Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Back in January, co-blogger Nancy Kim alerted us all to a fight involving Quentin Tarantino's rights to NFT of scenes from Pulp Fiction, the greatest movie ever. Citizen Kane? The Seven Samurai? The Seventh Seal? The Princess Bride? Morons!
Anyway, last week, Eli Tan of Coindesk brought news of a settlement. Tan reports that the first NFT that Mr. Tarantino put up for sale went for over $1 million. Miramax claimed that it owned the rights to Pulp Fiction, but did it own the rights to an NFT, created much later? The parties settled their dispute and hinted at plans to jointly distribute NFTs in the future.
C'mon Quentin! It used to be about the art! It's about some real token, not some digital token. Something you would risk everything for -- like going back to your apartment to recover something of purely sentimental value when you know that an assassin is waiting for you there. It was about something so pure that everyone just looked on it with wonder, and you were willing to give Ringo and Honey-Bunny your wallet just to protect it. See, money is not what you are after! You are after that moment of enlightenment when you appreciate the little differences that make Europe special, like being able to walk into a McDonald's and order a Royale with cheese. Or the delight in winning, incontrovertibly, an argument over whether a foot massage is sexual.
NFT's are like art dressed up in somebody else's clothing, so that even the coolest of customers end up looking like dorks!
Now you're the dork, Quentin. Have you always been the dork?