If I would have to choose a mainstream director and a writer who is able to create interesting storylines combined with crude violence and extraordinary characters, I would have to go with Quentin Tarantino. The way he manages to transfer the words on the paper to a moving image is something that appeals and rubs my "movie geek" genes to the point where I have quite a nice amount of quotes stored in my brain block under the name of Tarantino.
This revised and updated version of Quentin Tarantino: interviews is a must read for everyone who adores his movies and is interested to gain more knowledge trough Tarantino's own thoughts and words. The interviews starts from the times of Reservoir Dogs, going through all the way to his latest masterpiece, Django Unchained.
Most of these chosen interviews are deep and do give a good insight not just about his movies but also about his personality, his ways of seeing the industry and life in generally. We all know Tarantino's movies are not for everyone's taste, and this book doesn't avoid the controversies that his work has caused over the years. A good mix of openness and respectfulness in a form of solid information package.
The book also offers a short chronology and a filmography, which does work as a nice icing on the cake.
Quentin Tarantino: Interviews was an enjoyable read and made me want to go through my Tarantino collection, just to see what I will watch during my next weekend nights.
* Thank you Netgalley and publisher for providing me a copy of this book *