a slavery movie at Christmas? 1670 01:08:42,579 --> 01:08:43,621 And he said, watch this. 1671 01:08:43,621 --> 01:08:44,998 It's his biggest movie ever. 1672 01:08:58,678 --> 01:08:59,304 Everyone is standing 1673 01:08:59,304 --> 01:09:01,139 in the Quentin Tarantino line to work. 1674 01:09:01,139 --> 01:09:02,307 I don't care who they are. 1675 01:09:02,307 --> 01:09:04,768 I don't care how big your star shines 1676 01:09:04,768 --> 01:09:06,353 and what you do at the box office. 1677 01:09:06,353 --> 01:09:11,066 You are still Quentin Tarantino deprived 1678 01:09:11,066 --> 01:09:12,692 if you haven't gotten a chance to work with him. 1679 01:09:12,692 --> 01:09:15,862 (indistinct) . ..your black ass. 1680 01:09:15,862 --> 01:09:20,033 (laughs) I get a chance to meet Quentin Tarantino. 1681 01:09:21,159 --> 01:09:22,619 Hey, white boy. 1682 01:09:22,619 --> 01:09:25,246 I said, hey, white boy. 1683 01:09:25,246 --> 01:09:26,414 Shut up, black. 1684 01:09:26,414 --> 01:09:28,124 You ain't got nothing' to say I want to hear. 1685 01:09:28,124 --> 01:09:36,049 You make unknowns, celebrities, stars. 1686 01:09:36,049 --> 01:09:38,843 But you turn stars into legends. 1687 01:09:38,843 --> 01:09:45,308 I said, I know the dude needs to be able 1688 01:09:45,308 --> 01:09:46,017 to ride his horse. 1689 01:09:46,017 --> 01:09:47,352 I got my own horse at the crib. 1690 01:09:47,352 --> 01:09:48,228 It'll be cool. 1691 01:09:48,228 --> 01:09:51,564 And not only did he allow me to take on the character, 1692 01:09:51,564 --> 01:09:53,024 but I got a chance to ride my own 1693 01:09:53,024 --> 01:09:54,734 horse in the film. 1694 01:09:54,734 --> 01:09:56,611 My valet, Django. 1695 01:09:56,611 --> 01:09:59,656 These are our horses, Tony and Fritz. 1696 01:09:59,656 --> 01:10:03,284 We had Bruce there, 1697 01:10:03,284 --> 01:10:05,954 Bruce Dern, who's done every western that's 1698 01:10:05,954 --> 01:10:07,622 ever been made for television, 1699 01:10:07,622 --> 01:10:10,083 played every bad guy you could imagine. 1700 01:10:10,083 --> 01:10:14,295 Django, Django, you got sin, 1701 01:10:14,295 --> 01:10:16,172 Django. 1702 01:10:16,172 --> 01:10:18,842 The boy's got sin. 1703 01:10:18,842 --> 01:10:21,094 When you've watched this man for however many year, what, 1704 01:10:21,094 --> 01:10:24,472 thirty, forty, fifty years of his career, 1705 01:10:24,472 --> 01:10:25,431 and to step in. 1706 01:10:25,431 --> 01:10:27,350 And that's what you need, you know? 1707 01:10:27,350 --> 01:10:30,812 No political correctness. 1708 01:10:30,812 --> 01:10:33,940 No softening the blows. 1709 01:10:33,940 --> 01:10:36,151 I want you to burn a runaway "R" right here on 1710 01:10:36,151 --> 01:10:39,195 his cheek, and the girl, too. 1711 01:10:39,195 --> 01:10:42,365 (gasps) Getting into the role and working with Quentin, 1712 01:10:42,365 --> 01:10:44,159 Quentin was, especially in the beginning 1713 01:10:44,159 --> 01:10:45,285 because he didn't know me. 1714 01:10:45,285 --> 01:10:46,453 You know, he knew Samuel. 1715 01:10:46,453 --> 01:10:47,370 He knew Christoph. 1716 01:10:47,370 --> 01:10:48,955 And so he was like, "Listen. 1717 01:10:48,955 --> 01:10:50,665 You know, we really got to put the work in." 1718 01:10:50,665 --> 01:10:52,667 And so I would come in and I was doing my lines 1719 01:10:52,667 --> 01:10:54,627 really sort of Jim Brownish, 1720 01:10:54,627 --> 01:10:56,629 like, you know, like I was already the guy. 1721 01:10:56,629 --> 01:10:57,839 And I remember him going, "Uh, 1722 01:10:57,839 --> 01:10:58,631 let's take a break." 1723 01:10:58,631 --> 01:10:59,257 He takes me in the room. 1724 01:10:59,257 --> 01:11:00,383 He says, "Hey, listen. 1725 01:11:00,383 --> 01:11:01,259 Listen. 1726 01:11:01,259 --> 01:11:02,635 You- you- you got to be a slave." 1727 01:11:02,635 --> 01:11:03,428 I said, "What do you mean?" He said, 1728 01:11:03,428 --> 01:11:06,389 "You- you have to be a slave." 1729 01:11:06,389 --> 01:11:07,640 And I said, " I- I don't get it." 1730 01:11:07,640 --> 01:11:10,727 He says, "You're already too macho 1731 01:11:10,727 --> 01:11:12,687 and you're too in control." 1732 01:11:15,398 --> 01:11:17,859 The Louis bag and the Range Rover you're driving, 1733 01:11:17,859 --> 01:11:19,527 all of this, and so you have to come in and 1734 01:11:19,527 --> 01:11:21,613 strip that all the way, 'cause I don't want this 1735 01:11:21,613 --> 01:11:25,533 to be a mistake that if I hired someone who is like 1736 01:11:25,533 --> 01:11:27,952 yourself or some other person who's well known, 1737 01:11:27,952 --> 01:11:30,121 that you couldn't break away from your persona and 1738 01:11:30,121 --> 01:11:32,498 that's why I work with the people that I work with. 1739 01:11:35,001 --> 01:11:37,795 And so the next day, I left all that at the crib 1740 01:11:37,795 --> 01:11:43,593 and sunk into that- that type of person who was 1741 01:11:43,593 --> 01:11:47,305 strong on the inside, but afraid to allow it to come out 1742 01:11:47,305 --> 01:11:50,642 because you would be murdered. 1743 01:11:50,642 --> 01:11:53,061 Imagine if anyone here saw someone you love and you 1744 01:11:53,061 --> 01:11:57,440 can't say nothing 'cause they'll kill you both. 1745 01:11:57,440 --> 01:12:02,028 (sings) Broomhilda, come on and get on my horse. 1746 01:12:02,028 --> 01:12:08,034 Broomhilda (beatboxing...) That was powerful. 1747 01:12:08,034 --> 01:12:11,204 Even in the rehearsal, I had to do certain things 1748 01:12:11,204 --> 01:12:14,123 in order to get the fear out of my character 1749 01:12:14,123 --> 01:12:16,668 when it came to Sam because he came in like this. 1750 01:12:16,668 --> 01:12:18,670 He howls to everything. 