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Quentin Tarantino didn't give himself any breaks while making his latest film "Inglourious Basterds," which premiered at Cannes this week.

The 46 year-old director transformed the WWII wartime-thriller-cum-spaghetti-western from script to finished product in just eight months, he told CNN's The Screening Room, so that it would be ready to show at the prestigious film festival.

He only just managed to deliver the "wet print," straight from the lab, to festival organizers in time. Tarantino -- who is famous for sometimes taking years over projects -- says it wasn't easy, but subjected himself to the same discipline necessary to get his 1992 sassy and hyper-violent debut "Reservoir Dogs" completed.

"We worked at a really accelerated pace," Tarantino told CNN at Cannes, where the feature enjoyed its world premiere Wednesday. "Digging deep -- and not just saying 'Manana, Manana' ... saying 'No! We're gonna get it done in three days, one way or the other we're gonna get it done.'"

"I think there's an energy that you can feel on the screen; that you can feel us reaching to do that." Watch Tarantino on "Inglourious Basterds" Read full article »

Tom Foster contributed to this article.

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