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Tarantino is a genius. Thanks for the heads up. The cast is once again outstanding.
You mean the filmmakers he copies are geniuses.
I consider QT an over-hyped hack...
Yes. Or as Mr. Clark put it "a one trick pony".He makes the same film over and over: a minimally plotted blood and violence soaked revenge fantasy. He doesn't even need to change the dialogue much as half of it consists of the same three or four bits of profanity repeated ad nauseam.I couldn't get through "Reservoir Dogs". I thought "Pulp Fiction was a flashy piece of jejune crap (though a second viewing after all of it's acclaim garnered a bit more appreciation for some of it's stylistic elements and plot construction). I saw most of one of the "Kill Bill" movies years later thinking he must have grown given the continued praise. Nope. Worse in fact. Years after that I saw "Django" not knowing it was his film and thinking a fair review blurb or two and such a good cast must be somewhat entertaining. I kept futilely hoping that until the end (slow night). The worst one of all. His films are totally pointless dreck with cheap stereotypes galore. Masturbatory material for budding sadists. I will never voluntarily view one of his films again.Rant over (it's one that's been percolating for a good while).
Don't fool yourself, everybody copies.
Anyone see Inherent Vice? Scene moods are like a cross between David Lynch and Tarantino. I bet QT is jealous of this one. I loved it.
I think every great film maker has a certain style that's instantly recognizable - you'd never mistake a PTA movie for a Tarantino movie or a Wes Anderson movie for anyone else, or Hitchcock or Kurosawa or fill in the blank.The divide re: Tarantino is not around his mastery of the form, but rather his sensibilities. He's direct, he's unsubtle, a bit crass. He's got a hint of poor white trash about his work. For 'normal' people he's too fantastical and over the top. For lovers of 'serious' cinema, he can be a bit of an embarrassment. I mean, who really wants to admit that they loved, what is essentially a trashy movie executed at the level of high art. That's why I think he's such a divisive director.
QT will never make anything like The Master, though. That is a masterpiece for the ages.Anyhoos, I think QT is a good, sometimes great filmmaker. He just never matured (IMO of course).
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