Whether it be comic books, exploitation cinema or cheesy TV, Quentin Tarantino might be a pop culture connoisseur. There is one type of pop culture he is not interested in, and that's video games.
"I cannot get myself interested in video games," the 47 year-old filmmaker told Telegraph. "I've been given video game players and they just sit there connected to my TVs gathering dust until eventually I unplug them so I can put in another special-region DVD player."
Hardly surprising — you'd be lucky to get Tarantino interested in a computer. The man is a bit of a Luddite. He writes out his scripts by hand. He doesn't direct films from a monitor like most modern filmmakers, and instead, he typically stands next to the camera during shooting like old time directors used to do. His hobby is collecting feature film prints to screen at his house.
Unlike the gonzo gung-ho of his tech-crazy buddy Robert Rodriguez, Tarantino's analog world view is readily apparent in his films, most of which still seem like they were filmed in the 1970s. Though, no complaints here — it has served him well!
While video games might not be for him, Tarantino's debut feature, Reservoir Dogs, was adapted into a game in 2006.
Tarantino once famously said this of digital films, "I'm sick to death of all that CGI shit. My guys are all real. If I'd wanted all that computer game bullshit, I'd have gone home and stuck my dick in my Nintendo. This CGI bullshit is the death knell of cinema."
His unplugged Nintendo gathering dust, that is.
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