1751 01:12:18,670 --> 01:12:20,880 I can literally say he's 1752 01:12:20,880 --> 01:12:23,383 probably the best actor I've worked with. 1753 01:12:23,383 --> 01:12:24,926 You scaring me. 1754 01:12:24,926 --> 01:12:27,720 (gasps) Why is it I'm scarin' you? 1755 01:12:27,720 --> 01:12:30,890 Because you're scary. 1756 01:12:30,890 --> 01:12:31,975 Oh, fuck. 1757 01:12:31,975 --> 01:12:34,060 Oh, fuck, it's incredible. 1758 01:12:34,060 --> 01:12:35,979 I told Quentin Stephen was gonna 1759 01:12:35,979 --> 01:12:37,063 have his fans. 1760 01:12:37,063 --> 01:12:40,149 (chuckles) Stephen could read, write, count, 1761 01:12:40,149 --> 01:12:41,276 do all those things, 1762 01:12:41,276 --> 01:12:42,235 and he had a disguise. 1763 01:12:42,235 --> 01:12:44,696 He disguised himself as a feeble old man 1764 01:12:44,696 --> 01:12:46,239 and he wasn't. 1765 01:12:46,239 --> 01:12:48,366 And he realized that inside the confines of 1766 01:12:48,366 --> 01:12:50,618 Candyland, he was king. 1767 01:12:50,618 --> 01:12:53,288 Even when Calvin was home, he was king. 1768 01:12:53,288 --> 01:12:55,206 He's gonna stay in the big house? 1769 01:12:55,206 --> 01:12:56,916 Stephen, he's a slaver. 1770 01:12:56,916 --> 01:12:57,917 It's different. 1771 01:12:57,917 --> 01:12:59,335 In the big house? 1772 01:12:59,335 --> 01:13:00,587 The character is the characters. 1773 01:13:00,587 --> 01:13:01,170 And that's why I... 1774 01:13:01,170 --> 01:13:01,796 ...think people love 1775 01:13:01,796 --> 01:13:02,839 his characters is that 1776 01:13:02,839 --> 01:13:04,382 they are honest, whether you like them, 1777 01:13:04,382 --> 01:13:05,800 whether you agree with them or disagree with them, 1778 01:13:05,800 --> 01:13:07,093 they are who they are. 1779 01:13:07,093 --> 01:13:08,303 The film has already sparked 1780 01:13:08,303 --> 01:13:11,639 controversy over its repeated use of the "N" word. 1781 01:13:11,639 --> 01:13:14,434 And now, Director, Spike Lee says he won't go to see it. 1782 01:13:14,434 --> 01:13:16,060 Spike, (chuckles) Spike Lee's, 1783 01:13:16,060 --> 01:13:17,687 you know and I respect Spike Lee, 1784 01:13:17,687 --> 01:13:20,606 you know, but Spike Lee's that guy. 1785 01:13:20,606 --> 01:13:25,111 You know, it's like Spike Lee is like the- 1786 01:13:25,111 --> 01:13:29,991 the old dude with the nice little house that has the grass. 1787 01:13:29,991 --> 01:13:32,535 Don't you get on my grass, you little motherfuckers. 1788 01:13:34,871 --> 01:13:37,999 That's my grass, every blade of it is. 1789 01:13:38,541 --> 01:13:40,418 Little motherfuckers. 1790 01:13:40,418 --> 01:13:41,377 You know. 1791 01:13:41,377 --> 01:13:42,670 You're not gonna get 1792 01:13:42,670 --> 01:13:44,464 Samuel Jackson to say 1793 01:13:44,464 --> 01:13:48,009 nigger, nigger, nigger if he feels he's demeaning anybody. 1794 01:13:48,009 --> 01:13:50,011 You know, I mean Samuel Jackson's gonna turn to 1795 01:13:50,011 --> 01:13:51,804 you and tell you where to go. 1796 01:13:51,804 --> 01:13:54,098 You take Twelve Years A Slave, 1797 01:13:54,098 --> 01:13:56,893 which is supposedly made by an "auteur", 1798 01:13:56,893 --> 01:14:00,146 so Steve McQueen's very different from Quentin. 1799 01:14:00,146 --> 01:14:03,900 So when you have a song that says nigger three 1800 01:14:03,900 --> 01:14:06,194 hundred times in it and nobody says shit. 1801 01:14:06,194 --> 01:14:07,236 (sings) Nigger run, 1802 01:14:07,236 --> 01:14:11,699 nigger flew, nigger tore his shirt in two Run, 1803 01:14:11,699 --> 01:14:14,035 run or the pattyroller will get you Run nigger 1804 01:14:14,035 --> 01:14:15,495 run Well you better get away 1805 01:14:15,495 --> 01:14:18,164 So, it's okay for him to use it because 1806 01:14:18,164 --> 01:14:22,543 he's artistically attacking the system or the way people 1807 01:14:22,543 --> 01:14:24,212 think and feel in a way. 1808 01:14:24,212 --> 01:14:27,423 Then Quentin's just doing it to just scrape the 1809 01:14:27,423 --> 01:14:28,716 blackboard with his nails. 1810 01:14:28,716 --> 01:14:30,468 You know, and that's not true. 1811 01:14:30,468 --> 01:14:32,929 There is no dishonesty in anything that he writes 1812 01:14:32,929 --> 01:14:35,556 or how people talk, feel, or speak. 1813 01:14:35,556 --> 01:14:37,183 There you go! 1814 01:14:37,183 --> 01:14:39,185 The consumer, especially black consumers, 1815 01:14:39,185 --> 01:14:41,270 they understand that it's a movie. 1816 01:14:41,270 --> 01:14:44,190 Sometimes we get a little overboard with our 1817 01:14:44,190 --> 01:14:46,943 sensitivity level with- with everything, 1818 01:14:46,943 --> 01:14:49,278 because nobody was really payin' attention to that. 1819 01:14:49,278 --> 01:14:51,406 They were comin' to see their favorite director 1820 01:14:51,406 --> 01:14:53,991 direct some of their favorite stars. 1821 01:14:53,991 --> 01:14:56,577 If it's Quentin, if it's Samuel, 1822 01:14:56,577 --> 01:14:58,704 if it's Leo, it's Christoph, 1823 01:14:58,704 --> 01:15:01,124 Carry Washington, and myself, 1824 01:15:01,124 --> 01:15:04,669 I- I just find it hard for us to fuck that up. 1825 01:15:04,669 --> 01:15:06,629 All three are champions. 1826 01:15:07,630 --> 01:15:09,924 Samson's a champion. 1827 01:15:09,924 --> 01:15:11,384 Them other two pretty good. 1828 01:15:13,845 --> 01:15:15,430 Calvin-- You know we live in a very politically 1829 01:15:15,430 --> 01:15:18,182 correct society now to where almost everything, 1830 01:15:18,182 --> 01:15:20,101 it almost chokes art a little bit. 1831 01:15:21,853 --> 01:15:24,605 That's just the way it was. 1832 01:15:24,605 --> 01:15:26,482 What's your name, boy? 1833 01:15:26,482 --> 01:15:28,860 His name is Django Freeman. 1834 01:15:28,860 --> 01:15:30,820 His characters are a part of him. 1835 01:15:30,820 --> 01:15:31,863 It's how he creates. 