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    Has Tarantino lost his touch?

    Tarantino produced (and did he partially write?) [i]Killing Zoe[/quote], a move which I like a lot. Also, [i]Reservoir Dogs is one of my favorite movies. I liked Pulp Fiction and Jacki Brown, as well.

    Kill Bill vol 1, I could not watch more than 20 minutes of and I never saw vol. 2.

    He did Natural Born Killers but ran away when it flopped.

    I though Jango was "ok" but over-the-top in certain aspect. The WW2 "Bastards" was pretty good.


    I'll watch The Hateful 8 Perhaps Quentin's recent media-whoring escapade is to drum up attention for his new flick (Hateful ).

    As for Tarantino recent "race" "police" opinions, he's beein accused of lying about serving 8 days in jail. Wow! Eight days!

    And is the length of his movie rental store job really 5 years?


    Why bullsh*t us, Tarantino?

    Is he losing his edge?

    Video of his interview lying about being in jail at link below.

    Watch cop-hating Quentin Tarantino lie about being a tough guy in jail
    By Maureen Callahan November 29, 2015


    Quentin Tarantino — under fire for recent comments about police violence — has claimed for decades that, as a young man, he served time in a Los Angeles County jail.

    One problem: The LA County Sheriff’s Department has no record of the filmmaker ever being in its system. At The Post’s request, the department searched its files back through the 1980s, when, according to Tarantino, he would have been incarcerated.

    “A check of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department jail records revealed no evidence that Mr. Tarantino was ever incarcerated in our jail system,” said Capt. Christopher Reed of the Sheriff’s Office.

    Tarantino used to tell the story as evidence of his outlaw bona fides. But on a recent episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Tarantino, now 52, recounted it again to claim solidarity with police protesters — that he understands what it means to be frightened of cops.

    “Back when I was in my 20s and broke, I was a little scared of the cops, all right?” Tarantino told [at]Maher. “And oftentimes, I had warrants out on me for traffic stuff that I never took care of and everything . . . I’d get stopped, and I’d have to do eight days in county jail.”

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    The Post spent a week calling and e-mailing Tarantino’s agent, lawyer, publicists and Harvey Weinstein, who produced the director’s upcoming movie, “The Hateful Eight.” The Post also left voice mails on Tarantino’s personal phone line. No one responded to any of the inquiries.

    As a budding film geek, Tarantino worked at LA’s Video Archives rental store for five years — a story key to his creation myth. In the [at]Maher appearance, he said he couldn’t pay his traffic tickets because he earned only $10,000 a year.

    It’s a claim he has made as far back as 1992, when he told Paris Voice a version of the same story. “If I had a brush with the law, I think I’d wise up fast,” he said. “I spent eight days in the county jail on traffic warrants once. At first, I thought, ‘Wow, I’m going to pick up some great dialogue in here.’ But then you realize what a waste of time it is. They treat you like an animal, and nobody wants to be treated like an animal.”

    ‘I was kind of excited about going to jail the first time and I learned some great dialogue’
    - Quentin Tarantino in 2009

    Tarantino’s lone brush with the law, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department, is a 2000 charge for driving without a license and failure to appear in court. He paid a fine to avoid jail.

    “A check of court records revealed that in August of 2000, he paid a fine of $871, which included court costs, for violation of driving without a license,” Reed said.

    The payment was “in lieu of an eight-day sentence imposed by the court,” the captain added.

    Other versions of the incarceration tale have floated around for years. In some, he did one stint in jail; in others, he has done multiple. One was printed in a 1997 profile of Tim Roth in GQ UK magazine: “Tarantino . . . had worked in a video shop and he had spent eight days in LA County jail for unpaid parking tickets.”
    In Jeffrey Dawson’s 2000 biography “Quentin Tarantino: The Cinema of Cool,” the writer-director is quoted as saying, “I went to jail about three different times just for warrants on me for moving violations . . . They had warrants on me for three years and eventually I got stopped and they sent me to jail.”
    One time or three times?

    Too bad there is NO record of Tarantino ever been in jail.

    In 2009, the British news site Metro.co.uk quoted Tarantino as saying, “I was kind of excited about going to jail the first time and I learned some great dialogue.”
    The first time? How many times did you go to jail, Quentin?

    Tarantino has been on a press tour for “The Hateful Eight” and has refused to back away from his recent statements about police.

    “When I see murders, I do not stand by,” he said at a rally in Washington Square Park last month just four days after NYPD cop Randolph Holder was shot dead. “I have to call a murder a murder, and I have to call a murderer a murderer.”

    Tarantino’s father and several relatives who are NYPD retirees condemned the diatribe.

    “It makes police officers’ jobs a lot harder,” his cousin, retired NYPD Lt. Anthony Massaro, had told The Post. “It’s much more dangerous today than in my time . . . It’s gotten very bad for police officers to do their job. My heart goes out to them.”
    Watch cop-hating Quentin Tarantino lie about being a tough guy in jail | New York Post
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    Lied about his supposedly bad-boy past. A bit like Vanilla Ice then..

    After Pulp Fiction, just about all of his films have sucked big dog's cocks, tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    He did Natural Born Killers but ran away when it flopped.
    Oliver Stone directed Natural Born Killers.

