Just because Death Proof wasnt a big hit doesnt mean its not good. Although i really do think that QT shouldnt go along with everything RR wants to do. They should just stick to doing their own work and be best buddies on the side.
I still blame RR fpr giving QT his first flop. It was just a bad concept from the beginning.
Also, who can really gauge what people want or dont want to see? Its a crapshoot these days. Just because a film is really big and epic doesnt mean everyone will want to see it.
Oh yeah, I loved Death Proof. However, it didn’t work as a horror film at all. At no point was I scared.
Furthermore, if you bounce an idea around, you will get a taste for what people feel about it. Then he should decide if it’s worth it. He shouldn’t always do this, only when he thinks he’s taking a risk. I mean his previous 4 choices were incredibly popular. But nobody gave a shit about Death Proof. Also, if he wasn’t 100% goign in to it, why the fuck carry on? He said to an interviewer that he didn’t think it would do well, that he didn’t think there were enough people out there who would feel what it is he’s trying to do. He was 100% right.
Furthermore, if you read what people have to say about IB, you will know that almost everyone wants him to make it. It’s guaranteed to make him money. Also, if it turns out to be his masterpiece word of mouth will get out and then it’s sure to be successful.
He can’t have the best of both worlds. If he wants to make the movies he wants, he is goign to have to accept that there aren’t that many people that share his tastes (relatively speaking). If he wants them to do good, he is going to have to cater for the majority. He has kept that balance in the past with his first 3 films. Kill Bill was pushing it a little and with DP, he completely pushed it to the edge. It’s QT at his most self indulgent. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but if you’re going to do that, you are going to have to accept that the majority of people out there won’t be on his wavelength. DP really seperated the QT fans from the “QT fans”. I gave DP a 9.5/10!