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Posted on 07/26/2019 5:20:55 PM PDT by Bratch
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Wow! What a skin-crawling experience to look back on! So glad you made an ultimate correct decision!
I’ll let you know! FReegards, and have a great weekend!
He is an evil genius.
Is it true that Tarantino was a video store clerk before deciding to jump into movies?
Less value than a warm bucket of Hamster vomit.
A crescendo of honkie-loathing, more violent and hateful than anything Goebbles ever produced.
It is in part social commentary, and in part satire, in part giving the audience what they want and in part telling the audience that they are sick for watching it! He knows his metier and his business. I think you can’t take it all literally. He makes his films way over the top and fantastic (in every sense of the word) on purpose. He’s making several points in doing so.
But to each his own. Nobody has to like him or his films.
You may wish to check out hateful eight.
Dusk Till Dawn
I liked that one. Cheech doing the barker job outside and getting his butt kicked. Then, he goes in, points to Tarantino and says something like “that one!” and all hell breaks loose, including Selma Hayek as snake woman.
I even liked "The Hateful Eight."
The only Tarantino movie I had trouble with was "Reservoir Dogs" and it's mainly because of that cop torture scene. I just can't bring myself to ever watch that movie again because of that one scene.
That’s the story as I know it. That’s the lore. I believe it is true but don’t know for sure. But it makes sense. He watched a crap-ton of movies; he knew what movies people liked; he learned what works and what doesn’t work (as someone mentioned above) to build tension and zippy dialogue etc.
Or as someone else once said “Tarantino only steals from the best”. Which I think is unfair, because we all learn our field of endeavor from others.
It is a great movie — especially the end. :-)
I have to admit I didn’t like Raising Arizona and I am a Cohen Brothers fan. I am in a minority on that one.
IMO, Hateful Eight was perhaps the weakest of all his films. Not saying it was a bad film. Just, at this moment off the top of my head, it’s the one left the least impression on me personally.
Some things I admired about it. I liked that he brought Tim Roth back - after his big part in Reservoir Dogs I wanted to see him again. I liked that for the most part it was filmed on a single set - very economical. (I admit I am a wannabe filmmaker / amateur critic). But overall, I felt it was lacking.
Funny I just saw Raising Arizona again very recently - in the last week or so. I also never thought it was all that funny either. And agreed, Cohen brothers are phenomenal. I have no idea how they can be so prolific either. They just keep churning them out, several films every year it seems.
I love, love, love “Jackie Brown.” So wish they had gone off together at the end. They had amazing chemistry.
The Hudsucker Proxy was a lesser known Cohen Brothers film that deserved better. Paul Newman (his last film?), Tim Robbins, Bruce “the chin” Campbell and lots of snappy patter!
Indeed a great film with some great montages. I may have an odd sense of humor, but I still laugh at the scenes where they show many different people looking his drawing of a circle on a page an interpreting it as something different.
They won the Academy Award for No Country for Old Men, which was an excellent film indeed. But that year, I really believed that There Will Be Blood was the better film.
And if I am remembering it right, there were scenes in Hudsucker Proxy that they then borrowed from themselves and put into The Big Libowsky.
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