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07.22.2008

... keep on keepin' on QT!
by Sturdy

I never thought the day would come when Iíd feel the need to defend Quentin Tarantino. I really thought that he had enough great films to ascend to the level of being above chic insults and the random slams from critics and fans. But somewhere along the line Quentin must have said or done something wrong and now itís ďcoolĒ to take digs and cheap shots at one of the most influential directors of the past 20 years.

The only negative thing I can say about Quentin is that he frustrates me because he talks about making more films than he actually makes. But the only reason thatís true is because he loves talking about movies and just canít help himself. Isnít that actually a good thing? So what if weíve had to hear about a possible Vega brothers movie for the past 10 years. Itís probably something heís thinking about and he doesnít mind talking about it. Most writer-directors refuse to talk about any project theyíre even thinking about, so we should be happy that Quentin is so open with what heís working on.


I didnít think heíd be able to top thisÖ

As much as I love Tarantino, I donít really have a problem with him making a movie every three or four years. If that means he can maintain the level of quality he has with Dogs, Fiction and Bill, then Iím all for it. Assuming of course that means the alternative is we get a movie every year and theyíre half as good. Itís exceptionally hard to write and direct good films at a consistently high level (just ask Shyamalan) so if he needs time between films to work on the next, I say he should take as much time as he needs. Itís fine to beg the guy for more movies, after all, thatís what being a fan is all about. Just donít slam him for taking his time.


until I saw this.

Maybe the recent wave of Tarantino bashing is a result of GRINDHOUSE. As much as fans complained about the films being split up, the first thing we do is compare the two films. Everyone realizes that GRINDHOUSE wasnít a competition between Tarantino and RodriguezÖright? Theyíre two friends that wanted to make a couple of cool movies. And I donít even know what to say to those that didnít like DEATH PROOF. Whatís not to like about a cool car chase with a hot girl strapped to the hood of a car going 60 mph? Thatís just fun for the whole family.


Loved this one too

So he finally announced pre-production on INGLORIOUS BASTARDS and reporters and fans start slamming him for ďremakingĒ a movie. Seriously? Why would anyone be upset Quentin fín Tarantino is remaking a shitty 70ís b-movie that you hadnít even heard of before he announced he was remaking it? Remake or not, Quentin Tarantino writing and directing a WWII movie sounds great to me. And donít even call him a hack. He always gives credit where credit is due and thatís more than you can say for 98% of the directors in Hollywood today.


Critics be damned, this was a good time!

I realize that the normal nature of fanboys and critics is to be critical to the point of negative, but Iím not sure when it became chic to insult Quentin. Group think is prevalent amongst fans and critics alike and I find it disturbing that all of a sudden, group think dictates that we shouldnít like him. It seems that every time he finds his way into the news, someone has to throw a dig in and slam him for something and frankly, Iím sick of it. If I get accused of slurping up QT, then so be it. There are worst people to slurp up than Mr. Tarantino. So QT; take your time and continue to make awesome movies!

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8:53AM on 08/05/2008
Can I get a 'F*CK YEAH!'?

Quentin is a legend. Loved his each and every flick to the bone. Such a damn waste when this so-called 'bitching trend' starts, and it's ok to bash the man whose movies place you in an unforgettable rollercoaster ride, time after time after time. F*ck 'em. His flicks are the top of my DVD collection, and he's inspired me to make films myself.

F*ck the slammers.
Can I get a 'F*CK YEAH!'?

Quentin is a legend. Loved his each and every flick to the bone. Such a damn waste when this so-called 'bitching trend' starts, and it's ok to bash the man whose movies place you in an unforgettable rollercoaster ride, time after time after time. F*ck 'em. His flicks are the top of my DVD collection, and he's inspired me to make films myself.

F*ck the slammers.
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10:17AM on 07/29/2008
Amen brother. I had never heard of Inglorious Bastards until QT said he was making it. I had never heard it was a "remake" until I heard it was in preproduction.

