Quentin Tarantino (seen above looking like a stoned bird smelling fart) talked to Vulture about his new movie The Hateful Eight and other shit, and it’s the kind of interview a big director gives when he doesn’t give a shit and is in a position where he can get away with saying almost anything. QT doesn’t suck on ass lips and he doesn’t lick toes (I mean, that ONLY figuratively, of course). The feet-loving bag of pompousness dropped some hate on Ben Affleck’s directing skills, shit on True Detective 2 and said that looking at Cate Blanchett’s IMDB page is like looking at a bucketful of chum used to catch an Oscar!
QT talked about TV a bit and said that the only two shows he’s watched all the way through are Justified and How I Met Your Mother. How I Met Your Mother?! I think QT may be my mother since she’s the only person I know who watched that show all the way through. Some might think that QT would get hard for True Detective, but he couldn’t get into it and didn’t even bother with season 2.
“I tried to watch the first episode of season one [of ‘True Detective’], and I didn’t get into it at all. I thought it was really boring. And season two looks awful. Just the trailer — all these handsome actors trying to not be handsome and walking around looking like the weight of the world is on their shoulders. It’s so serious, and they’re so tortured, trying to look miserable with their mustaches and grungy clothes.”
“Now, the HBO show I loved was Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Newsroom.’ That was the only show that I literally watched three times. I would watch it at seven o’clock on Sunday, when the new one would come on. Then after it was over, I’d watch it all over again. Then I would usually end up watching it once during the week, just so I could listen to the dialogue one more time.”
QT should really write the synopsis for shows, because “hot people trying not to be hot” is a good way to describe True Detective 2.
QT then got into talking about Oscar bait movies and said that many of them won’t be remembered in 30 years and that includes a whole lot of Cate Blanchett movies:
“I don’t know if we’re going to be talking about The Town or The Kids Are All Right or An Education 20 or 30 years from now. Notes on a Scandal is another one. Philomena. Half of these Cate Blanchett movies — they’re all just like these arty things. I’m not saying they’re bad movies, but I don’t think most of them have a shelf life. But The Fighter or American Hustle — those will be watched in 30 years.”
Okay, this is the part where QT doesn’t know what the fuck he’s talking about, because in 40 years, I’ll definitely be sharing a bowl with my nurse in the retirement home while watching Notes on a Scandal. I mean, Judi Dench wanting to scissor with Cate Blanchett is timeless and memorable. QT also had more thoughts about The Town. He said this when asked why he thinks The Fighter is a classic:
“Part of that is the explosion of David O. Russell’s talent, which had always been there but really coalesced in that movie. I think he’s the best actor’s director, along with myself, working in movies today. And The Fighter had impeccable casting. As an example, I really liked The Town, which also came out in 2010. It was a good crime film. However, next to The Fighter, it just couldn’t hold up, because everybody in The Town is beyond gorgeous. Ben Affleck is the one who gets away with it, because his Boston accent is so good. But the crook is absolutely gorgeous. The bank teller is absolutely gorgeous. The FBI guy is absolutely gorgeous. The town whore, Blake Lively, is absolutely gorgeous. Jeremy Renner is the least gorgeous guy, and he’s pretty fucking good-looking. Then, if you look at The Fighter, and you look at those sisters, they’re just so magnificent. When you see David O. Russell cast those sisters, and you see Ben Affleck cast Blake Lively, you can’t compare the two movies. One just shows how phony the other is.”
That’s how I like my hate served. Sweet and sour. QT gently kissed Ben Affleck before slapping him down. And Blake Lively is probably beaming out of her skull today, because yeah, QT called her the town whore, but he called her absolutely gorgeous too. Just for that, she’s going to text him a picture of her pinky toe.
Click here to read the entire interview if you want to and haven’t already.