Tarantino To Present At Emmys

Along with CSI’s William Peterson, Quentin Tarantino is going to be a presenter at this years’ Emmy Awards.

Not sure if that means he’s a lock to win his 1st Emmy (for the CSI finale episode, Grave Danger) or not. My guess is he’ll win.

“I wanted to make the ‘CSI’ feel like a movie, but it was also important that I not take more time than any other director,” Tarantino, who also had a hand in writing the script and who came up with the story idea, says. “TV is a lot precious about stuff. In a series, if you like the first take, that’s it, move on. It’s also such a different dynamic to be working with actors who have been playing the same characters for five years and know them inside-out.”

Tarantino had such a good experience with the “CSI” folks that he’s already plotting his return trip to television. He hopes to put together a limited-run series where he writes and directs all of the episodes, “like one big arc/novel. Maybe around 12 episodes. I’m gonna look into that next year.”


Tarantino Does NASCAR

Tarantino got to ride along in a NASCAR today at Bristol Motor Speedway. Seems like he enjoyed himself.

“Yeah, Baby! That’s what I’m talking about!” he yelled after several seconds of silence. “That was incredible. I didn’t 100 percent know what to expect when I got here. I was very open to be intoxicated, and I most definitely was.”

“Ben Affleck, he looked like a little girl!,” Tarantino said. “When I saw Ben Affleck and Dave Spade acting like little girls, I said I got this one. I’m all good. I don’t have to worry about nothing.

I just hope there are no Days of Thunder sequel rumors that come from this.


Rodriguez Details Grind House

Robert Rodriguez talked to MTV about the progress on Grind House. There is a treasure trove of little tidbits planned for this movie in the ariticle – make sure you check it out.

The Texas-born filmmaker revealed that he’s currently holed up at Tarantino’s Los Angeles abode, and they’re working both together and separately. “I’m at his house now writing it,” Rodriguez said of the film that they expect to shoot “probably in the fall … They’re two different movies, but he reads me stuff and I tell him stuff that I do.”