There is a new Quentin Tarantino movie coming out this year. I love being able to say that. And the best part about a year with a new QT movie coming out? Well…it’s the movie. OK…but the second best thing? Tarantino’s press junket. The man is not one to bullshit, to say the least. Sure, he can be an egomaniac who treads in his own megalomania, but I DON’T CARE. Because Tarantino is the fucking best.
In a new interview with New York magazine’s Lane Brown, the director is at it again, spitting truth about his new movie, The Hateful Eight, white supremacy, mumblecore films, Obama, and the reign of summer blockbusters. It’s a treat to read, but my favorite part? The dirt-slinging at True Detective, and who he thinks is “the best dialogue writer in the business.” Here’s an excerpt:
Have you seen True Detective?
I tried to watch the first episode of season one, 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.
I think people will be surprised to hear that. The Newsroom’s reviews were all over the place. Sorkin even apologized for some of it.
Who the fuck reads TV reviews? Jesus fucking Christ. TV critics review the pilot. Pilots of shows suck. Why would it be surprising that I like the best dialogue writer in the business?
I take comfort in now knowing that I’m not the only human being on planet earth who found True Detective to be a total snoozefest. And I can also quit apologizing for loving The Newsroom, despite its flaws and the Internet’s unfounded backlash? SWEET. (I get it. It wasn’t perfect, but I loved the characters and their chemistry, nonetheless.) I wonder if he’ll share some Walking Dead hatred with me, too. A guy can wonder.
Anyways, QT just doesn’t give a fuck. This interview is really great and you should read it in full. Because as noted:
There is a new Quentin Tarantino movie coming out this year.