1836 01:15:31,863 --> 01:15:33,573 But they're living breathing characters to him. 1837 01:15:33,573 --> 01:15:36,993 There's a great story that his mom told me about when 1838 01:15:36,993 --> 01:15:39,871 he was a little boy and he was playing with his GI Joes 1839 01:15:39,871 --> 01:15:41,414 and he was using foul language. 1840 01:15:41,414 --> 01:15:43,332 And I think it was like, you know, 1841 01:15:43,332 --> 01:15:44,542 "Fuck you. Die." 1842 01:15:44,542 --> 01:15:45,501 And you know, like, whatever. 1843 01:15:45,501 --> 01:15:47,086 And she came around the corner and she was like, 1844 01:15:47,086 --> 01:15:48,629 Quentin, don't you use that language. 1845 01:15:48,629 --> 01:15:49,964 And he said, "It's not me, Mom. 1846 01:15:49,964 --> 01:15:50,631 It's just the guys. 1847 01:15:50,631 --> 01:15:52,300 That's how they talk." 1848 01:15:54,051 --> 01:15:55,553 I count two guns, Nigger. 1849 01:15:59,557 --> 01:16:01,726 You said in seventy-six years on this plantation, 1850 01:16:01,726 --> 01:16:04,479 you've seen all manner of shit done to niggers, 1851 01:16:04,479 --> 01:16:06,105 but I notice... 1852 01:16:06,105 --> 01:16:07,398 you didn't mention kneecapping. 1853 01:16:07,398 --> 01:16:09,150 Oh, God! 1854 01:16:09,150 --> 01:16:10,610 Motherfucker! 1855 01:16:10,610 --> 01:16:13,863 Leonardo DiCaprio had a problem saying the word nigger. 1856 01:16:13,863 --> 01:16:14,655 "Pal. 1857 01:16:14,655 --> 01:16:15,990 (inhales) Pal, it's just. 1858 01:16:15,990 --> 01:16:18,534 (exhales) It's tough for me to say this." 1859 01:16:18,534 --> 01:16:20,495 And, uh, I remember Samuel Jackson going, 1860 01:16:20,495 --> 01:16:21,746 Get over it, motherfucker. 1861 01:16:21,746 --> 01:16:23,080 This is just another Tuesday, motherfucker. 1862 01:16:23,080 --> 01:16:24,624 I don't give a fuck about these motherfuckers. 1863 01:16:24,624 --> 01:16:26,250 Look at- look at who I am, motherfucker. 1864 01:16:26,250 --> 01:16:28,336 Fuck! And it was like... 1865 01:16:28,336 --> 01:16:29,629 You know, and I said, "Yeah." 1866 01:16:29,629 --> 01:16:31,255 I said, "Leo, Leo, we're- we're not friends." 1867 01:16:31,255 --> 01:16:32,798 I said, "This is just another Thursday. 1868 01:16:32,798 --> 01:16:35,051 This is your property. 1869 01:16:35,051 --> 01:16:36,135 These aren't humans. 1870 01:16:36,135 --> 01:16:37,470 These are your property." 1871 01:16:41,182 --> 01:16:42,642 And when Leo came in the next day, 1872 01:16:42,642 --> 01:16:44,268 it was literally like, I was like, "What's up, Leo? 1873 01:16:45,895 --> 01:16:46,854 What's up fam?" 1874 01:16:47,980 --> 01:16:48,981 He didn't speak. 1875 01:16:49,607 --> 01:16:50,983 You won't mind me handling this nigger 1876 01:16:50,983 --> 01:16:52,568 anyway I see fit. 1877 01:16:53,611 --> 01:16:55,154 He's your nigger. 1878 01:16:59,325 --> 01:17:03,371 Mr. Stonesipher, let Marshall and the bitches 1879 01:17:03,371 --> 01:17:06,165 send D'Artagnan to nigger heaven. 1880 01:17:06,165 --> 01:17:09,293 Quentin allowed us to transport back to that 1881 01:17:09,293 --> 01:17:12,588 time and it was- it was really real. It was intent. 1882 01:17:12,588 --> 01:17:17,343 Leonardo had that gigantic sequence where he becomes 1883 01:17:17,343 --> 01:17:20,346 wise to what Schultz and Django are up to. 1884 01:17:20,346 --> 01:17:24,350 He brought his hand down and smashed the glass. 1885 01:17:24,350 --> 01:17:28,437 So now blood is running down his hand. 1886 01:17:28,437 --> 01:17:31,065 He's kind of getting white. 1887 01:17:31,065 --> 01:17:32,483 Leo never breaks. 1888 01:17:32,483 --> 01:17:33,901 He goes all the way through 'cause he knows 1889 01:17:33,901 --> 01:17:35,027 it's a great take. 1890 01:17:35,027 --> 01:17:37,697 Where were we? 1891 01:17:37,697 --> 01:17:41,033 Quentin's right there, right at the lens next to him, 1892 01:17:41,033 --> 01:17:42,618 not in some video village. 1893 01:17:42,618 --> 01:17:43,995 In fact there are no monitors 1894 01:17:43,995 --> 01:17:46,831 on a Quentin Tarantino movie. There is no video village. 1895 01:17:46,831 --> 01:17:49,375 And you can see it in the performances. 1896 01:17:49,375 --> 01:17:54,088 Broomhilda here is my property and I can choose 1897 01:17:54,088 --> 01:17:58,384 to do with my property whatever I so desire. 1898 01:17:58,384 --> 01:18:00,261 After Leonardo finished, you know, 1899 01:18:00,261 --> 01:18:02,430 his fellow actors, his peers, 1900 01:18:02,430 --> 01:18:05,391 and the crew, basically, gave him a standing ovation. 1901 01:18:05,391 --> 01:18:07,393 And I think that it was the first time 1902 01:18:07,393 --> 01:18:10,479 that Leo had really been in that atmosphere, 1903 01:18:10,479 --> 01:18:12,732 that brotherhood, and that spirit of fun. 1904 01:18:12,732 --> 01:18:14,108 After a hundred rolls of film, 1905 01:18:14,108 --> 01:18:15,985 they, all of sudden, I'm- now I'm in chains, 1906 01:18:15,985 --> 01:18:18,070 like, all of a sudden they start playing music. 1907 01:18:18,070 --> 01:18:20,281 (sings) Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba... 1908 01:18:20,281 --> 01:18:21,407 (speaks) I was like, what's going on? 1909 01:18:21,407 --> 01:18:21,824 What's all this? 1910 01:18:21,824 --> 01:18:22,700 They start bringing out tequila. 1911 01:18:22,700 --> 01:18:24,452 I say, what? Oh, shit! 1912 01:18:24,452 --> 01:18:25,620 This is great. I said, what the fuck? 1913 01:18:25,620 --> 01:18:27,121 I said, what kind of set is this? 1914 01:18:27,121 --> 01:18:28,873 He says, "My kinda set, motherfucker." 