I haven't seen Django yet, but Pulp Fiction is my favourite Tarantino film.
Inglourious is a better film but Pulp Fiction is just too awesome
Not seen Django so this is based on everything he has done previous to it, but Inglorious Basterds feels like the most well crafted of all the films he has made. I love the hell out of Kill Bill also, I know people tend to prefer the trashier first part, but the second part has grown on me considerably over time. I love the pregnancy test scene, or Bill explaining Superman's hidden identity and the moment Beatrix meets her daughter for the first time.
What I meant is that he tends to be a lot more imitative than creative. When I watch Tarantino films, I usually feel like I'm watching Tarantino emulate his heroes. His movies tend to feel more like exercises in film-making than films that are worth watching in their own right. Of course, that's not entirely true for Inglorious Basterds and I'm not sure if it's true for Django Unchained because I haven't seen that one yet. I've seen all of his other movies.
@Jrinswand said:I used to like Tarantino a lot when I was younger, but then I grew up and realized that he is really just a try-hard fanboy. That said, I rank Inglorious Basterds among my very favorite films. I feel like Tarantino really became a mature filmmaker with that movie. I didn't have any intention to see Django Unchained, seeing as how I don't like Jamie Foxx and Tarantino tends to strike me the wrong way, but after hearing so many good things about it, I intend to check it out sooner or later.
I have never understood the term "try-hard" as some sort of insult. Some people I play online games with use it all the time, and I really don't get it. Should someone not be trying hard? If you're playing an online competitive game, or in this instance making a multi million dollar film, should you give it everything you have? Would Tarantino not giving a shit somehow make his films better? Wouldn't that just make him or anyone else a joke like Uwe Boll?
I watched From Dusk till Dawn as a kid long before I knew who he was or that he was supposed to be some hot shit and I loved the hell out of that movie. He has some other ones that I thought were fine movies, but Dusk is the only one of the movies on that list that stands out in my head as being memorable for me.
I've seen all off the films on the list. Jackie Brown is a really good film, not better then Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction but good and True Romance is in my opinion not that good of a film only good things about it is Gary Oldman and Dennis Hooper's speech about "The Moors".
I bet many people answering this poll haven't even seen True Romance or Jackie Brown...especially the latter. So unfortunate!
@project343: Agree 100%.
On a side not, I watched Resevoir Dogs for the first time last night. That was also very good. I hope he keeps making movies.
He's making Kill Bill Vol. 3 next, if IMDb is to be belived. Personally, I'd like to see him tackle a gangster movie set in our day and age. He has shown himself to master each period he's attempted so far, and we really need a good gangster movie for the coming decade.
Reservoir Dogs. He did so much with so little in that movie it really showed what he can do as a director even if he has no money.
I think I would place Reservoir Dogs third. I always reference the movie when someone asks me about tips. I simply don't eat where tips are required or are part of the bill.
Recently I've decided it's Jackie Brown. Still his most mature film, and he probably gets the most out that cast that any other he's done. Plus major kudos for making Pam Grier and Robert Forster into total cinematic badasses when they were basically at their career low-points. Great sense of place too, just oozing with south-central LA style.
Definitely Kill Bill. Gonna see Django soon, but I doubt it'll usurp Kill Bill.
Between the two volumes I gotta go with Vol. 1. The showdown with Bill and all the Pai Mei stuff is fantastic, but the meeting with Hattori Hanzo, the swords, the history of O-Ren, the bloody tea house, are all so damn good. I'm down to watch it any time.
i haven't seen Django yet, but I'd say Pulp Fiction is his best movie. It's certainly his most influencial movie. Half of Hollywood spent the rest of the 90's trying(and failing) to emulate the dialogue. I'd probably put Jackie Brown in second, but generally like all his movies.
Pulp Fiction is too much of a no-brainer, but Django is his best since Jackie Brown, as far as I'm concerned.
It sort of makes me wish he'd go ahead and do something wildly different. A Quentin Tarantino romantic comedy maybe, or a straight up sci-fi movie. And I don't mean one of those as filtered by his visual style, either. Not one with tons of violence and 70s b-grade culture. I mean one of those, period. After Django I'm pretty sure he could do it extremely well if he wanted to.
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