I own all his movies, except for Jackie Brown and Death Proof (waiting for the actual GRINDHOUSE DVD). QT is a great, influential director and deserves any and all respect from fanboys.
Amen brother. I had never heard of Inglorious Bastards until QT said he was making it. I had never heard it was a "remake" until I heard it was in preproduction.

I own all his movies, except for Jackie Brown and Death Proof (waiting for the actual GRINDHOUSE DVD). QT is a great, influential director and deserves any and all respect from fanboys.
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9:45PM on 07/22/2008

Rumsfield said it best.

I pretty much agree with every point Mark_R made there. I got SOME enjoyment out of Kill Bill and Death Proof, but after his 90s flicks they were a bit of a letdown.

Dogs is still my favourite QT flick. I watched it again the other night for the first time in about a year. My roommate had never seen it before so it was fun to watch it with somebody who had no idea what to expect. I kind of envy him, coz I'd like to be able to watch it again for the first time and be blown away all over
I pretty much agree with every point Mark_R made there. I got SOME enjoyment out of Kill Bill and Death Proof, but after his 90s flicks they were a bit of a letdown.

Dogs is still my favourite QT flick. I watched it again the other night for the first time in about a year. My roommate had never seen it before so it was fun to watch it with somebody who had no idea what to expect. I kind of envy him, coz I'd like to be able to watch it again for the first time and be blown away all over again.

Jackie Brown is my second fave, with Pulp coming in at a close third. Not that I don't love Pulp Fiction or anything, I just think that it's a little overrated, and people often overlook the merits of RD and JB because of it.

Naturally, I'll be at the cinema on opening day for Bastards.
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8:07PM on 07/22/2008

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Woohoo! Ass trophy! That trophy still won't stink as bad as Kill Bill 2.
Woohoo! Ass trophy! That trophy still won't stink as bad as Kill Bill 2.
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6:25PM on 07/22/2008
QT isn't the greatest film maker of all time, but I like him b/c his movies entertain me, plain and simple. There are a lot of movies out there that try to do the QT "feel" for a movie, but just lacks his signature style and comes off as disappointing.

BTW: Am I the only one still waiting for Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair?
C'mon, get on that QT.
QT isn't the greatest film maker of all time, but I like him b/c his movies entertain me, plain and simple. There are a lot of movies out there that try to do the QT "feel" for a movie, but just lacks his signature style and comes off as disappointing.

BTW: Am I the only one still waiting for Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair?
C'mon, get on that QT.
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6:05PM on 07/22/2008

My Evaluation of Mr. Quentin Jerome Tarantino

Res Dogs was very good. Pulp Fiction was his best movie in my opinion 5/5. Liked Jackie Brown, I know a lot of people don't.

Kill Bill was where Tarantino moved from actual filmmaker to hack. I don't like that word, since I did enjoy both Kill Bill 1 and 2, but there is no denying it was a tremendous step down for such a promising filmmaker. It's just cheesy indulgence and not the same man who made those other movies.

Now, Death Proof, there is no excuse for the poor quality of
Res Dogs was very good. Pulp Fiction was his best movie in my opinion 5/5. Liked Jackie Brown, I know a lot of people don't.

Kill Bill was where Tarantino moved from actual filmmaker to hack. I don't like that word, since I did enjoy both Kill Bill 1 and 2, but there is no denying it was a tremendous step down for such a promising filmmaker. It's just cheesy indulgence and not the same man who made those other movies.

Now, Death Proof, there is no excuse for the poor quality of this movie. I HATED QT's script and the directing. My rating for this movie is a 1/5. The actors tried their best, so I won't fault them.

I would say the only thing about this movie that I actually liked was Mary Elizabeth Winstead (for looks and acting). But, QT has to go and take the one good thing about the movie and have her friends betray her and leave her with that dude to potentially get raped and it's all played for a laugh. For me, that scene was the absolute low point of Tarantino's career and it was impossible to care about the movie after that. Stuntman Mike wasn't a likeable character and neither were the girls he was trying to kill (after the shit they pulled with Winstead), so I had no emotional connection to any of it.

