“My job is no more important than yours”: Quentin Tarantino Does Not Allow Any Electronic Device Enter His Sets

Quentin Tarantino follows some strict rules on his movie sets which ensures they are as distinctive and creative as ever.

"My job is no more important than yours": Quentin Tarantino Does Not Allow Any Electronic Device Enter His Sets


  • As it turns out, Quentin Tarantino has a strict rule of "no electronics" to be followed on his film sets.
  • Moreover, his sets also include him playing music or telling stories which allows the crew members to bond with each other.
  • All of these practices of his ensure his movie sets are as creative, unique, and social as ever.
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Quentin Tarantino may be renowned to be somewhat of a strict director, but his movie sets are more creative and sociable than perhaps every other set in the world. As people already know, the films helmed by Tarantino are extraordinary to a whole new level, and his masterpieces like Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds are living proof of how incredible of a director he is.

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino on a talk show

But bringing unique projects like his critically acclaimed ones to life involves an equally creative approach, and Quentin Tarantino is no newbie to this rule. As it turns out, to make his movie sets more harmonious, the filmmaker reportedly follows a “no electronics” rule along with multiple other practices that set his film sets apart from all the other sets.

Quentin Tarantino Has A “No Electronics” Rule Followed On His Film Sets

Quentin Tarantino in Django Unchained
Quentin Tarantino in Django Unchained

Everybody knows that Quentin Tarantino always has his own way when it comes to his movie sets. And it is because of this very habit of his that his sets have earned the title of being the sets of “the most harmonious process in the world” by Samuel L. Jackson.


The renowned Avengers star shared this very thought of his recently while talking to MasterClass Online Classes. He said:

“I tell everybody: If you want to work on the most harmonious process in the world, you should do a Tarantino movie.”

This comes from someone who has worked with Tarantino on not one, but four whopping movies, namely: 1994 and 1997’s crime thrillers Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown, along with 2004’s crime action Kill Bill: Volume 2 and 2012’s western action Django Unchained.

Continuing, Samuel L. Jackson then explained how the filmmaker’s sets are more than just harmonious because of their “no electronics” rule that everyone has to follow. He said:


“The one thing that I think is great about Quentin’s sets is there are no electronics. There is nothing with an on-off switch on set. So when he says ‘Cut!’, nobody pulls out their phone and starts texting and looking at stuff. You have to leave your phone at a phone station they have outside.”

While this trait is indeed commendable, this isn’t the only practice that Quentin Tarantino follows to ensure that his movie sets are incredibly creative and social.

Quentin Tarantino’s Movie Sets Are Incredibly Creative And Social

Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino
Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino (via Wikimedia Commons)

During the same interview, Samuel L. Jackson further marveled at just how extraordinary and unique filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s movie sets are, just like his films themselves. The Secret Invasion star said:

“They play music between setups. So people sing. People dance. You talk to everybody around, you know, their day or whatever they’re talking about. Or Quentin tells a story that relates to what we’re shooting that day of a scene that was in a movie that he stole something from and he’s using.”

Just judging from how Jackson portrays the entire image of Tarantino’s sets, not only must the movie sets be incredibly enjoyable but even leave space for some bonding-worthy time for the people involved.


Continuing, Jackson then expressed another unspoken rule to be followed on his sets which is that everyone needs to cooperate with each other if they are shooting a movie together with Tarantino. He said:

“You try and make the movie set as light and as inclusive as you possibly can so that everybody knows that, you know, my job is no more important than yours, and that we’re all here to do this together.”

Well, for what it’s worth, now we know the truth behind how Quentin Tarantino’s masterpieces are just as distinctive as they are!


Written by Mahin Sultan

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