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cqb101
04-24-2004, 09:04 AM
As some of you may know, I'm a huge Tarantino fan, so I thought I'd create a thread for people to discuss his movies, life, etc.


In January of 1991 a film titled Reservoir Dogs (1992) hit the Sundance Film festival. The writer-director was a first-timer by the name of 'Quentin Tarantino' . The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend in the England, UK and the cult film circuit. Three years later he followed up 'Dogs' with the film Pulp Fiction (1994). 'Pulp' premiered at the Cannes film festival, where it won the coveted 'Palme D'Or' the virtual equal of the Best Picture at the Academy Awards. At the '93 Academy Awards, 'Pulp' was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, in addition Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, among others. Tarantino and writing partner Roger Avary came away with the award only for Best Original Screenplay. (Where Roger uttered his now famous line, "I've gotta go pee".) In 1995, Tarantino directed one fourth of the Anthology Four Rooms (1995) with friends and fellow auteurs Alexandre Rockwell, 'Robert Rodriguez (I)' , and Allison Anders. That film was released on December 25th in the United States to very weak reviews. This is mainly due to the heavy cutting of the first two segments and the introduction which make much of the plotline unintelligible, and creates a complete mess out of the second segment, directed by Alexandre Rockwell. The best two segments of the film are Robert Rodriguez's and Tarantino's. Tarantino's next film was From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), a crime/vampire film which he wrote and co-starred with George Clooney. The film did fairly well theatrically.

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Taloniss
04-24-2004, 09:12 AM
I liked Pulp Fiction the best, Resevoir Dogs is a close second. I haven't seen anything else he's done, although I'll pick up Kill Bill when the DVD Box Set w/ extra's drops.

cqb101
04-24-2004, 09:16 AM
I liked Pulp Fiction the best, Resevoir Dogs is a close second. I haven't seen anything else he's done, although I'll pick up Kill Bill when the DVD Box Set w/ extra's drops.

Reservoir Dogs is my personal favor ite, with Pulp Fiction in second and Jackie Brown and Kill Bill tied for last.

That Matt Guy
04-24-2004, 09:42 AM
Eh, Pulp Fiction is okay.

EZweasel
04-24-2004, 09:47 AM
kill bill series.

04-24-2004, 09:49 AM
Pulp Fiction: Brilliant.
Resevoir Dogs: Never saw it.
Kill Bill: Phenomenal.

damnhooligan
04-24-2004, 10:10 AM
As great as some of his films are, I found his segment in Four Rooms fantastic. Man, I need to watch that flick again.

Relay
04-24-2004, 11:07 AM
I'd say Pulp Fiction is my favorite and then Resevoir Dogs. I have yet to see Jackie Brown. I've seen both Kill Bill's, and it could be my favorite, but I'd like to see them both together uncut as a single film (the way it was intended) before calling it my favorite.

cqb101
04-24-2004, 11:11 AM
As great as some of his films are, I found his segment in Four Rooms fantastic. Man, I need to watch that flick again.

I finally saw four rooms the other day, and I also thought his segment was fantastic. As was the second one. It was very different, and used some wicked cool zooms.

Brodie
04-24-2004, 01:14 PM
I voted for RD, but you didn't list From Dusk Till Dawn, my favorite.

cqb101
04-24-2004, 01:16 PM
I voted for RD, but you didn't list From Dusk Till Dawn, my favorite.

Because he didn't direct it, Rodriguez did(another one of my favorite directors). I only listed movies that he wrote and directed. I also love FDtD. Moreso that Jackie Brown and about as much as Pulp Fiction.

EZweasel
04-24-2004, 01:20 PM
i remember watching FDTD and i didnt like it too much, but it was alright. he sequels looked even worst though.

Brodie
04-24-2004, 01:23 PM
You should do a poll with films he wrote.

cqb101
04-24-2004, 01:36 PM
You should do a poll with films he wrote.

I guess, but it would be a pretty short poll, and I'm positive FDtD would win. True Romance and Natural Born Killers don't even compare.

Tigershard
04-24-2004, 04:48 PM
Only Tarantino movies Ive seen are Reservior Dogs and Kill Bill. Of the two, I liked Kill Bill the most, but Dogs was really awesome.

Dr. Doom
04-24-2004, 08:43 PM
Well Kill Bill (the whole movie, not one of its' halves) blew me away when I first saw it and remains one of my top 5 favorite movies of all time. Pulp Fiction was also phenominal, and Resevoir Dogs was great too. Never seen Jackie Brown. But I love Tarantino, he's probably my favorite director. One thing I really appreciate about him is that he's insane. He has a fantastically "different" point of view in life and in film that I absolutely love. One of the greatest things a director can do it something totally new and risky, and he does that all the time.

Raven
04-25-2004, 03:08 PM
i havent seen any of his movies, but i remember a year ago when kill bill came out, Tarantino was on jay leno, and he was drunk off his ass, it was so funny, he wouldnt let jay show his clip for the movie.

Dr. Doom
04-25-2004, 03:24 PM
That's what I'm talkin about man, he's nuts. I love it.

cqb101
04-25-2004, 03:28 PM
That's what I'm talkin about man, he's nuts. I love it.

Yep, he's almost as nuts as Tim Burton.

Dr. Doom
04-25-2004, 03:29 PM
Tim Burton ain't got **** on him.

Hannah
04-25-2004, 03:31 PM
That's what I'm talkin about man, he's nuts. I love it.

Yep, he's almost as nuts as Tim Burton.

NUTS? YOU'RE CALLING MR. BURTON NUTS??????


WHY YOU LITTLE..... -tackles-

Raven
04-25-2004, 03:32 PM
:|

cqb101
04-25-2004, 03:58 PM
Tim Burton ain't got sh** on him.

I agree.....But he still has some problems.

Voltron
04-26-2004, 05:49 AM
You didn't put down "From Dusk till Dawn".

cqb101
04-26-2004, 03:32 PM
You didn't put down "From Dusk till Dawn".

Because he didn't direct it. His four films are Res dogs, pulp fiction, jackie brown, and Kill Bill. Hence why kill bill had the tagline "The fourth film from Quentin Tarantino"

Voltron
04-27-2004, 11:47 AM
You didn't put down "From Dusk till Dawn".

Because he didn't direct it. His four films are Res dogs, pulp fiction, jackie brown, and Kill Bill. Hence why kill bill had the tagline "The fourth film from Quentin Tarantino"

I was wondering why they said that. Very educational.