Friday 24 January 2014

Sour Crouch Says: Tarantino Is A Big Ol' Diva

Words: Sour Crouch

I'm going to say it now. Tarantino is a big ol' diva.

Now for those of you that don't know, Quentin has cancelled his next movie "The Hateful Eight" because the script was leaked. Now, fair enough, he gave the first draft to 6 people, one of which he assumed he could trust. Now, one of them has breached that contract of trust. He's very black and white with his sense of betrayal, but I get it. I totally get it. The problem I have is that his response to the whole affair has been very childish. Not only childish, but concerning to boot.

A certain quote in particular got me thinking:

"I’m going to publish it, and that’s it for now," he says. "I give it out to six people and if I can’t trust them to that degree, then I have no desire to make it. I’ll publish it. I’m done. I’ll move on to the next thing. I’ve got ten more where that came from.”

On the surface, it sounds good. He's brushing off the hurt and playing it cool. But, pay attention to "I've got ten more where that came from". It sounds GREAT! More Tarantino. I'm about to eat that shit up - he's just full of stories that everyone loves *apparently*. But then look at it from this perspective. He's irked and had been working on the script until very recently, which means to say that a fair number of hours have gone into carefully crafting what should be another "Tarantino epic". Surely he'd actually give more than two shits about his script being leaked? Not this prepubescent tantrum wherein a massive drama has emerged over something that seemingly happens a lot in the industry. Don't get me wrong, in no way is that meant to suggest justification of the practice itself, but people have certainly handled things like this a damn site better than he.

I'll explain. If he's spent time in creating something why would he let that time go to waste? I wouldn't be this annoyed if someone saw a sketch before I'd coloured it. The artist allows his creation to live in each of its forms. The script is just a skeleton, after all, and the real magic would be seen in the final product. It just looks like he's giving up. It *should* be important to him if it required so much effort. Sure, he'll publish it as a book. Great. I'll undoubtedly read it and judge it on its merits, but it just feels like he held no reverence or respect for his own time.

Why was it so easy for him to just "dump" the film? From his attitude it just seems like he shits stories out without care at all and it really tells, especially in his later works. The popularists among you would argue that he's just really good at what he does. Well, I put to you that he simply doesn't spend a lot of time writing scripts and just banks on the ego masturbation his fans give him to carry his films through the box office. Admittedly this is all speculative in nature yet when he says stuff like that it really sends a mixed message, and in my books makes him rather 'up himself'. Would it be fair to say that that's not a completely baseless opinion?

*Walken Voice* Quastion tihme. Why should we be bothered about his films if he isn't? Is it just me? Am I just grouchy this morning? Any further debate would be interesting...Love me...please...somebody...

Regardless, I for one am not looking forward to his next film.

This has been Sour Crouch.

What do you think? Is Crouch worthy of a place at My Best Friend's Birthday, or is his opinion Pulp Fiction? Tell us what you think in the comments below! (Keep it respectful please, the Internet will be a better place for it)


  1. He's not made a good film since Natural Born Killers anyway. And he didn't even make that.

  2. Rather.
    I only really REALLY like Kill Bill. The rest are overindulgent. He'll likely be lauded like Leone was as a master of his craft. I think Robert Rodriguez is his better though.