I said a change in his style (directing style, not writing style) would be "nice to see." I didn't say I expected it. In fact I don't, as I don't think he's done anything remotely interesting since Jackie Brown. He's fat establishment.mfunk9786 wrote: ↑Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:37 pmI might be the biggest Tarantino defender on this forum but there is nothing in his filmography, Jackie Brown included, that indicates that this will be a sudden and radical leap in his writing style. Perhaps it won't be a revenge film, but I'm sure it'll have all his usual trappings. Tarantino is much too bright a writer to make a movie that amounts to "Hey, Hollywood has changed, man. Did you know that one of the Beach Boys was friends with Charles Manson?" This stuff has been written about a ton over the last 50 years and he knows that.
Nor did I suggest that the relationship between Manson and Dennis Wilson would or should be reduced to "Hey, Hollywood has changed, man. Did you know that one of the Beach Boys was friends with Charles Manson?" You can say those things with an appropriately impressionistic or challenging style (à la Marker, not Oliver Stone) as a way of evoking differentiating moods, or providing frisson, or whatever. That's all I was suggesting. And I bet 99% of Tarantino's audience has no idea about Manson and the Beach Boys; 99% of the Beach Boys audience doesn't know about it (or about SMiLE or about the real contributions or personalities of each band member.) I'm sorry you find that boring, but I think it is an interesting and valuable tangent to the story that members of "America's Band" and relatives of "America's Sweetheart" (who has outlived her son, by the way -- imagine an interview with her in the film, or even if she just appeared in a cameo) and so many others were targeted or involved with the murders. And if you think the Polanski connection (given his past and his troubles after) isn't relevant or doesn't have potential as a theme or sub-theme of the film, again, I have no idea what to say to convince you.