Apparently John Waters mis-cast Cecil B. Demented when he put Stephen Dorff in lead role. It seems that Quentin Tarantino is the real guerilla filmmaker, or at least, he was willing to be. Reports say that the director recently told Culture magazine: "I would have died for Reservoir Dogs and I would have died getting a shot for Pulp Fiction." I can just see Quentin running around with crazy hair, getting cinematic shots while dodging gunshots. While he holds those films close to his heart, the same can't be said for Jackie Brown: "I don't know if I would have died for Jackie Brown and that scared me a little." I think we're all right there with you, Quentin. However, if you want, you can try to rationalize this as something other than the fact that it wasn't as good: "I think the reason was that it was based on a novel, it wasn't an original thing born from me."

The director goes on to talk about the curse of aging. He's quoted as saying: "Directors don't get better as they get older. They get worse and they get out of touch." I'm a bit surprised that he's saying this. Following his previous comments, which don't include Kill Bill or his upcoming Death Proof, does that mean he doesn't like them as much because he feels older and out of touch? Is this the end of Tarantino? Has he forgotten that he is pushing 50? To top that off, he also stated: "There is this weird thing with movie-making where you king of figure out how to do it. You're pulled along by experience. By the second one you know a hell of a lot more than you did on the first one." Methinks Tarantino is getting a little confused, especially since he followed it up with: "I don't want to be a professional. I like holding on to my amateur status." Correct me if I'm wrong, but Tarantino stopped being an amateur long ago.
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