What Took Tarantino So Long?

According to Christopher Kelly, most of the time between Jackie Brown and Kill Bill was spent working on the screenplay for Inglorious Bastards. While that’s true, what Kelly doesn’t mention is that the whole schedule for Kill Bill and Inglorious Bastards got pushed back because of Uma Thurman’s pregnancy. Kelly is also ‘worried’ about just who wants to see a Tarantino movie these days:

There’s also this question: Who, exactly, is his audience supposed to be this time around? The college kids Tarantino connected with in the early 1990s likely still consider themselves fans. But at this point, burned out long ago on all the Tarantino wannabes of the late ’90s, they might prefer to give their box-office dollars to the more playful and droll Coen Brothers (whose Intolerable Cruelty also opens Oct. 10). As for today’s college kids — will they have even seen Reservoir Dogs, much less care about its director’s motor-mouthed, movie-obsessed aesthetic?

Tarantino Is Picky About His Blood

The IMDB link to this little tidbit will expire shortly, so I’ve just copied the info here for you:

Hollywood hero Quentin Tarantino is back – and he’s as bloody as ever. The True Romance scribe has finally completed his long-awaited fourth feature film as a director, Kill Bill, which stars Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu, and in the tradition of Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown, it will be a bloody affair – except this time Quentin’s demanding extra-special fluids.

He says, “I’m really particular about the blood, so we’re using a mixture depending on the scenes. I say, ‘I don’t want horror movie blood, alright? I want Samurai blood.’ You can’t pour this raspberry pancake syrup on a sword and have it look good. You have to have this special kind of blood that you only see in samurai movies.”

Comparing Tarantino With George Lucas

In an interview with icCoventry, Samuel L. Jackson is asked to compare the style’s of George Lucas (for whom Jackson worked on the new Star Wars movies) and Quentin Tarantino (for whom Jackson worked on Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown):

Quentin could come in here and suck the air out of the room. George is very low key. Very laid back. He knows what he wants to do. He leaves the actors alone and lets us do what he wants to do. There was stuff falling down, saws going off. Everything that would make another director crazy. He was very calm – even when the storm came.

Jackie Brown Details

Theatrical Release Date: December 25, 1997

Runtime: 151 minutes

Primary Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert De Niro, Michael Bowen, Chris Tucker

Tarantino’s Input: Screenplay writer, director and actor(voice only).

Theatrical Trailer: Quicktime, 6.9 MB, 160×120

Screenplay: Final version

Synopsis: The third film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, the creator of Pulp Fiction, is this crime caper based on the novel ‘Rum Punch’ by Elmore Leonard. Pam Grier stars in the title role of Jackie Brown, and attractive stewardess who supplements her income by smuggling cash into the country for an illegal arms dealer–until the day federal agents bust her. The only way she’ll stay out of jail is to set up a sting to bring in a half million dollars and bring down the gun runner. In this web of dangerous characters, she should be wondering: how will she stay alive? But all she’s thinking about is: how can she make off with the money?
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