"... I never do proper genre movies. It's like using the fact that Reservoir Dogs isn't a proper heist film, even though it fits in the genre...".
Because you reference the films of the past, where you're deliberately doing slightly hokey things.
"I disagree with that!"
Ok. But there was a feeling about Grindhouse that it was nostalgic, and when you look back at, say, Russ Meyer's films, there is a slight hokiness to them.
"I don't think there was any hokiness in Death Proof when I wrote it. If you are thinking that some moment is cheesy or some moment is hokey, I dind't mean it to be that way... If anyone thinks what I put in (in Death Proof) was bad acting, I did'nt mean to...".
Where does your girl dialogue come from?
"I'm a good writer. It's not like I just overheard some friends. It's my job to be interested in other people's humanity. Having said that, there was something that added to the authenticity of these ladies. For the last five years I've had a lot of different possees of female friends: these three black girls over there, these four Korean girls over here... these waitresses over here, these more posh club owners over there... I didn't roll with a crew. But with women I did. I was part of their possee. It wasn't like Quentin and his bitches, even though it looks like that when we walk into a club..."
Fragmentos de algunas de las respuestas que Tarantino le dio al cinecrítico británico Nick James en Sight and Sound (febrero, 2008) después de haber leído la reseña negativa que esa revista publicó sobre el más reciente filme tarantinesco, A Prueba de Muerte, aun sin estrenarse en México.