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Quentin Tarantino’s Weblog
image Quentin Tarantino has supposedly joined the ranks of bloggers, having set up his own blog over on blogspot. I guess even though he's a multi-millionaire Hollywood director, he couldn't afford to spring for a fancier setup... had to go for the blogspot thing (that's also conveniently anonymous). There's no way to prove or disprove whether Tarantino himself is really authoring this thing. The flesh-and-blood Tarantino hasn't made any public comment about it. Here's what blogger-Tarantino says about why you should believe he is who he claims to be:
I don't want to turn this into a press promotion thing and that's what I told Miramax when I started it (with their cooperation). If you really want proof this blog is genuine, you can find it by contacting Miramax or whatever -- but I'm not going to be making public announcements about the blog. If fans ask me, shit yeah I'll tell the truth, but if I make a national announcement this'll just become a publicity stint, and I never intended it to be that way. This is for the fans, and if they trust me then fine -- if they don't, all I can say is that convincing a few of them isn't worth ruining it by telling reporters who'll post it all over the 'Net and daily news. In this case the juice ain't worth the squeeze.

JoBlo of JoBlo's Movie Emporium says that he's contacted Miramax to check out if Tarantino's blog is for real, but he hasn't posted their response yet.
Update: Tarantino's publicist, Bumble Ward, confirms that blogger-Tarantino is a fake. As Ward puts it: "It's fake. The guy is doing a great job though, don't you think? And truly, I'd hate to ruin his fun. But it's fake. Quentin hardly knows what a mouse is."
Posted by The Curator on Wed Aug 25, 2004

according to MSNBC's gossip column it is a fake--albeit a good one
Posted by Ron T  on  Thu Aug 26, 2004  at  01:20 PM
It looks to me like someone thought it would be easy to copy QT's obvious idiosyncrasies and convince people it was him in a blog. Some people think they are masters of illusion. Too much television.
Posted by Dawn  on  Thu Aug 26, 2004  at  03:47 PM
Hello. I just found this followup on the JoBlo website:

It sounds like it's a Fake weblog.

Posted by dam9191  on  Sun Aug 29, 2004  at  04:41 AM
"maintained by his editor." What? He was a personal editor? (why?!) Or he hired an editor just to maintain his blog? Otherwise, that claim doesn't make any sense.
Posted by Mz  on  Sun Aug 29, 2004  at  08:04 PM
Hi, The Pais newsletter in Spain published the fake blog as it was true. Whats stupids
Posted by George  in  Spain  on  Fri Oct 29, 2004  at  06:11 AM
Just saying, why would QT fake a blog....the damn thing is real.
Posted by robert rodriguez  in  San Antonio, Texas  on  Fri Jan 12, 2007  at  10:14 AM
Inglourious Basterds will be out on DVD tomorrow and we paid some tribute by making some videos about your favourite Tarantino flicks!
Posted by Crystal  in  Toronto  on  Mon Dec 14, 2009  at  02:25 PM
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