View Poll Results: Quentin Tarantino Favorite Movie.

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  • Grindhouse (2007)

    0 0%
  • Sin City (2005)

    0 0%
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

    1 10.00%
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

    1 10.00%
  • Jackie Brown (1997)

    1 10.00%
  • Pulp Fiction (1994)

    7 70.00%
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992)

    1 10.00%
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    Smile Quentin Tarantino Favorite Movie.

    After seeing Tarantino's many movies, It seem he like to push the envelope (or go over the edge) regarding the plot and acting. And for movies about drugs or violence, he feel pretty much at home.

    I admit that havenít seen Grindhouse or Sin City-but from his prior movies as director, my favorite is Jackie Brown. Samuel L. Jackson practically steal the whole movie, and Robert Deniro wasnít too bad either


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    For me, the choice was clear. Kill Bill & Volume 2. Uma, besides being one hot number, kicked some serious butt, and what a turn on when she spoke Japanese. And the sound track in the first one was without equal!

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    Pulp Fiction is a classic for so many reasons. Not a bad choice on the list, but PF wins pretty much hands-down for me.

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    Pulp Fiction by a mile in my book.

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    If I could have picked Kill Bill 1 and 2 as a single selection, I would have - by themselves they're just not complete, so Pulp Fiction wins out.
    What a great movie!

    Can I give honorable mention to From Dusk Till Dawn?

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    I did. The poll, as it was presented to me allowed me to pick all of them if I wanted to.

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    Q didn't direct Sin City. It was Robt. Rodriguez. RR also directed half of Grindhouse.

    I like every movie on that list quite a bit. Especially the under-rated Jackie Brown. It's by far his most "normal" movie, so many find it easy to dismiss, but it's really tight.

    But I agree with most of you, it's all about his genre defining / genre smashing Pulp Fiction and that will always be the benchmark for anything he does in the future. It may be the best film of the 90s.

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    Death Proof...

    I've heard many mixed reviews concerning DEATH PROOF, which is a much different film than what most expect. Obviously it's a huge send-up to the B-films of the 70's and the exploitation nature of those films at the Drive-In, but it's also a send-up of Tarantino himself and a way of showing that Tarantino doesn't take himself too seriously. Notice the cell phone ring.... or the shot of the girls sitting around talking about VANISHING POINT, the camerawork circles around the girls in their conversation, which is stylistically similar to the opening conversation that happens in RESERVOIR DOGS, only they are talking about Madonna, so we have this role reversal happening. As always there are tons of movie references spewed throughout and going against many of the typical conventions. Here we see lengthy dialogue takes, which appear to have nothing to do with anything, there are interesting twists here and there and the film is broken into two segments of time. This probably isn't my favorite film necessarily to watch and enjoy, but it's certainly Tarantino doing what he does best, although because KILL BILL is in two films, it plays out more like an epic when watching them together, and I would say that those two films combined are my favorite to watch.

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    i went with RD's. PF was a close second if not tied as those two movie together had a HUGE effect on dialogue in movies.
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    Thanks everybody

    Looks like Pulp Fiction is the runaway favorite.

    I actually went to theater to see that one, and it seem that he was running two stories simultaneously. So it felt slightly disjointed. But after few repeated showing one learn that in this movie, parts are greater than the whole movie.


    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    Q didn't direct Sin City. It was Robt. Rodriguez.
    Might as well. Seems to be nobody's favorite anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey



    Might as well. Seems to be nobody's favorite anyway
    Well, we aren't picking SIN CITY because we know it's not a Tarantino film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeruvianSkies
    Well, we aren't picking SIN CITY because we know it's not a Tarantino film.
    But he and Frank Miller are credited as guest director. It seem to be a joint effort

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey
    But he and Frank Miller are credited as guest director. It seem to be a joint effort
    There is a huge difference though between a Tarantino film and being a guest director on SIN CITY, and I think that if you look at Tarantino's career you can see how SIN CITY doesn't really fit into them in the same way.

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    A topic I can relish. Thanks. Like the industry experts, who couldn't see that QT had extrordinary imagination and writing skills after Reservoir Dogs and True Romance (which he wrote). Tell me that scene in Romance with Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken isn't priceless. "You're an eggplant". And it made perfect sense. The Hopper character knew he was gonna die and didn't want to give up his kid from the torture he was about to endure so he hastened his own death. And how about that Brad Pitt cameo.

