Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that’s what I’m trying to do.
Movies are not about the weekend that they’re released, and in the grand scheme of things, that’s probably the most unimportant time of a film’s life.
When I’m writing something, I try not to get analytical about it as I’m doing it, as I’m writing it.
I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that’s becoming like a lost art in American cinema.
I wasn’t trying to top Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown. I wanted to go underneath it and make a more modest character study movie.
A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here.
I want to have the fun of doing anime and I love anime, but I can’t do storyboards because I can’t really draw and that’s what they live and die on.
I couldn’t spell anything. I couldn’t remember anything, but I could go to a movie and I knew who starred in it, who directed it, everything.
I’m not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies.
I’m a big collector of vinyl – I have a record room in my house – and I’ve always had a huge soundtrack album collection.
I always do an all-night horror marathon on Saturdays where we start at seven and go until five in the morning.
It’s a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody’s arm off and have red water hoses for veins, spraying blood everywhere.
I’ve always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they’re basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I’d make for you at home.
My mom took me to see Carnal Knowledge and The Wild Bunch and all these kind of movies when I was a kid.
Reservoir Dogs is a small film, and part of its charm was that it was a small film. I’d probably make it for $3 million now so I’d have more breathing room.
It’s very important that every movie I do makes money because I want the people that had the faith in me to get their money back.
I don’t believe in elitism. I don’t think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.
My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I’ll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy.
I’m very happy with the way I write. I think I do it good. But I’ve never really considered myself a writer.
Something stopped me in school a little bit. Anything that I’m not interested in, I can’t even feign interest.
To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I’m writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I’m going to play for the opening sequence.
As a viewer, the minute I start getting confused, I check out of the movie. Emotionally, I’m severed.