On the big screen everything looks majestic, grand, out of this world. add some popcorn and you have your escapism shot.
Don’t get me wrong, I love his movies. Very entertaining, great reparte' and the best soundtracks since Motown closed down, but still over rated. Yes, it is true, for someone who doesn’t have an original bone in his body, he makes great films.
You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…
Quentin tarantino is without doubt the most over rated director in the last decades. Don’t get me wrong, I love his movies. Very entertaining, great reparte' and the best soundtracks since Motown closed down, but still over rated. Yes, it is true, for someone who doesn’t have an original bone in his body, he makes great films.
I steal from every movie ever made.”
Tarantino is the quintessential film maker of the nineties, the American dream of a smart kid working too long in a video rental store, knowing by heart all the "right" films to watch and polishing his bitter sarcastic attitude. The kind of guy you were either best friends with or that couldn’t stand the sight of you. Depends on what movies you rented of course. I have known many of his ilk when video stores were still part of our life.
I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me.
I am the audience."
I think the reason people love Tarantino, as a symbol, is that he is sort of a folk hero to intelligent people worldwide. He saw what was going on in the movie industry and he said enough. He knew what was being made around the world, he knew what was made in the past, and like the lone fighter he loves to romanticize in his films he stood tall and decided to create something that was outside of the chewed up Hollywood formula, to rebel.
Movies are my religion and God is my patron. I’m lucky enough to be in the position where I don’t make movies to pay for my pool. When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me; like I would die for it.”
And indeed he managed to create some Frankenstein hybrid that took on like a fire in a dry field. He stole from every great action movie without scruple, without fear, he took complete scenes from the Hong Kong action masters and westernized them, complete dialogues from stand up routines and put them in the mouth of his heroes. He homage'd the hell out of every great movie , every great director, and he became Tarantino.
Revenge is never a straight line. It’s a forest, And like a forest it’s easy to lose your way… To get lost… To forget where you came in."
One of the main problems I have with Tarantino is the fact he became his own formula. He peaked early and as the label said – rinse and repeat.
Violence is one of the most fun things to watch.”
I am not a big fan of violence.maybe that is why I am not at his feet like everybody else. Because he does know how to give us our dose of visual violence like a pro, like an old skool master. I am sure this celebration of violence is part of his success, but after a while I do get bored.
Once again, I am of course just being harsh. I know. But he started it. You have to admit that tarantino has one of the most stuck up attitudes you can find around, and in Hollywood that says a lot. He came here to save us from bad cinema, and by doing so he put himself in the spotlight for my scrutiny.
I was kind of excited about going to jail the first time and I learnt some great dialogue.”
But I forgive him. After all, he did give us reservoir dogs. And pulp fiction. And that movie with the girl in the yellow jumper and the one with the machine gun leg. Yeah, I wasn’t really paying too much attention after pulp fiction.
It doesn’t matter. Pulp fiction. That's all I am saying. Place in pantheon – check.
And I will now leave you with just these words .
I love you hunny bunny.
Also, you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?
They don't call it a Quarter Pounder
No, they got the metric system there, they wouldn't know what the fuck a Quarter Pounder is.