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Surprised this forum didn't have more on him, especially with the relatively recent gossip.

I personally have returned to his work, after ignoring him since Death Proof.  

It was nothing personal, I just didn't think period pieces would fit him well, and I remember Ennio Morricone ripping on him, which was a big strike against him for me.   Morricone has backpedaled at times, but not all the time, as far as I can see.  

Anyway, I wrote an article about him, and the hack VS. genius argument.    

https://vocal.media/geeks/on-quentin-tarantino-s-legacy-and-the-shadow-it-casts

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they're all good. he makes good films. also is undoubtedly a cunt.

"the room that stars antonio banderas" was directed by robert rodriguez. tarantino's room is the last room titled 'the man from hollywood' and is a remake of 'the man from the south' from roald dahl's

I think he deserves the love he gets. Most of it is good. I thought hateful eight was super creative and fun and I just rewatched pulp fiction and it's a classic.

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1 hour ago, xox said:

What gossip?

His ties to Weinstein, his choice words about Polanski's rape victim in an interview with Howard Stern some years ago, his responsibility for Uma Thurman being injured during the filming of Kill Bill....  

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20 minutes ago, no part of it said:

His ties to Weinstein, his choice words about Polanski's rape victim in an interview with Howard Stern some years ago, his responsibility for Uma Thurman being injured during the filming of Kill Bill....  

so the gossip says that he’s a sexual offender, pedophile and sadist? 

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a director borrowed from other movies? no way. plenty of directors do that almost as an homage. musicians do it too.. that riff at the start of nirvana's "Come as you are" =

and they borrowed it from someone else.

as for movies.. i don't think tarantino ever tried to hide is reverence or whatever you want to call it.. for other films.  tons of other directors do it.. "Requiem for a  Dream" borrows several scenes from different movies including anime like "Perfect Blue"... the wachowski's borrowed so much from so many places for the Matrix trilogy.. from books like Neuromancer (language, hairstyles, etc) to many ideas and some scenes from kung fu movies and some shot for shot stuff like "Remo WIlliams: The Adventure Begins" dodging bullets.. 

directors borrow.. writers borrow.. everyone borrows.. 

as for getting Uma injured.. that sucks.. sounds like a dick move. read about that a while ago in an interview with Ethan Hawke. i guess almost fist fight happened between them over this. 

also, borrowing.. i mean.. daft punk's like whole career is built on samples of funk and RnB stuff.. maybe they paid for the privilege to sample. 

everything else is gossip and do we have to have thoughts on everything ever that happens? opinions etc.   i'm sure the internet outrage machine will take care of it. if there's any truth or even no truth and just rumors.. i'm sure they'll wrap him up and cancel him as much as possible... 

a lot of his movies are great though.. inglorious basterds in particular.. Django too.. so many great parts and monologues etc.. True Romance (which i think he only wrote).. some great stuff there.. gary oldman as a dreadlocked scarfaced pimp.. dennis hopper's monologue.. that whole scene with christopher walken.. 

ugh.. i guess even replying is contradicting myself. 

film critique blogs are often good places to find movie recommendations though. lewton bus has some good reviews and editorials. 

https://lewtonbus.net

 

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36 minutes ago, ignatius said:

True Romance (which i think he only wrote).. some great stuff there.. gary oldman as a dreadlocked scarfaced pimp.. dennis hopper's monologue.. that whole scene with christopher walken.. 

What a scene!

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Might be misremembering but I think he recently said he might do another movie then retire from directing or maybe Hollywood was his last movie, something like that.

I like most of his films. Didn’t really get into Death Proof, couldn’t stay awake long enough to finish Jackie Brown, haven’t seen H8. Everything else I have rewatched a few times. I absolutely love Inglorious Basterds.

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15 minutes ago, hijexx said:

Might be misremembering but I think he recently said he might do another movie then retire from directing or maybe Hollywood was his last movie, something like that.

I like most of his films. Didn’t really get into Death Proof, couldn’t stay awake long enough to finish Jackie Brown, haven’t seen H8. Everything else I have rewatched a few times. I absolutely love Inglorious Basterds.

i loved death proof. i found it charming. stunt man mike is a classic. i like both stories and the finale.. kurt russel is hilarious in that. when he's freaking out after he gets shot and pours the whiskey into his wound.. i always liked how tarantino used the same sheriff and his son from Kill Bill. i'm also old and got all the references.. "ol' Hooper in there...".. both of those stories are all about a long set up for the payoff... seems like smaller productions on purpose. less intense things to pull off compared to some of his other films.. 

anyway.. i think when he started tarantino said he'd make 10 movies then quit.. i don't know how many he's made but he's gotta be close to quitting if he was serious when he made that comment. i guess if you count Kill Bill 1 and 2 as one film then he's done 9. 

