Quentin Tarantino: Interviews, Revised and Updated - Conversations with Filmmakers Series (Paperback)Gerald Peary (editor)
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From the beginning, Tarantino (b. 1963)--affable, open, and enthusiastic about sharing his adoration of movies--has been a journalist's dream. Quentin Tarantino: Interviews, revised and updated with twelve new interviews, is a joy to read cover to cover because its subject has so much interesting and provocative to say about his own movies and about cinema in general, and also about his unusual life. He is frank and revealing about growing up in Los Angeles with a single, half-Cherokee mother, and dropping out of ninth grade to take acting classes. Lost and confused, he still managed a gutsy ambition: young Quentin decided he would be a filmmaker.
Tarantino has conceded that Ordell (Samuel L. Jackson), the homicidal African American con man in Jackie Brown, is an autobiographical portrait. ""If I hadn't wanted to make movies, I would have ended up as Ordell,"" Tarantino has explained. ""I wouldn't have been a postman or worked at the phone company. . . . I would have gone to jail.""
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Number of pages: 247
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm