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Morelia: Tarantino Talks de Cordova, 'Frenchman's Creek,' Spaghetti Western 'Blue'

26 October 2013 12:39 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Quentin Tarantino introduces his personal 16mm print of "Frenchman's Creek," part of the excellent Arturo de Cordova retrospective in Morelia this year, with a fast-talking infectious rush of enthusiasm. He says that he discovered the film on late night television when he was 16 or 17, and that he was in an acting class with a woman who said she liked Arturo de Cordova, and when he saw "Frenchman's Creek," he completely agreed with her -- and he watched it whenever he could again, over 20 or 30 years.  At the time, he didn't know that de Cordova was one of the great stars of Mexican cinema. He's only seen a couple of his Spanish-language films, he said, "and that's why it's so great to be at this festival. Boy is de Cordoba cool in this movie!" And he repeats "super cool" after he hears festival director Daniela Michel translate "cool" into Spanish that way. »

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Morelia 2013: All About Tarantino's Film Program, Kicking Off Tonight (Plus Exclusive Photos)

23 October 2013 7:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Quentin Tarantino is in Morelia, Mexico for the third time. Why? He's coming for the same reasons he did it back in 2010: be the curator of a film program. Tarantino landed in Morelia on Monday but it was until yesterday that things went crazy, when the director of Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained made his appearance at the principal movie theater (Cinépolis Morelia Centro) to watch the Mexican film La Zandunga (Fernando de Fuentes, 1938). It's worth noting that La Zandunga is part of the festival's program to homage actor Arturo de Córdova, for which Qt contributed with two 35mm prints from his personal collection: Frenchman's Creek and Adventures of Casanova. Ever since Morelia 2013 confirmed the surprise visit of Tarantino, many questions have...

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