Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Quote of the Day

"I'm really well versed on a lot of directors' careers, you know, and when you look at those last five films when they were past it, when they were too old, and they're really out of touch with the times, whether it be William Wyler and The Liberation of L.B. Jones or Billy Wilder with Fedora and then Buddy Buddy or whatever the hell. To me, it's all about my filmography, and I want to go out with a terrific filmography. Death Proof  has got to be the worst movie I ever made. And for a left-handed movie, that wasn't so bad, all right? -- so if that's the worst I ever get, I'm good. But I do think one of those out-of-touch, old, limp, flaccid-dick movies costs you three good movies as far as your rating is concerned."

-- That's Quentin Tarantino, naming Death Proof as his worst movie. At least he has the wherewithal to defend it while saying that, sort of. And at least he's got a new scapegoat and can stop maligning his greatest film Jackie Brown now. Also, does Four Rooms not count, since it was an anthology film and he only directed part of it? Anyway I like Death Proof more than Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, so that's where I stand on that subject.


Will h said...

I didn't know you were in the Jackie Brown club, too! Easily his best! Melanie is God.

Sean said...

I agree. I thought Pulp Fiction sucked. Death Proof was great, partly due to Mr. Kurt.