THE CASE FOR QUENTIN TARANTINO
‘His invention and pure dazzle have confidence transformed cinema’
By Kevin Maher
My favourite Quentin Tarantino second comes from a lecture that he gave to movie college students at UCLA within the summer of 1995. He change into once introducing a screening of the eccentric Hong Kong-pickle esteem story Chungking Bid and he revealed to the college students that the first time he saw the movie, halfway by way of the viewing, “I correct began crying”. Now no longer ordinary, perchance. The movie is soft and elegiac, and buttressed regularly by the wistful California Dreamin’ by the Mamas & the Papas. But no, Tarantino acknowledged. He wasn’t unhappy. He change into once crying because he realised, even as the movie change into once unfolding, “I’m correct so delighted to esteem a movie this great”.