Renowned for his captivating storytelling and suspenseful scenes, Quentin Tarantino has solidified his place as one of the most successful directors of all time. In a recent interview with Spanish magazine El Pais, the legendary filmmaker revealed his favorite "suspense" scene he has ever directed.
The Scene that Stands Out
Tarantino singled out a moment recorded at the beginning of the 2009 war film "Inglourious Basterds". He spoke of the scene with a hint of nostalgia, "In my movies? The one from the farm at the beginning of Inglourious Basterds.
With the Nazi officer Hans Landa talking to the owner of the farm, who is hiding Jews in his cellar... I don’t know how to explain it. I have a talent for it. It’s easy for me to create those situations where the characters start talking and things fall into place and there’s a climax.
You throw a ball to the actors and they catch it." The director's mastery of suspense is evident in the scene, as he masterfully creates tension through dialogue and character interactions. His talent for crafting such moments has become a trademark of his films, with classics such as "Pulp Fiction", "Reservoir Dogs", "Kill Bill", "Django Unchained" and many others cementing his place in the annals of film history.
The End of an Era
Despite his long list of achievements, Tarantino recently announced that with his latest film "The Movie Critic", he will break the long-standing tradition and retire. The director's departure from the industry will be a great loss, but his legacy will live on through his timeless films and unforgettable scenes.
Filming Sex Scenes
In a recent interview with the Spanish newspaper Diari ARA, the 60-year-old filmmaker shared his unique approach to filmmaking and revealed why he avoids including sex scenes in his works. In the interview, Tarantino stated, "Sex is not part of my vision of cinema.
The truth is that, in real life, it’s a pain to shoot sex scenes, everyone is very tense. And if it was already a bit problematic to do it before, now it is even more so." The director went on to explain that if there were ever an intimate scene that was deemed "essential" to the story, he would consider including it, but so far it has not been necessary.
Tarantino has been criticized in the past for the level of violence in his films and for his frequent use of racial slurs. However, the director has made it clear that he does not pay attention to criticism. When asked about the criticism, Tarantino responded, "You should see [something else].
Then see something else. If you have a problem with my movies then they aren’t the movies to go see. Apparently, I’m not making them for you."