Quentin Tarantino & Movie Theaters
Tarantino says that some theaters deserved to close because of the pandemic, according to an article in The AV Club. Apparently he's been venting his spleen to anyone who will listen over recent weeks.
He cites the design of the theaters and some of the policies.
Tarantino may be right about the design flaws in a lot of modern theaters. They're pretty gross compared to the classic design of the older, smaller theaters.
The question of how ANY movie theaters can survive is the big issue, now that we shut down our nation any time germs appear and diseases spread.
Unless Quentin forgot how capitalism works (possible--effects of quarantine? too much masking up?) film makers NEED those theaters. Better come up with an alternative quick, Buck-o.
Here's another take: some studios and film makers deserved to go bankrupt too. Tarantino talking about what anyone else "deserves" is a laugh riot.
Truthfully, he deserves to have his skeleton preserved in a museum with the dinosaurs. This is the same guy who brought you Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill (1 & 2) and a bunch of films with Harvey Weinstein (remember him?), just to cover the highlights. He's the one guy in Hollywood that can get away with gratuitous racism in his films and in his own speech. His name is a metaphor for way over the top, gratuitous violence.
He's also the guy who made Samuel L. Jackson famous for F-bombs. And made Uma Thurman do her own driving stunts, which didn't turn out all that good. Whether "misogynist" belongs on his resume is an open question.
Truth is, we all deserve Hell. That's just Bible. Tarantino knew that once; he grew up evangelical.
Evangelical. You know, an aisle-walking, Bible-toting, Jesus-worshipping, Sunday-go-to-meeting-clothes-wearing evangelical.
Now he professes atheism. Insert fake shock here.
Mr. Tarantino, if you got what you deserved you'd be a pool of blood in one of your own films and your soul would be in Hell for all eternity. So would I.
I don't say that vindictively. I say it as something you once claimed to believe. You, like I, need the gospel. God commands you to repent and trust in Jesus.
Some evangelical somewhere is choking on her grape juice. "You have to be more relevant."
This is called, "relational evangelism." I'm relating.
Mr. Tarantino, you're right about one thing. The film experience as we knew it is deader than a drug dealer in Pulp Fiction. And that sucks. If you want "in" on the next thing, try out our secret sauce. Have your people call our people. We're accepting accredited investors for $50k or more as we finish our SAFE round. I'm sure you've got that laying around the house.
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