Quentin Tarantino opened his best screenplay speech with, "I wasn't expecting this, this is a surprise!" And closed with, "This is a damn surprise." So, we think he was surprised. But he dedicated the bulk of his speech to a special group of people who help with his writing process: "The other thing I have to thank is my group of friends I read the script to ... you guys don't know how important you are to my process. I don't want input. I don't want you to tell me if I'm doing anything wrong. Heaven forbid. When I read it to you I hear it through your ears and it lets me know I'm on the right track. You'll never know how much encouragement I get from that."
-- Geoff Berkshire, Zap2it