The Grindhouse director is a well-known admirer of Italian cinema in the '60s and '70s, with a particular love of 'spaghetti' westerns and the giallo thriller genre, but he angered the nation when he recently claimed today's movies are "just depressing."
He says, "Quentin is a good director, a passionate cinema enthusiast--and a great expert on all the world's trash.
"There are only two countries where I don't have to explain what putting passion into cinema means: Spain and Italy. These are cultures where emotion, instinct, the art of getting by and suffering to express talent are part of the national DNA."
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