A Hommage to The Quentin Tarantino Archives


#21

If youre an artist, one that really wants to push the boundaries, ya gotta take risks sometimes. They arent always going to work, but that itself is much better than playing it safe all the time.


#22

People think that all horror movies should be about misshapen creatures and nothing but blood and guts spewed all over the screen. Real horror comes from the reality of people and a situation. If you look at William Friedkin’s The Excorcist, (which is the most terrifying film ever), there is a lot of time invested in the characters and in the situation of finding out what’s wrong with the little girl. And slowly the film gets grimmer and darker until we literally get the shit scared out of us. The same with Romero’s movie “Martin”. Death Proof is the same way, we think of Stuntman Mike as a nice guy until we finally see that he’s really a sadistic monster who preys on helpless women, thus making him a coward. In the end he just messes around with the wrong girls.



BTW, the chick habit song, what language is she singing in, toward the end?


#23

After this discussion, I wanted to post this interview because QT talks about exactly the kinds of things we were talking about. He even talk a little about a scene hes writing for Bastards! (cool interview!):



<LINK_TEXT text="http://www.totalfilm.com/features/the_ttarantino">http://www.totalfilm.com/features/the_total_film_interview-_quentin_tarantino</LINK_TEXT>


#24

[quote=“Scarface”]
Are there any movies that actually scare you? I mean, honestly. I am a huge horror movie fan, but no movie hardly ever “scares” me these days. I miss my days as a kid when something as standard as IT would absolutely terrify me.
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No, that’s why I don’t like watching horror films as that’s their main purpose. I see no need to watch horror at all. Btw, no film has ever really scared me. One or two scenes may have made me jump, but anyone would jump if a long silent scene is follwoed by a sudden loud sound.



I’m not saying QT should make films that appeal to the masses, but he can’t complain when a film like Death Proof bombs. I haven’t heard one person talk about Death Proof who I haven’t mentioned it to them personally. These are the same people that love RD and PF. He got the balance right with RD, PF and JB, KB was pushing it a little and with DP he just went over the edge.



I like that though, I will watch his films no matter what because it seems like he makes those films for me. I tend to like films where if I were to make a film, I’d have done it like that. Whenever I want something to happen in a film, it seems to happen most in QT’s films.

[quote=“Biohazard”]
BTW, the chick habit song, what language is she singing in, toward the end?
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That would be French.


#25

I dont watch horror films to be scared. I watch them more for their overall style I guess. Some of my favorite horror films are 80s slashers. Now of course I know whats going to happen in them etc but theres a certain kind of atmosphere in them I love. Its everything. the music, the characters, the humor, the gore effects, the nostalgic aspect too.



I love all kinds of movies, thats a big reason why Im a QT fan. He doesnt just do one kind of film. He fills his movies with flavors from cinema from every decade and genre.


#26

[quote=“Ify”]
No, that’s why I don’t like watching horror films as that’s their main purpose. I see no need to watch horror at all. Btw, no film has ever really scared me. One or two scenes may have made me jump, but anyone would jump if a long silent scene is follwoed by a sudden loud sound.



I’m not saying QT should make films that appeal to the masses, but he can’t complain when a film like Death Proof bombs. I haven’t heard one person talk about Death Proof who I haven’t mentioned it to them personally. These are the same people that love RD and PF. He got the balance right with RD, PF and JB, KB was pushing it a little and with DP he just went over the edge.



I like that though, I will watch his films no matter what because it seems like he makes those films for me. I tend to like films where if I were to make a film, I’d have done it like that. Whenever I want something to happen in a film, it seems to happen most in QT’s films.



That would be French.
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You do make a good point that Death Proof is not a horror film. It is one half homage to slasher films, and one half homage to Exploitation, but a full on horror film even in the suspense thriller stage it is not. Everyone knows Tarantino knows his films, and he didn’t necessarily do it in this film. It was more hommaging those films, just like as much as Jackie Brown was a Blaxploitation film, there was no TnA, no soundtrack by one artist, no afros, none of that. Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction to me, seemed the only films to really hit the nail on the coffin of their respective genres.


#27

QT will never do a genre film in an typical fashion. If he says hes doing a World War II-Men On A Mission film, thats only the most basic way to describe it. Hes always going to throw in a bunch of diff subgenres and styles which will make it something unique.



When he said Death Proof was his take on slasher films, thats exactly what it was. HIS take. It wasnt just one kind of movie. It was a bunch rolled into one. QT never really stays inside a box with his movies. The genre he picks is like a square box, then he colors inside the box, then starts coloring around the outside of the box too.


#28

[quote=“PutneySwope”]
After this discussion, I wanted to post this interview because QT talks about exactly the kinds of things we were talking about. He even talk a little about a scene hes writing for Bastards! (cool interview!):



<LINK_TEXT text="http://www.totalfilm.com/features/the_ttarantino">http://www.totalfilm.com/features/the_total_film_interview-_quentin_tarantino</LINK_TEXT>
[/quote]

What part of the interview was that?



A 3D gay porn movie?! I hope by gay he means two very hot women.


#29

aren’t we getting way off topic here?


#30

[quote=“Biohazard”]
What part of the interview was that?



A 3D gay porn movie?! I hope by gay he means two very hot women.
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Well, not the 3D gay porn film part. You gotta read the entire thing and look at what we were discussing.


#31

another very well done QT hommage :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvLBm6Hz9tE&NR=1



I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to post it somewhere, so there it its.


#32

haha great stuff though


#33

That was pretty fucking good.


#34

Wow both awesome! Makes me want to watch all of the movies right now!