1915 01:18:29,415 --> 01:18:30,416 Quentin had called 1916 01:18:30,416 --> 01:18:32,752 everybody in and- and- and we were waiting 1917 01:18:32,752 --> 01:18:36,547 for- for everybody to come in and we chatted and... 1918 01:18:36,547 --> 01:18:38,758 And then Quentin came and said, "Okay. 1919 01:18:38,758 --> 01:18:42,303 I thought about this for a long time and this morning 1920 01:18:42,303 --> 01:18:44,972 at three o'clock I came to the conclusion, 1921 01:18:44,972 --> 01:18:48,267 now this is what's going to happen." 1922 01:18:48,267 --> 01:18:50,561 And then he acted out that whole scene, 1923 01:18:50,561 --> 01:18:54,190 this big battle inside. 1924 01:18:56,442 --> 01:18:58,903 And then Quentin said, "Well, 1925 01:18:58,903 --> 01:19:00,613 I thought about ending the movie here, 1926 01:19:00,613 --> 01:19:03,115 but then this happens." 1927 01:19:03,115 --> 01:19:05,201 And he threw himself on the floor. 1928 01:19:05,201 --> 01:19:06,953 And he jumped up and threw his gun. 1929 01:19:06,953 --> 01:19:10,456 You know, I- I think he had like fifteen and shot 1930 01:19:10,456 --> 01:19:14,210 and- and really acted out the whole scene. 1931 01:19:14,210 --> 01:19:15,920 Bob Richardson was sitting there, 1932 01:19:17,630 --> 01:19:22,093 you know, trying to control his- his blood pressure. 1933 01:19:22,093 --> 01:19:25,680 And the- and the- the- the stunt coordinator, 1934 01:19:25,680 --> 01:19:29,100 who is about seven feet tall and five feet wide 1935 01:19:29,100 --> 01:19:32,645 was leaning against the wall like that. 1936 01:19:32,645 --> 01:19:36,482 (chuckles) And the- and the special effects guy 1937 01:19:36,482 --> 01:19:37,650 started to cry. 1938 01:19:37,650 --> 01:19:47,493 That main hall was literally destroyed 1939 01:19:47,493 --> 01:19:52,832 and the blood was squirted up to the second story. 1940 01:19:52,832 --> 01:19:54,875 Blood up to the gallery of that, 1941 01:19:54,875 --> 01:19:56,919 literally everywhere. 1942 01:19:56,919 --> 01:19:57,670 Ow! 1943 01:19:57,670 --> 01:19:58,087 God! 1944 01:19:58,087 --> 01:19:59,672 The furniture, the interior, 1945 01:19:59,672 --> 01:20:03,801 everything thrashed to the size of toothpicks. 1946 01:20:03,801 --> 01:20:07,179 And you want to tell me that's a true story? 1947 01:20:07,179 --> 01:20:09,598 True is what happened on the set. 1948 01:20:09,598 --> 01:20:13,519 True is what happens on the screen. 1949 01:20:13,519 --> 01:20:16,355 But the violence? No. 1950 01:20:17,314 --> 01:20:19,191 The violence is opera. 1951 01:20:20,609 --> 01:20:23,362 Django...! 1952 01:20:23,779 --> 01:20:26,073 You (indistinct) son of a... 1953 01:20:26,073 --> 01:20:28,367 Django's not trying to cure slavery. 1954 01:20:29,452 --> 01:20:31,245 He just wants to take out the people that did him 1955 01:20:31,245 --> 01:20:32,580 bad and get with his girl. 1956 01:20:35,541 --> 01:20:37,001 This is a love story. 1957 01:20:40,171 --> 01:20:41,964 Django is the- is the super hero. 1958 01:20:41,964 --> 01:20:44,175 He's the guy who rides off into the sunset. 1959 01:20:44,175 --> 01:20:46,635 And you don't see a lot of black characters that do that. 1960 01:20:46,635 --> 01:20:48,596 You don't see in Hollywood when a black character's 1961 01:20:48,596 --> 01:20:52,183 in that type of setting of slavery does what he does, 1962 01:20:52,183 --> 01:20:54,435 kills the bad white folks, gets his girl, 1963 01:20:54,435 --> 01:20:56,061 and rides off into the sunset. 1964 01:21:13,412 --> 01:21:14,622 It's about eight people trapped 1965 01:21:14,622 --> 01:21:16,540 in a blizzard in a haberdashery 1966 01:21:16,540 --> 01:21:18,125 in the middle of nowhere. 1967 01:21:18,125 --> 01:21:21,462 It's a mixture of western, who-done-it, 1968 01:21:21,462 --> 01:21:23,756 revenge movie. It's all those things. 1969 01:21:23,756 --> 01:21:25,007 Want to make a deal? 1970 01:21:25,007 --> 01:21:25,716 Huh? 1971 01:21:25,716 --> 01:21:27,968 The deal still stands, Chris. 1972 01:21:27,968 --> 01:21:30,471 You ain't got nothing we can't forgive. 1973 01:21:30,471 --> 01:21:32,598 The Hateful Eight is kind of almost like a- a 1974 01:21:32,598 --> 01:21:35,100 bookend of Reservoir Dogs. 1975 01:21:35,100 --> 01:21:36,769 It'd just be more bullshit. 1976 01:21:39,396 --> 01:21:40,815 This man set us up. 1977 01:21:40,815 --> 01:21:43,609 He creates an initial scenario, 1978 01:21:43,609 --> 01:21:45,444 an initial group of people, 1979 01:21:47,029 --> 01:21:49,031 and he throws them together 1980 01:21:49,031 --> 01:21:50,407 often in one room. 1981 01:21:50,407 --> 01:21:55,454 And then he explores what might happen by putting 1982 01:21:55,454 --> 01:21:58,332 this group of people in the same room, 1983 01:21:58,332 --> 01:22:00,835 like Reservoir Dogs or The Hateful Eight. 1984 01:22:00,835 --> 01:22:02,378 It's a complete ensemble piece, 1985 01:22:02,378 --> 01:22:05,965 which is pretty incredible because you've got eight people 1986 01:22:05,965 --> 01:22:09,593 in there talking to each other about some very specific, 1987 01:22:09,593 --> 01:22:13,764 interesting, and sometimes very hateful things. 1988 01:22:13,764 --> 01:22:20,271 (spits) (grunts) What the- (groans) (groans) 1989 01:22:20,271 --> 01:22:23,649 He lets the characters be infused 1990 01:22:23,649 --> 01:22:26,318 by the actors that he chooses to portray them. 1991 01:22:27,528 --> 01:22:29,613 He played me a piece of music and then he said, 1992 01:22:29,613 --> 01:22:31,657 "I think it would be nice if Daisy played the guitar 1993 01:22:31,657 --> 01:22:33,409 and sang this song." 1994 01:22:33,409 --> 01:22:35,077 It really focused me 1995 01:22:35,077 --> 01:22:37,413 because I had to practice that fucking instrument 1996 01:22:37,413 --> 01:22:40,666 everyday whenever I was not on camera. 1997 01:22:40,666 --> 01:22:44,378 (sings) I'll kill you bastards one and all I'll 1998 01:22:44,378 --> 01:22:48,090 gun the floggers down It was ama-I had never played 1999 01:22:48,090 --> 01:22:49,967 guitar in my life. 2000 01:22:49,967 --> 01:22:54,638 (sings) And you'll be dead Behind me John 2001 01:22:54,638 --> 01:22:59,143 When I get to Mexico. 