Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Tarantino on CSI

Quentin Tarantino has been nominated for the Best Drama Director Emmy Award for his episode of CSI. Ray Richmond in The Hollywood Reporter, talks to him about directing and writing for TV.
"I wanted to make the 'CSI' feel like a movie, but it was also important that I not take more time than any other director," Tarantino, who also had a hand in writing the script and who came up with the story idea, says. "TV is a lot less precious about stuff. In a series, if you like the first take, that's it, move on. It's also such a different dynamic to be working with actors who have been playing the same characters for five years and know them inside-out."

He was surprised that his input was welcomed so readily. "I'd see the script for a scene and I'd take it, do some rewriting and kind of sheepishly sneak it back in. Then they'd be really excited to have me rewriting. That was, like, their game plan all along."

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