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Sam Jackson: "Tarantino/Lucas share similar style"


#1

This is pretty interesting.



http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/entertainment/52072004.htm



Star Wars Director Lucas Similar To Tarantino



JACKSON: ‘TARANTINO AND LUCAS SHARE A SIMILAR STYLE’



Hollywood actor SAMUEL L JACKSON has compared STAR WARS director GEORGE LUCAS to maverick filmmaker QUENTIN TARANTINO - because both men let him improvise on the set of their films.



Jackson starred in Tarantino’s 1994 classic PULP FICTION and has acted in all three of Lucas’ STAR WARS prequels.



And despite Lucas’ movies being for a family audience, while Tarantino’s are renowned for their gratuitous bloodshed, Jackson was surprised at how similar the pair work.



Speaking before last Sunday’s (15MAY05) world premiere of the latest Star Wars film, EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH, at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in France, Jackson said, "They both give me a lot of freedom to do what I want to do.



"They know I’m going to come with a lot of things to do the best job I can.



"They are both guys who know exactly what they want to do, and how they want it done, and explain that very clearly.



"They are almost the same guy, but one of them is loud and the other one is not."



Meanwhile director George Lucas is going straight back to work after wrapping the last installment of sci-fi franchise STAR WARS, to make a movie about World War II fighter pilots.



Lucas this week (begs16MAY05) unveiled STAR WARS - EPISODE III: THE REVENGE OF THE SITH, marking an end to the 28 year series - but he is already planning his next big screen adventure, to be called RED TAILS.



He says, “(Red Tails is) about African-American fighter pilots during World War II. They were escort fighters and the only fighter unit during the war that never lost a bomber. So they were the best.”


#2

Shut up Samuel, since many films you didn’t have to be in, nobody believes you anymore.


#3

“They are almost the same guy, but one of them makes great movies while the other couldn’t write a decent script if his pathetic life depended on it.”


#4

What about American Graffiti? Oh wait, cg directors suck, even though Lucas originally worked with puppets, and now Quentin’s doing the same thing.


#5

They share the same half of a brain. What ever happened to Orson Welles? I creid at the end of the War of the Worlds it was so fucking sad. citizen kane, senator able, old mother hubbard, a well set table, doctor hipocrates, verbal alacraties, bent over socrates, on top of alicia keys, baby’s new bonnet with something orange on it, granpa’s walker, a drooling stalker, etceteraetcetera etalia et aaliyah.



No, but I think sam’s got a point there.


#6

Shut up, weirdo.





And no, George Lucas is a has-been that uses too much shitty cartoonish CGI and he needs to kill himself. Along with the rest of the fools that worship his every move just because he made a good set of movies over 25 years ago.


#7

And Quentin’s a has-been who uses too much cartoony violence. But you gotta give credit to Lucas. At least he treated Kurosawa better than Quentin treated Lam.


#8

You’re a has-been who talks out of your ass too much while pretending to type meaningful messages on various internet forums.


#9

[quote=“Bleach”]
Shut up Samuel, since many films you didn’t have to be in, nobody believes you anymore.
[/quote]

what do you mean by that ???


#10

[quote=“God”]
You’re a has-been who talks out of your ass too much while pretending to type meaningful messages on various internet forums.
[/quote]

The exact same could be said about you, Jesse(y)


#11

[quote=“GATSU”]
And Quentin’s a has-been who uses too much cartoony violence. But you gotta give credit to Lucas. At least he treated Kurosawa better than Quentin treated Lam.
[/quote]

Bullshit. I saw him on that boring ass pbs talk show and he didn’t mention Kurosawa once when talking about his influences. He even acted like he created the seperate story lines theme, even though he fucking knows that shit was in Rashamon.


#12

Yes, Lucas is such an ass to Kurosawa that he paid for the production of one of his movies. Meanwhile, what’s Quentin done for Lam? Oh yes. Stolen his work, claimed Reservoir Dogs was his own, looked the other way when Harvey mutilated City on Fire, even though he claimed it was one of his favorites, and insulted Chow Yun Fat.


#13

If you are saying that Lucas is better than Tarantino, then there is no way in hell i would agree with you, but:



Lucas is not a shitty director. So what if he uses CG? My stance on CG is that i would never use it because it would be a pain in the arse using it, but if a director can pull it off, then more power to him. I would prefer if there was no CG, but that is just how it is. Plus, i don’t think that Lucas is a bad writer at all. Sure, sometimes it might sound slightly clunky, but it’s a sci-fi film and it sounds like a sci-fi film and the Jedi say what i would expect Jedi to say. Lucas knows what he wants with Star Wars and when he writes it comes out like it should.


