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 Post subject: Quentin Tarantino
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:13 pm 
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QUENTIN TARANTINO
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"After working as a video clerk while studying acting, he used the sale of an early screenplay to raise money for his first directorial venture, Reservoir Dogs (1992), a violent heist movie that became a huge success. Noted for his witty dialogue, non-linear narratives and distinctive use of music, he has since blended humour with stylish violence to great effect, and achieved cult status as a director."
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"One of the key figures in the debates around the fate of cinephilia is Quentin Tarantino, who famously had his formative education as a video store clerk. His own filmmaking is very much indebted to the Blaxploitation genre of American cinema, which by revisiting, he has helped to redeem from the dustbin of history. Is this videophilia? Or is it the cinephilia of the collector, whose obsessive and passionate movie watching is yet another foray into the politics of good taste?"
- The Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film


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1987 My Best Friend's Birthday
1992 Reservoir Dogs
1994 Pulp Fiction
1995 Four Rooms segment
1997 Jackie Brown
2003 Kill Bill: Volume 1
2004 Kill Bill: Volume 2
2007 Grindhouse: Death Proof
2009 Inglourious Basterds
2012 Django Unchained
2014 Kill Bill: Volume 3 (upcoming)


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 Post subject: Re: Quentin Tarantino
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:30 am 
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regardless of his choice of stories or his purpose for telling them, i really think he is the best storyteller outside of Kaufman/PT Anderson working today. meaning the craft- in terms of pacing, suspense, the camera movement, etc- it just all works for me, especially when it is a tight and focused narrative like Inglourious Basterds (by that i mean that i enjoyed finally seeing the magic of the individual narratives all headed towards the same climax... as opposed to the connections in Pulp Fiction for example being random encounters)

1. Inglourious Basterds
--i've just come to the conclusion that there is a much bigger gap between this and the rest for me... and i went into Basterds not expecting much. i was wrong.
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Reservoir Dogs
4. Kill Bill: Volume 2
5. Kill Bill: Volume 1
6. Jackie Brown
7. Death Proof


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 Post subject: Re: Quentin Tarantino
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1. Pulp Fiction
2. Kill Bill 2
3. Kill Bill 1
4. Jackie Brown
5. Inglourious Basterds
6. Death Proof
7. Reservoir Dogs


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 Post subject: Re: Quentin Tarantino
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:34 am 
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1. Pulp Fiction
2. Reservoir Dogs
3. Inglourious Basterds
4. Kill Bill vol 1
5. Death Proof
6. Kill Bill vol 2

big gap

7 Jackie Brown.

As much as I really dislike Jackie Brown though, it probably does deserve to be bolded.


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 Post subject: Re: Quentin Tarantino
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Yep, maybe Jackie Brown lacked the insanity, WTF-erry of the two prior films but it had a solid storyline and some great performances. The changing room/exchange scene had some great direction too, with it being shot in with different characters in focus.

And also Robert de Niro! :biggrin:


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 Post subject: Re: Quentin Tarantino
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It's been a while since I've seen it, I should give it one more chance I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: Quentin Tarantino
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I don't think Jackie Brown lacks any sort of insanity.


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 Post subject: Re: Quentin Tarantino
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1- Pulp Fiction
2- Inglourious Basterds
3- Reservoir Dogs
4- Kill Bill 2
5- Kill Bill 1
6- Death Proof

Haven't seen Jackie Brown, or Death Proof in the right conditions.


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 Post subject: Re: Quentin Tarantino
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:43 am 
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1994 Pulp Fiction 8
1997 Jackie Brown 6
2003 Kill Bill: Volume 1 7
2004 Kill Bill: Volume 2 6
2007 Grindhouse: Death Proof 5
2009 Inglourious Basterds 6


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 Post subject: Re: Quentin Tarantino
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I thought Inglorious Basterds had some really interesting ideas but just wasn't entertaining enough. Pulp Fiction is much higher than the rest on my list.


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 Post subject: Re: Quentin Tarantino
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I didn't go into Inglourious Basterds with any expectations, and I found it srsly enjoyable. Pulp Fiction comes out on top though, for me...
top three would be:

-Pulp Fiction
-Inglourious Basterds
-Kill Bill Vol. 1


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 Post subject: Re: Quentin Tarantino
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Reservoir dogs 6
Pulp fiction 8
Jackie brown 5
Kill bill vol.1 7
Kill bill vol.2 5
Death proof 2
Inglorious basterds 6


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 Post subject: Re: Quentin Tarantino
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pave wrote:
1. Inglourious Basterds
--i've just come to the conclusion that there is a much bigger gap between this and the rest for me... and i went into Basterds not expecting much. i was wrong.


Thank you. Inglourious Basterds is easily one of the best movies I've ever seen, especially in the past few years. I'd say it could go for an italicized red bold.


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 Post subject: Re: Quentin Tarantino
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Pulp Fiction: 10
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Kill Bill Vol 2: 8
Death Proof: 7
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 Post subject: Re: Quentin Tarantino
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1992 Reservoir Dogs 7
1994 Pulp Fiction 10
1997 Jackie Brown 8
2003 Kill Bill: Volume 1 8
2004 Kill Bill: Volume 2 8
2007 Grindhouse: Death Proof 6
2009 Inglourious Basterds 9


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