Quentin Tarantino’s Favourite Tense Scene Of His Works
Quentin Tarantino has selected his favourite scene of tension from his entire filmography. The acclaimed director is renowned for his ability to craft moments of intense suspense in movies like Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, The Hateful 8, and Reservoir Dogs.
During an interview with El País, a Spanish publication, Tarantino was asked about his approach to creating tense scenes and highlighted a specific example from his repertoire.
The chosen scene is from the beginning of Inglourious Basterds, a 2010 war movie, where Christoph Waltz’s malevolent Nazi character, Hans Landa, visits a farmhouse that he suspects is hiding Jews. When asked to name his “favourite tense moment,” Tarantino responded, “In my movies? The one from the farm at the beginning of Inglourious Basterds. With the Nazi officer Hans Landa talking to the owner of the farm, who is hiding Jews in his cellar.”
Tarantino also discussed his talent for constructing tension, explaining that he finds it easy to create scenarios where characters converse, leading to a climactic moment. He said, “I don’t know how to explain it. I have a talent for it. It’s easy for me to create those situations where the characters start talking and things fall into place, and there’s a climax. You throw a ball to the actors, and they catch it.”
In the interview, Tarantino also expressed his stance on gun ownership and divulged that he owns a firearm. Recently, there were reports suggesting that he will soon announce his final film, tentatively titled The Movie Critic. Allegedly set in the 1970s, it will have a female protagonist.
Tarantino has previously stated that he plans to retire after making ten films, at around the age of 60. In 2019, he released his ninth movie, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, which is set in the 1960s.