As mentioned earlier, Quentin Tarantino had the best story-telling riffs during today’s “Directors on Directing” panel discussion at Santa Barbara’s Lobero theatre. I’m posting three Tarantino excerpts here. I’m sorry I missed his boast about being the owner of the only repertory house in Los Angeles (i.e., the New Beverly) and how he’ll “burn the place down” before he shows anything there with digital projection.

The first [above] is a story that Brian DePalma told him about his feelings in 1980 regarding Blow Out vs. Raging Bull. The second is a story about how he had to prove himself during his first week of shooting Reservoir Dogs. The third is a thought about how Avatar‘s 3D photography might have affected Kill Bill.