Quentin Tarantino and his Pulp Fiction co-writer, Roger Avary, are reuniting for a new podcast that will have the two Hollywood scribes reminiscing about the good old days of working at a video store.
The two film geeks met in 1983 while working at the Video Archives video store in Los Angeles, and bonded over their mutual love for cinema. With a self-educated tenacity, they shook things up in Hollywood, earning themselves an Oscar for ‘Best Screenplay’ for Pulp Fiction at the 1995 Academy Awards.
Considered to be the poster children for the “Video Store Generation” of filmmakers, whose education derived from renting movies rather than attending film school, Tarantino and Avary changed the game in Hollywood and brought upon a decade of independent cinema dominance. They inspired a movement of young filmmakers, whose cinematic sensibilities pushed envelopes and challenged moviegoers.
While Tarantino was thrilling audiences with films like Jackie Brown, Kill Bill and Inglorious Basterds, Avary was forging his own path with such works as Killing Zoe and Rules of Attraction, as well as writing other titles such as Silent Hill and Beowulf.
Teaming up with the digital broadcast giant, SiriusXM, Tarantino and Avary will produce and host the new podcast, titled The Video Archives Podcast for the subsidiary Stitcher podcast platform, which will have them revisit movies from their formative years and discussing them at length.
In a joint statement, the two budding podcasters said, “We never imagined that 30 years after we worked together behind the counter at Video Archives, we would be together again doing the exact same thing we did back then: talking passionately about movies on VHS. Watching movies was what originally brought us together and made us friends, and it’s our love of movies that still brings us together today.”
Whether or not they will touch upon their infamous falling out following their big Oscars win remains to be seen, but if The Video Archives Podcast is simply two video store nerds geeking out with a bunch of classic movies, then they can count us in!
The Video Archives Podcast is set to premier on July 19.