Special effects artist Greg Nicotero has worked with Quentin Tarantino on films like Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, and Inglorious Basterds. He and Tarantino are now working on Django Unchained, which has an awesome cast and story. MTV spoke with Nicotero, who gave an update on what fans can expect from Tarantino's first western.
Here is what he had to say about what it was like reading Tarantino's script for Reservoir Dogs for the first time:
I'm reading the opening scene, they're in the diner talking about Madonna, I remember looking at the guys I was working with and going 'I've never read anything like this in my life.'
Reading Quentin Tarantino's scripts, they take you places no one else's scripts ever take you.. I've had the good fortune of working on all his movies, I was in Berlin on 'Inglourious Basterds' for four months, 'Pulp Fiction. I got to stab Uma Thurman in the chest with the hypodermic needle, I got to blow Marvin's head off, so we're in the trenches again.
I love the script for 'Django,' I think it's great. Jaimie Foxx and Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio, Kurt Russell, Kerry Washington, it's what I love about Quentin is that he is and will forever be an old school filmmaker.
There are not a lot of special effects. It's all about his actors and it's so cinematic for him. We don't shoot anything digital, he uses film, one camera, we don't have five cameras shooting. That's it. It's inspiring. It's inspiring to think about the fact that that's how movies were made for years and years and years, and I'm not saying that digital technology doesn't have its positives, but I love that Quentin is old school.