LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10:  (L-R) Quentin Tarantino and Kurt Russell attend the European Premiere of "The Hateful Eight"  at Odeon Leicester Square on December 10, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
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Kurt Russell Sees A Pirate Captain Quality In Quentin Tarantino's Directing Style
Kurt Russell has appeared in three Quentin Tarantino films, including “Death Proof,” “The Hateful Eight,” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Having gone through the Tarantino school of filmmaking enough times to know how the filmmaker operates, Russell offered a fitting comparison for the director.
Russell compared Tarantino to a pirate captain. He opined to Men's Journal, “It's like a pirate ship. He's the captain, and he stands on the bow looking for a ship to attack — not a port. You're going to draw your swords and swing across, grab their women, and swordplay will carry the day. And then you'll all cruise to an island somewhere, open up the treasure, and get drunk on rum.”
Tarantino shows such hyperactive passion when talking about movies that he sounds as if he's always raring to go out there and live dangerously, which gives Russell's analogy some credibility. He loves directing, especially if he can do it practically, which is evident in the last half hour of the first Tarantino film that starred Russell, “Death Proof.”