Rebels on the Backlot [Sharon Waxman]


#1

There’s a new book out called Rebels On The Backlot by Sharon Waxman, which features QT amongst others like Spike Jonze and David Fincher.

From today’s NY Post: “All the directors take hits …”


#2

New book out about Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, David Fincher, David O. Russell, Spike Jonze and Steven Soderbergh.



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And here is some salacious gossip about what is contained in the book…



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All the directors take hits - genius has consequences! But the Tarantino tales seem the liveliest. One “friend” told Waxman, “He’d walk into his office and announce to an assistant. ‘I’ve always wanted to ---- Anna Nicole Smith. Get me Anna Nicole Smith.’ And an hour later, she’d come walking in.” Tarantino’s longtime talent manager, Cathryn Jaymes, whom he fired after “Pulp Fiction” hit big, also tattles. She says Tarantino explained his behavior thus: “You know, I’ve always been selfish. I don’t need to pay a manager anymore. I have an agent. Look, I can get kings and queens on the phone now. I don’t need you. What makes you think I’d stay with you anyway?”





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#3

Cool. If you buy it using THIS LINK:

you’re my hero :_)
please somebody post reviews!


#4

David O. Russell doesn’t deserve to be with the others. They could have included Wes Anderson, Danny Boyle or Frank Darabont.


#5

From the NY Post (http://www.nypost.com/gossip/41444.htm)



QUENTIN Tarantino has hopped aboard the Sharon Waxman-bashing bandwagon. Tarantino, like fellow directors David O. Russell and Paul Thomas Anderson, felt the sting of Waxman’s pen in her book, “Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System,” in which Tarantino was portrayed as a “woman-hopping,” ruthless social climber. When PAGE SIX caught up with the “Kill Bill” helmer at IFC’s Independent Spirit Awards after-party at Santa Monica’s Shutters on the Beach Hotel, he sputtered, “I don’t give a [bleep] about her. Should I really give a [bleep] about Sharon Waxman? I got away scot-free in the Peter Biskind book [“Down and Dirty Pictures”], so I guess it’s my due.”



I have ordered it, so I will let you guys know what I think. To be honest though, that “woman-hopping” reputation sounds spot-on!


#6

from imdb.com news today



"Quentin Tarantino has slammed movie critic Sharon Waxman for her cutting comments about him in her book Rebels On The Backlot: Six Maverick Directors And How They Conquered The Hollywood Studio System. Waxman recently settled a bitter feud surrounding comments she made about I Heart Huckerbees filmmaker David O. Russell and has also come under fire for giving away Million Dollar Baby’s plot twists. And the Pulp Fiction director is furious Waxman’s tome credits his meteoric rise to fame with his “woman-hopping” and “ruthless social climbing”. He tells gossip website Pagesix.Com, “I don’t give a fk about her. Should I really give a fk about Sharon Waxman? I got away scot-free in the Peter Biskind book (Down And Dirty Pictures), so I guess it’s my due.” "


#7

Posted at the March 7 http://www.imdb.com/news/wenn/2005-03-07/: Quentin Tarantino has slammed movie critic Sharon Waxman for her cutting comments about him in her book Rebels On The Backlot: Six Maverick Directors And How They Conquered The Hollywood Studio System. Waxman recently settled a bitter feud surrounding comments she made about I Heart Huckerbees filmmaker David O. Russell and has also come under fire for giving away Million Dollar Baby’s plot twists. And the Pulp Fiction director is furious Waxman’s tome credits his meteoric rise to fame with his “woman-hopping” and “ruthless social climbing”. He tells gossip website Pagesix.Com, “I don’t give a fk about her. Should I really give a fk about Sharon Waxman? I got away scot-free in the Peter Biskind book (Down And Dirty Pictures), so I guess it’s my due.”


#8

has anyone read the book?


#9

Reading it at the moment…



There’s nothing in it that hasn’t been covered before, with the exception of Uma confirming that she and QT were once lovers.


#10

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat???


#11

I don’t have the book with me - I’ll type up the bit for you tomorrow.


#12

[quote=“tracystarlight”]
I don’t have the book with me - I’ll type up the bit for you tomorrow.

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please write a review of the book for tarantino.info once you’re done


#13

[quote=“tracystarlight”]
I don’t have the book with me - I’ll type up the bit for you tomorrow.

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Thankyou!! :slight_smile:


#14

Okay, the first time I read this, i thought it was Uma saying that she loved him, but it’s Stacey Sher. However, Sharon Waxman has made a couple of references throughout the book to something going on with Uma, that his close friends and business partners mention. But then that’s another discussion isn’t it!!



p70:



So Tarantino met Thurman and decided she was precisely what he had in mind for Mia after all. Moreover, he decided she was the muse he’s been looking for. Thurman then turned down the role. Tarantino had to call and beg her to reconsider, which finally she did.



Perhaps coincedentally, at around the time Tarantino was casting the film, he broke up with [Stacey] Sher at her apartment, right after she read Pulp Fiction. It was hard for him to ignore that he’d become the hottest thing in towm, and it seemd as if he needed a cooler girlfriend; he soon took up with Uma Thurman (though that didn’t last long either). Sher is philosophical about it. “Like any [Hollywood] realtionship, a bit white light shine on it”, she reflected. “I knew too much, there were too many people kissing his ass. I thought I was ready to have a serious relationship”. Early on, they needed each other. “I believed in him. He believed in me. We were in love”. She knew Tarantino well enough by that time to understand that he kept searching for stong mother and father figures, and that the instability of his childhood was continually replayed in his relationships.



[then goes on about the serious relationship with Sher…]



There are other references in it about him romancing his leading ladies. I don’t know whether Waxman actually spoke to Uma, but apprently everyone around him from the Pulp Fiction seems certain that something was going on - probably just a fling or something. There’s a new biography of Uma out that i think mentions something in the past Quentin - but I don’t own that.


#15

wow! Thanks for posting that, it was really interesting - any idea what the Uma bio is called??


#16

[quote=“tracystarlight”]
She knew Tarantino well enough by that time to understand that he kept searching for stong mother and father figures, and that the instability of his childhood was continually replayed in his relationships.

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This goes quite well with what what is said in this article…



http://www.drorism.com/tarantino_toilet_kill_bill.htm



It seems as though Bill at times IS Quentin Tarantino


#17

Actually, Quentin said in one interview that he sees himself as The Bride.


#18

[quote=“GATSU”]
Actually, Quentin said in one interview that he sees himself as The Bride.
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LOL! Was he high at all?


#19

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#20

wow! fucking awesome cover!