MISQUOTE that establishes the authorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s SKEWED FOCUS:
[‘If I had to make the trade - fame for anonymity - yeah, I would,’ he told Vanity Fair, describing how he can no longer trawl the racks of second-hand record shops without fans pestering him. This disaffection with celebrity has unsurprisingly had an impact on his film-making. ] This is not what Quentin said in the Vanity article.
Quentin said, ‘If I had to make the trade -anonymity for fame- yeah, I would, but goddamn, if I had known in advance, before I got famous, I would have gone to the Rodin Garden (in Paris) more. I would have done a whole lot of shit more before I got famous if I knew I was going to lose the option.’ The quote difference is subtle but the tone is shifted like a tectonic plate. Ã‚Â When the author places anonymity after the word fame, this is what we call misleading.
I think the film writer, David Thompson, appreciates Quentin’s brilliance, but he seems to think QT has slipped into some kind of wasteland as a filmmaker. Ã‚Â He misses entirely the depth of choices and redemption in “Pulp Fiction” when he describes the film as ‘ultimately hollow.’ And “Jackie Brown” was ‘old fashion Hollywood,crime thriller.’ Ã‚Â Well, if he cannot appreciate a wonderful love letter to an icon who represented an intangilble essense to the pride, grace, and empowerment of American Blacks in the 70s, then I want to be in love with the respectful tones and oustanding ensemble acting in QT’s “Jackie Brown” till I grow old and gray and die. ‘Personality goes a long way.’ Jules, PF Ã‚Â I understand why Thompson yearns for the brilliant existential deconstruction of masculinity in “Reservoir Dogs,” but he has no clue that Tarantino is STILL very much on his game. Ã‚Â Yes, “Kill Bill” is not going for a ‘deeper’ subtext (you know QT’s Movie-Movie universe, and this is NOT the Realer-than-Real-Movie universe of RD and PF,) but one of the wonderful charms of Quentin Tarantino is HE MAKES MASTERFUL FUN CINEMA while he most assuredly fucks with the audience’s viewing expectations. 8) Ã‚Â To understand Quentin Tarantino is to understand that he NEEDED to make “Kill Bill” HIS way. This ain’t no wasteland filmmaking.