Apparently, the Inglourious Basterds writer/director is neighbors with True Blood creator Alan Ball. Yeah, who knew. Ball recently procured a menagerie of exotic macaw birds, and they’re loud. Long story short, Tarantino’s a bit peeved and he’s taken legal action against Ball to do something about the noise.
Judging by his films, one would think that Tarantino might draw inspiration from the blood-curdling cries and screeches. But hey, whatever.
The court document, which was filed yesterday, begins as follows…
Plaintiff Quentin Tarantino is an Academy Award winning screenwriter and director, best known for having written and directed such films as Pulp Fiction (for which he won the Academy Award for best original screenplay), Reservior Dogs, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, and Inglourious Basterds, among numerous others. Another writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, once said: “He is the happiest, be he king of peasant, who finds peace in his home.” Plaintiffs bring this action because Defendants Alan Ball and Peter Macdissi have robbed Mr. Tarantino of the ability to find peace in his home.
Looks like someone’s been reading Tarantino’s Wikipedia page!
There’s no word yet on Ball’s response. We can only hope it’ll be something like this.