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As a director I still thinks its Pulp Fiction as a writer hands down, True Romance...THe Kill Bill are close secondin both categories.
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Re: Favorite Quentin Tarantino Film?

1 Dogs
2 Basterds
3 Brown
4 Fiction
5 Proof
6 Bill 1
7 Bill 2
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What I love about QT is the unadulterated joy he takes in filmmaking. His films are never "by-the-book," and it's reflected in his actors' performances. I think he's one of the best directors when it comes to bringing out the best in an actor.
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1. Reservoir Dogs -

2. Pulp Fiction -

3. Inglorious Basterds -

4. Kill Bill (It's one movie to me) -

5. Death Proof -

6. Jackie Brown -
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Re: Favorite Quentin Tarantino Film?

Originally Posted by Fist of Doom
What I love about QT is the unadulterated joy he takes in filmmaking. His films are never "by-the-book," and it's reflected in his actors' performances. I think he's one of the best directors when it comes to bringing out the best in an actor.
Yeah, totally. I just saw a Doc on Film Editing (narrated by Cathy Bates) and hearing his section is hilarious but oh so true. I love filmmaking for the same feverish passion he always brings forward.
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tie between Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction
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Originally Posted by Superboy
That's actually one of the qualities I like most about him as a director. I remember my friends could never sit through classic Kurosawa films, HK crime dramas, or old spaghetti westerns until after they had seen Tarantino films. He really ignites love for old movies, you have to give him that.
Not just old movies, he loves movies, period. He's a filmmaker, but he is also an incredibly passionate fan himself, bordering on an obsessive disorder.

No matter what anyone thinks of his work, they have to recognize the guy LIVES for movies. He's a walking encyclopedia. Knows more about them than anyone posting on this site, and he has the gift of gab.
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Jackie Brown
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Not just old movies, he loves movies, period. He's a filmmaker, but he is also an incredibly passionate fan himself, bordering on an obsessive disorder.

No matter what anyone thinks of his work, they have to recognize the guy LIVES for movies. He's a walking encyclopedia. Knows more about them than anyone posting on this site, and he has the gift of gab.
Adding on to that, he was the one guy that made me want to be a film director. And in that, and also thanking the special features from DVDs, my knowledge through him about cinema has grown soooo much. My collection has a lot great stuff in thanks to Tarantino, a lot of Kurosawa for sure. And damnit, I want that Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair and the Theatrical Grindhouse release (both in Blu of course)...I hate hoping for this to come out!
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Adding on to that, he was the one guy that made me want to be a film director.
Go for it!

As has been often repeated: Tarantino dropped out of high school and at the age of 22 was working at a video rental store, talking about movies to anyone who would listen... staff, customers. Meanwhile he was making his very first movie, an amateur comedy on a $5,000 budget that took four years to complete.

A few years later, at the age of 28, he made Reservoir Dogs.

Tarantino had brilliance on his side, but the guy's story has always been: I'm a fan, just like you. And now I'm making movies.

Like he said in his cameo performance in Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Western Django... "What can I say, I am an anime otaku at heart."

I don't even like anime and that line makes me laugh
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Re: Favorite Quentin Tarantino Film?

Kill Bill (both volumes)
Inglourious Basterds
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Jackie Brown
Death Proof

I'd give all of these films an 'A' Grade or higher. I love them all!
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Originally Posted by GenPion
Kill Bill (both volumes)
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Originally Posted by wm lopez
He's not overrated. Even if you don't like his movies as a whole you have to admit there are scenes in each of his movies that are great.

I'll admit there are scenes in some of his movies that "stand out", but it takes much more than that to be a great all round director. Oh and BTW, I still think he's overrated.
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Originally Posted by Rad14
I'll admit there are scenes in some of his movies that "stand out", but it takes much more than that to be a great all round director. Oh and BTW, I still think he's overrated.
Ok...the guy writes arguably the most creative and well written screenplays in Hollywood today, has created some of the most iconic characters to ever hit the screen and has single handily resurrected the careers of numerous actors including Willis, Travolta, Waltz, etc. He's overrated how now?
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As you rightly say, whether the guy writes the most creative and well written screenplays in Hollywood today is indeed arguable.

What iconic characters has he created?

Actors like Willis and Travolta both had well established careers before Tarantino arrived on the scene and I dare say, will continue to have without him.
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Re: Favorite Quentin Tarantino Film?