[quote=“GATSU”]
And Quentin’s a has-been who uses too much cartoony violence.
[/quote]

Oh, and fuck you GATSU, you fucking prick, don’t you ever say anything like that about Quentin again. he could kick your fucking pussy arse.


#14

[quote=“Angel”]
If you are saying that Lucas is better than Tarantino, then there is no way in hell i would agree with you, but:



Lucas is not a shitty director. So what if he uses CG? My stance on CG is that i would never use it because it would be a pain in the arse using it, but if a director can pull it off, then more power to him. I would prefer if there was no CG, but that is just how it is. Plus, i don’t think that Lucas is a bad writer at all. Sure, sometimes it might sound slightly clunky, but it’s a sci-fi film and it sounds like a sci-fi film and the Jedi say what i would expect Jedi to say. Lucas knows what he wants with Star Wars and when he writes it comes out like it should.





Oh, and fuck you GATSU, you fucking prick, don’t you ever say anything like that about Quentin again. he could kick your fucking pussy arse.
[/quote]

CG is just another form of special effects to me and what’s a film with out special effects ( perhaps down to earth ) anyway I don’t wish there was no CG cause it can be used to great effect in the way I think it should be - to complement and enhance, but it shouldn’t be used to substitute characters or rather people - that’s to far in my opinion… Oh yeah and GATSU explain your name to me and you’d better have a dam good explanation! :smiley:


#15

Stories like Star Wars are alot easier to write than Pulp Fiction or True Romance. Ever look at the science fiction section at a book store. As for style thats just fucking out there comparing the two.


#16

[quote=“Angel”]
i don’t think that Lucas is a bad writer at all. Sure, sometimes it might sound slightly clunky, but it’s a sci-fi film and it sounds like a sci-fi film and the Jedi say what i would expect Jedi to say.
[/quote]

I believe you mean that Lucas intended the dialogue to sound as cheesy as it does. Lucas was homaging the Saturday morning martinee serials from the 50’s. The wooden dialogue was done purposefully for this reason. (of course this does not justify the wooden acting).

[quote]Lucas knows what he wants with Star Wars and when he writes it comes out like it should.[/quote]

I wouldn’t go so far as to say he knows what he wants with Star Wars. There have been many an (infamous) occassion where he makes things up as he goes along so-to-speak. He does have a brief idea yes, but in actual factuality, he doesn’t know exactly what he wants, when something doesn’t seem right, he’ll change it to something else. Often he’ll only make his mind up about things while filming or editing. Even for example the design of General Grievous (which you can see on the SITH DVD extras), he only knows that he wants a warrior droid type thing that is part-creature. It is the designers that present him with a whole host of ideas from which he then picks one. Another example is how he knows he wanted a major fight between Jedi on a volcanic-stricken planet, but he only decided that the creatures working on the planet (in and around the lava) were ‘extracting energy’. He made this up in an instant, which shows he doesn’t really know everything about what he wants to do.

[quote]Oh, and fuck you GATSU, you fucking prick, don’t you ever say anything like that about Quentin again. he could kick your fucking pussy arse.
[/quote]

Why did you have to add this bit? You’re almost straying into the geekdom area it was that lame. It’s embarassing.


#17

[quote=“Darth Maul”]
Tarantino is no match against a truly innovative director such as Mr. George Lucas, its obtuse to even compare the both[/quote]

Haha nice one. Before you make such a vague unfounded statement consider the following:



1.) Lucas has been stuck in Star Wars territory his whole career. That’s hardly what you call ‘innovative’, is it?

2.) Lucas cannot make a movie with a budget less than $100 million anymore.

3.) His dialogue sucks, I don’t give a crap if it’s supposed to be corny or not. The dialogue in Kill Bill was supposed to be corny too and is still miles better than what Lucas ever writes.

4.) There are no annoying puppets in Tarantino movies.


#18

That doesn’t have anything to do with being a good film-maker. Of course he had a huge input when it comes to the technological aspect of film-making, nobody could argue that. But it takes more than knowing how to use all the innovative technological shit to be a good film-maker. It also takes a good script and an engaging story, something Lucas’ later Star Wars movies do not possess IMO. (No, I didn’t think Revenge of the Sith was better than Phantom and Clones. So bite me). Now look at his friend Spielberg. Now that’s a guy who really deserves the term “innovative”. He’s always pushing his boundaries with each movie and succeeds almost everytime. If Spielberg’s career was in Lucas’ hands, we’d probably be treated to “Jaws 7: Still not Sleepin’ With The Fishes” this coming summer.


#19

As long as they don’t make a movie within the same genre, they can’t be compared. I agree 'bout that. It all comes down to personal preference then. I prefer QT, you prefer Lucas. No harm done.


#20

[quote=“Ify”]
Why did you have to add this bit? You’re almost straying into the geekdom area it was that lame. It’s embarassing.
[/quote]

But i am a geek…