TARANTINO ON THE RISE OF STREAMING SITES
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.