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Check Out Robert Rodriguez vs. Quentin Tarantino in the Director's Chair (VIDEO)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 12, 2014 at 5:00PM

Old pals Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, who collaborated on the original "From Dusk Till Dawn" movie (which spawned an El Rey Network TV series) not to mention "Grindhouse," sit down for an hour-long talk on the August 13th installment of “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair” (9 PM ET/PT).
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Tarantino and Rodriguez
Tarantino and Rodriguez

Old pals Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, who collaborated on the original "From Dusk Till Dawn" movie (which spawned an El Rey Network TV series) not to mention "Grindhouse," sit down for an hour-long talk on the August 13th installment of “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair” (9 PM ET/PT).

Austin, Texas-based Rodriguez, the founder of new 24-hour English language El Rey Network, grilled his friend over two interviews. Volume 1 explores Tarantino’s film career through the lens of their 20-year friendship, including never-before-seen personal footage; they discuss everything from screenwriting and camera placement to Spaghetti Westerns and Kung Fu. Two clips are below.


“I started off as an actor and actually the only training I’ve ever done has been as an actor," Tarantino tells Rodriguez. "I always knew that that would be one of my biggest strengths…dealing with actors, and writing the characters and getting the best of them and being able to talk actor talk.”

Part II airs on Wednesday, August 27 (9 PM ET/PT).

 
“El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair” is produced by Troublemaker Studios and Skip Film in association with FactoryMade Ventures.  Executive producers are Robert Rodriguez, Skip Chaisson, John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. El Rey Network LLC is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.