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brewhan davey
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If you're going to throw this one in there, you might as well add Natural Born Killers.


Both TR and NBK are excellent






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Pulp Fiction
Inglorius Basterds
Reservoir Dogs
Kill Bill 2
Kill Bill 1
Jackie Brown
Death Proof

I could flip #1 and #2.






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deathvalleyfreak43
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Django was better than Inglorious Bastards





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Carson123987
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Both TR and NBK are excellent


I really didn't like NBK, but that movie is such a love it or hate it movie.

Natural Born Killers shouldn't be counted because Stone only kept the opening scene.

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Director Oliver Stone, associate producer Richard Rutowski, and writer David Veloz rewrote the script, keeping much of the dialogue but changing the focus of the film from journalist Wayne Gale (Robert Downey, Jr.) to Mickey and Mallory. Indeed, the script was changed so much that as per WGA rules, Tarantino was credited for the film's story only


I remember watching it for the first time. I was so amped up for a Tarantino script. First scene is going and there's the key lime pie conversation and I'm like "Oh frick yes." Then the rest of the movie I was like wtf am i watching






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RonBurgundy
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1. Pulp Fiction
2. Basterds
3. Jackie Brown
4. Dogs
5. Kill Bill (shot as one movie,released as two)
6. Death Proof






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Carson123987
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Carson, I trust your judgement on movies more than most


thanks brah

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would you really pin Django below Basterds and Jackie Brown?


Absolutely. Basterds was much, much better in my opinion.

Django was great. It was a very, very fun movie. It just wasn't as Tarantino-y as I hoped. It didn't have the incredible scenes or the clever dialogue as in his other movies.

The humor in QT's movies is, and I don't mean to sound pretentious, hard for the general population to catch on to. For example, I watched Jackie Brown with two buddies and they didn't even laugh at the scene where SLJ puts the guy in the trunk and tells him to pop out. I was in tears, and it was like the 100th time I've watched the movie. It gets me every time. I feel like, knowing who the projected audience was (yswidt), he dumbed down the humor a bit. The laughs came from pretty run-of-the-mill humor, not the clever, quippy writing that we're so used to seeing from Tarantino. My dad is a huge Tarantino fan, and he felt pretty much the same way.

There also wasn't as great a supporting character roundup either. The three characters who were really interesting were REALLY interesting, and the actors did an amazing job. The rest of the characters were pretty cardboard IMO.

It was a very good movie, so don't get me wrong here. It was a blast to sit through. Even though it's at the bottom of my QT Totem Pole, it's still better than any other movie I've seen this year. That's how good QT's filmography is. I do agree that people are raving because they just saw it and it's so fresh and popular right now.

I firmly believe that Tarantino is one of those directors whose movies get better with each subsequent viewing, and Django will be no different. I'm going see it again this weekend.

If you are a fan of Peckinpah's movies, you will LOVE it. There are so many tributes to Peckinpah's work.







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Pulp Fiction
Resevoir Dogs
Jackie Brown
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Kill Bill Vol. 2
Inglourious Basterds
Death Proof


This. Although I do need to rewatch Inglorious Basterds to develop a real opinion of the movie.






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Pulp Fiction
Inglorious Basterds
Jackie Brown (vastly underrated)
Reservoir Dogs
Kill Bill 2 (although the superman speech is epic)
Kill Bill 1

Haven't seen Death Proof or Django yet.



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brewhan davey
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Django was great. It was a very, very fun movie. It just wasn't as Tarantino-y as I hoped. It didn't have the incredible scenes or the clever dialogue as in his other movies.


Damn, that's the one aspect I love the most. The ridiculous dialogue that seems so wrong yet so right for the scene.

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The humor in QT's movies is, and I don't mean to sound pretentious, hard for the general population to catch on to. For example, I watched Jackie Brown with two buddies and they didn't even laugh at the scene where SLJ puts the guy in the trunk and tells him to pop out. I was in tears, and it was like the 100th time I've watched the movie. It gets me every time. I feel like, knowing who the projected audience was (yswidt), he dumbed down the humor a bit. The laughs came from pretty run-of-the-mill humor, not the clever, quippy writing that we're so used to seeing from Tarantino. My dad is a huge Tarantino fan, and he felt pretty much the same way.


I completely agree.. and don't worry, nothing about saying his humor takes some intellect to understand is pompous at all. I love the fact that he can get you to laugh at things that would be considered taboo in normal, everyday life - it really is an unmatched trait that he possesses in his filmmaking.

But, I can understand why he would "dumb down" the movie to cater toward a different audience than what his normal following consists of.

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It was a very good movie, so don't get me wrong here. It was a blast to sit through. Even though it's at the bottom of my QT Totem Pole, it's still better than any other movie I've seen this year. That's how good QT's filmography is. I do agree that people are raving because they just saw it and it's so fresh and popular right now.


This is true.. there are no bad movies in his repertoire.

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I firmly believe that Tarantino is one of those directors whose movies get better with each subsequent viewing, and Django will be no different. I'm going see it again this weekend.


I'll definitely be doing the same.

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If you are a fan of Peckinpah's movies, you will LOVE it. There are so many tributes to Peckinpah's work.


See, I'm not at all a fan of Westerns, so I don't know if I'll catch these references; regardless, I'm sure I'll still enjoy.






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Pulp Fiction and Inglorious were the best that I've seen.

I hate the Kill Bills, though.



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Just got back from Django Unchained, and I really enjoyed it, but was a tad-bit awkward that 70% of the audience was black. For a black audience, they were shockingly silent aside from in the funny scenes or the insanely violent scenes, which is fine for a Tarantino film. Fantastic performances across the board, with Foxx, Waltz, and DiCaprio, but to me the best performance was from Samuel L Jackson. He just absolutely rips it apart and is great.

Now onto my ranking:

1) Inglourious Basterds
2) Pulp Fiction
3) Kill Bill
4) Django Unchained
5) Reservoir Dogs
6) Jackie Brown
7) Death Proof






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Carson123987
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Thanks for the big response

I love when people put effort into replies to big posts

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See, I'm not at all a fan of Westerns, so I don't know if I'll catch these references; regardless, I'm sure I'll still enjoy.


I'm not a big Western guy either. I enjoyed the Leone Westerns and 3:10 to Yuma, and Peckinpah's movies are just really awesome. They're not like traditional Westerns. Check out The Wild Bunch. Awesome movie.






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brewhan davey
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And of those you listed, I did actually enjoy 310 to Yuma.






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brewhan davey
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Chet Manley


Let me just say, superb use of the search function, my friend






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Carson123987
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Let me just say, superb use of the search function, my friend


I know. I had forgotten I'd commented in here earlier in the year






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brewhan davey
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I forgot I had started this thread





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70% of the audience was black. For a black audience, they were shockingly silent aside from in the funny scenes or the insanely violent scenes

You missed out, I had lots of screaming black ladies in the theater with me; it was awesome






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OMLandshark
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You missed out, I had lots of screaming black ladies in the theater with me; it was awesome



They were certainly shouting in the shoot-outs and funny scenes, but they were quiet on scenes that were supposed to be taken seriously, and that is what I want from my audience.






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Chet Manley
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Yep, I had to see for myself if this topic was brought up!

But I'm fixing to head out to watch Django a second time and follow up with Inglourious sometime afterwards. I gotta know which one I find better.







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Dang. The first 10 minutes of Inglorious Bastards was one of the most tense scenes in movie history. It didn't matter what napped after that, I was sold.


Sidetrack comment: Slingblade opening scene popped in my mind






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