Quentin Tarantino given visionary award

MUMBAI: Quentin Tarantino has been honored with the 6th Annual Ray-Ban Visionary Award, presented by Ray-Ban and The Creative Coalition, at Harry O’s in Park City, UT. Many of Tarantino’s friends and peers were there to celebrate his special recognition, including Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Tim Daly, Sandra Oh and Marcia Gay Harden.
“It’s particularly cool to get an award from Ray-Ban,” commented Tarantino during his acceptance speech. “When I’m writing my scripts, the only time I’ve ever really used the brand names as opposed to describing what something is, is Zippo lighters and Ray-Bans. He puts on his Ray-Bans as he flips on his Zippo.”

Dennis Hopper, whom Quentin collaborated with in the 1993 hit True Romance and 2008’s Hell Ride, presented Quentin with the award designed as a pair gold-plated Wayfarers, one of Ray-Ban’s most popular and iconic styles.

Tarantino commented how fulfilling it was for him to return to Sundance for the first time since his debut in 1992, this time as a jury member and an accomplished director with six films to his credit.