Does Quentin Tarantino still despise Oliver Stone?
The label is "Artistic differences." Oliver Stone has put thought, hard work and truth with fiction into his movies and I prefer Oliver Stone to Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino is narcissistic, his movies are copy-cats of others and seems to make more fun out of making money than getting things right. I will admit (a fluke I am sure) that Pulp Fiction was different and a good movie. Here is a short biography of both men. Oliver Stone born Sept. 15, 1946 in New York, NY and best known as a controversial director of JFK and NATURAL BORN KILLERS. He is a successful screenwriter, producer and film director whose work during the 1980s and 90s was consistently controversial. Stone, a veteran of the Vietnam War, began as a screenwriter in the late 70s, with credits that included MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (1978), CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1982 and the movie that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a star) and SCARFACE (1983 with Al Pacino). He won an Oscar for Best Director for his semi-autobiographical film about the ground war in Vietnam, PLATOON (1986 starring Willem Dafoe), and within a decade had made a string of successful and controversial films. His more controversial films include JFK (1991) and NIXON (1995), historical dramas about Presidents John F. Kenny and Richard Nixon (1995), which earned Stone a reputation as a historical revisionist and paranoid conspiracy theorist. He had a bout with drugs and was difficult to work with often flying into rages. His 1994 movie NATURAL BORN KILLERS came under fire for its graphic violence, again making Stone a lightning rod for harsh criticism. His movies U-TURN (1997) and ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (1999) did little to diminish his reputation for controversy. Stone won another Best Director Oscar for BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY (1989, starring Tom Cruise). An infantry specialist in Vietnam, Stone was decorated with a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. ************************************ QUENTIN TARANTINO born March 27, 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee is best known as writer and director of Pulp Fiction. A high school dropout and video freak, Quentin Tarantino took Hollywood by storm in 1992 with the cult hit RESERVOIR DOGS. His combination of clever dialogue and brutal violence hit a new peak in 1994 with PULP FICTION, which won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and revived the career of John Travolta. Tarantino also began to dabble in acting, appearing with Antonio Banderas in DESPERADO (1995) and with George Clooney in FROM DUSK TIL DAWN (1996). In 1997 he had a solid, if not spectacular hit with Jackie Brown, starring Pam Frier. An overnight success by Hollywood standards, Tarantino is considered a genius by some and a snotty imitator by others, adding to his mystique as a moviemaker. In 2003 he announced that his film, KILL BILL (starring Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu) would be released in 2 parts. The 1st part was released in 2003, and the 2nd part was released in 2004. Here are more opinions and answers from other FAQ Farmers: * Quentin Tarantino hates anyone who sees past the facade and can identify what and who he really is. A more salient question is, "Does Roger Avery still hate Quentin Tarantino, and why?" Plagiarism lies at the heart of the answer, and Roger was not the one doing the plagiarizing. Google "Quentin Tarantino" and "plagiarism" and see what well-known Asian films come up. He has a lot of enemies here in Los Angeles. * Who really cares who hates who? I personally prefer Tarantino over Stone. Stone is too much into these conspiracy theories. And what is this answer about plagiarism? If you bother to do a bit of research, you would have known that Tarantino has always said that this movie is based on City of Fire (if I remember correctly). Plagiarism is something that someone has copied but said that it was original. So he did not plagiarize "City" to make "Dogs". * No matter how successful someone is, there's always going to be "haters". I think that Tarantino is one of the best young directors working today.