Tarantino - Pick Just One

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  1. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    Give Jackie Brown another chance sometime. Like John Waters' Cry-Baby (1990) it took me 4-5 viewings to fully appreciate
    that it represented the director at the peak of his powers.
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  2. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    There was nothing else like it around in 1992...when Pulp Fiction hit in '94 the dam broke.
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  3. ampmods

    ampmods Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    I will.

    An aside I loved Cry Baby when I first saw it. But my favorite of his was the next one Serial Mom.
  4. Rob C

    Rob C Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, USA
    Basterds is, I think, QT's best film (and I voted for it here). Reservoir Dogs is my other longstanding favorite. (I always felt just slightly disappointed in Pulp Fiction, as good as it is--strictly in comparison to the extremely high expectations I brought to it after Reservoir Dogs....)
  5. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Member Of The Midnight Society

    Greater St. Louis
    Pulp Fiction, for me.
  6. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    Quentin's most definitive movies are Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 but his best film and the one I picked here is Jackie Brown.
  7. AleYeah

    AleYeah Forum Resident

    Greenville, SC
    "Rewatchability" was my criteria, and I voted for Pulp Fiction. I can easily hop into the flick at any point and be totally absorbed.
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  8. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

    I voted for pulp fiction. A bona fide classic. Reservoir dog looks a little rough around the edges in comparison but when that came out – wow! Reservoir Dogs may even have some better scenes then Pulp Fiction. Jackie Brown is a treat with Samuel Jackson on centerstage. Superbly made. But it’s just a little bit draggy for me at times and it’s also not original Quentin material so I kind of disqualified it in the way. Inglorious bastard‘s I didn’t care for it had one good scene over and over and over. The whole Brad Pitt dirty dozen thing was a misfire and I felt in bad taste. I enjoyed parts of the kill Bill movies immensely. Parts of Kill bill 1 were kind of tasteless and stupid to me but the Japanese tea house I’ve probably watched more than any other movie scene is history! They’re kind a cobbled together as films, but There’s top-notch stuff in there which is lots of fun. Death proof = horrible. Hateful eight has its moments but I think it’s a flop. Looking forward to this Manson movie. Quentin is one of the greats that’s all I have to say.
  9. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Hateful Eight.
    What moments stood out ?
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  10. Reservoir Dogs, by far.
  11. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

    Haren, DM
    Hate violence, yet love the Hattori Hanzo films

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  12. Kyhl

    Kyhl formerly known

    I went with Pulp Fiction but for rewatchability I'd go with Jacky Brown. When I catch Pulp Fiction I'll watch a scene or two before moving on. When I catch Jacky Brown I am always glued to it until it ends.
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  13. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Forum Resident

    Bakersfield, CA
    Inglorious Bastards for me. I always seem to go back to that one the most. I like it more and more every time I see it.
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  14. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

    Southern US
  15. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

    Oh, the opening was pretty good and quite gorgeous. It was kinda rough watching Jennifer Jason Lee take an elbow in the nose, though). Kurt Russell character was good and I also liked the Lincoln letter story. But... maybe you're right. Not much does stand out!
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  16. alexpop

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    Bruce Dern got a great part playing General Sandy Smithers, the look on his face after finding out what happened to his son was priceless.:)
  17. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    I would have picked Kill Bill, but it was wrongly split into 2 parts for this poll, so I had to go with Inglourious Basterds. Such stylish, rich and entertaining films with iconic, wonderful female characters at the heart.
  18. alexpop

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  19. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Empire magazine has Reservoir Dogs on the cover of their latest issue great interview with American badasss Michael Madsen:
  20. stuwee

    stuwee Forum Resident

    Tucson AZ
    Well for me just about anytime JJL got hit in the face, It is my new Christmas movie to watch after stuffing my face, and drinking waaay too much. It makes me laugh so hard at things you shouldn't be laughing at, I just Love it!!
  21. alexpop

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    Well that's a enthusiastic post I must say.
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  22. stuwee

    stuwee Forum Resident

    Tucson AZ
    Hey ya alex, so nice to be around you again!! I found that part a bit disturbing in a good way. Rape ain't funny but, Quinton does it rightly!! I think my partner said "Hey, boy.... a notch down on the howlin' ". To which I replied " I ain't your boy :unhunh:" BOY!!, SLJ was having too much fun telling that story, he could barely contain himself :evil:

    Sick, sick, Sick!! :biglaugh:
  23. I know it's not on the list but my favorite movie that Tarantino is associated with (in this case writer) is True Romance. I have watched it more than any of the others listed here. Of these that he has directed I chose Pulp Fiction, with Reservoir Dogs a close second.
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  24. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Managed to get Tarantino xx 10 Blu Ray box. A couple of titles I didn't have on BD.
    I'm surprised True Romance ( though welcome) is part of the box as QT didn't direct ( though wrote the script).
  25. Mr wiggles

    Mr wiggles Forum Resident

    Jackie brown
    Kill bill 1
    Inglorious basterds
    True romance
    Pulp fiction
    Kill bill 2
    Death proof
    Reservior dogs
    Django unchained
    Hateful eight

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