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« on: April 24, 2004, 01:31:14 PM »

Okay, what everyone favourite Tarantino films ?

Out of the ones I've seen, it goes:

Resivior Dogs
Kill Bill
Pulp Fiction

But that is a very hard choice to make, and, If your read the GBU Special Edition May '04 (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=1999)you may have heard my tale of trying to see "Kill Bill Vol.2" (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=1999;start=75)

Has anyone else seen it and what are there thoughts ?
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2004, 02:04:08 PM »

Actually I've never been a real fan of Tarantino. I think the guy's insanely cool, but I couldn't get into Reservoir Dogs, found Pulp Fiction overrated and Jackie Brown just annoying. But I'm going to watch Pulp Fiction again and see if I can't change my mind...because...

I absolutely loved Kill Bill! I think Vol. 1 is better than Vol. 2 in terms of action/fight scenes, Vol. 2 is better for emotional depth, character development etc. I've only seen each once so I can't comment too much, but I think it would've worked better as one film, though I know that Tarantino couldn't release it that way as the studios wouldn't let him.

It's good that there are some strong female characters in the films that really kick ass! ;D I think Uma Thurman is great, and so is David Carradine in his role.
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2004, 03:31:23 PM »

Reservoir Dogs wins hands down.
The acting, the story, the setting, all is superb. I cant think of a single bad thing to say about that movie except that i would have loved a few more rants by mr. brown. ;D
Of all the movies i´ve seen, only jackie brown dissapointed me (not that i was expecting a action flick, mind you) his small directing part of Four rooms is also worth mentioning (tim roth shows once again his impressive talent) I havent seen Kill Bill vol. 2 yet  :'(
but it´s on top of my to do list  ;)
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2004, 06:14:31 PM »

Four Rooms was trash except for Tim Roth and Tarrantino's bit. Those are the only reasons I would watch that again.

As for the movies of his I like, well, Reservoir Dogs was the first one I saw and it blew me away. I think actually it was the first time I had seen a parrallel action movie, and since it was so new to me I just loved it. So any concept done very, very well.

Pulp Fiction is great. I also liked From Dusk Till Dawn just for the chessyness of it. I remember going to see Jackie Brown in theatres and found to be extremely boring and disapointing. I have since re-watched it and enjoyed it a bit more, but it still doesn't compare to Pulp or Dogs.

But for me it's Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol.1, From Dusk Till Dawn and then Jackie Brown.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2004, 08:18:58 AM »

I've seen two Tarantino movies: Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown. Like them both. I saw Brown first, and probably like it more.

I think De Niro's role in Jackie Brown has been one of his overall best in recent years (along with Wag the Dog).

I don't think I really care if and when I see Kill Bill. I've said it before, I only really try to see stuff that catches my eye.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2004, 08:26:05 AM »

I highly recommend Kill Bill, I think its brilliant, the best film of 2003 (I didn't get to see Mystic River) I think it was better that the supurb "Finding Nemo"
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2004, 01:27:23 PM »

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Four Rooms was trash except for Tim Roth and Tarrantino's bit. Those are the only reasons I would watch that again.
I agree, still felt it should be mentioned though.

How about True romance? he didnt direct it, but he wrote it. it has stellar cast (hopper, walken, oldman, pitt, even a blink-and-you-miss-it appearence by samuel jackson) a typical tarantino setting (read; extreme violence), and a ton of oneliners.   ;D
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2004, 01:32:15 PM »

I haven't seen True Romance, but I have heard some good things about it. Perhaps oneday I'll check it out.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2004, 05:41:44 PM »

Pulp Fiction is his masterpiece, and he'll never be able to top it, simply because of its timing and its impact on cinema.  But I now much prefer Jackie Brown.  It's the movie I can watch over and over and never get tired of it.  I also think True Romance is great and I like its ending, which was not the ending Tarantino wrote, so perhaps I like it better that he didn't direct it.

Kill Bill Vol. 1 I think was trash.  I did not like it at all.  But Vol. 2 is very good, with a totally different feel.  It has great writing, some well-timed surprises, and an emotional content that was lacking in the first one.  When the title "Last Chapter" came on the screen, I couldn't believe the movie was almost over, it'd just flown by.  It's no masterpiece, but it is very enjoyable.  
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2004, 02:14:25 PM »

I don't know, I've never gotten the whole Quentin Tarrantino mystique. Perhaps it's just that I haven't been exposed to much of his work, but I just don't see it. I have seen Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown , so my exposure has been rather limited, but I didn't think either one of them were particularly fabulous works of cinema. They were certainly strange and offbeat, and if that's where his appeal comes from, that I can understand, but beyond that, I just thought the films were okay. I have been avoiding the Kill Bill movies just because it looked to me as if the films were just an excuse to have more blood and gore and some meaningless violence. I'm usually not interested in seeing these kinds of gratuitously violent films. I could be wrong, but I didn't think seeing limbs hacked off by swords was really my cup of tea.  
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2004, 06:50:41 AM »

Quentin Tarantino, hands down..is going to go down as one of the best movie writers/directors of all time. He has vision that can only be summed up as genius.