2002 01:22:59,143 --> 01:23:00,686 He wanted it to come from the inside. 2003 01:23:00,686 --> 01:23:02,229 And when you are singing a song to yourself, 2004 01:23:02,229 --> 01:23:05,065 you're immediately going inward. 2005 01:23:05,065 --> 01:23:06,775 Give me that guitar. 2006 01:23:06,775 --> 01:23:09,278 I think he has a way of getting into each 2007 01:23:09,278 --> 01:23:13,157 character and letting them breathe 2008 01:23:13,157 --> 01:23:14,742 and create their life. 2009 01:23:14,742 --> 01:23:18,579 (laughs) He gave me the script. 2010 01:23:18,579 --> 01:23:22,124 He goes, "Here. You're Joe Gage." 2011 01:23:22,124 --> 01:23:24,501 A bastards work is never done, 2012 01:23:24,501 --> 01:23:26,837 huh, John Ruth? 2013 01:23:26,837 --> 01:23:28,714 That's right, Joe Gage. 2014 01:23:28,714 --> 01:23:31,759 And I said, "Thanks for thinking of me." 2015 01:23:31,759 --> 01:23:35,679 And he goes, "Michael, you were there at the beginning, 2016 01:23:35,679 --> 01:23:39,767 and by God you're gonna be here now, you know." 2017 01:23:46,941 --> 01:23:48,859 I find him to be the same man, 2018 01:23:49,985 --> 01:23:53,864 but just with a lot more of a pack. 2019 01:23:53,864 --> 01:23:56,742 He's more of a package than he was, you know. 2020 01:23:56,742 --> 01:23:58,077 He pays attention. 2021 01:23:59,161 --> 01:24:03,457 He also became much more sophisticated as a filmmaker. 2022 01:24:03,457 --> 01:24:06,669 His mastery of blocking and his mastery of camera 2023 01:24:06,669 --> 01:24:10,214 movement and that choreography is really 2024 01:24:10,214 --> 01:24:14,051 pronounced and you can really see his growth. 2025 01:24:14,051 --> 01:24:16,762 Also, you are seeing his maturity as a human being. 2026 01:24:16,762 --> 01:24:18,681 He may look at the same things, 2027 01:24:18,681 --> 01:24:21,600 but through the lens of where he sits right now. 2028 01:24:21,600 --> 01:24:24,979 Who said it that, uh, Kurt Russell's character was 2029 01:24:24,979 --> 01:24:26,772 based on, yeah. 2030 01:24:26,772 --> 01:24:29,024 I think John Ruth was a lot nicer guy that 2031 01:24:29,024 --> 01:24:30,234 Harvey Weinstein. 2032 01:24:30,234 --> 01:24:31,360 If Kurt was supposed to be Harvey, 2033 01:24:31,360 --> 01:24:34,113 then that must have been Harvey's good side. 2034 01:24:34,113 --> 01:24:35,698 You ruin that letter of his, 2035 01:24:35,698 --> 01:24:37,783 that nigger's gonna stomp your ass to death. 2036 01:24:37,783 --> 01:24:40,744 And when he do, I'm gonna sit back on that wagon 2037 01:24:40,744 --> 01:24:42,413 wheel, watch, and laugh. 2038 01:24:42,413 --> 01:24:44,790 (exhales) Yeah, if you read them on the page it 2039 01:24:44,790 --> 01:24:46,125 was a little more accurate. 2040 01:24:46,125 --> 01:24:48,252 Kurt's the most charming person on the planet. 2041 01:24:48,252 --> 01:24:52,047 When that sun comes out, I'm taking this woman into 2042 01:24:52,047 --> 01:24:54,383 Red Rock to hang. 2043 01:24:54,383 --> 01:24:57,511 The association of Quentin and Harvey 2044 01:24:57,511 --> 01:24:58,929 over twenty-five years, 2045 01:24:58,929 --> 01:25:00,806 it was a pretty good brotherhood. 2046 01:25:00,806 --> 01:25:03,142 It was a pretty good combination of Hollywood 2047 01:25:03,142 --> 01:25:06,854 power and of talent. 2048 01:25:06,854 --> 01:25:09,273 In the past, with the Weinstein Company, 2049 01:25:09,273 --> 01:25:12,401 whatever he said was- was the word of God. 2050 01:25:12,401 --> 01:25:14,570 These guys, there was a toll, 2051 01:25:16,155 --> 01:25:16,822 you know? 2052 01:25:16,822 --> 01:25:19,950 He earned, he made enough money for everybody. 2053 01:25:22,202 --> 01:25:22,786 We shot on seventy, 2054 01:25:22,786 --> 01:25:26,623 because he knew that if we went to the 2055 01:25:26,623 --> 01:25:28,375 expense of shooting on seventy, 2056 01:25:28,375 --> 01:25:30,419 they were gonna project it in seventy. 2057 01:25:30,419 --> 01:25:33,297 And it was the exhibition, which was as important 2058 01:25:33,297 --> 01:25:35,215 as the image capture. 2059 01:25:35,215 --> 01:25:39,470 Quentin cares about cinema and caring about cinema 2060 01:25:39,470 --> 01:25:41,472 means literally caring about cinema, 2061 01:25:41,472 --> 01:25:44,433 caring about film, the romance of cinema, 2062 01:25:44,433 --> 01:25:46,935 how it looks and feels, and for him, 2063 01:25:46,935 --> 01:25:49,688 he doesn't feel that digital technology 2064 01:25:49,688 --> 01:25:54,568 approximates the impact that that flicker has on us. 2065 01:25:54,568 --> 01:25:55,652 He just bought a theater. 2066 01:25:55,652 --> 01:25:57,529 He owns the new Beverly Cinema. 2067 01:25:57,529 --> 01:26:00,449 I've been going there recently introducing pictures. 2068 01:26:00,449 --> 01:26:02,159 I love the new Beverly. I was there last week. 2069 01:26:02,159 --> 01:26:03,285 We watched a print of Seven, 2070 01:26:03,285 --> 01:26:04,369 which had silver in it. 2071 01:26:04,369 --> 01:26:05,662 It was incredible. 2072 01:26:05,662 --> 01:26:06,413 It was so beautiful. 2073 01:26:06,413 --> 01:26:08,207 I mean Quentin leaned over to me and he's like, 2074 01:26:08,207 --> 01:26:09,291 "Take a good look. 2075 01:26:09,291 --> 01:26:10,542 You're never gonna see a finisher movie look 2076 01:26:10,542 --> 01:26:11,293 this good again. 2077 01:26:11,293 --> 01:26:13,879 (chuckles) It's like sad, but true. 2078 01:26:13,879 --> 01:26:15,422 He wrote it in the script, glorious seventy 2079 01:26:15,422 --> 01:26:19,259 millimeter about six times during the 2080 01:26:19,259 --> 01:26:20,052 first twenty pages. 