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Old 08-02-10, 01:46 AM
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Lynch or Tarantino?

Two very different filmmakers, but lets do it anyway.

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Re: Lynch or Tarantino?

Tarantino by far.
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I predict a landslide...
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I predict a landslide...
Only because few here are fully familiar with Lynch. Everyone here is familiar with Tarantino, even if they hate him.
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Re: Lynch or Tarantino?

Lynch's stuff doesn't appeal to me at all, outside of a couple scenes from Muholland Drive

I love almost everything Tarantino's done, except for Death Proof.
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Love both, but Tarantino hasn't made a so-so movie since "Reservoir Dogs"

Lynch has made some genius stuff, some very good stuff, and a few very forgettable pieces.
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Re: Lynch or Tarantino?

Lynch is my all-time favourite director... even though his output has been inconsistent. Tarantino hasn't made a bad film, IMO, but Lynch's best still outdoes Tarantino's best.

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I never liked Lynch's work. Well, except for Lost Highway. I really dug that flick.

I prefer Tarantino but also feel some of his work (like Pulp Fiction) is overrated. Overall, however, I'll go with Tarantino.

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Lynch easily. With the exception of Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds, I hate Tarantino's films. Excluding Dune, I love Lynch's body of work.
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Lynch's stuff doesn't appeal to me at all, outside of a couple scenes from Muholland Drive
I take it you haven't seen very many of his works, period.
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I take it you haven't seen very many of his works, period.
Why do you say that? I didn't realize someone HAS to like his film output.
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Re: Lynch or Tarantino?

This is a tough one. Lynch's output is more inconsistent by the very nature of his creative process. This leads to higher highs (Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive) and lower lows (Dune, Inland Empire, Wild At Heart). Lynch is a true original, crafting unique visions that are unmistakably his. His use of metaphor and symbolism, tied up in a surreal package, make his works rich and full of depth. There's even a word to describe strange movies, Lynchian, which should show how much of a stamp Lynch has made on the world of film.

Tarantino does the opposite of Lynch. Instead of coming from a totally unique place of creation, he gobbles up influences, synthesizes them, and spits them back out. However, the results are no less unmistakably Tarantino than Lynch's films are Lynch, which just goes to show how talented both men are. Tarantino's influence on film is also palpable, especially in the wake of Pulp Fiction, where everyone and their mother tried to ape Tarantino's style (often to poor effect). Tarantino has never made a bad film, but he's arguably not made a film with the raw seething power of Blue Velvet, either.

In the end, I chose Lynch, because his vision is so different from anything else in the world of film or television that I cannot deny its sheer haunting power. However, Tarantino is a masterful auteur whose name will go down in the history books as surely as will Lynch's.
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Old 08-02-10, 03:29 AM
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Re: Lynch or Tarantino?

Of the three of these "Director or Director" threads so far, this one was by far the most difficult.

David Lynch is one of the most unique and best filmmakers of all time. I can't even really describe the feeling that most of his films give me and I'm often left disconcerted and I don't know why. He also made one of my favorite flicks, Eraserhead.

Tarantino was involved in one of the turning points in my life regarding films. One night I had a double feature of Reservoir Dogs and Goodfellas (back in the VHS days!) and I consider that one of the big events in my life. I got into Tarantino very early on and I've had a connection with every one of his films.

I had to go with Tarantino.
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Re: Lynch or Tarantino?

lynch is my favorite director, so this was easy.
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Re: Lynch or Tarantino?

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This is a tough one. Lynch's output is more inconsistent by the very nature of his creative process. This leads to higher highs (Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive) and lower lows (Dune, Inland Empire, Wild At Heart). Lynch is a true original, crafting unique visions that are unmistakably his. His use of metaphor and symbolism, tied up in a surreal package, make his works rich and full of depth. There's even a word to describe strange movies, Lynchian, which should show how much of a stamp Lynch has made on the world of film.

Tarantino does the opposite of Lynch. Instead of coming from a totally unique place of creation, he gobbles up influences, synthesizes them, and spits them back out. However, the results are no less unmistakably Tarantino than Lynch's films are Lynch, which just goes to show how talented both men are. Tarantino's influence on film is also palpable, especially in the wake of Pulp Fiction, where everyone and their mother tried to ape Tarantino's style (often to poor effect). Tarantino has never made a bad film, but he's arguably not made a film with the raw seething power of Blue Velvet, either.

In the end, I chose Lynch, because his vision is so different from anything else in the world of film or television that I cannot deny its sheer haunting power. However, Tarantino is a masterful auteur whose name will go down in the history books as surely as will Lynch's.
This pretty much is everything I would have said. I love most of Tarantino's work (the godawful Death Proof aside) but he is a magpie, rather than an ostrich like Lynch, if you get what I'm saying. Not that I'm even sure what it means but it sounds suitably Lynchian.
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Old 08-02-10, 08:11 AM
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Lynch, he is my favorite director. Odd pairing for sure.
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Old 08-02-10, 08:34 AM
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Odd selection - Lynch makes some of the best surreal movies of this generation, Tarantino makes some of the best mainstream films of this generation. They work in such completely different creative spaces that it's actually pretty damn hard to compare them.
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Tarantino by far. Lynch's movies are simply too weird to be enjoyable for me. I chuckle at all of these "Lynch is my favorite director" comments... ask these people what some of Lynch's movies are about, and they will likely not be able to tell you... and when pressed, they'll likely respond "BUT THAT'S THE GENIUS OF IT!" :jo:
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I love Lynch, but voted Tarantino, despite his often silly posts here.
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