Note- this was originally written by me for use on Slashfilm.com, and their coverage of the art show discussed below. I’m reproducing it here with permission from myself.
The fine folks over at SpokeArt.net have put together a MASSIVE art show celebrating the films of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Bros. and they’ve asked me to participate. Since I did five prints for their previous show, a Wes Anderson tribute (called “Bad Dads”), I decided that I had to go even bigger this time around and set out to create SEVEN pieces. As hard as it was to choose, I went with doing all seven of Tarantino’s features, and leave the Coens aside for now. A heartbreaking choice, as Raising Arizona is in my top 5 desert island films- along with Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Robocop, Blade Runner, and Babe 2: Pig in the City. (SERIOUSLY.) But it did give me a chance to re-watch all of Quentin’s films, and see a couple for the first time. I do realize that ‘having’ to watch movies being a large part of my job is just about the craziest thing that could happen to me, but I digress.
I’ve met and talked to Tarantino several times in the past, having been a manager/ creative type person at the Alamo Drafthouse at my last job. And let me say, the guy is every bit as energetic and crazed as he appears to be in all those DVD special features. He is a fanboy in the extreme. A giant, tall, animated weirdo who will talk over and through you, and you just have to nod and hold on to the conversation for dear life. In my limited experience, he’s exhausting to be around. But, it’s that crazy passion and energy that he pours into his work and it comes screaming off the screen at you. </namedrop>
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