Happy Birthday: Quentin Tarantino

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Quentin Tarantino.jpgQuentin Tarantino

Born: March 27, 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

[on the inspiration for Pulp Fiction (1994)] And so I thought the idea that would, in the case of Pulp Fiction, would be kind of cool, was to take three separate stories, and make them the oldest stories in the book, whether it be, um…Vincent’s character, the hoodlum, has to go out with the boss’s lady, but don’t touch her! And there’s the whole history of people who *have* touched her, and what happens. Well we’ve seen that before, a zillion times…and the case of the Bruce Willis story, that the boxer’s supposed to throw the fight, and he doesn’t, and now the mob’s after him…we’ve seen that story a million times as well. And one of the things I thought about, like, the third story, was basically kind of the beginning of, at that time, almost every Joel Silver…

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