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Mob Land director Nicholas Maggio first saw Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs, at the tender age of 13 — and it was the coolest thing he had ever seen. As his own career in film developed, his affection for it has only grown.
On this episode of The Spark Parade, Maggio talks of revisiting the film as an adult and being awestruck by the audacious storytelling, novel plot devices, and incredible performances. It’s had a profound impact on his career path and provided endless inspiration for his own work.
“I can watch Reservoir Dogs tonight and get something completely different out of it than when I was 13 and that I will when I’m 60,” he explains. “I think that’s what’s so fun, the subjectivity of art. It has everything to do with perspective and where you are and what you’re feeling.”
Listen to Mob Land director Nicholas Maggio gush over Reservoir Dogs in this episode of The Spark Parade. Please also take the time to like, review, and subscribe to The Spark Parade wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.
Host Adam Unze (The Opus) explores creativity in all its forms on The Spark Parade by asking musicians, artists, comedians, and other creators to share the single cultural work that has most inspired them. Whether it comes from the world of music, film, comedy, visual art, or literature, we all have something that sparks our own creative desires. On The Spark Parade, guests reveal the single piece of art that ignites within them to fire of creation.