How Quentin Tarantino killed a wolf with his bare hands

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing Quentin Tarantino’s new film ‘Django Unchained.’

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Instead of talking about this great film (I’m sure you have heard much about it already), allow me to tell you about Quentin’s recent interview with Charlie Rose. One of the last questions Charlie asked Quentin was about Quentin’s take on the importance of writing in the film making business. Here’s the most interesting part of Quentin’s insightful answer to that question: “Not very long ago, there was a time when it was just me and a pen and a piece of paper.”

My 2¢:
The doors are wide open to all of us—isn’t that perhaps the point Quentin was trying to make with the above quote? Maybe you did not know this, but Quentin did not come from a privileged background. Quite the opposite. (Learn more here.) For example, he was raised by a single parent; he never went to a film school; etc. What if that was the only story that Quentin Tarantino ever told?

Dec 29, 2012

Quentin often says that he uses music as the catalyst for writing scenes for his movies.
I do the same when I write—here’s what I was listening to as I was writing the above: