The Cinematic Hallmark of Quentin Tarantino

But what would you say is a recurring hallmark of your films?

QT: One of the things is there is a sense of humour in all of my movies that I′m trying to bring out. One of the things that I am trying to do is I′m trying to get you to laugh at things that aren′t funny. When I write my movies I hear laughs. And I′m not saying that I write it as comedy, but there are laughs there. You know, when I′m making the movie I′m imagining laughs, when I′m editing it, I′m editing it knowing that there are going to be laughs there that are going to fill in things. So there is an aspect of when I see the movie with an audience for the first time that′s the completion of it. It′s like a recipe that needs the last ingredient to make the cake rise. And to me that doesn′t happen until I watch it with an audience, that′s the pay off, and to hear their laughs and know that I got that. And only then do I feel the movie is finished. But part of the method of that madness is the idea of getting you to laugh at things that you wouldn′t normally laugh at. You might even be asking the question ‘why am I laughing?’ But you are laughing anyway, so too bad! (laughs).


Oscar Predictions : (not that the Oscars mean anything)

The Nominees of Importance  :

Best Adapted Screenplay (in order of adaptedest) :
Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner : Up in the Air
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche : In the Loop
Nick Hornby : An Education
Neill Blornkamp and Terri Tatchell : District 9
Geoffrey Fletcher : Precious

Best Original Screenplay (in order of originalest) :
Joel and Ethan Coen : A Serious Man
Mark Boal : The Hurt Locker
Peter Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy : Up
Allessandro Camon and Oren Moverman : The Messenger
Quentin Tarantino : Inglorious Basterds

Best Animated Feature Film (in order of creativity) :
The Secret of Kells
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog

Best Supporting Actress (in order of most likable actress) :
Mo’nique : Precious
Vera Farmiga : Up in the Air
Penelope Cruz : Nine
Anna Kendrick : Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal : Crazy Heart

Best Supporting Actor (in order of most likable actor) :
Woody Harrelson : The Messenger
Stanley Tucci : The Lovely Bones
Christopher Plummer : The Last Station
Christoph Waltz : Inglorious Basterds
Matt Damon : Invictus

Best Actress (in order of acting difficulty) :
Meryl Streep : Julie & Julia
Carey Mulligan : An Education
Sandra Bullock : The Blind Side
Helen Mirren : The Last Station
Gabourey Sidibe : Precious

Best Actor (in order of acting difficulty) :
Jeff Bridges : Crazy Heart
George Clooney : Up in the Air
Jeremy Renner : The Hurt Locker
Colin Firth : A Single Man
Morgan Freeman : Invictus

Best Director (in order of most deserving to least) :
Kathryn Bigelow : The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino : Inglorious Basterds
Jason Reitman : Up in the Air
James Cameron : Avatar
Lee Daniels : Precious

Best Picture (in order of least likely to win) :
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
Up in the Air
A Serious Man
Inglorious Basterds
The Hurt Locker

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