I don’t really like to talk about Quentin Tarantino at all, cause I think he’s an asshole. He’s just never comes across as having anything but a dry personality, and his movies are all the same.
But I will say that he’s made it in Hollywood. And hey, I am not hating on that. Congratulations to him that some people find his work interesting and that he’s powerful in Hollywood.
But I don’t think that this is right.
Parents are complicated and hey, they don’t exactly know what they are doing 3/4’s of the time. Parents should be supportive of their kids dreams.
Apparently Quentin‘s Mom wasn’t supportive of his, and for that he’s decided that she will never see a cent of his fortune. When he was a kid, she belittled his love of screenwriting. And Quentin hasn’t let go of that and all these years later he’s sticking to his guns.
“My mom always had a hard time about my scholastic non-ability…[she] was bitching at me about [writing screenplays]… and then in the middle of her little tirade, she said, ‘Oh, and by the way, this little ‘writing career,’ with the finger quotes and everything. This little ‘writing career’ that you’re doing? That shit is over.'” he said on the podcast.
Look, I get it. I do really understand that parents need to be nurturing. I do really believe that parents need to take their kids dreams and foster them.
Shit sticks with kids. My therapist can attest to that, because she has helped me through a lot of shit that my parents talked.
But Quentin continued, “When she said that to me in that sarcastic way, I go, ‘Okay lady, when I become a successful writer, you will never see one penny one from my success. There will be no house for you. There’s no vacation for you, no Elvis Cadillac for mommy. You get nothing. Because you said that.’”
Guess dude can hold a grudge.
If your parents put down your dreams, would you forgive them? Would you support them?