I'll keep an open mind for Inglorious Bastards, since I'm not the type of person who likes to hate on a filmmaker. Oh, I'll hate particular movies, but only after I see them, isn't that the fair thing to do? Hopefully, Inglorious Bastards will be good though.
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5:51PM on 07/22/2008
Tarantino is my boy. Has been since RD, always will be. He's meticulous and never fails to inspire people to conversation, whether they love him or hate him. That's the sign of true genius.
Tarantino is my boy. Has been since RD, always will be. He's meticulous and never fails to inspire people to conversation, whether they love him or hate him. That's the sign of true genius.
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5:23PM on 07/22/2008
MusicalPie - wow, you hated him first, huh? Well congradulations. Here, lemme pull a trophy out of my ass for you.
MusicalPie - wow, you hated him first, huh? Well congradulations. Here, lemme pull a trophy out of my ass for you.
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5:21PM on 07/22/2008

Overrated Director...

Tarantino has become overrated by fanboys (similar to the way Lucas and Speilberg are overrated).

With all that said, everyone has their likes and dislikes...
He may have had something when Pulp Fiction came out, but what has he done that has been so noteworthy?

*His black characters will be stereotypes calling each other "nigga." (Or scenes where epithets are being said against blacks, or "people of color").
*He'll have music taken from classic films.
*He'll have long, drawn out
Tarantino has become overrated by fanboys (similar to the way Lucas and Speilberg are overrated).

With all that said, everyone has their likes and dislikes...
He may have had something when Pulp Fiction came out, but what has he done that has been so noteworthy?

*His black characters will be stereotypes calling each other "nigga." (Or scenes where epithets are being said against blacks, or "people of color").
*He'll have music taken from classic films.
*He'll have long, drawn out dialogue scenes.
*His movies will be based on some 70s film genre.

Real directors can expand, or give the audiences something different. I can even understand why M. Night Shyalaman has kind of lost it. (And even Shyalaman is a bit overrated).

*Sergio Leone was able to keep the Western aspect, but each film brings something new.

The same can be said of Clint Eastwood, and a host of other directors who are able to "bring something new to the table" in regards to filmmaking....and still retain some familiar aspect that they're known forl (Even Spielberg can be GOOD when he has a strong script, even though he has the tendency to overdo it with the sugary, touchy-feely moments that overshadow some of his stories.).

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5:16PM on 07/22/2008

THANK YOU!!!

Well put Sturdy!

Still can't believe you left out "Jackie Brown," which, while not as relevant as "Pulp Fiction," is my favorite of the bunch. But I digress.

I did enjoy "Death Trap" quite a bit, but I understand why people think "Planet Terror" is better. I actually think one could argue that Tarantino, while a big fan of '70s trash cinema, is infinitely more gifted than the filmmakers of that era, at least with dialogue. And since his "Grindhouse" outing included a whole lot of talking
Well put Sturdy!

Still can't believe you left out "Jackie Brown," which, while not as relevant as "Pulp Fiction," is my favorite of the bunch. But I digress.

I did enjoy "Death Trap" quite a bit, but I understand why people think "Planet Terror" is better. I actually think one could argue that Tarantino, while a big fan of '70s trash cinema, is infinitely more gifted than the filmmakers of that era, at least with dialogue. And since his "Grindhouse" outing included a whole lot of talking before any action or thrills took place, people might've gotten a wee bit bored. Having said that, he displayed his usual flair for dialogue and I have no problem with that.

I am at times irritated by his train-of-thought speech, less so for what he actually says than what every now and then I think is just his ego. But he still seems like a really nice guy. And definitely a movie geek to be reckoned with.
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5:09PM on 07/22/2008
Sorry man, but I think Quentin is a hack, through and through. Come on now. As if any of his movies (ESPECIALLY Kill Bill) are anything new and revolutionary. Maybe Pulp Fiction is the one exception, but the guy just has no original ideas. Don't confuse nerdy excitement with true passion and intelligence. And I've been taking shots at QT way before it was cool to take shots at QT! Is it even cool to take shots at QT anyway? Everyone just takes shots at everyone these days.
Sorry man, but I think Quentin is a hack, through and through. Come on now. As if any of his movies (ESPECIALLY Kill Bill) are anything new and revolutionary. Maybe Pulp Fiction is the one exception, but the guy just has no original ideas. Don't confuse nerdy excitement with true passion and intelligence. And I've been taking shots at QT way before it was cool to take shots at QT! Is it even cool to take shots at QT anyway? Everyone just takes shots at everyone these days.
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5:03PM on 07/22/2008

