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Quentin Tarantino's best film?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. Carl80

    Carl80 Forum Resident

    Nah Death Proof for me, it’s not even close with those two.
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  2. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Maybe watch PT a few more times.:)
    Death Proof’s got that kinky foot fetish thing.
    Mind you there’s Dave Dee, Dozy Mickey & Titch... lol :D
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  3. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    “ Hobo With A Shotgun “trailer was better.
    But film wise, Rutger Hauer’s in it. Great accent especially when he swears. :)
  4. Dr. Winston Ramone

    Dr. Winston Ramone Shoveling smoke with a pitchfork in the wind

    For me, it's Reservoir Dogs. It had to have been done on a shoestring budget, and he/the actors did so much with little. I've always thought it would be funny if it was performed as a play with school children, like in a Wes Anderson movie.

    His other films are all great too - hard to pick just one!
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  5. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    First post.
    Today I’d choose..
    The Hateful Eight
    Reservoir Dogs
    Once upon A time in Hollywood
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  6. Andy Smith

    Andy Smith You fill up my senses, Like a gallon of Magnet..

    Yeah, put me in the 'Pulp Fiction' box too. Marvellous soundtrack.
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  7. Isaac K.

    Isaac K. Forum Resident

    With the exception of Hateful 8, I’ve generally considered every film to be better than the last (or at least on equal footing).
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  8. Carl80

    Carl80 Forum Resident

    Know what you mean, I felt like that about Hateful 8 too but actually like it a lot more now with time and more views, Kurt Russell is the man.
  9. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter


    Death Proof followed Kill Bill :2.
    A big anticlimax for me.
  10. Isaac K.

    Isaac K. Forum Resident

    You have to take Death Proof in context. It was made for Grindhouse to fill the end of a double bill and wasn’t meant to be some great work of art. I like it a lot.
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  11. Isaac K.

    Isaac K. Forum Resident

    I’m not really much of a fan of Westerns to begin with, but on top of that I’m not really into going to plays either, and the one location made it feel as if it was written for a stage production. And on top of that it was a little too similar to Reservoir Dogs, which felt to me as if he was going backwards for the first time in his career (which sounds a little weird considering his entire career is based around nostalgia for bygone eras). It was an okay movie, but this all simply makes it the first of his films that I’m unlikely to revisit.
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  12. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Reservoir Dogs
    Pulp Fiction
    Jackie Brown
    Kill Bill 1
    Kill Bill 2

    Er... Death Proof. :shrug:
  13. Isaac K.

    Isaac K. Forum Resident

    As I said, I like Death Proof a lot. I consider Kill Bill one movie rather than two, and think he kind of over extended himself on that one. Volume 2 just isn’t as good as Volume 1. Death Proof was meant to be in the opposite direction. It’s a quickie, or at least a simulation of one. And because it’s mimicking 70s quickie exploitation films it isn’t supposed to be traditionally “good”. I think it’s perfect in what it was intended to do. I’ve watched it probably more than any of his earlier films. Seriously.
  14. Carl80

    Carl80 Forum Resident

    I agree, it reminded me of Dogs abit as well in the same location, and the stand off scene’s only no where near as good, I still like it though in parts.

  15. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    It’s all subjective. But .. don’t agree.lol :laugh:
  16. frimleygreener

    frimleygreener "It 'a'int why...it just is"

    united kingdom
    Bit tangential....but I wonder how well "Get Shorty" would have been received had it been directed by Tarantino? After all, his "take" on another work by the same author seems highly regarded in many a quarter...
  17. JediJones

    JediJones Forum Resident

    Maybe worse? Get Shorty did 50% better at the box office than Jackie Brown.
  18. ruben lopez

    ruben lopez Nunc Est Bibendum

    Barcelona Spain
    I went to the movies a couple of weeks ago;i went to see THE HATEFUL EIGHT (the 70 mm roadshow version).I was blown away,top three Tarantino movie for me.
    Pulp Fiction
    Jackie Brown
    The Hateful Eight
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  19. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    The Hateful Eight.
    What the longest running media version.
    Ie; the dvd / blu ray ?
  20. unclesalty

    unclesalty Rzzzzz!

    This is by no means in order of good to bad as I’ve enjoyed all of QT’s films, but for the sake of the thread, here’s my order (incl. non-directed films):

    1. Jackie Brown
    2. Pulp Fiction
    3. Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
    4. True Romance
    5. Inglorious Basterds
    6. Reservoir Dogs
    7. Kill Bill
    8. Django Unchained
    9. Death Proof
    10. Natural Born Killers
    11. The Hateful Eight*

    *I plan on watching this one again soon. I’ve only seen it once.
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  21. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    * I loved it straight of the bat. :)
  22. Carl80

    Carl80 Forum Resident

    Interesting that a lot of peoples favourites are tending to be Jackie Brown, think it’s great but I couldn’t put it in front of Bill vol 1, pulp, Hollywood or IB, Robert de Niro is amazing in it though and amazing soundtrack.
  23. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Some folk just like a straight narrative film.
    Plot ..logic .. cast .. watchable factor.
    Parents usually. Lol :D
  24. JediJones

    JediJones Forum Resident

    Couple interesting new quotes from QT about retirement and physical media. It was also mentioned here that his retirement would be from directing, and he could still write.

    Quentin Tarantino Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood Novel, Retirement, Fatherhood – Deadline

    DEADLINE: Even when you know you could do a better job, behind the camera, and many still wish you would change your mind about retirement…

    TARANTINO: I really appreciate the sentiment. Look, I don’t have any plans of changing my plans right now, but I haven’t retired yet. I still have another movie to do.


    DEADLINE: How will streaming impact that?

    TARANTINO: Look, I don’t like it. I’m not a fan. I like holding the DVD in my hand. I like looking at it on the shelf. I like **** I can hold in my hand. I don’t like buying virtual **** I don’t really own.
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  25. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    My sentiment Quentin. :agree:
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