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Might have to give Death Proof another go. I watched it as a double header in the theaters when it was released and I was probably just ready to leave lol

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Might have to give Death Proof another go. I watched it as a double header in the theaters when it was released and I was probably just ready to leave lol

did you see the death proof/planet terror double feature? yeah.. that'd be a lot to sit through in one go. 

they're both fun movies. very different.  death proof is really held together by stuntman mike. it's no inglorious basterds or django but it's a fun character movie. 

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2 minutes ago, hijexx said:

Also this should have been a real movie

 

they did make this one though. 

NSFW (booba)

 

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Pulp Fiction > Reservoir Dogs > Inglorious Basterds > Jackie Brown > True Romance > Natural Born Killers > Death Proof > Kill Bill 2 > Kill Bill 1 > Hateful 8 > Django > Once Upon A Time In Hollywood > From Dusk Til Dawn... I don’t remember 4 Rooms well enough. 
 

Pulp Fiction is a classic, for sure. Yes, his films borrow a lot from others and yes, he’s a train wreck of a person, but I am first in line for a new QT flick in the theater. His worst is still leagues beyond the best of many. Also, for better or worse, his influence on films today is undeniable. 
Btw, I bumped into him twice when I lived in NYC: once when I was going into the tiny staircase of the old Kim’s Underground and once on Broadway near Great Jones where he was wearing sweats, charging up the street, sweating profusely and looking (I’m assuming) coked-out and angry. 

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1 hour ago, J3FF3R00 said:

 I don’t remember 4 Rooms well enough. 
 

 charging up the street, sweating profusely and looking (I’m assuming) coked-out and angry. 

true story.. in the movie Red Heat staring Ahnuld they used tarantino for this scene. not many people know but this is his actual leg. 

 

 

4 rooms is 4 directors each doing a scene that takes place in one of the rooms. i think tarantino did the room that stars antonio banderas but can't remember. so long ago. 

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11 minutes ago, ignatius said:

true story.. in the movie Red Heat staring Ahnuld they used tarantino for this scene. not many people know but this is his actual leg. 

 

 

4 rooms is 4 directors each doing a scene that takes place in one of the rooms. i think tarantino did the room that stars antonio banderas but can't remember. so long ago. 

"the room that stars antonio banderas" was directed by robert rodriguez. tarantino's room is the last room titled 'the man from hollywood' and is a remake of 'the man from the south' from roald dahl's tales of the unexpected

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Reservoir Dogs-> OUTIH-> Pulp Fiction/Inglorious Basterds-> then the rest. It’s all good, my least fav is Hateful Eight but I’d watch that a million times over 90% of the drek that gets produced. 

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no love for Django???

i watched it twice. first time i admit i wasn't so into it but i think i was having a bad day. 2nd time a year or so had passed and i really liked it.  samuel l jackson is incredible in it.  uncomfortable feels now and then. ace performances all around. a wild ride.  his last few films tarantino seems to want to give audiences what they want up to and including rewriting history. 

i think his storytelling has only gotten better over the years but i didn't really get into hateful 8 all that much. some good performances but overall it seemed a bit more clunky. 

jennifer jason leigh though.. she's so good and though i'd seen her here and there over the years and recently in "Atypical" where she's also really good but hateful 8 is obviously a chance to be a very different type of character. 

i'll probably watch it again at some point but it's nowhere near as good as inglorious basterds for me. i've watched that movie a handful of times and it never gets old. the characters, the back stories etc. the cast. wtf w/that cast. amazing. 

 

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they're all good. he makes good films. also is undoubtedly a cunt.

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1 hour ago, usagi said:

they're all good. he makes good films. also is undoubtedly a cunt.

seems like this combination of talent + undoubtedly a cunt has existed before. 

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3 hours ago, ignatius said:

no love for Django???

@ignatius was that for me? I like Django a lot - maybe the best of the rest (although Kill Bill would have to be up there as well). But the four I listed are movies I would (and have) watched multiple times in the theatre.

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33 minutes ago, chenGOD said:

@ignatius was that for me? I like Django a lot - maybe the best of the rest (although Kill Bill would have to be up there as well). But the four I listed are movies I would (and have) watched multiple times in the theatre.

for everyone. i think no one mentioned it so was just wondering. 

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He's a master, in certain respects. He takes pre-existing material and collages it into a new form. The execution is usually so high quality that it elevates it. To me, the movies are pure entertainment without much deep meaning. There are parallels with daft punk in a way.

I do have a feeling he's on a downward trajectory, though. His last few movies have some brilliant moments but could have definitely been edited down. You can hear in interviews how pleased he is with himself whenever he utters a sentence. Probably admires his turds before flushing them.

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