Among the pantheon of gangster movies, the Sergio Leone flick Once Upon a Time in America should be considered one of the very best, rubbing shoulders with other classics like Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather and Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. The contemporary mastermind Quentin Tarantino certainly thinks so too, with the Leone lover often discussin...

BEFORE HE WAS a superstar auteur, a Royale-with-Cheese rock star, the divisive and worshiped motormouth who launched a thousand dissertations and 10 times as many Film Twitter flame wars, Quentin Tarantino was a movie fanatic. It pays to remember this fact — not that the raconteur would ever let you forget it. Read those early interviews, right as ...

His son Andrea recounts: "Once Upon a Time in America was supposed to be called Once Upon a Time: America but my father said the title was too 'cocky.'" It took almost 40 years and a beautiful documentary film for us to realize that, at least on that occasion, Sergio Leone was too humble. And perhaps it is no coincidence that the title of the film...

Acclaimed and controversial director Quentin Tarantino has named his favorite movies in the spaghetti western genre, a type of movie he has repeatedly been inspired by. Tarantino provided a list of twenty films to the Spaghetti Western Database website while shooting Inglorious Basterds. The list provides both a great guide to the spaghetti western...

Quentin Tarantino was at the Rome Film Festival last night to receive a lifetime achievement award from the festival and Italian horror legend Dario Argento. During a wide-ranging on-stage talk about his career with fest head Antonio Monda, Tarantino discussed his influences, behind-the-scenes anecdotes from his movies and his appreciation for Ital...

The 2021 Rome Film Fest will honour cult movie directors Quentin Tarantino and Tim Burton with Lifetime Achievement Awards when the festival takes place later this year, according to a preview announced by the organisers today. The festival's artistic director Antonio Monda confirmed that the annual event would return to the Auditorium Parco della...

While much has been made about Quentin Tarantino’s plans for his tenth and (supposed final) film, the director’s next creative project might not be a film at all. In a wide-ranging conversation with fellow filmmaker Martin Scorsese published in the fall issue of “DGA Quarterly,” Tarantino revealed that he’s working on a book whose plot ponders Holl...

I’ve got Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino on my mind these days, mostly because of a statement the younger filmmaker had made about Scorsese some years ago. They’ve always been linked, these two. Tarantino had been anointed by more than a few as “the next Scorsese” with his 1992 directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs.  Dogs’ mix of unrepentant low-...

Quentin Tarantino likes Italian movies. This is not much of a revelation if you’ve seen roughly six of the nine films he’s made. He’s a filmmaker who wears his influences as a badge of honor. Over the course of the past 15 years, Tarantino has brought in more and more elements from Italian movies, particularly Italian genre movies. From Kill Bill o...

Tuesday, 03/05/2019 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011-8604. A lecture by Mary Ann McDonald Carolan, NYU Tiro a Segno Visiting Professor. Quentin Tarantino’s indebtedness to the spaghetti western and its masters, Sergio Corbucci and Sergio Leone in particular, is legendary. Elements of that genre appear...