Have to agree

I love the style of his films, the jumbled up narrative, long over drawn conversations, and exquisite soundtracks. Not to mention, great casts, brilliant writing and direction.

He's the only director who's work I look forward to as much as David Finchers.
I love the style of his films, the jumbled up narrative, long over drawn conversations, and exquisite soundtracks. Not to mention, great casts, brilliant writing and direction.

He's the only director who's work I look forward to as much as David Finchers.
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4:50PM on 07/22/2008
Fuck Tarantino, he is a tool toking ass munching douche! All his movies rehash the same lame ideas and characters. To say that he is a good film maker is like saying that Pauly Shore is a good actor. The only good movie that he has made is Pulp Fiction. Death Proof was a huge piece of stinky human excrement!
Fuck Tarantino, he is a tool toking ass munching douche! All his movies rehash the same lame ideas and characters. To say that he is a good film maker is like saying that Pauly Shore is a good actor. The only good movie that he has made is Pulp Fiction. Death Proof was a huge piece of stinky human excrement!
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4:23PM on 07/22/2008

QT for president!

I was starting to think everyone but me liked Qt anymore. I think if he had movies come out every year or so we'd be sick of him by now, which still some our, but he makes movie because thats what he loves to do and i love watching them so fuck the haters.
I was starting to think everyone but me liked Qt anymore. I think if he had movies come out every year or so we'd be sick of him by now, which still some our, but he makes movie because thats what he loves to do and i love watching them so fuck the haters.
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4:16PM on 07/22/2008

I agree a 100%

Fuck all those people who've turned their backs on Quentin. He's one of the most influencial directors today and one of the best. He makes some of the most excellent films of the last 20 years and what does he get? Shit on by people with nothing better to do.
Fuck all those people who've turned their backs on Quentin. He's one of the most influencial directors today and one of the best. He makes some of the most excellent films of the last 20 years and what does he get? Shit on by people with nothing better to do.
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3:40PM on 07/22/2008

Its nice you defend cokeheads that haven't been rev. since the 90s

QT is a uber geek and his films and their style are played out. Long converstations about 70s pop culture just don't come off as witty coming from thugs or criminals anymore.

Joblo this is the worst piece you have done on cmon hollywood.

His WW2 flick is going to be more ripped off crap.
QT is a uber geek and his films and their style are played out. Long converstations about 70s pop culture just don't come off as witty coming from thugs or criminals anymore.

Joblo this is the worst piece you have done on cmon hollywood.

His WW2 flick is going to be more ripped off crap.
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3:17PM on 07/22/2008
I cant bash the man for giving us some real great films IMO. I personally did not like Death Proof it was nothing but a bunch of long drawn out unwitty catty conversations (I can watch that shit on MTVs The Hills), whether it be the "Madonnas Big Dick" conversation in Resevoir Dogs or Jules "Holiest of Holies" conversation in Pulp Fiction. Nothing was slightly memoriable about Death Proof except for the Stuntman Mike character.

But I get it he was paying homage to some of his favorite
I cant bash the man for giving us some real great films IMO. I personally did not like Death Proof it was nothing but a bunch of long drawn out unwitty catty conversations (I can watch that shit on MTVs The Hills), whether it be the "Madonnas Big Dick" conversation in Resevoir Dogs or Jules "Holiest of Holies" conversation in Pulp Fiction. Nothing was slightly memoriable about Death Proof except for the Stuntman Mike character.

But I get it he was paying homage to some of his favorite types of movies. Nothing wrong with that.

