Quentin Tarantino

Born March 27, 1963

I am a Quentin Tarantino complete-ist. I am in it for the long haul. Even the flicks of his that might not be my favorites, I will watch and watch multiple times. He has a style that I dig. A sensibility that really works for me. Inventive and strange at times, Quentin Tarantino writes and directs the odd and wonderful.

Noteworthy

  • Reservoir Dogs – This was the first. This is the movie that set the stage for everything else. While not as famous as Pulp Fiction it was the first time we saw a Tarantino movie.
  • Pulp Fiction – This is my favorite. The cast, the acting performances, the story, the atmosphere – this may have been the first time that we routed for the anti-hero. This may be the first time that we didn’t know who the hero was.
  • Death Proof – Or maybe this is my favorite. Old school car chases and stunts. Zoe freaking Bell. Rosario Dawson. Let’s introduce a bunch of characters, kill them and then introduce some more characters. Damn what a fun movie.
  • Inglorious Basterds – Only Tarantino can get away with re-writing WWII and killing Hitler off with Brad Pitt as the lead and Eli Roth as the Bear Jew. I want to watch it on the big screen again.

When I make a film, I am hoping to reinvent the genre a little bit. I just do it my way. I make my own little Quentin versions of them… I consider myself a student of cinema. It’s almost like I am going for my professorship in cinema, and the day I die is the day I graduate. It is a lifelong study.

-Quentin Tarantino

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