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Posted on 07/26/2019 5:20:55 PM PDT by Bratch
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Both were excellent films. Javier Bardem was a great villain.
We all have different interests in movies so no biggie there.
What I like about Tarantino films is that they are unique, different and creative. He isn’t copying everyone else. There is too much of that lowest common denominator copying going on in films and music these days.
Tarantino has created his own movie style. I respect that in any art form.
“scenes in Hudsucker Proxy that they then borrowed from themselves and put into The Big Libowsky.”
I’ll have to watch both, back to back.
I dont get it. I went with my old aunt to see pulp fiction. The guy selling tickets knew her. She saw every movie. He wouldnt sell us tickets, saying, you cant see this movie, Mrs OBrien. It was disgusting and pointless. That order.
My sisters told me I had to see Reservoir dogs. Why? The characters. I saw it.
Pointless and disgusting. That order
I saw previews for this new one. Interesting. I saw it was Tarantino. No way.
Inglorious Bastards was a masterpiece.
I could be mistaken. They have made a lot of movies, a lot of them contain dream sequences. I don’t mind if/when artists borrow from themselves. I kind of appreciate self-referential (and self-deprecating) humor.
I saw it last night, and there is a point where he goes all Tarentino in the movie. Thats to be expected, but the rest of the movie is greeeeeaaatttt stuff - a very good screenplay..
What an experience. I love the way you described your episodes with extreme intuition. It’s like the vibe is so great that it almost takes over your whole body. It’s an extremely rare occurrence and I have had both positive and negative extreme intuitions. God was looking out for you that night Veto!
It’s been awhile since I have seen either, so time for a re-watch.
I also learned from the Cohen brothers: never hire a hitman with asthma and never have a member of your gang with IBS. haha.
So, Cormack McCarthy wrote the novel for No Country for Old Men. He also wrote the screenplay, with director Ridley Scott, for the film The Counselor. Ridley Scott makes some very powerful and cinematic films (Blade Runner, American Gangster, Gladiator to name a few) but I don’t remember a film as dark and depressing as The Counselor. If you’re OK with dark & depressing content I highly recommend it. I’ve seen it several times and I am sure I still don’t quite understand all the messages they were trying to tell. It was too heavy, I think, to ever be a “big summer film” like the others he has made. But Cormack McCarthy is a writing tour de force.
Django I’ve only seen once.
I’d say that has to be my least favorite Tarantino movie that I’ve seen, excluding Hateful 8 which of not seen.
This movie I blame on Obama being president.
Not one of his best.
Haven’t seen that one. I’ll keep it in mind. I haven’t seen The Road yet, either. I have to be in the mood for a downer film.
I realize I am in the minority. I dislike Tarantino as a person and director.
I also am tired of Nolte being passed off as a conservative. He is a libertine.
This is set in 1969, so I take the title as a direct homage to Once Upon a Time in the West.
It sounds like a self-indulgent fantasy, like those of Woody Allen, another reprobate Nolte worships.
Have you seen Tarantino’s ‘True Romance’ ? I think it was before Pulp Fiction and its a gem IMO, my favorite.
The Counselor - Michael Fassbender has the lead role (and he’s done some great work) but it also has a great cast, including Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and Javier Bardem and many others. Even Rosie Perez in a roll you would never think of her as having, and a powerful scene with a fatalistic soliloquy delivered by musician Ruben Blades.
That someone can write something like that film (McCarthy) is just awing to me. Not just the story but all the dialogue and dialects and references. Worth it, when you are in the mood for that.
Once Upon a Time in the West
That is a good one. Once Upon a Time in America is a very good one, too.
Me too - in context I loved it. Tarantino usually only portrays violence against the wicked, and that was certainly the case here. Nazis, Confederate slavers, and the manson family’s murderous hippies make a great trio of villains in his recent works.
Just saw it tonight, Strange movie but I would say its worth seeing. You will appreciate the unexpected twist at the end though.
Not going to spoil it by telling what it is though.
This scene typifies the whole movie.
Save for ONE guy, every white in the movie was bad.
EVERY non-white was good.
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