With that said I still love the guy and cannot wait for "Bastards".
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2:06PM on 07/22/2008

Grindhouse....

Yeah but you had to sit through an hour of ZZZzzZzZzz to get to that part, I love Kurt Russell but BORING! Oh great character and dialog, HELLO?!?!?! thats not what a "grindhouse" movie is about! Especially since it had to follow Planet Terror which was balls to the wall fun. And when I first heard of "Bastards" he was saying "Arnold" "Bruce" and such, now??? we get the same old actors that he uses EVERYTIME!
Yeah but you had to sit through an hour of ZZZzzZzZzz to get to that part, I love Kurt Russell but BORING! Oh great character and dialog, HELLO?!?!?! thats not what a "grindhouse" movie is about! Especially since it had to follow Planet Terror which was balls to the wall fun. And when I first heard of "Bastards" he was saying "Arnold" "Bruce" and such, now??? we get the same old actors that he uses EVERYTIME!
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2:03PM on 07/22/2008
WOW you read comments from folks like seymourclearly and Call me Indiana and you see that some people either just don't get it, or are too young to know the 90's was a crazy good time for film (thanks in large part because of QT).

This guy is the shit. no one was doing like he was. Yes, he was influenced by earlier works but he's no rip off artist. he's an HOMAGE artist. why? because he's a FAN of movies. just like us.

No more of this bullshit revisionist history. QT is the man.
WOW you read comments from folks like seymourclearly and Call me Indiana and you see that some people either just don't get it, or are too young to know the 90's was a crazy good time for film (thanks in large part because of QT).

This guy is the shit. no one was doing like he was. Yes, he was influenced by earlier works but he's no rip off artist. he's an HOMAGE artist. why? because he's a FAN of movies. just like us.

No more of this bullshit revisionist history. QT is the man. Although Death Proof sucked and that woman who conveniently crawls onto the hood of the car just before the chase was retarded, lets not overlook JACKIE BROWN.

I'd rank that higher than Bill 1 & 2.
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1:36PM on 07/22/2008

Love him

I've always been a fan of movies but after watching Tarantino's movies for the first time I became a movie FANATIC. Every movie this man comes out with I'm in love with..including Death Proof! The car chase was amazing but my favorite part of the film were the conversations and characters. That's what's great about QT..he knows how to deliver great dialogue. Can't wait till Inglorius Bastards. If it wasn't for Tarantino and his movies then I probably wouldn't be who I am today.
I've always been a fan of movies but after watching Tarantino's movies for the first time I became a movie FANATIC. Every movie this man comes out with I'm in love with..including Death Proof! The car chase was amazing but my favorite part of the film were the conversations and characters. That's what's great about QT..he knows how to deliver great dialogue. Can't wait till Inglorius Bastards. If it wasn't for Tarantino and his movies then I probably wouldn't be who I am today.
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1:13PM on 07/22/2008

absolutely

This is right on! QT does awesome work, and I'm tired of hearing the bashing, too. So he uses things he's seen before... I guarantee that 99% of folks in the business do about 1% original stuff! MOST of them are in one way or another -- whether consciously or subconsciously -- doing something they've seen before. How could you avoid being inspired by the things you yourself enjoyed seeing?

So I don't see the big deal, since because of QT, those movies he is inspired by (or "rips off",
This is right on! QT does awesome work, and I'm tired of hearing the bashing, too. So he uses things he's seen before... I guarantee that 99% of folks in the business do about 1% original stuff! MOST of them are in one way or another -- whether consciously or subconsciously -- doing something they've seen before. How could you avoid being inspired by the things you yourself enjoyed seeing?

So I don't see the big deal, since because of QT, those movies he is inspired by (or "rips off", if you want) are often brought up from obscurity. If I were a director of one of those 70's movies that no one watched anymore, I'd be thrilled that QT ripped me off, because then people would check out my original again. What's wrong with that?

And yeah, he should take as long as he wants in order to do it right. I'd MUCH rather have quality than quantity!

