Video: Quentin Tarantino on Point Blank and The Outfit

Just over a year ago, Quentin Tarantino published a book entitled Cinema Speculation. The publisher notes that the book is “[o]rganized around key American films from the 1970s,” and describes it as “film criticism, film theory, a feat of reporting, and wonderful personal history.” I haven’t read it yet, although I probably will at some point. (Like a lot of you, my TBR stack is probably taller than I am.)

Someone who has read it is Alan Berry of YouTube channel The Tapes Archive. He has put together the excellent video below covering the section where Tarantino shares his thoughts on the Parker books and two movie adaptations, John Boorman’s Point Blank and John Flynn’s The Outfit.

As usual, Tarantino needs both an editor and a fact-checker. Nonetheless, it’s a good listen and it’s fun to hear the perspective of someone as steeped in cinema as Tarantino.

Alan’s video is very well done, illustrated throughout with appropriate film clips and images, and it’s well worth your time. Check it out!