February 8, 2010

You Can't Beat Marty

This is an interesting clip from this past weekend at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Several directors took to the stage for a Q & A and Quentin Tarantino shared a great story about Brian DePalma and Martin Scorsese (check out the clip above.)

The 1970's, for American cinema, was an absolute heyday. Coming up within a few years of each other were Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese. The era is chronicled in the excellent book 'Easy Riders, Raging Bulls,' and I can only imagine the competitiveness that must have grown between these directors. Coppola brings out the Godfather films, then Spielberg drops Jaws, then Scorsese releases Taxi Driver, Lucas delivers Star Wars, and so on and so on.

For a few other clips of Tarantino at the Fest (it must have been an interesting panel, I see Quentin is seated next to The Hangover director Todd Phillips!) follow the link.

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