A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones. - Proverbs 17:22

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Have Heroes: Quentin Tarantino

Have Heroes:  film director Quentin Tarantino

I admire people who remain tenacious especially by means of unconventiality.

According to Wikipedia, when asked if Tarantino had gone to film school, his response has been, " 'no, I went to films.' "

Tarantino quit school at the age of 15 to attend acting classes. He later worked at a video rental store. It was his experience there where Tarantino observed the movies which garnered the most attention. He has been quoted to attributing the experience as inspirational for his directorial career. {source: Wikipedia}

Tarantino is dyslexic, however, has managed to make a career out of writing script and interpreting his ideas onto film.

He has created movies such as Inglorious Basterds, Death Proof, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.

What I admire most about Tarantino is his perseverance despite the adversity of being dyslexic and a high school dropout. Despite society's view on obtaining an education by conventional means people such as Tarantino didn't allow society's expectations to weight him down. He persevered and has gone on to write and direct a multitude of films.

I don't propose to glorify violence. I don't propose one to drop out of their studies. I do propose, however, for one to persevere esp. in the face of adversity. I do propose for someone who finds themselves in a less than ideal situation to persevere and continue forth with their studies in or out of the convential classroom. And I do proclaim that in the name of entertainment, Tarantino is alright with me.

Which films do you admire, better yet, who directed the film? Who wrote it?

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