I havent heard anything about QTs reaction about the box office but I know that he has never claimed that his films were for everyone. I have a feeling he doesnt care that much about the box office thing. He has never made films to be #1 at the box office anyways. [/quote]
I dont know about that, i remember reading a book where a fellow director, think the girl who did a segment of four rooms, said that jackie brown’s box office hit his ego hard coz everyone was warning him that you cant make art movies for a wide audience but he felt he could. he is very populace, otherwise he wouldnt do as many talk shows etc, not every director is a celebrity, i think you could argue that hardly any are.
but QT prob wouldnt take DP doing badly too hard coz for one thing most people - or reviewers at least - took the grindhouse format to be an experiment, so it wasnt ever seen as a garunteed success. and another thing is that last time he collaborated in this way, with four rooms, it was a failure too. i think most people who didnt see it probably thought it was just two short films thrown together rather than two proper features