Quentin Tarantino is not that impressed with Netflix or any other streaming services.
Author Tom Roston's new book I Lost It At The Video Store
centers around the lost era where people would go to Blockbuster and browse movies and eventually choose one and go home. Roston recently revealed excerpts with interviews from Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith. Both legendary filmmakers felt that the video store gave them more of an education about filmmaking than actual film school.
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New excerpts from the book have been released courtesy of IndieWire. Quentin's still a generation behind and enjoys writing a script with a pen, filming in video, and owning VHS tapes. His statements still stand out above all other filmmakers, and his thoughts on Netflix are pretty entertaining:
I am not excited about streaming at all. I like something hard and tangible in my hand. And I cant watch a movie on a laptop. I dont use Netflix at all. I dont have any sort of delivery system. I have the videos from Video Archives. They went out of business, and I bought their inventory. Probably close to eight thousand tapes and DVDs. I have a bunch of DVDs and a bunch of videos, and I still tape movies off of television on video so I can keep my collection going.
Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino agreed on most subjects in this book, and one gets the feeling they would be okay with streaming if it disappeared overnight. Whereas director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream)
has jumped on the Netflix bandwagon
Most people are going to watch my films on an iPhone. Look, I said, theres a real audience there, and you have to be conscious of that. You cant control it. I am a storyteller, and I want my story to be watched and listened to in any possible form. I cant be snobbish about it. I would like people to see it in the theater, but I recognize that people see them in all sorts of ways and I try to make that experience as good as I can.
Luckily for Quentin Tarantino, he has a loyal fanbase that will watch anything he puts on film.
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