    Pulp Fiction is a f***** landmark film. I'm just thankful that it got made. It's a milestone in that regard and it's bloody genius. But that's old news. Jackie Brown was very good, too, if a little more conventional. I'm lost with his movies since, tho I haven't seen his most recent. He had carte blanche and so he indulged himself apparently, to me, at any rate. What happened to that imagination and writing? Subsequently, he is a wealthy man and I don't begrudge him that, I just miss what I admired him for. Kill Bill in two parts was a brilliant idea commercially. He is a smart man.

    Artists in any realm are at their best when they are eager and hungry, I suppose. Cats like Helmut whatshisface, the photographer, and Pablo Picasso would be exceptions, for example. Hope QT catches fire again. Has he? Skies, you tempt me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey
    But he and Frank Miller are credited as guest director. It seem to be a joint effort
    tarantino directed the car scene between clive owen and the dead deltoro talking head.
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    A word on Tarantino...

    Most people assume or even attempt to refer to Quentin Tarantino as an 'original' filmmaker, which to some degree he is original in the sense that he makes less than conventional films than the average filmmaker, but all of his films are nothing more than one movie reference after another and there is no doubt that Tarantino loves to implement movies that he was inspired by in very obvious ways, sometimes subtle, but not all the time. Most filmmakers that would do this would be considered "hacks" whereas Tarantino has a way to be very honorable in the ways that he 'borrows" from other peoples movies. What Tarantino does have a knack for though is memorable dialogue scenes that often times seem out of place, but are incredibly well-directed and executed in such a way that it becomes a key ingredient into the film.

    One thing that has always been impressive about Tarantino is his ability to make films with such confidence. Take for example his first film: RESERVOIR DOGS. He is already directing some big names in the business and the rest became big names after this film. This film brought actors like Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Chris Penn, and Michael Madsen to a whole new level of performance. The film also has some incredibly memorable scenes (like the ear) as well as a clever structure of narration and of course memorable dialogue. It's also a very intense film on both an action standpoint, but also the dramatic nature of the film, think about the relationship between Mr. Orange (Roth) and Mr. White (Harvey Keitel). They develop a friendship and trust between each other over the course of a horrible robbery gone-wrong. What is interesting is how Mr. Orange is actually a good guy (he's an undercover cop) and yet we are rooting for the bad guys to some degree in the film. We don't want him to betray Mr. White, who in the end puts his life on the line to stand up for a man who has lied to him. Then, Mr. White (being the gun expert) fires off two shots killing Nice Guy Eddie and Joe in a single motion.

    PULP FICTION is a film that you either love or hate. Most people find it a difficult film to follow as this time around Tarantino puts a huge twist on things by essentially dissecting the time continuum and shuffling the film out of order. You really need to see the film a few times to fully appreciate this. Again, he is working with huge stars....Jackson, Keitel, Willis, Walken, and he pretty much single-handedly put John Travolta back on the map again because of this film. Of course the biggest mystery in most peoples mind is what is actually inside the case, which a large consensus of people believe it to be Mr. Wallace's soul, which is why he is seen with a bandage on the back of his neck.

    JACKIE BROWN is a highly overlooked film and probably the least popular amongst Tarantino films, but is a great send-up to the Soul Cinema of the 70's and the Blaxpoitation Genre in general, and of course Tarantino uses one of it's biggest stars in Pam Grier, but also brings along a huge cast of Robert DeNiro, Jackson again, Michael Keaton, and also resurrects the career of Robert Forster. It's a bit off-beat and less centered than his previous two films, plus it tends to run at a slower pace and doesn't have the graphic nature of PULP FICTION to startle the audience every now and then.

    It's only fair that if we keep Tarantino on the credits for directing a small portion of SIN CITY than the other film that MUST be mentioned is FOUR ROOMS, which like it's title is broken into 4 segments with a different director doing each segment (room). The other directors include Allison Anders (who is mainly known for directing a film called GAS, FOOD, LODGING as well as a few episodes of SEX AND THE CITY), Alexandre Rockwell (known for directing SOMEBODY TO LOVE, and the other more known director and Tarantino's directing pal Robert Rodriguez, which is where their friendship really evolved.

    I am still curious to see what Tarantino would have done with the James Bond franchise had they allowed him to direct the last film CASINO ROYALE. HIs love and appreciation of films and his ability to capture the look, feel, and overall essence of various eras would have served him well in this capacity and I think he could have truly made a Bond worth seeing again and again!

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    Excellent comment, Skies. You at your best!
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