Quentin Tarantino holds court at Italian awards

Quentin Tarantino holds court at Italian awards

“What ingredients does a Tarantino movie need to have? Usually a healthy combination of horrible violence and funny comedy,”



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Published: Sun 14 Jun 2015, 8:15 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:53 PM

Quentin Tarantino held court on Friday at Italy’s 59th David di Donatello Awards in Rome which he attended to collect prizes from several years back for Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained and where Italian director Francesco Munzi’s potent Mafia drama Black Souls made a clean sweep, scooping nine prizes. A relaxed Tarantino and girl friend Courtney Hoffman pranced down the Rome Teatro Olimpico red carpet mobbed by paparazzi and TV crews.

On stage Tarantino was asked: “What ingredients does a Tarantino movie need to have?”

“Usually a healthy combination of horrible violence and funny comedy,” he answered. “I think the blood and the comedy together is one of the things you really need for an “a la Tarantino” movie.”

Asked if he’d ever thought of making a Mafia pic, Tarantino replied: “I could totally do it! A favourite Italian director of mine is Fernando Di Leo who specialised in making Mafia movies, and I’ve always considered that my movies are related to his.” Tarantino went on to say that “one of the reasons that getting these awards tonight means so much to me is that the Italian film industry has influenced me since I was a little boy. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is one of the first movies I ever remember seeing. Also, although a lot of people don’t realise it, a lot of inspiration for Pulp Fiction came from Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath.”

Tarantino was handed the two statuettes by composer Ennio Morricone. Both artists revealed that they met in Rome and Morricone has agreed to compose music for a Tarantino movie, most probably for the upcoming The Hateful Eight. Reuters


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