Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino Disappointed By Happy Feet. The Exec sat down with the maverick auteur in a series of exclusive interviews and one question we asked why was Quentin Tarantino disappointed by Happy Feet?
Quentin Tarantino Disappointed By Happy Feet?
‘So there I was, years ago, having morning coffee with George Miller in the Beverly Wilshire. It must have been about 2006. And he starts to tell me he has a new film coming out and it’s called Happy Feet. I said to him ‘Stop talking right fucking now George. Don’t you say another word, I’m in. I gotta see this movie blind. I don’t wanna hear another fucking thing about it.’ I mean it was like fireworks going off in my head, but also in my pants.’
‘I got George to send me over a print to my office so I could have, you know, a ‘private screening’. I get it all set up by myself. I’ve given everyone the afternoon off so I could really go to town on this sucker. I’ve got plenty of lotion and Cleenex and I’m sat down, ready to have my world rocked. And then the movie starts.’
What The Fuck Is This?
‘This fucking cutesy cartoon comes on. Fucking Penguins running around, dancing and fucking singing. No one even gets shot in the first reel. No one has any fucking toes. It’s all webbed feet and fucking dancing. What the actual shit? This is from the guy who made Mad Max. Where’s the fucking apocalyptic, steam-punks in leather chaps and S&M gear? It’s got the word feet in the title. Where’s Uma with her beautiful big toes?’
Not All Bad
‘Man, I was so frustrated after seeing that movie. It was around the time I was writing the final touches on my shooting script for Inglorious Basterds and so I just thought, fuck it. I’m gonna shoot Hitler in the face. And a movie moment was born. True story.’