The party became a â€œPulp Fictionâ€ reunion as guests who came to toast the iconic writer/director and his beautiful bride-to-be included â€œKill Billâ€ starsÂ Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis.
Tarantino, 54, first met the stunning Israeli singer, actress and model Pick, 33, when he was promoting his 2009 movie â€œInglorious Basterdsâ€ in Israel. They reconnected in 2016, and he proposed in Los Angeles this summer.
Weinstein â€“ who hosted the party with his Marchesa designer wife Georgina Chapman â€“ told Tarantino during the toast, â€œWhen you make a movie like â€˜Inglourious Bastardsâ€™ not only did you get an Oscar but you got Daniella.â€
His movie mogul brother Bob Weinstein added, â€œIâ€™ve known Quentin for 26 years â€“ In 26 years Quentin has never once returned my phone call. He met Daniella and finally gave me a call and Iâ€™m sure she was sitting right next to him telling him to call me.â€
Tarantino muse Thurman also gave a moving toast, saying how generous he had been to her, and how delighted she was to see him happy with Daniella.
Keitel also spoke, saying of playing Mr. White in â€œReservoir Dogs,â€ Winston Wolf in â€œPulp Fictionâ€ and Jacob Fuller in â€œFrom Dusk Till Dawn,â€ â€œI feel like I canâ€™t get rid of Quentin.â€
Harvey and Bob gave the couple a Leica 35mm camera with an engraved camera case that reads â€œMr. And Mrs. Tarantinoâ€ with plenty of 35mm film to capture their happy moments together. Georgina also gave Daniella a diamond â€˜T braceletâ€™ from Tiffanyâ€™s to represent her soon-to-be new initial.
While Tarantino and Pick flew in from Los Angeles, her sister Sharona â€“ with whom Daniella launched a singing career as a duo in the early 2000s â€“ travelled from Israel to join the party. Their father Svika Pick is a legendary musical figure in Israel, having written and performed countless hit songs. He even took part in the Eurovision Song Contest â€“ a quirky live televised singing competition between European countries, plus a few other nations that arenâ€™t even in Europe â€“ seven times, but never won. But his song â€œDivaâ€ performed by Dana International won in 1998.
The couple has already celebrated their engagement at a party with her extended family in Israel. Svika has said about the upcoming nuptuals, â€œThere is joy in our family.â€
Tarantinoâ€™s engagement to Pick surprised some of his fans after he told GQ in 2009, â€œHereâ€™s the thing, when Iâ€™m doing a movie, Iâ€™m not doing anything else. Itâ€™s all about the movie. I donâ€™t have a wife. I donâ€™t have a kid. Nothing can get in my way. The whole fâ€“king world can go to hell and burst into flames. I donâ€™t care. This is my life. Itâ€™s Mount Everest.â€
But Pick has clearly changed Tarantinoâ€™s mind. He is currently writing his next movie, his ninth, and has said he would retire after his tenth film, although those who know Tarantino well say they donâ€™t believe heâ€™ll never stop writing, and he would focus on theater, books and TV.
A source added the wedding is expected to take place next year, and while no location has yet been decided on, it would have to be somewhere sweepingly cinematic or uniquely eccentric for Tarantino.