Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born 27 brand 1963), american director, screenwriter, producer and actor. His films are characterized by non-linear plots, aestheticization of violence, extensive dialogue scenes, team casts, popular culture references and a wide variety of other films, soundtracks containing mostly songs and scores from the sixties to the eighties, alternative story and features of the neo-noir movie.

He began his career as an independent filmmaker, spending in 1992 roku Reservoir Dogs – Rabid dogs, which was financed by the sale of his script, True Romance (1993). Empire Magazine Hailed Reservoir Dogs as "The Greatest Independent Movie of All Time". His second film, Pulp Fiction (1994), criminal comedy, he was very successful with both critics, as well as viewers. He also wrote the screenplay for the horror film From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), in which he also starred. Tarantino has paid tribute to the blaxploitation films of the years 70. z Jackie Brown (1997), adapted from Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch.

W 2003 years Tarantino released Kill Bill: Vol. 1, highly stylized “revenge movie” in the film traditions of kung fu and Japanese martial arts; Tom 2 appeared in 2004 year.

Tarantino then directed the slasher movie Death Proof (2007), being part of a double fictional film starring Robert Rodriguez, released in the tradition of grindhouse cinema from years 70. under the common title Grindhouse.

His long-postponed Inglourious Basterds – Inglourious bastards (2009) tells an alternative story of the Allied forces in Nazi Germany and has received critical acclaim.

Then he achieved another critical success, Django Unchained (2012), western spaghetti, which takes place in the south of Antebellum. His eighth film, The Hateful Eight (2015), was a long-term western, which was initially shown in theatrical version 70 mm traveling.

His ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Once… w Hollywood (2019), tells an alternative story of the events related to the Tate-LaBianca murders.

Tarantino's films have had both critical success, and commercial, and are also considered cult. Has received many industry awards, including two Oscars, two BAFTA awards, four golden globes and a golden palm, and was nominated for an Emmy and five Grammy Awards. W 2005 year was on the annual Time list 100 the most influential people in the world. Filmmaker and historian Peter Bogdanovich called him "the most influential director of his generation". In December 2015 In the year, Tarantino received a star on Los Angeles' Avenue of Stars – za swój wkład w przemysł filmowy.

Tarantino was born 27 brand 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee, the only child of Connie Pender and Tony Tarantino, actor and producer. His father is of Italian origin, and his mother is of Irish descent. He was named Quint Asper, the character of Burt Reynolds in the CBS Gunsmoke series. Tarantino's mother met his father on a trip to Los Angeles, where Tony was a law student and would-be artist. Soon after, she married him, to become independent from parents, but their marriage was short. Following the divorce, Connie Tarantino left Los Angeles and moved to Knoxville, where her parents lived. W 1966 year Tarantino and his mother returned to Los Angeles.

Tarantino's mother married musician Curtis Zastoupil shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, and the family moved to Torrance, town in Los Angeles County in South Bay. Zastoupil encouraged Tarantino to love the cinema and accompanied him to numerous film screenings. Tarantino's mother allowed him to watch movies containing adult content, such as Carnal Knowledge (1971) i Deliverance (1972). After that, how his mother divorced Zastoupil in 1973 year and was misdiagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, Tarantino was sent to his grandparents in Tennessee. He stayed there less than a year before returning to California.

Bearing 14 Years, Tarantino wrote one of his earliest works, a script entitled Kapitan Peachfuzz and the Anchovy Bandit, based on the movie Hal Needhama Smokey and the Bandit z 1977 of the year with Burt Reynolds. In the summer after theirs 15. On his birthday, Tarantino was grounded by his mother for stealing Elmore Leonard's novel The Switch from Kmart from a store. He was only allowed to go to the Torrance Community Theater, where he participated in such performances as “Two Plus Two Makes Sex” and Romeo and Juliet. At the age of 15 For years, Tarantino dropped out of Narbonne High School in Harbor City, Los Angeles. He then worked as a janitor at an adult cinema in Torrance, called the Pussycat Theater. Later, Tarantino attended acting classes at the James Best Theater Company, where he met some of his possible associates. While working at James Best Tarantino, he also met Craig Hamann, with whom he collaborated in the production of his first film in 1987 year.

In years 80. Tarantino has worked in many positions. He spent time as a recruiter in the aerospace industry and worked for the Video Archives for five years, video store in Manhattan Beach California. Actor Danny Strong describes Tarantino as "such a movie buff.". He had such knowledge about movies, that he was trying to get people to watch really cool movies ". After meeting at a party in Hollywood, Lawrence Bender encouraged Tarantino to write the script. His first attempt at writing a script, which he described as "an action movie from the 70's", it was never published and was abandoned shortly thereafter. W 1987 of the year, Tarantino co-wrote and directed his first film, My Best Friends Birthday – My best friend's birthday (1987). Has been unfinished, but his screenplay later became the staple of True Romance – A real romance.

Tarantino received his first paid assignment in the early years 90., when Robert Kurtzman hired him to write the script for From Dusk till Dawn – From dusk till dawn.

Tarantino's True Romance screenplay – True romance was chosen, and the movie was eventually released in 1993 year. Second scenario, which Tarantino has sold, concerned the movie Natural Born Killers – Natural born killers, which was corrected by Dave Veloz, Richard Rutowski and director Oliver Stone. Tarantino received a feature credit and stated in an interview, that he wished the film well, but later denied the last movie. The film caused hostility, and the publication of the book "Everything" called Killer Instinct by Jane Hamsher – who, along with Don Murphy, had the original script and produced the film – led Tarantino to physically assault Murphy at an AGO restaurant in West Hollywood, California in October 1997 R. Murphy then filed a lawsuit against Tarantino, Fr. 5 million dollars; the case is over, when the judge ordered Tarantino to pay Murphy 450 $. Tarantino was also an uncredited writer for both Crimson Tide - Crimson Tide (1995), as well as The Rock – Fortress (1996).

