Movie What's the last movie you saw? (5)

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you’re literally criticising Tarantino for the same thing that people love his movies for.

criticising him for making stories that aren’t real or being indulgent is like yelling at the sky for being blue.

I think it’s maybe more relevant to say you just don’t like his style. He’s not my favourite director, but I know what I’m in for when I watch his films. They certainly are not bad films. And technically he is sound in his storytelling and ability to capture coverage.

that’s more then you can say for a lot of directors. There’s plenty out there making big dollars to direct films that don’t work because they just aren’t good enough and there isn’t enough good directors to go around.
That's a better way of putting it....how you wrote it. Apologies for my incite-ful comment earlier. So yes...he's not mine nor others cup of tea. His movies are specifically spoofish, there's a consistency there. So he's good at spoofs and portraying cool and swank/etc. Fluff not substance. Or just like his movie title "pulp fiction" perfectly describes him. It'd be nice if he wrote/directed something outside his comfort zone.
 

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Many people agree with me too. So it's not like I'm just being contentious. Tarantino is too self-indulgent, too into himself, too self-conscious in his movies. There's always a sense that in the universe of his movies, it isn't "real", it's too spoofish or something, that takes the audience out of that world, makes you realize it's just some nerd director/writer trying to be cute. Like Rian Johnson in The Last Jedi.

I much higher rate directors/writers who sink you into the world they've made, and their voice isn't noticeable, just the characters and story. Kind of like how a good referee is seldom heard during a game.
Yeah disagreed man sorry. I find a lot of people are either too unintelligent or spend too much time on their phones while watching to understand his movies (the criticism of OUATIH - what's the plot?), and a lot of people like to hate on something popular just to be contrary.

He is incredibly heavily influenced by spaghetti westerns, go and watch some of them and you'll see a lot of unrealistic stuff too which is what he bases a lot off.
 

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Yeah disagreed man sorry. I find a lot of people are either too unintelligent or spend too much time on their phones while watching to understand his movies (the criticism of OUATIH - what's the plot?), and a lot of people like to hate on something popular just to be contrary.

He is incredibly heavily influenced by spaghetti westerns, go and watch some of them and you'll see a lot of unrealistic stuff too which is what he bases a lot off.
So im either unintelligent or phone-addicted? maybe both? maybe neither?

hes all about style over substance. you say as much in your closing paragraph.

ive seen all the spag wests you can think of. ive acrually watched millions of movies you know ;)
 

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So im either unintelligent or phone-addicted? maybe both? maybe neither?

hes all about style over substance. you say as much in your closing paragraph.

ive seen all the spag wests you can think of. ive acrually watched millions of movies you know ;)
Haha nah I didn't mean you with that sentence, I know you're fairly intelligent.

For me all his movies have a lot of substance, so I don't really get what you're saying but if that's how you feel then good for you.
 

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Funnily enough Drew Barrymore bought the rights to Angels and was the lead producer on the film. I think it’s an example of feminism working in the scope of 2000s Hollywood. Drew made buckets of money (as did Cameron and Lucy) but even 20 years ago there were different expectations of women in film.
 

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Tarantino is a massive film fan geek.
His strengths are paying homage to movie making across the ages.
And he does pop culture speak and dialogue like no other.
Great director? Debatable.
 

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I think Tarantino is overrated too by the way.

Could be more due to his reputation of the nature of his films than his output.

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Fantasy Island.

It's not going to win Best Picture at next year's Academy Awards, but it was pretty entertaining and not as bad as the terrible reviews would suggest.
 

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Tarantino is a massive film fan geek.
His strengths are paying homage to movie making across the ages.
And he does pop culture speak and dialogue like no other.
Great director? Debatable.
The man can keep a even modern audience’s attention for fifteen minutes on dialogue and camera use alone. I think to question his directorial skills is daft.

And to be fair you do mention his strength in dialogue but it only works because of the tension he creates and directs around it.

Go back and watch the bar or opening scenes in Basterds and tell me he can’t direct.
 

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Tarantino is apparently a fan of exploitation cinema including Australian, but his films are nowhere as action packed or T&A filled as them.

Exceptions to me are Django and Kill Bills. They're very good to me

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Tarantino is apparently a fan of exploitation cinema including Australian, but his films are nowhere as action packed or T&A filled as them.

Exceptions to me are Django and Kill Bills. They're very good to me

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Never got into Kill Bill but Django was awesome my favourite Tarantino film
 

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Very powerful film. Loved the imagery, from the trees, to the tourist attractions, to the cleverly placed confederate flags. Solid acting from Foxx in particular. Quality editing during the execution scene.
Gives an insight in to how Trump can end up as president.

8/10
 

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Tarantino is apparently a fan of exploitation cinema including Australian, but his films are nowhere as action packed or T&A filled as them.

Exceptions to me are Django and Kill Bills. They're very good to me

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Check out the documentary Not Quite Hollywood. Its about Cinema in Australia in the 70s and 80s and Tarantino is quoted a lot. Its one of my fave docos ever.
 

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The man can keep a even modern audience’s attention for fifteen minutes on dialogue and camera use alone. I think to question his directorial skills is daft.

And to be fair you do mention his strength in dialogue but it only works because of the tension he creates and directs around it.

Go back and watch the bar or opening scenes in Basterds and tell me he can’t direct.
Just differing subjective opinions.
And thats fine.
I just find him "light on" as a director.
But I do enjoy some of his films. But they will never stand out as memorable or particularly moved me in any way.
Hated Kills Bills.
Reservoir Dogs was the closest to his best directed movie IMO.
Jackie Brown was a good fun filled romp. Pulp for its sparkling dialogue.
Others leave me kinda nonplussed.
 
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