Should I just copy 'n paste my reply to this very same request from the IMDB boards?
Yeah, why not:
[quote]I think it’s rather strained, sir. Given that QT is the only director I know of who has had final cut on all of his movies, given that he had the sort of authority over this film to:
- Delay production for nearly a year to accomodate Uma Thurman’s pregnancy
- Decide to cut it into 2 films and then was able to ram that decision through Miramax/Disney.
the ability to express himself as he wishes is not really a concern of QT’s. Note that the four movies of his released on DVD (RD, PF, JB, and KB1) have no “added” scenes or directors edition(s). Why? Because QT was able to theatrically release the films as he saw fit. He doesn’t even do commentary, rather letting the films speak for themselves.
Also, it’s tour de force not tour the force. Just FYI. If you’re anything like me, typos like that are harder to catch on a screen than they are on paper.
Now I think the parts about the importance of appearing cool is relevant to QT’s vision of himself and his films, but the strain of artistic creation… naw, I don’t buy it.[/quote]