And Death Proof was terrific! And not just the awesome chase at the end. For some reason, I am always completely enthralled by the dialogue in his movies... EVEN if they're talking about nothin'! It's so authentic, I guess. I dunno; whatever it is, I enjoy getting caught up in the scene.

I agree with this whole article, Sturdy. Thanks.
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12:28PM on 07/22/2008
Ya know that because he is now "main stream" he will be dogged on by the fan boys. That's the cool thing to do!

Anyhow..I agree. I love his films....love his style and want to see more. Think about how many people have tried to rip off his style since "Pulp Fiction"? That's a good and influential director. People need to learn to give credit when credit is do.
Ya know that because he is now "main stream" he will be dogged on by the fan boys. That's the cool thing to do!

Anyhow..I agree. I love his films....love his style and want to see more. Think about how many people have tried to rip off his style since "Pulp Fiction"? That's a good and influential director. People need to learn to give credit when credit is do.
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11:17AM on 07/22/2008
Not to be critical of this article, but I never found QT to be that good. I didn't get Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction was a decent movie but I dont get the hype it got, and Grindhouse wasn't for me, while I found True Romance to be average at best. I did enjoy Kill Bill alot though, but for me, that doesn't make him great. However, I can understand why he quickly became an icon.
Not to be critical of this article, but I never found QT to be that good. I didn't get Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction was a decent movie but I dont get the hype it got, and Grindhouse wasn't for me, while I found True Romance to be average at best. I did enjoy Kill Bill alot though, but for me, that doesn't make him great. However, I can understand why he quickly became an icon.
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11:04AM on 07/22/2008
Of the Tarantino movies I've seen, I gotta say that

1. Reservoir Dogs: really good,

2. Pulp Fiction: near-perfection,

3. Kill Bill: really fucking great,

Which means that Quentin Tarantino = don't you dare touch, fanboys.

He's a better filmmaker than most give him credit for, and he's a movie fan at heart.

He's more interested in talking about the movies and people that he loves instead of the ones that he hates, which is more than I can say for some of the people that haunt
Of the Tarantino movies I've seen, I gotta say that

1. Reservoir Dogs: really good,

2. Pulp Fiction: near-perfection,

3. Kill Bill: really fucking great,

Which means that Quentin Tarantino = don't you dare touch, fanboys.

He's a better filmmaker than most give him credit for, and he's a movie fan at heart.

He's more interested in talking about the movies and people that he loves instead of the ones that he hates, which is more than I can say for some of the people that haunt this website.
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10:52AM on 07/22/2008

DEATH PROOF

Did you forget that cool car chase that's 'fun for the whole family' didn't happen until the last, what, twenty minutes or so of DEATH PROOF? Yeah, it was cool, but the reason most people hated that movie (like myself) was because they couldn't stand the almost two hours of those chicks doing nothing but talking about the most boring shit ever! I literally had to stop myself from falling asleep during DEATH PROOF, and I NEVER fall asleep in movies, even when after an all-nighter. At least in
Did you forget that cool car chase that's 'fun for the whole family' didn't happen until the last, what, twenty minutes or so of DEATH PROOF? Yeah, it was cool, but the reason most people hated that movie (like myself) was because they couldn't stand the almost two hours of those chicks doing nothing but talking about the most boring shit ever! I literally had to stop myself from falling asleep during DEATH PROOF, and I NEVER fall asleep in movies, even when after an all-nighter. At least in the beginning Kurt Russell was there to provide some entertainment.

And you're right, GRINDHOUSE wasn't a competition between Rodriguez and Tarantino, I'm sure most people know that. They also know that Rodriguez made the better movie. And in my opinion (and I think a lot will agree with me) Rodriguez is, quite frankly, a better filmmaker than Tarantino. But still, even Spielberg has had some misses. I think Tarantino's allowed to have a couple too, and I'm citing DEATH PROOF as one of them.

