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Quentin Tarantino Movies

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Tarantino's mother married musician Curtis Zastoupil soon after coming to Los Angeles, and the family moved to Torrance, an affluent city in Los Angeles' South Bay ... Read more area. Zastoupil encouraged young Quentin's love of movies, and accompanied him to numerous film showings. Tarantino's mother allowed him to see movies with adult content, such as Carnal Knowledge (1971) and Deliverance (1972). After his mother divorced Zastoupil in 1973, and received a diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma (which was actually a misdiagnosis), Tarantino was sent to live with his grandparents in Tennessee. He remained there for about six months to a year, before returning to California. His mother's next husband, whome she was married to for eight years, also took Tarantino to films often. At 14 years old, Tarantino wrote one of his earliest works, a script called Captain Peachfuzz and the Anchovy Bandit, where a thief steals pizzas from a pizzeria. It was based on Hal Needham's 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit, starring Burt Reynolds. The summer after his fifteenth birthday, Tarantino was grounded by his mother for stealing Elmore Leonard's novel The Switch from Kmart. He was only allowed to leave to attend the Torrance Community Theater, where he participated in such plays as Two Plus Two Makes Sex and Romeo and Juliet.

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