Tarantino is known as the video clerk turned director, a guy who’s raw passion for cinema and pastiche taste when it comes to making movies filters into every fibre of his being. Often referencing the kung fu and spaghetti western films he grew up on, his take on the film-making process is not surprisingly similar.
The Hollywood director has garnered a number of Oscar nominations for directing Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. But his golden statuettes are all for screenwriting, having struck gold on Pulp Fiction and then again for Django Unchained.
Here are Quentin Tarantino’s 10 top inside tips for screenwriting from one of the self-taught masters who’s built his career on pure passion and drive.
From developing your own writing process to coming up with new ideas… Tarantino gives everyone some of his screenwriting secrets and practical steps to tackling screenwriting. Much of his advice is from an experiential point-of-view… put yourself in the shoes of the audience.
Make the movie you want to see, one the world wants to see too and keep a tab on how your film and how it will be received in terms of story continuity. As a self-confessed magpie, the filmmaker actively finds inspiration in other films. Allowing his characters to breathe, he doesn’t concern himself with their morality but does confront them with moral choices.