2081 01:26:20,052 --> 01:26:22,137 And my jaw dropped when I saw that. 2082 01:26:22,137 --> 01:26:23,514 I was like, "You're kidding me, right? 2083 01:26:23,514 --> 01:26:24,973 You're gonna actually do this?" 2084 01:26:45,536 --> 01:26:47,955 Once he found this big, gorgeous, 2085 01:26:47,955 --> 01:26:50,499 beautiful seventy millimeter format, 2086 01:26:50,499 --> 01:26:54,586 he realized that there was an intimacy. 2087 01:26:54,586 --> 01:26:56,922 He'd shot a hundred close ups of Sam Jackson, 2088 01:26:56,922 --> 01:26:58,841 but he never shot a close up of Sam Jackson 2089 01:26:58,841 --> 01:27:00,509 that looked like that. 2090 01:27:00,509 --> 01:27:04,221 And you literally could get even deeper underneath 2091 01:27:04,221 --> 01:27:06,473 the skin and into the hearts and minds of these 2092 01:27:06,473 --> 01:27:09,935 characters and hold these big wide frames 2093 01:27:09,935 --> 01:27:13,522 so that you were almost in theater. 2094 01:27:13,522 --> 01:27:15,941 Everybody had to be on at every given moment in 2095 01:27:15,941 --> 01:27:18,944 those rooms all the time. 2096 01:27:18,944 --> 01:27:21,029 I don't know really that Quentin would have felt 2097 01:27:21,029 --> 01:27:23,740 all that comfortable doing the seventy millimeter thing 2098 01:27:23,740 --> 01:27:27,828 if Bob Richardson wasn't his partner doing it with him. 2099 01:27:27,828 --> 01:27:29,913 Bob brings so much to the table both 2100 01:27:29,913 --> 01:27:33,125 technically and creatively. 2101 01:27:33,125 --> 01:27:38,380 Quentin's exuberance and his enthusiasm for films 2102 01:27:38,380 --> 01:27:42,593 and filmmaking is so unbelievably vast. 2103 01:27:42,593 --> 01:27:46,096 And that's the way he was making Reservoir Dogs 2104 01:27:46,096 --> 01:27:48,265 and that's the way he is making The Hateful Eight, 2105 01:27:48,265 --> 01:27:52,102 and that spirit is contagious. 2106 01:27:53,395 --> 01:27:55,731 Quentin values friendship. 2107 01:27:55,731 --> 01:27:58,984 Quentin values deep relationships. 2108 01:27:58,984 --> 01:28:03,489 Quentin values a rag tag sort of family that is 2109 01:28:03,489 --> 01:28:06,325 more committed to each other than even actual blood. 2110 01:28:06,325 --> 01:28:08,410 And I think that you see that on our set. 2111 01:28:08,410 --> 01:28:10,704 (chuckles) That was a great one. 2112 01:28:10,704 --> 01:28:11,830 We have the same people. 2113 01:28:11,830 --> 01:28:13,957 Our script supervisor has been with Quentin since 2114 01:28:13,957 --> 01:28:15,000 Reservoir Dogs. 2115 01:28:15,000 --> 01:28:17,419 Our sound mixer, I think, has been with us since Pulp. 2116 01:28:17,419 --> 01:28:20,923 The makeup crew, stunts, everybody feels like 2117 01:28:20,923 --> 01:28:22,007 they're coming home. 2118 01:28:22,007 --> 01:28:23,258 It's that Quentin thing where you're suddenly 2119 01:28:23,258 --> 01:28:25,219 working around family and to see so many familiar 2120 01:28:25,219 --> 01:28:28,805 faces and that loyalty that Quentin has to his people, 2121 01:28:28,805 --> 01:28:30,224 his crew, and his cast. 2122 01:28:30,224 --> 01:28:31,683 There's music playing. 2123 01:28:31,683 --> 01:28:33,894 There's conversation. 2124 01:28:33,894 --> 01:28:34,728 There's laughter. 2125 01:28:34,728 --> 01:28:36,563 Quentin's like, "No cell phones on set. 2126 01:28:36,563 --> 01:28:37,356 Let's go to work." 2127 01:28:37,356 --> 01:28:40,025 And if you were caught with a cell phone, 2128 01:28:40,025 --> 01:28:41,735 you'd be fired, no matter who you are. 2129 01:28:41,735 --> 01:28:43,779 We called him Checkpoint Charlie where you had to 2130 01:28:43,779 --> 01:28:46,156 turn in your cell phone and he put it in a Ziploc 2131 01:28:46,156 --> 01:28:47,950 bag with your name on it, and there were absolutely 2132 01:28:47,950 --> 01:28:49,326 no cell phones allowed on set. 2133 01:28:49,326 --> 01:28:50,619 And so we talk to each other, 2134 01:28:50,619 --> 01:28:52,579 we dance, we sing, we laugh. 2135 01:28:52,579 --> 01:28:54,206 We talk about what we just did and 2136 01:28:54,206 --> 01:28:55,791 how we can make it better the next time. 2137 01:28:55,791 --> 01:28:58,001 Just like an extraordinary experience just being on 2138 01:28:58,001 --> 01:28:59,670 set when it's that down take. 2139 01:28:59,670 --> 01:29:01,630 He laughs openly during takes. 2140 01:29:01,630 --> 01:29:02,464 He cheers. 2141 01:29:02,464 --> 01:29:04,925 I imagine that he cuts himself out. 2142 01:29:04,925 --> 01:29:06,802 Douche Bag take one. 2143 01:29:06,802 --> 01:29:09,096 Twenty-eight prick, take two. 2144 01:29:09,096 --> 01:29:14,935 Humiliation, take one, mark. 2145 01:29:14,935 --> 01:29:17,354 (indistinct) Premiere take one. (indistinct) Premiere. 2146 01:29:17,354 --> 01:29:24,236 (laughs) His sets have become the most unique 2147 01:29:24,236 --> 01:29:26,196 set experience you can have. 2148 01:29:26,196 --> 01:29:27,990 What Quentin would say all the time, 2149 01:29:27,990 --> 01:29:34,496 "All right, we got this and we could move on, 2150 01:29:34,496 --> 01:29:36,290 but we're gonna do one more." 2151 01:29:36,290 --> 01:29:38,917 We're gonna do one more. 2152 01:29:38,917 --> 01:29:40,085 Why? 2153 01:29:40,544 --> 01:29:46,508 Because we love making movies. 2154 01:29:46,508 --> 01:29:48,594 I said, "Man, I'm- I'm- I'm on that train." 2155 01:29:49,428 --> 01:29:50,679 He's a fan. 2156 01:29:50,679 --> 01:29:53,098 You know he loves movies. 2157 01:29:53,098 --> 01:29:54,558 He appreciates people. 2158 01:29:54,558 --> 01:29:57,102 He's a fan of fans. 2159 01:29:57,102 --> 01:29:59,229 He appreciates life. 2160 01:29:59,229 --> 01:30:01,732 His way of socializing is inviting people over to 2161 01:30:01,732 --> 01:30:03,066 watch a movie. 2162 01:30:03,066 --> 01:30:04,985 He gets us all together. 