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Re: Quentin Tarantino

#301 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:02 pm

Jeff wrote:I do also think that Tarantino has a discernible point of view on vengeance, and that theme runs through the majority of his work.
Here is a recent list of QT's favorite films of all-time. You can see a common theme within the films on this list. I would't necessarily say revenge and retribution is the theme, but I would say 'getting even' is something he values strongly.
Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
The Bad News Bears (Michael Ritchie, 1976)
Carrie (Brian de Palma, 1976)
Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966)
The Great Escape (John Sturges, 1963)
His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1939)
Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
Pretty Maids All in a Row (Roger Vadim, 1971)
Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1997)
Sorcerer (William Friedkin, 1977)
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)

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#302 Post by Matt » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:09 pm

Mr Sausage wrote:Matt's going to have a fit when he reads this thread.
I'm fine. I'll just be over here in the corner, shivering with rage.

Actually, it seems very appropriate that the two filmmakers that would inspire people to compare ranked lists of their work would be Tarantino and Wes Anderson, who are the current entry-level auteurs for burgeoning, list-crazed film geeks (check it, old-timers). Don't leave out Fincher, though, and wake me up when we start ranking Roy Del Ruth films.

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#303 Post by Mr Sausage » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:23 pm

As well, both are not prolific, so these are easy lists to make. I'm not holding my breath for a Fassbinder list-a-thon.

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#304 Post by domino harvey » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:35 pm

We did the list thing first for Hitchcock, if I'm remembering correctly

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#305 Post by knives » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:38 pm

And one for Ford.

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#306 Post by domino harvey » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:40 pm

Oh yeah, I remember I pulled a Matt at the Ford one!

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#307 Post by Matt » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:41 pm

Complete filmographies, ranked? I don't remember that.

Honestly, it's fine to make these kinds of lists, I suppose. People are talking about movies at least. You guys are forgetting Tarantino's E.R. episode, though, which I thought was better than his C.S.I. episode. Next he needs to do an N.C.I.S. episode. Only initialism shows.

EDIT: (Actually, I was thinking of a different episode of E.R. The one he directed is not better than his C.S.I. episode.)

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#308 Post by domino harvey » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:46 pm

Matt wrote:Complete filmographies, ranked? I don't remember that.
It wasn't for Ford, yet another reason it was silly. Hitch was all features post-Rebecca

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#309 Post by dustybooks » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:06 pm

Matt wrote:You guys are forgetting Tarantino's E.R. episode, though, which I thought was better than his C.S.I. episode. Next he needs to do an N.C.I.S. episode. Only initialism shows.
Nothing beats his Itchy & Scratchy, though.

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#310 Post by jindianajonz » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:29 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:We're all gonna start listing a la the Wes Anderson thread, aren't we

01. Django Unchained
02. Kill Bill: Volume 2
03. Kill Bill: Volume 1
04. Pulp Fiction
05. Inglourious Basterds
06. Death Proof
07. Reservoir Dogs
08. Jackie Brown
Deja vu

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#311 Post by domino harvey » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:37 pm

jindianajonz wrote:Deja vu
All over again!

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#312 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:51 pm

Here's mine

1. Foxy Brown
2. Lady Snowblood
3. City on Fire
4. The Set-Up
5. Django
6. Telefon
7. Inglourious Bastards

(I thought I had better cut out the middle man here!)

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#313 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:44 pm

Humanizing piece on Tarantino by Brian Koppelman on Grantland, certainly well-timed considering that lots of folks are lobbying accusations of him being calculated by being upset over the script leak.

By the way, anyone interested in me putting in the work to turn this into a proper thread for the Filmmakers subforum? I'd be able to do so in the next few days if a mod was interested in making the proper modifications.

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Re: Quentin Tarantino

#314 Post by Mr Sausage » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:46 pm

I'm more than happy to help you on that. PM me with everything and I'll make it happen.

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#315 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:57 pm

Will do, as soon as I get the time necessary to put it together.

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#316 Post by Finch » Tue May 27, 2014 5:31 pm

FrauBlucher wrote: fine for the entertainment value but I never expect anything deep.
Would agree with that by and large, with the exception of Jackie Brown.

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#317 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue May 27, 2014 5:38 pm

Which ironically has far less of the entertainment value part than the rest of his oeuvre

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Re: Quentin Tarantino

#318 Post by cdnchris » Tue May 27, 2014 5:39 pm

Really? I always found it just as entertaining as the others

(Well, to be honest, I liked Death Proof, but other than maybe the last 15-minutes, that one was a bit of a drag. The rest all go by fairly quick.)

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#319 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue May 27, 2014 5:41 pm

Perhaps I need to re-watch it (though I've see it two or three times now), but it doesn't hold my attention nearly as much as the rest of his films, particularly the revenge pictures. Though I realize that's becoming more and more of an unpopular opinion.


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Re: Quentin Tarantino

#321 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:46 pm

I'd read his books.

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#322 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:15 pm

Biggest fear: He writes a book, someone else adapts it, it is a horrible movie

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#323 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:26 pm

Just as long as he stays away from acting.

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#324 Post by cdnchris » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:30 pm

Why isn't Destiny Turns on the Radio on Blu-ray yet?

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Re: Quentin Tarantino

#325 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:44 am

hearthesilence wrote:Just as long as he stays away from acting.
I know the guy's no Olivier but I'm always delighted when he's on screen. That's got to account for something.

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