Quentin Tarantino vs. Alan Ball’s Angry Birds
It’s not a day in Hollywood if there isn’t a lawsuit being served. Today we have Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Quentin Tarantino suing fellow screenwriter and director Alan Ball, and it’s not over a screenplay. No, rather it’s over Ball’s “exotic bird menagerie,” which is impairing Tarantino, who is Ball’s neighbor, from writing. Obtained by TMZ the lawsuit, which begins by giving a brief filmography of Quentin’s work, claims that Ball’s tropical macaws are placed in an outside aviary daily where they can emit their “blood-curdling … pterodactyl-like screams” for up to 7 or 8 hours a day.
Why does the True Blood creator choose to torture others with the “prehistoric sounding screams” of his birds? According to the lawsuit, Ball is well aware of the loud squawks and screams his birds make. Currently (and allegedly), Tarantino is putting the final touches on his long talked about spaghetti western that may or may not have to do with slavery and will star Christoph Waltz (again allegedly). So, “pterodactyl-like screams” are especially distracting right about now. Tarantino’s lawyer contends that Ball and his angry birds have “robbed Mr. Tarantino of the ability to find peace in his home.” Perhaps they can collaborate on a vampire deathmatch starring bloodsuckers from both True Blood and From Dusk Till Dawn.