After the success of Reservoir Dogs – Rabid dogs, Tarantino got to Hollywood and had numerous offers, including Speed(1994) i Men in Black (1997), but instead he went to Amsterdam, to work on your script for Pulp Fiction.

W 1995 Tarantino took part in the anthological film Four Rooms, also attended by directors Robert Rodriguez, Allison Anders i Alexandre Rockwell. Tarantino directed and starred in the fourth segment of "The Man from Hollywood", a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock's Presents episode "Man from the South". In the same year, he again collaborated with Rodriguez, playing a supporting role in Desperado, aw 1996 From Dusk till Dawn was finally released with director Rodriguez and Tarantino with Keitel, George Clooney and Juliette Lewis. His third feature film was Jackie Brown (1997), adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch. In tribute to the blaxploitation films, Pam Grier appeared, who has starred in many movies of this genre over the years 70. It received positive reviews and was called a "comeback" for Grier and associate Robert Forster. Leonard considered Jackie Brown to be his favorite z 26 various screen adaptations of his novels and short stories.

W 1998 of the year, Tarantino made his Broadway stage debut as an amoral psycho killer in the play Wait Until Dark rebirth 1966 year, which received unfavorable reviews from critics, but his star power provided an almost sold-out production for its limited edition, 16 a week on Broadway. In December 1999 The year Tarantino was included in the film adaptation of the Marvel comic book Iron Man for New Line Cinema. Nothing came of the project. In years 90. Tarantino has had several minor acting roles, including Eddie Presley (1992), The Coriolis Effect (1994), Sleep With Me (1994), Somebody to Love (1994), All-American Girl (1995), Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995), Desperado (1995), From Dusk till Dawn (1996) i Girl 6 (1996). Zagrał także w Directors Chair Stevena Spielberga, simulation video game, which uses pre-generated movie clips.

As a producer – In recent years, Tarantino has used his Hollywood power, to pay more attention to smaller and foreign films, than they could otherwise receive. These movies are often referred to as "Presented by Quentin Tarantino" or "Quentin Tarantino's Gifts". The first of these productions took place in 2001 of the year with the Hong Kong martial arts film Iron Monkey, which has earned in the United States over 14 million dollars, which is seven times more than the budget. W 2004 He brought the Chinese martial arts film Hero to the United States. It ended there, that he had number one at the box office and made a profit 53,5 million dollars. W 2006 of the year, the next production "Quentin Tarantino presents", Hostel, was opened as number one at the box office with 20,1 million dollars on the opening weekend. He presented "The Protector" with 2006 of the year and is the producer of the film "Hostel: Part II ”z 2007 year. W 2008 Larry Bishop Hell Ride produced this year, a movie about the revenge of a motorcyclist.

Moreover, in 1995 Tarantino founded Rolling Thunder Pictures with Miramax, to release or re-release several independent and foreign films. Do 1997 Miramax closed the company on a yearly basis due to poor sales. Subsequent films were released by Rolling Thunder Pictures: Chungking Express (1994, dir. Wong Kar-wai), Switchblade Sisters (1975, dir. Jack Hill), Sonatine (1993, dir. Takeshi Kitano), Hard Core Logo (1996, dir. Bruce McDonald), The Mighty Peking Man (1977, dir. Ho Meng Hua), Detroit 9000 (1973, dir. Arthur Marks), The Beyond (1981, dir. Lucius Fulci) i Curdled (1996, dir. Reb Braddock).

Personal life

As a child, Tarantino was a fan of the early Marvel Comics eras, especially these, which were written by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and is an established fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Tarantino said, that she plans to quit filmmaking at the age of 60 Years, to focus on writing novels and film literature. He is skeptical about the digitization of the film industry, saying: “If it really gets there, where the movie can no longer be shown 35 mm in cinemas and everything is digital projection, I won't even get to 60 ". He also stated, that he has a plan, although "not carved in stone", to retire after making the tenth movie: "If I get to the tenth, i'll do a good job and i won't screw it up, Well, that sounds like a good way to end an old career ".

In February 2010 of the year, Tarantino bought the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. Tarantino allowed the previous owners to continue running the theater, but stated, that he will make program suggestions from time to time. He was quoted, saying: “As long as I'm alive and rich, New Beverly will be there, showing movies shot on 35 mm”. Starting of 2014 year, Tarantino took a more active part in the programming of New Beverly film screenings, showing your own movies, as well as prints from his personal collection.

In an interview with AXS TV during the premiere of The Hateful Eight – The hateful eight, Tarantino was asked, does he have religious beliefs, and his answer was: "I think, that I was born Catholic, ale nigdy nie praktykowałem … As time goes by, as I became a man and went on as an adult, I'm not sure, what I believe in it. I really don't know, do I believe in God, especially in this figure of Santa Claus, which it seemed, that people conjured up.”

30 June 2017 of the year, Tarantino became engaged to Israeli singer Daniella Pick, the daughter of the musician Sviki Pick. They met, when Tarantino was in Israel, to promote Inglourious Basterds in 2009 year. They got married 28 November 2018 of the year at a Jewish Reform ceremony at their Beverly Hills home. 21 of August 2019 year announced, that the couple are expecting their first child, who live with his wife in Ramat Aviv Gimel, Israel. 22 February 2020 In the year their son Leo was born in Israel.