Ive seen about five official interviews with QT, in them he made a number of points relating to his films, two points in pirticular sutck out as being quite intriging.
- “Some scenes cut from films are actually better than the film itself”
- "Just before he cut of his ear you liked him, you liked how he danced, his clothes and when BHAM he cut off his ear you were an accessory, you supported him, you feel guilty"
Number 1 refers to Pulp Fiction and how the selection of presenting the story is very different to 99% of other films.
Number 2 refers to you know what but is still very interesting, all about playing with the viewers mind, sucking it into the film.
Now these came as a real revelation, the same way that the Godfather films aren’t about gangsters but about a family who just happen to be gangsters - if gives a whole new way of looking at the films.
But as a screenwriter how do you incorporate the two points QT made.? I think
- Dont think of the commercial crap that ends up in a bargain bin 6 months later (Charlies Angels)
- You think constantly about the viewer