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    ^ I hated that movie. Put me right off Woody Harrelson to this day.

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    Tarantino is a brilliant film maker. He is master of cinematic techniques. He plays around with genres; heist, backxploitation, kung fu, spaghetti western etc. Kill Bill and Kill Bill 2 are masterpieces in my opinion. Jackie Brown is my favorite film of his to date. I think 'Inglorious Basterds' was fantastic even though I think Brad Pitt was miscast in his role. I don't think he has lost his touch at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    After Pulp Fiction, just about all of his films have sucked big dog's cocks, tbh.
    He's done some great movies after Pulp Fiction

    here's the IMDB ratings of his movies since;

    Natural Born Killers - 7.3

    From Dusk til dawn - 7.3

    Jackie Brown - 7.5

    Kill Bill vol 1 - 8.1

    Kill Bill vol 2 - 8.0

    Grindhouse - 7.6

    Death Proof - 7.1

    Inglourious Bastards - 8.3

    Django Unchained - 8.5

    Lost his touch ? You people are fukkin demented

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Natural Born Killers - 7.3
    He wrote the script. He did not direct it. Oliver Stone directed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    here's the IMDB ratings
    I'm a bit suss about IMDB these days (not that I disagree re: Tarantino, I think he's ace).

    Can't remember the film name now - one about the Krays - but I saw it listed with excellent reviews but it turns out they were coming from accounts linked to a producer of the film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    From Dusk til dawn - 7.3
    Written by Tarantino. Directed by Robert Rodriguez.

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    Hard for me to say which of his movies is my favorite. Will have to agree with Humbert and say Jackie Brown. Loved the Planet of Terror and Death Proof as well as From Dusk till Dawn for a sick giggles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Can't remember the film name now - one about the Krays - but I saw it listed with excellent reviews but it turns out they were coming from accounts linked to a producer of the film
    It averages out in the end

    The Rise of the Krays (2015) - IMDb

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    Hard for me to say which of his movies is my favorite
    I'd probably say the kill Bills, then Django..... after Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and True Romance though.

    There's a kill Bill 3 in the pipeline.

    Hateful 8 is on in cinemas in Thailand from 7th January.

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    He guest directed in Sin City too, which was an absolute masterpiece IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Tarantino is a brilliant film maker. He is master of cinematic techniques. He plays around with genres; heist, backxploitation, kung fu, spaghetti western etc. Kill Bill and Kill Bill 2 are masterpieces in my opinion. Jackie Brown is my favorite film of his to date. I think 'Inglorious Basterds' was fantastic even though I think Brad Pitt was miscast in his role. I don't think he has lost his touch at all.
    Nah. He just apes cult films and their directors (Herschelle Gordon Lewis, Roger Corman, Russ Meyer, George A. Romero, etc) but gets famous actors in the roles because his films are 'cool' and do good box office.
    I thought Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, and Pulp Fiction were good, but the rest are utter derivative bollocks, tbh.

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    It's good to see the responses, here.

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    Kill Bill was probably his best work, even though it was a bit hard to get into it, it took me an hour

    Dawn till Dusk with Clooney was also awesome,

    Pulp Fiction was also one of his best,

    Django was a bit boring and poorly casted etc... Ungrateful bastards was interesting as it revealed the talents behind those American-German actors, they made the whole movie worthwhile

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    like everything, great directors have ups and downs, can't blame him really

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    You guys are so sad fcks, actually Tarantino captures a certain nihilistic mood, nothing brilliant about that certainly will not be the Mozart of the classical world 200 yrs from now will have to search some arcane movie directory to find out who he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    Russ Meyer
    Now we're talking!

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    ^ good tit man but not quite in the league

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    He just apes cult films and their directors (Herschelle Gordon Lewis, Roger Corman, Russ Meyer, George A. Romero
    Apes, borrows, honors...but he does it with real style and humor. Film making has always been a derivative art form.

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    Pulp Fiction was the film that propelled Tarantino into the public spotlight.

    All the actors worked on a commission or low wage.

    It relaunched a lot of flagging careers also, such as Willis and Travolta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    It relaunched a lot of flagging careers also, such as Willis and Travolta.
    This is where I respect, Tarantino.

    He literally brought Travolta back.

    And the Bruce Willis casting was brilliant, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Lied about his supposedly bad-boy past. A bit like Vanilla Ice then..

    After Pulp Fiction, just about all of his films have sucked big dog's cocks, tbh.
    Tarantino was due on BBC chatshow Graham Norton last friday but was a last minute no-show. The star of his latest film Kurt Russell managed to make it though.

    Tarantino's role in Pulp Fiction was painful to watch, his overacting during the Winston Wolf scenes are best forgotten.

    Maybe he's pissed off that he wasn't immedietely put in the hall of fame for the overrated Resevoir Dogs which copied many elements of Hong Kong 80s flick City on Fire.
    Pukp Fiction was good but again the continued hammering of the hype put me off.
    Kill Bill was not very good, Jackie Brown slightly overrated.

    Looks like he's long since disappeared up his own arse

    This interview on Channel 4 shows him actually entering his own arsehole. Skip to about 2:50 to see this amazing feat


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    In relation to his new movie I think the question should be.....

    Has Tarantino got his touch back....?

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