2163 01:30:04,985 --> 01:30:07,029 He screens a movie of some sort. 2164 01:30:07,029 --> 01:30:08,405 Hey, everybody, come on and sit down. 2165 01:30:08,405 --> 01:30:10,032 Let's watch this. 2166 01:30:10,032 --> 01:30:11,533 And he'd go get some popcorn and sit there and 2167 01:30:11,533 --> 01:30:12,492 watch it with you. 2168 01:30:12,492 --> 01:30:15,120 It's a collective experience. 2169 01:30:15,746 --> 01:30:18,874 He was showing it to us for the first time. 2170 01:30:18,874 --> 01:30:20,625 We're just this group of, you know, 2171 01:30:20,625 --> 01:30:25,297 people and actors that he had chosen to use in his movie. 2172 01:30:25,297 --> 01:30:27,299 After the screening was over, 2173 01:30:27,299 --> 01:30:28,634 I couldn't help but notice. 2174 01:30:28,634 --> 01:30:33,430 He wasn't just sweating, he was- he was drenched. 2175 01:30:33,430 --> 01:30:38,143 And yet, I've never met anyone who honestly 2176 01:30:38,143 --> 01:30:41,563 comes even remotely close to the confidence he has when it 2177 01:30:41,563 --> 01:30:44,024 comes to making his movie. 2178 01:30:44,024 --> 01:30:46,276 It's amazing to me that he would have any nerves on 2179 01:30:46,276 --> 01:30:47,319 the other end at all. 2180 01:30:48,320 --> 01:30:50,697 But is shows, you know, how much he cares. 2181 01:30:57,829 --> 01:31:01,249 He was big and he was everywhere. 2182 01:31:07,172 --> 01:31:08,965 And everybody feared him. 2183 01:31:32,197 --> 01:31:33,615 Quentin and Harvey 2184 01:31:33,615 --> 01:31:35,367 Weinstein are two different animals. 2185 01:31:37,202 --> 01:31:37,619 I get it. 2186 01:31:37,619 --> 01:31:39,704 I understand why a lot of these girls 2187 01:31:39,704 --> 01:31:40,789 didn't say anything. 2188 01:31:41,873 --> 01:31:43,291 Their life depended on it. 2189 01:31:46,586 --> 01:31:50,090 If my livelihood, the preservation of my children, 2190 01:31:52,426 --> 01:31:54,469 if that is dependent upon someone 2191 01:31:54,469 --> 01:31:58,557 else that has power, like a Harvey Weinstein, 2192 01:31:58,557 --> 01:32:00,267 it's really scary. 2193 01:32:02,227 --> 01:32:06,148 That's the underbelly of the industry that 2194 01:32:06,148 --> 01:32:08,859 nobody knows about and it's really dark 2195 01:32:08,859 --> 01:32:10,861 and it's really fucked up. 2196 01:32:11,820 --> 01:32:13,363 I've been told things from a few people 2197 01:32:13,363 --> 01:32:14,948 who haven't even shown up yet. 2198 01:32:17,909 --> 01:32:19,744 I'll say exactly what Quentin said. 2199 01:32:19,744 --> 01:32:20,620 He simply said, "Listen. 2200 01:32:20,620 --> 01:32:22,581 I knew about it for a long time. 2201 01:32:23,874 --> 01:32:25,625 And I should have said something, but I didn't." 2202 01:32:29,045 --> 01:32:30,380 The fear factor 2203 01:32:30,380 --> 01:32:32,340 should never have entered into any of it. 2204 01:32:32,340 --> 01:32:34,217 And that's what I think the average person doesn't 2205 01:32:34,217 --> 01:32:37,971 understand, the fear and the emotional shutdown 2206 01:32:37,971 --> 01:32:42,684 that you'd have to force yourself into. 2207 01:32:42,684 --> 01:32:43,226 Oh, my God. 2208 01:32:43,226 --> 01:32:44,811 I can't believe what just happened. 2209 01:32:44,811 --> 01:32:46,813 And who am I gonna say anything to? 2210 01:32:46,813 --> 01:32:50,192 And if I do say something, I'm finished. 2211 01:32:50,192 --> 01:32:51,693 I won't be in another movie and 2212 01:32:51,693 --> 01:32:54,404 I won't be able to fulfill my life. 2213 01:32:54,404 --> 01:32:55,906 That's a pretty hard thing. 2214 01:33:08,460 --> 01:33:10,504 Now you find out about these hundreds of 2215 01:33:10,504 --> 01:33:13,131 thousands of dollars that was paid out to these 2216 01:33:13,131 --> 01:33:15,217 different girls in situations with him. 2217 01:33:16,384 --> 01:33:17,302 But see the people 2218 01:33:17,302 --> 01:33:18,803 who are complicit with that, 2219 01:33:18,803 --> 01:33:20,347 who followed his orders, 2220 01:33:20,347 --> 01:33:23,058 they're just as blameable and corrupted as- as him. 2221 01:33:23,517 --> 01:33:24,434 And a lot of that ain't 2222 01:33:24,434 --> 01:33:25,769 on the cover of Time Magazine. 2223 01:33:25,769 --> 01:33:26,895 They're still hiding. 2224 01:33:26,895 --> 01:33:29,314 There's a lot of them out there who were 2225 01:33:29,314 --> 01:33:31,149 more than happy to follow the 2226 01:33:31,149 --> 01:33:33,318 orders and the ideals of, 2227 01:33:33,318 --> 01:33:34,820 uh, Harvey's opinion. 2228 01:33:38,323 --> 01:33:40,158 And the fact that your own body, 2229 01:33:40,158 --> 01:33:44,454 your own face, your physical being is what you 2230 01:33:44,454 --> 01:33:46,623 use as your instrument of work, 2231 01:33:47,123 --> 01:33:49,042 and if that gets persecuted and that gets 2232 01:33:49,042 --> 01:33:50,710 ruined and that gets destroyed, 2233 01:33:50,710 --> 01:33:53,296 and somebody like Harvey has the power to do that, 2234 01:33:53,296 --> 01:33:54,381 don't hire that person. 2235 01:33:54,673 --> 01:33:55,757 And the people who would take 2236 01:33:55,757 --> 01:33:57,801 a call from a Harvey Weinstein, 2237 01:33:57,801 --> 01:33:59,010 "Oh, that was Harvey." 2238 01:33:59,010 --> 01:34:02,847 (smacks lips) "Yeah, he says not to hire so and so." 2239 01:34:08,603 --> 01:34:13,191 Having now separated himself so instantaneously 2240 01:34:13,191 --> 01:34:15,485 from Harvey, that was the end of it. 2241 01:34:28,999 --> 01:34:30,458 It's the end of an era. 2242 01:34:32,377 --> 01:34:34,212 It's an era that certainly made a point 2243 01:34:34,212 --> 01:34:37,674 and was envied by an awful lot of people. 2244 01:34:44,014 --> 01:34:45,223 He has moved on. 2245 01:34:49,394 --> 01:34:50,604 He's making a new movie. 2246 01:34:50,604 --> 01:34:52,230 He's doing Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. 