That all being said, I read the script for INGLORIOUS BASTERDS (it apparently is spelled with an 'e' not an 'a') and I think it's going to be badass. Especially if he can get Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio for the respective parts he wants them for. *fingers crossed*

P.S. Bill Graham (below) brings up a good point. Don't forget that Tarantino has reportedly stolen a lot of material from people and pawned it off as his own. Prime example: Roger Avary. If we're going to praise PULP FICTION than lets give credit where credit is due, as you claim Tarantino does, and also praise Roger Avary for co-writing the script. Yeah, forgot about him did we?

[on Quentin Tarantino] "I've realized that I can't hang out with him. I talk with him, and he just sucks stuff from me."

[on Quentin Tarantino doing his Top Gun (1986) speech in the film Sleep with Me (1994)] "Important lesson learned. Intellectual properties can be taken from you if you put them in the air. Result is to never speak to anyone else ever again and withdraw from society. Keep few friends and speak to them rarely."

There's a few quotes from Avary about how awesome Tarantino is at "giving credit where credit is due". Granted, Avary was probably a little naieve, but apparently him and Tarantino were pretty good friends, which doesn't exactly make me want to praise Tarantino, know what I'm saying?
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10:49AM on 07/22/2008

gives credit where credit is due?

From what I've heard he stole alot of his dialog from other people he worked with at the video store and never acknowledged.

Also felt he didn't give enough credit to Harvey Keitel who is the real person to start tarentino's film career

I think Tarentino being influential is one of the worst things to happen in film. Far too many upcoming directors would rather pay homage to 70's filcks than come up with their own ideas, just look at Rob Zombie!
From what I've heard he stole alot of his dialog from other people he worked with at the video store and never acknowledged.

Also felt he didn't give enough credit to Harvey Keitel who is the real person to start tarentino's film career

I think Tarentino being influential is one of the worst things to happen in film. Far too many upcoming directors would rather pay homage to 70's filcks than come up with their own ideas, just look at Rob Zombie!
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10:24AM on 07/22/2008

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Quentin Tarantino is an ignorant pole smoker. The guy reeks of arrogance! In my opinion, he only made one great film, Pulp Fiction. The rest of his films are just rehashed crap.

Quentin Tarantino is an ignorant pole smoker. The guy reeks of arrogance! In my opinion, he only made one great film, Pulp Fiction. The rest of his films are just rehashed crap.

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10:07AM on 07/22/2008
Exactly, great essay. Calling Tarantino a one-trick pony is pointless; Jackie Brown is one of the most underrated films of all time in my opinion. No one can make genre movies the way Quentin does, and the way he matches music with images is iconic and unparalleled.
Exactly, great essay. Calling Tarantino a one-trick pony is pointless; Jackie Brown is one of the most underrated films of all time in my opinion. No one can make genre movies the way Quentin does, and the way he matches music with images is iconic and unparalleled.
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7:11AM on 07/22/2008

2 movie Wonder

Maybe it's because he's only made 2 good films, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, as has ridden on the these two greats for over 10 years now. Nothing he's made since has even come close
Maybe it's because he's only made 2 good films, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, as has ridden on the these two greats for over 10 years now. Nothing he's made since has even come close
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7:08AM on 07/22/2008
I love QT, he's already contributed enough sublime material to be able to say what he likes about what he is going to, might, is thinking about, probably will do. He's a motormouth and is still clearly having a fucking blast making movies that entertain the shit out of him let alone anyone else. A friend of a friend recently met him at a book signing in Glasgow, he mentioned he was a film-maker and Quentin took his number and said his agent would be in touch. Wether he did or not, that's a cool
I love QT, he's already contributed enough sublime material to be able to say what he likes about what he is going to, might, is thinking about, probably will do. He's a motormouth and is still clearly having a fucking blast making movies that entertain the shit out of him let alone anyone else. A friend of a friend recently met him at a book signing in Glasgow, he mentioned he was a film-maker and Quentin took his number and said his agent would be in touch. Wether he did or not, that's a cool thing to do in my book. It's sad that it's currently fashionable to talk shit about him, I wasn't exactly blown away with Death Proof but I still enjoyed the hell out of it. The guy has done nothing to annoy me, so I'm with Sturdy on this....keep on keepin' on QT : )
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