Quentin Tarantino: “I never had my mother’s support, so I never helped her”

Quentin Tarantino says he never wanted to help his mother after he became a famous director because she never believed in his potential.

Author: Ilaria Costabile

Quentin Tarantino is one of the most beloved and talented directors of contemporary cinema, author of films that revolutionized the collective imagination of the seventh art. However, despite such a strong passion for cinema, he did not always have the support he wanted, especially from his mother with whom, even today, he does not have a very good relationship.

Quentin Tarantino’s Story

A wound still open that Tarantino carries with him and which concerns his conflicted relationship with his mother, as he recalls in a chat on the podcast The Moment, in which he says that he never felt supported by his family, a condition for which, however, , never fell:

She was not happy with the difficulties of school and complained to me. He scolded me because he hated that I wasn’t good at school. I remember one day, in a sarcastic tone, in the middle of one of his tirades, he would say to me “Oh and finally your writing career, with many quotes made with your fingers, ends here”. At that time, I promised myself that once I was successful, I would never give him a dime.

The grudge against the mother

Despite being a very strong statement, it is a symptom of the fact that Quentin Tarantino is still a boy, who at the age of 12 already delighted in writing screenplays and at 15 began to frequent the cinemas of the city where he lived, approaching a world of which he would later become a star, suffered from not being understood and supported in what could have seemed just a dream and which then became reality. The director, therefore, continues his story by explaining why he almost never retraced his steps:

A resolution I respected because we must always remember that words have consequences, especially those spoken to a child: a parent’s sarcasm can be really dangerous and difficult to digest. I only helped her once, because of a complicated situation with the tax authorities, but I didn’t buy her a house.

Source: Fan Page IT

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