2247 01:34:54,065 --> 01:34:54,816 And it ain't with the 2248 01:34:54,816 --> 01:34:55,817 Weinstein Company. 2249 01:34:56,484 --> 01:35:00,905 Quentin Tarantino is a rock star. 2250 01:35:02,532 --> 01:35:05,201 Quentin Tarantino can do a movie about any subject 2251 01:35:05,201 --> 01:35:07,662 matter that he wants to because Quentin Tarantino 2252 01:35:07,662 --> 01:35:09,873 stands out in front of the movie a little bit. 2253 01:35:14,753 --> 01:35:16,338 He's not gonna fade out. 2254 01:35:16,338 --> 01:35:18,381 This is why he talks about making ten. 2255 01:35:18,381 --> 01:35:21,259 He doesn't want to be that guy who people go, 2256 01:35:21,259 --> 01:35:22,802 "Oh, most of them was good, 2257 01:35:22,802 --> 01:35:25,347 but his stuff, you know as his stuff used to be, 2258 01:35:25,347 --> 01:35:27,557 but you know he's a bit too old for it now, 2259 01:35:27,557 --> 01:35:28,433 you know. 2260 01:35:28,433 --> 01:35:29,142 Bless him." 2261 01:35:29,142 --> 01:35:29,851 Doesn't want that. 2262 01:35:29,851 --> 01:35:30,935 I don't know, man. 2263 01:35:30,935 --> 01:35:33,605 I think he needs to live to a hundred and fifty or 2264 01:35:33,605 --> 01:35:36,441 two hundred years just so he can accomplish whatever 2265 01:35:36,441 --> 01:35:37,734 he wants to accomplish. 2266 01:35:37,734 --> 01:35:43,990 You know how his characters are related. 2267 01:35:43,990 --> 01:35:44,908 There's always a kind of a 2268 01:35:44,908 --> 01:35:47,077 family history that runs through. 2269 01:35:47,077 --> 01:35:47,869 I'm Doctor King Schultz. 2270 01:35:47,869 --> 01:35:49,329 This is my horse Fritz. 2271 01:35:50,246 --> 01:35:51,998 Full loads? Obviously. 2272 01:35:52,666 --> 01:35:57,420 Dandy Michaels, Joe Nash, and... 2273 01:35:57,420 --> 01:35:58,546 Crazy Craig Koons. 2274 01:35:59,881 --> 01:36:02,384 This here is Captain Koons. 2275 01:36:02,384 --> 01:36:05,261 He was in the POW camp with Daddy. 2276 01:36:05,261 --> 01:36:06,471 You know there's a family chain, 2277 01:36:06,471 --> 01:36:08,098 that there's a string that runs from the beginning 2278 01:36:08,098 --> 01:36:09,099 through to the end. 2279 01:36:11,059 --> 01:36:13,395 Hello, little man. 2280 01:36:13,395 --> 01:36:15,271 So I am in Hateful Eight, 2281 01:36:15,271 --> 01:36:18,483 the great- great grandfather of 2282 01:36:18,483 --> 01:36:20,610 Michael Fassbender's character 2283 01:36:20,610 --> 01:36:22,070 in Inglourious Basterds. 2284 01:36:22,070 --> 01:36:25,573 I'm watching Kill Bill, and there's Earl McGraw alive 2285 01:36:25,573 --> 01:36:28,326 as a character in it with his son, James Parks. 2286 01:36:28,326 --> 01:36:30,996 I said, "They got killed in From Dust Till Dawn One and Two." 2287 01:36:30,996 --> 01:36:32,914 He goes, "This happens before that." 2288 01:36:32,914 --> 01:36:33,957 I'm like, "Oh, God. 2289 01:36:33,957 --> 01:36:36,543 You- you like a gen-He's- he's- he reminds me of like 2290 01:36:36,543 --> 01:36:37,669 Norman Lear, you know, 2291 01:36:37,669 --> 01:36:40,046 how All In The Family begot The Jeffersons and 2292 01:36:40,046 --> 01:36:41,589 The Jeffersons begot the Good Times 2293 01:36:41,589 --> 01:36:42,924 and so on and so forth. 2294 01:36:42,924 --> 01:36:45,301 He was gonna make the Vega Brothers, 2295 01:36:45,301 --> 01:36:46,928 which would be me and John, 2296 01:36:46,928 --> 01:36:47,971 which would have been great, 2297 01:36:47,971 --> 01:36:48,805 right? 2298 01:36:48,805 --> 01:36:49,889 'Cause that would be believable, 2299 01:36:49,889 --> 01:36:50,515 right? 2300 01:36:50,515 --> 01:36:53,810 It would have to be a prequel because we're both dead, 2301 01:36:53,810 --> 01:36:55,520 which doesn't make sense, 2302 01:36:55,520 --> 01:36:57,355 but that's how it would be. 2303 01:36:57,355 --> 01:36:58,565 He's got his ten. 2304 01:36:58,565 --> 01:36:59,816 He'll do other stuff. 2305 01:36:59,816 --> 01:37:02,485 (stammers) And I know some of his plans and they're 2306 01:37:02,485 --> 01:37:03,528 fucking amazing. 2307 01:37:03,528 --> 01:37:05,572 You're writing your life story. 2308 01:37:05,572 --> 01:37:07,240 You bet I am. 2309 01:37:07,240 --> 01:37:08,658 Am I in it? 2310 01:37:08,658 --> 01:37:11,953 (chuckles) You just entered. 2311 01:37:11,953 --> 01:37:13,663 I mean, I wonder when he starts writing books 2312 01:37:13,663 --> 01:37:15,457 whether he will, some of these characters will 2313 01:37:15,457 --> 01:37:16,791 show up in his novels. 2314 01:37:18,460 --> 01:37:20,211 It's complete. It's a hundred percent. 2315 01:37:20,211 --> 01:37:23,423 And sacrificed relationship, 2316 01:37:23,423 --> 01:37:25,467 having children, all of that stuff to 2317 01:37:25,467 --> 01:37:27,469 pursue his dream. 2318 01:37:27,469 --> 01:37:30,013 He's a complete filmmaker and- and an artist in- in 2319 01:37:30,013 --> 01:37:31,222 the full on sense. 2320 01:37:32,432 --> 01:37:33,308 We're gonna miss it. 2321 01:37:33,308 --> 01:37:36,394 We're gonna miss the opportunity that he brings. 2322 01:37:36,394 --> 01:37:38,438 And it's true of all of us. 2323 01:37:38,438 --> 01:37:40,648 If your phone buzzes in your pocket 2324 01:37:40,648 --> 01:37:42,150 and you take it out of your pocket 2325 01:37:42,150 --> 01:37:43,151 and you look at it and it says 2326 01:37:43,151 --> 01:37:45,111 QT on it, you go please, please, 2327 01:37:45,111 --> 01:37:49,157 please, oh just please, please be one, please. 2328 01:37:49,157 --> 01:37:50,867 You know and (imitates phone on). 2329 01:37:50,867 --> 01:37:53,036 Hi. And he goes, "Hi. 2330 01:37:53,036 --> 01:37:54,579 Um, I've got something I want you to read." 2331 01:37:54,579 --> 01:37:55,872 And you're done. 174221

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