As a Director
1. Pulp Fiction
2. Kill Bill Vol. 1
3. Jackie Brown
4. Kill Bill Vol. 2
5. Inglourious Basterds
6. Reservoir Dogs
7. Death Proof
8. Four Rooms - The Man From Hollywood

As a Writer
1. Inglourious Basterds
2. Kill Bill Vol. 2
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Reservoir Dogs
5. True Romance
6. Death Proof
7. Jackie Brown
8. From Dusk Till Dawn
9. Kill Bill Vol. 1
10. Natural Born Killers
11. Four Rooms - The Man From Hollywood
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Director-Full Length:
1. Pulp Fiction
2. Jackie Brown
3. Kill Bill(s)
4. Inglourious Bs
5. Resevoir Dogs
6. Death Proof
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Originally Posted by Rad14
As you rightly say, whether the guy writes the most creative and well written screenplays in Hollywood today is indeed arguable.

What iconic characters has he created?

Actors like Willis and Travolta both had well established careers before Tarantino arrived on the scene and I dare say, will continue to have without him.
Really??? Jules, Vincent, Mr Blonde & Pink, The Bride, etc...
Yeah, of course they had careers before QT, but both were about dead in the water before Pulp (Travolta especially). Waltz has even vocalized how IB revamped his career. I know its impossible for opinions to technically be "wrong", but yours is about as close as it gets.
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I really hoped, after Jackie Brown (still my favorite of his movies) that Tarantino would go down the path of becoming a director of hard-hitting character dramas, something akin to a Sidney Lumet of the new generation.

I did love the chop-schlocky Kill Bill 1 (and liked 2, even though the ending really fell apart), enjoyed Death Proof, and really loved Inglorious Basterds, but a huge part of me still longs to see the unfulfilled promise and maturity he showed with his Elmore Leonard adaptation. That film is so exquisite, and unjustly overlooked by the crowd that goes for "hip pop culture references" and "shocking violence/gore/action", or even those who just wanted PULP FICTION 2 when it was released in 1997. Too bad.
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Jackie Brown. Holds up to repeat viewings very well.
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Re: Favorite Quentin Tarantino Film?

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Really??? Jules, Vincent, Mr Blonde & Pink, The Bride, etc...
Yeah, of course they had careers before QT, but both were about dead in the water before Pulp (Travolta especially). Waltz has even vocalized how IB revamped his career. I know its impossible for opinions to technically be "wrong", but yours is about as close as it gets.

Well, I could say the same for your "opinion", but obviously unlike yourself, I believe we're all entitled to them.

As for the ones you mentioned as "icons", do me a favour! Any of them would hardly be considered that.

I also don't agree that both Willis and Travolta were "dead in the water" before Pulp, but again, if that's your opinion, you're entitled to it.
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Before "Pulp Fiction," John Travolta was pretty much doing exactly what he is doing today. Doing movies nobody wants to see.
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Reservoir Dogs, one of the best heist movies ever. Some great parts about it were just the part when Mr. Blonde walks outside from the wharehouse into an afternoon sunlight to his car and back in again with one continuous shot while the music in the house goes away and comes back again, captures that early 90s LA mood in one swoop. PF's star cast does nothing for me, they're unwatchable and annoying. The Dogs cast is his best assembled from all his movies, heck even Tarantino himself is pretty good in here.
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Re: Favorite Quentin Tarantino Film?

Originally Posted by Rad14
As you rightly say, whether the guy writes the most creative and well written screenplays in Hollywood today is indeed arguable.

What iconic characters has he created?

Actors like Willis and Travolta both had well established careers before Tarantino arrived on the scene and I dare say, will continue to have without him.
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Travolta 10 years before Pulp Fiction
Look Who's Talking Now (1993)
Shout (1991)
Eyes of an Angel (1991) (USA: TV title)
Chains of Gold (1991)
Look Who's Talking Too (1990)
Look Who's Talking (1989)
The Experts (1989)
Basements (1987) (TV)
Perfect (1985)

Travolta 10 years after Pulp Fiction
Ladder 49 (2004)
A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
The Punisher (2004)
Basic (2003)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Domestic Disturbance (2001)
Swordfish (2001)
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000)
The General's Daughter (1999)
A Civil Action (1998)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Primary Colors (1998)
Mad City (1997)
Face/Off (1997)
She's So Lovely (1997)
Michael (1996)
Phenomenon (1996)
Broken Arrow (1996)
Get Shorty (1995)
White Man's Burden (1995)

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