BBC documentary QUENTIN TARANTINO: HOLLYWOOD’S BOY WONDER (1994)

http://youtu.be/ejlRORZWui8

If you’ve ever wondered what a conversation between Quentin Tarantino and Brian De Palma would be like, then the documentary in the video embedded above has – among many other things – the answer to such curiosity. A BBC production from 1994, Quentin Tarantino: Hollywood’s Boy Wonder profiles the titular filmmaker in the wake of the success of his now-classic Pulp Fiction.

The documentary is mainly comprised of interviews, many with the director himself in his apartment, but the highlight for most will be the scene of Tarantino and De Palma talking about the similarities in their careers of having to deal with public attention regarding the violent content in their films (this comes after an extended sequence featuring Tarantino explaining his love for De Palma, which includes a personal scrapbook of printed interviews and a description of the influence that Casualties of War had on certain elements in Reservoir Dogs).

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