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Old 04-12-05, 07:16 AM
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Will my Dad like Reservoir Dogs?

My Dad just got us a surround sound system to go with the big screen Tv and I was wondering if I should introduce him to Reservoir Dogs. Should I?
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Um, maybe.
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Does he like older movies, like Westerns? If you say "Dad" I'm going to guess he's in his late thirties or forties, in which he would've grown up with more violent, independent cinema in the 1970's, and, as a bonus, may remember some of the songs on the soundtrack. If he's not too queasy, I would recommend it. Certainly Reservoir Dogs is the least esoteric of Tarantino's works.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Does he like older movies, like Westerns? If you say "Dad" I'm going to guess he's in his late thirties or forties, in which he would've grown up with more violent, independent cinema in the 1970's, and, as a bonus, may remember some of the songs on the soundtrack. If he's not too queasy, I would recommend it. Certainly Reservoir Dogs is the least esoteric of Tarantino's works.
I'm in my mid 40s and I like Reservoir Dogs.

It's not any way more graphic than the any other heist movie that has bloodshed or even The Godfather, Bonnie and Clyde, et al.


It really depends on his taste. Do you want to introduce RD to him in order to exercise the surround or to introduce him to Tarantino's style? There are other releases that will do a far better job in both respects. I think Jackie Brown might be better for him in both.


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Buy him Saving Private Ryan. Remind him to keep his Life-Alert pendant nearby though.
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Do you mean you've had the TV, but just the surround system is new? I wouldn't use RD for a new TV, since he would think he has the brightness turned up too high. If he's had the set for a while though, he'll realize it's just that disc.

How about Kill Bill (in DTS)?
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I think Reservoir Dogs and Jackie Brown would be safe bets. Both in DTS too.
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My dad doesn't like RESERVOIR DOGS, I tried to get him to watch it twice back in the 90's and he walked out of the room both times, during the Mr. Orange/Mr. White car scene at the beginning.
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Originally Posted by darqleo
My dad doesn't like RESERVOIR DOGS, I tried to get him to watch it twice back in the 90's and he walked out of the room both times, during the Mr. Orange/Mr. White car scene at the beginning.
same..he didn't like it and it went off 10 mins or so into it (don't remember exactly how long..but it wasn't long..) ..also amusing is my dad has seen pulp fiction probably about 6 or 7 times..he says he still doesn't understand it, but he likes it, and watches it whenever it's on ..it's very amusing...I wonder if I should should try to get him to watch Reservoir Dogs ..
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Originally Posted by pilot
same..he didn't like it and it went off 10 mins or so into it (don't remember exactly how long..but it wasn't long..) ..also amusing is my dad has seen pulp fiction probably about 6 or 7 times..he says he still doesn't understand it, but he likes it, and watches it whenever it's on ..it's very amusing...I wonder if I should should try to get him to watch Reservoir Dogs ..
I couldn't recommend SIN CITY to my parents, heheh..... I told them it was good, but that they might not like it. The buzz around it has made them curious.
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Your dad will like what we tell him to like.
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Originally Posted by feral125
My Dad just got us a surround sound system to go with the big screen Tv and I was wondering if I should introduce him to Reservoir Dogs. Should I?
Has he seen any other QT movies?
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what does a new surround system have to do with "Reservoir Dogs"?
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My mom and dad rented Pulp Fiction once and watched about half an hour of it. I believe my mom called it "pornography" for some reason.
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Originally Posted by Jackskeleton
Your dad will like what we tell him to like.


I'd say definitely make him watch it......but only because it's my favorite movie
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I'll give the obvious answer: I don't fucking know.

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I think that depends on your dad. Reservoir Dogs is a generation movie. Meaning it's a movie for a certain age group with very little crossover appeal. Unlike Pulp Fiction which I would consider universal.
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Does your dad have strong feelings about tipping?
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If your dad is like:

Mr. White - He'd wonder what the fuck was going on and throw the remote at the TV

Mr. Blond - He'd get bored halfway through and burn the TV

Mr. Pink - He'd be confused and endlessly bitch & moan

Mr. Orange - He'd think it's a pretty cool movie and buy ya a beer
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To be honest its a generation thing , in his day your father it would be "White Heat" ...James Cagney (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042041/)...WAS ONE of the most upsetting films in the day , Sympathy with the bad guy ,but with such a lovely "ma" who could blame him ..

I find most modern films alienate the over 40s with the f*** an C*** words , oh yes we want thrillers an an scares but , if its all FFFF this an CCCC that ...they lose interest ,
I showed my elderly father "Reservoir Dogs " he thought it was good but a real rip off off old B movie gangster 50 films ,
we watched "Jackie Brown"... what a load of shite .....!!
Im sorry but as we both agree it was a mix /mashe of Clichés an "friday afternoon made for TV Film movies"

an my father even said I bet that writer watches all the old films/movies .....SAYS IT ALL REALLY ..LOL LOL
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Originally Posted by charley-farley
To be honest its a generation thing , in his day your father it would be "White Heat" ...James Cagney (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042041/)...WAS ONE of the most upsetting films in the day , Sympathy with the bad guy ,but with such a lovely "ma" who could blame him ..
Only if his dad is like 70 (since that came out in 1949).

Most guys I know my age (42) like Reservoir Dogs, and aren't bothered by cursing and violence (we grew up watching it). If your dad isn't bothered by violent movies, he should check Reservoir Dogs out.
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Originally Posted by charley-farley
I find most modern films alienate the over 40s with the f*** an C*** words , oh yes we want thrillers an an scares but , if its all FFFF this an CCCC that ...they lose interest ,
Over 40's in the bible belt, maybe.

And just to put things in a little perspective regarding Reservoir Dogs, it came out thirteen years ago. People in the 40-49 age group would have been 27-36.
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Well ... first of all Reserviour Dogs is not a good movie to demo a surround system with.. IMO it does not have any decent special effects or sound/channel separation.

But, it's a great movie never the less.. No reason to wait for a system to watch it. If he has a sense of humor, he'll like it... good indication is, if he likes other Tarantino movies.. he'll like this one.
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Actually, I was pretty suprised by how good a movie RD was on a good system. The dialogue is done really well in regards to spacing and different acoustic environments within the film.

Granted nothing goes flying through the room, and the subwoofer never kicks you in the chest, but it still manages to impress.

And the music rocks. :P
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