James Gray’s War With Tarantino

James Gray (The Yards andLittle Odessa with Tim Roth) talks about how hard it is to get small movies made, and his ‘war’ with Tarantino.

His earnest, emotional style earned him a reputation as the anti-Tarantino early on. “It made it seem like I was in a war with Quentin, which is ridiculous,” he said, rejecting the media’s comparisons. “I have huge admiration for what he can do. When you see movies that he does, the audience is so enraptured, I can’t do that. He has talents I can never even approach.”

Why Don’t You Play In Hell?

Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono is upset that people keep asking about the Tarantino influence in his new film because of the yellow track suit (Kill Bill style). He’s ticked because it was a Bruce Lee thing, not a Tarantino thing.

Fair enough, but when your trailer looks like a weird cross between Reservoir Dogs, True Romance and Kill Bill – its not exactly the Bruce Lee influence that stands out.

His film is called Why Don’t You Play In Hell?