Quentin Tarantino talks to Charles McGrath of The New York Times — a few weeks old, but great:

I remember reading a review that Pauline Kael wrote about some director’s big epic, and she said: Now, look, it might seem unfair to judge a talented man more harshly when he tries to do something big than a less talented person who’s doing something easier. But when you try big things, you take big risks, and if you’re trying to do something that is maybe above you and you can’t quite pull off, then whereas before we only saw your gifts, now we see your failings.

I’ve always been pushing that envelope. I want to risk hitting my head on the ceiling of my talent. I want to really test it out and say: O.K., you’re not that good. You just reached the level here. I don’t ever want to fail, but I want to risk failure every time out of the gate.

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    Interesting. In 20 years, Tarantino has only made 7 movies. It feels like his portfolio should be larger than that…
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    Tarantino on risk & failure. God help me to be bold!
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    Other directors from his era, like Kevin Smith and Robert Rodriguez, have famously retreated to their comfort zones when...
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