Reservoir Dogs, was the nucleus, and bar none the best work. Never has a human being done so much with so little (if you think about it, ninety percent of the movie happens in one little space..there was no money for proper sets). The performances are stand out.

Lets be truthful on the next movie...Quentin Tarantino MADE Samuel Jackson (oh he was around..but not a big player), and revived John Travolta with PULP FICTION.

I admit, other than resurrecting some film careers of the seventies, JACKIE BROWN was a true disappointment.

I can only say one thing about FROM DUSK TILL DAWN...George Clooneys performance in that movie could be compared to Denzel Washingtons in Training Day. I have NEVER seen someone seem so fierce and brutal as Clooney. Like at any moment, he would blow up and try to take the entire world with him. His quick temper and quicker gun kept the movie going...and the viewers AWED....they were only used to the cute Dr. Ross...the the demented SETH GECKO.

The other great thing about Quentin Tarantino is his mind for creation. Everything in one movie blends into the next movie. We have a KILL BILL ONE, and a KILL BILL TWO...do you know they are currently writing a KILL BILL THREE? About the daughter who watched her mother killed in VOL 1 getting revenge? AND, hes going to hold onto the script for ten years. Talk about patience.

Another good example. Little known detail. Anyone notice the fascniation with the name Vega? In Reservoir Dogs, Michael Madsens character was named "Toothpick" Vic Vega...and in PULP FICTION, John Travoltas character, was named VINCENT VEGA.

Well guess whats in production now? You guessed it. The two most popular characters from his most popular movies, are getting together in a movie called THE VEGA BROTHERS.

If thats not genius, what IS?

Kill Bill, VOL 1, cinematically, was a masterpiece. There wasnt a film genre that he didnt catch. Whether it be a STANLEY KUBRICK type scene (Darryl Hannah brining the syrnge to kill **** with), or Anime...he covered it all...and with style.

Lets face it, under all that madness, is a genius.
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2004, 07:49:32 AM »

Ok ok..you've talked me into it.  ;D

Tonight I've rented Kill Bill vol 1.
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2004, 06:56:08 PM »

Hey BDC. Nice to see you around again. Shoot me over a PM and we can catch up.

BDC and the rest of y'all, feel free to love Tarantino. It's cool if you do. Maybe I'm in the minority here. I think I just generally don't like style and flash and attempts to be clever in films. It's probably the reason I hated Adaptation too. I guess I'm just not into avant garde filmmaking.
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2004, 01:31:06 AM »

Well... it was an experience.
To be honest I did enjoy it, tho' I'm not sure my life has been enriched by the experience  ;D ;)
 The fight scenes were great, I never watched the old FU movies of the 70's of which I guess this is some kind of homage.. it was fun for what it is and I will rent 2.. but I'd put this below Dogs,Pulp and Jackie Brown..
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2004, 04:55:02 AM »

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Well guess whats in production now? You guessed it. The two most popular characters from his most popular movies, are getting together in a movie called THE VEGA BROTHERS.
Heard that one myself, and am looking forwards to it. As far as i´ve heard, it´s going to take place before Madsen goes to jail, which could mean that it´s going to be a movie taking place in the late 70íes. Taking Tarantinos fascination with the 70ies into consideration i think it´s going to look like the new Starský and Hutch Without the "fun" parts. (of course tarantinos movies are always fun in that twisted violent kinda way ;D) but i think you get the idea.
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2004, 11:44:21 AM »

I haven't seen True Romance, but I have heard some good things about it. Perhaps oneday I'll check it out.

Now I knew there was something I'd forgotten to mention. True Romance was on tv here a few weeks ago and I watched it again, having not seen it for years. And I have to say, it's brilliant! Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette go really well together. The humour is great, and so are the performances and the plot. You really warm to the protagonists. So, maybe I am a fan of Tarantino, after all...

Gant, so glad you rented and liked Kill Bill! I knew you would... ;D Now you gotta see Vol. 2...am I allowed to say that there's a gloriously gory bit in the face-off between The Bride and Elle Driver? ;)
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2004, 12:00:19 PM »

Good....... I was wondering when the action was gonna come along... ;D
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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2004, 06:38:06 AM »

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You really warm to the protagonists.
Can you do naything but like slater when he´s talking to THE KING  ;D
My favorite scene is the one with Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper. I have never seen a mobster being made a jerk off so throughly like that  ;D
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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2004, 12:14:32 PM »

I agree.. that scene is great..one of my fave Hopper scenes of all time.
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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2004, 10:18:44 PM »

Did you know that Tarantino got his name from Burt Reynolds?
Reynolds movie name in a serie of the sixties was Quentin. Tarantino´s mother loved the name that much that she called her son "Quentin" after the Burt Reynolds character....
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