They [American Indians] never did straight-up…

They [American Indians] never did straight-up fights. It wasn’t about, you know, getting killed in the line of fire. It was all ambush, ambush, ambush, and you ambush somebody, and then you take the scalps, and you – even though scalping wasn’t created by the American Indians. It was created by the white man against Indians, and they just took it and claimed it.

When I was on The View…

When I was on The View, Barbara Walters was asking me about the blood and stuff, and I said, ‘Well, you know, that’s a staple of Japanese cinema.’ And then she came back, ‘But this is America.’ And I go, ‘I don’t make movies for America. I make movies for planet Earth.’

I liked the Hollywood stuff. But…

I liked the Hollywood stuff. But I also liked the fact that in both, you know, I guess in the, like, the auteur, the art film auteur at that time was Lina Wertmuller. So, you go see “Swept Away” or you go see a movie she did “Blood Feud” with Sophia Loren and Giancarlo Giannini. And I remember “Wifemistress” was a big movie at that time, really liked it, Laura Antonelli.

I shot the way I wanted…

I shot the way I wanted to shoot [in The Hateful Eight]. The only real disadvantage I felt at the time, but I don’t feel now, was that we weren’t able to get a zoom lens, and I had really gotten used to using a zoom lens for that little zoom creep. But it was also a nice thing to be forced to not use all the tools that you’ve gotten used to, from time to time, and to be able to work in a different way.

I see characters lying all the…

I see characters lying all the time in a lot of Hollywood movies. They can’t do this because it would affect the movie this way or that or this demographic might not like it. To me a character can’t do anything good or bad, they can only do something that’s true or not.