TARANTINO ON THE RISE OF STREAM­ING SITES

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - FRONT PAGE -

Di­rec­tor Quentin Tarantino has said that he prefers the old way of rent­ing movies from a video store over the new trend of log­ging on to stream­ing sites.

In an in­ter­view which sur­faced on Youtube, Tarantino re­vealed that he does not have ac­count on pop­u­lar stream­ing ser­vice, Net­flix.

“I’m not on Net­flix, so I can’t even tell you ex­actly how that works. But, even if you just have all the movie chan­nels in your (TV) pack­age, so you hit the guide and you go down the list, and you watch some­thing or you tape some­thing. Maybe you never get around to watch­ing it or maybe you watch it for 10 min­utes, and maybe you start do­ing some­thing else, and (you de­cide), ‘Nah, I’m not re­ally into this.’ That’s kind of what we’ve fallen into,” Tarantino said.

The 54-year-old lamented the rise of stream­ing sites and movie chan­nels, say­ing that they do not pro­vide the same op­por­tu­ni­ties for dis­cov­ery to the peo­ple that rental shops once did.

“There was a dif­fer­ent qual­ity to the video store. You went down to the video store, you looked around, you picked up boxes, you read the back of the boxes, you made a choice. Maybe you talked to the guy be­hind the counter, and maybe he pointed you to­ward some­thing. The point is, you were kind of in­vested in a way that you’re not in­vested with elec­tronic tech­nol­ogy when it comes to movies. Of course, we rented three movies and didn’t get around to watch­ing the third one, but there was more com­mit­ment to what you ended up get­ting,” Tarantino said.

PHOTO: LEON NEAL/AFP

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