Jul 10, 2008

The new Tarantino script

Check out the typos. I mean I get that Tarantino is a master of the demotic, and that isn't necessarily the same thing as the written word, but you'd think if you'd called your movie Inglorious Bastards, that you'd have to explain the title enough times to enough people so that by the time you actually got to finishing the final draft, you'd know not to write "Inglourious Basterds" on your frontispiece. His hand-writing is almost as childish as Spielberg's and similarly unjoined up, as if the last thing they wrote was an school essay on what they did during the holidays. It's actually rather reassuring, in a way, confirming one's suspicions about the idiot-savant intensity of great talents. Not so reassuring, I guess, if you have handwriting like that but no Pulp Fiction or Schindler's List to show for it.

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