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Looking for a Tarantino quote about Sergio Leone


#1

Hi. I swore I read a short interview with Quentin about how he idolizes Sergio Leone the MOST, by far, as a director. He went on about how he hopes to emulate his career and that the graveyard scene in “The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly” is one of the greatest endings ever – cinematic perfection.



Well, I’m looking for that quote but I can’t seem to find it anymore. I lurk on these boards and also the imdb boards, so it has to be either one of the two. I just can’t remember where I read it. It was recent though, that I do know.



Any help would be appreciated. :slight_smile:


#2

http://www.imdb.com/PeopleNews/#1



But since IMDB changes it’s news daily, here’s for those who might miss it in the future:



"Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino will only feel artistically fulfilled when he’s matched the cinematic genius of his idol Sergio Leone. The American movie-maker has been lauded as the most exciting director working in the world today, but he still believes he has a long way to go to leave a lasting legacy. He says, “I think I’m pretty good - but my favorite director is Sergio Leone. Hands down, he’s the one who’s influenced me most. I think as time goes on I can keep raising the ceiling of my talent and I’m determined to do it to the end of my career, which isn’t the case with most directors. I’m not doing a job. This ain’t a job. This is an art form. But I can’t imagine doing something as perfect as the closing sequence in The Good, The Bad And The Ugly. I will always try to reach that, but I don’t think I will ever get there. It is just so cinematically perfect.”


#3

^^ Thanks laydback. That’s exactly what I was looking for. :smiley:

I like that quote.