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If you just love movies enough, you can make a good one. ---->>>

The good ideas will survive. ---->>>

To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I'm writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I'm going to play for the opening sequence. ---->>>

Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.

Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.

I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience. ---->>>

When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'

When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'

I'm a big collector of vinyl - I have a record room in my house - and I've always had a huge soundtrack album collection. So what I do, as I'm writing a movie, is go through all those songs, trying to find good songs for fights, or good pieces of music to layer into the film. ---->>>

I was kind of excited about going to jail the first time and I learnt some great dialogue. ---->>>

I steal from every movie ever made. ---->>>

I am a genre lover - everything from spaghetti western to samurai movie. ---->>>

A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here. ---->>>

If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels. ---->>>

Violence is one of the most fun things to watch. ---->>>

I don't think Pulp Fiction is hard to watch at all. ---->>>

I loved history because to me, history was like watching a movie. ---->>>

Movies are my religion and God is my patron. I'm lucky enough to be in the position where I don't make movies to pay for my pool. When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me; like I would die for it. ---->>>

It's a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody's arm off and have red water hoses for veins, spraying blood everywhere. ---->>>

Movies are not about the weekend that they're released, and in the grand scheme of things, that's probably the most unimportant time of a film's life. ---->>>

My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I'll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy. ---->>>

I want to top expectations. I want to blow you away. ---->>>

I've always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they're basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I'd make for you at home.

I've always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they're basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I'd make for you at home.

Something stopped me in school a little bit. Anything that I'm not interested in, I can't even feign interest. ---->>>

I couldn't spell anything. I couldn't remember anything, but I could go to a movie and I knew who starred in it, who directed it, everything. ---->>>

I'm a historian in my own mind. ---->>>

I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that's becoming like a lost art in American cinema. ---->>>

I'm very happy with the way I write. I think I do it good. But I've never really considered myself a writer. ---->>>

I always do an all-night horror marathon on Saturdays where we start at seven and go until five in the morning.

I always do an all-night horror marathon on Saturdays where we start at seven and go until five in the morning.

To be a novelist, all I need is a pen and a piece of paper. ---->>>

I love Elmore Leonard. To me, True Romance is basically like an Elmore Leonard movie. ---->>>

As a viewer, the minute I start getting confused, I check out of the movie. Emotionally, I'm severed. ---->>>

I have loved movies as the number one thing in my life so long that I can't ever remember a time when I didn't.

I have loved movies as the number one thing in my life so long that I can't ever remember a time when I didn't.

My mom took me to see Carnal Knowledge and The Wild Bunch and all these kind of movies when I was a kid. ---->>>

Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that's what I'm trying to do. ---->>>

I want do a Mandarin language movie. It'll probably be the next movie I do after the one I do next. ---->>>

I've always thought John Travolta is one of the greatest movie stars Hollywood has ever produced. ---->>>

Sergio Leone was a big influence on me because of the spaghetti westerns. ---->>>

All my movies are achingly personal. ---->>>

Everything I learned as an actor, I have basically applied to writing. ---->>>

I wasn't trying to top Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown. I wanted to go underneath it and make a more modest character study movie. ---->>>

I've always wanted to work with Warren Beatty. ---->>>

It's very important that every movie I do makes money because I want the people that had the faith in me to get their money back. ---->>>

L.A. is so big that if you don't actually live in Hollywood, you might as well be from a different planet. ---->>>

I look at 'Death Proof' and realize I had too much time. ---->>>

I want to have the fun of doing anime and I love anime, but I can't do storyboards because I can't really draw and that's what they live and die on. ---->>>

I'm not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies. ---->>>

I've always considered myself a filmmaker who writes stuff for himself to do. ---->>>

I don't really consider myself an American filmmaker like, say, Ron Howard might be considered an American filmmaker. If I'm doing something and it seems to me to be reminiscent of an Italian giallo, I'm gonna to do it like an Italian giallo. ---->>>

I cannot get myself interested in video games. I've been given video game players and they just sit there connected to my TVs gathering dust until eventually I unplug them so I can put in another special-region DVD player. ---->>>

I just grew up watching a lot of movies. I'm attracted to this genre and that genre, this type of story, and that type of story. As I watch movies I make some version of it in my head that isn't quite what I'm seeing - taking the things I like and mixing them with stuff I've never seen before.

I just grew up watching a lot of movies. I'm attracted to this genre and that genre, this type of story, and that type of story. As I watch movies I make some version of it in my head that isn't quite what I'm seeing - taking the things I like and mixing them with stuff I've never seen before.

Reservoir Dogs is a small film, and part of its charm was that it was a small film. I'd probably make it for $3 million now so I'd have more breathing room. ---->>>

I actually think one of my strengths is my storytelling. ---->>>

To me, America is just another market. ---->>>

If I wasn't a film-maker, I'd be a film critic. It's the only thing I'd be qualified to do. ---->>>

If there is something magic about the collaborations I have with actors it's because I put the character first. ---->>>

When I'm writing something, I try not to get analytical about it as I'm doing it, as I'm writing it. ---->>>

My parents said, Oh, he's going to be a director someday. I wanted to be an actor. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-27, 1963
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
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Occupation: Director
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Quentin Jerome Tarantino (; born March 27, 1963) is an American director, writer, and actor. His films are characterized by nonlinear storylines, satirical subject matter, an aestheticization of violence, extended scenes of dialogue, ensemble casts consisting of established and lesser-known performers, references to popular culture, soundtracks primarily containing songs and score pieces from the 1960s to the 1980s, and features of neo-noir film (wikipedia)