Why Quentin Tarantino Is The Last Man On Earth Still Using VHS?
Quentin Tarantino is the last man on the planet still using VHS. In a recent interview, Tom Roston asked leading directors their views on streaming, netflix and the whole internet phenomenon. Turns out, when it comes to movies, Tarantino is a complete luddite. Read on for more details.
Tom Roston’s new book “I Lost it at The Video Store: A Filmmakers’ Oral History of a Vanished Era” has filmmakers talking on video stores, streaming and going-to-the-movies. Whereas top filmmakers, including Darren Aronofsky, Kevin Smith and David O. Russell, were interviewed- it is no surprise that Quentin Tarantino’s views in particular, are the most extreme: (via Indie Wire)
“I am not excited about streaming at all. I like something hard and tangible in my hand. And I can’t watch a movie on a laptop. I don’t use Netflix at all. I don’t have any sort of delivery system. I have the videos from Video Archives. They went out of business, and I bought their inventory. Probably close to eight thousand tapes and DVDs.”
And it’s not only that, turns out, Tarantino is still filming movies on his VHS whenever they come on television, making him the only man post 2010 who still knows how to operate a VHS player.
Given Tarantino’s known foot-fetish, the A.V.Club is wondering exactly how many of those videos are nothing but prolonged shots of somebody’s toes.
The interview also includes an unforeseen gain for the luckless cinephile- you can now stream the same movies that your favorite directors are. Darren Aronofsky, for instance, has recently watched “Even the Rain” (2010), which focuses on the privatisation of water supply in Bolivia. Joe Swanberg of “VHS,” on the other hand, has been chilling to the “weirdo sex movie,” “The Telephone Booth” (1971). For a more complete list, visit the Indie Wire website.
For more Tarantino, his growing collection of tapes and his foot-fetish, stay tuned to Movie News Guide.
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