wowsers, there’s some digging up of old topics going on here. like that :_) hehe
what I think its fantastic is, that Tarantino hasn’t dipped into shit yet. People may be divided over Four Rooms, which is argueable a mess, but all HIS films are great, no matter if one likes the one more than the other, but let’s face it, Tarantino hasn’t made his “spy kids 3d” yet, and as long as he doesn’t do that, he rocks
Haha, or his The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (Rodriguez has made more than one stinker, so it maybe appropriate to use another director as an example of how he/she can make a shit film amongst the other greats
Hmmm, i dont know how to say this but i think QT could do better than Pulp fiction. It was the last movie i saw out of the four. I was expecting something a bit more powerful. I still see Reservoir Dogs as being his best work. Dont get me wrong but i loved Pulp Fiction, and im gonna watch it again this weekend and maybe i’ll see a little more into it. Reservoir dogs had a much greater impact on me after i saw it. It affected me more than any film i had ever seen. I think the reason i didnt get that great an impression of Pulp Fiction is because i had heard it was the “greatest movie ever made”. i was a little dissapointed. but thats my problem. I just recently watched Jackie Brown again because i had seen it when it first came out and i was pretty young and i didnt get all of the story. That was a good movie. And Kill Bill was great especially realism when the Bride first Wakes up. that part is insanely real and disturbing. I love his movies but i just hope that this isnt going to be the best we see from him. i dont care how much time it takes but i think that he can easily surpass the greatness of his other films.
I agree with you that Tarantino can do something better than Pulp Fiction, however it is quite unlikely that he will ever top it. I’m afraid I agree with those who say that the fame has got to his head a little. Being a bit big-headed is ok, but QT seems to have his head up his arse (this coming from one his BIGGEST fans!!). It’s almost as if he has gotten so much praise for his first 3 films that he believes he has ALREADY made it into the big league (where Scorsese, Hitchcock, Leone etc. are all at) and feels he can just fuck about with his movies now and not try to prove himself (because in his eyes, he has already proven that). He feels he has proven himself so he doesn’t need to make another true masterpiece, but can go about making films a lot of people won’t like, which he will definately like. Hence, that is why we have got Kill Bill. It almost seems as though he is wasting his talent. He could be making masterpieces but instead wastes time advertising other people’s films, appearing on shitty TV programs and only talking about what he MAY do. That isn’t good enough and I think he needs to deliver more, soon.
Yes, he hasn’t disappointed us yet, everything he has done, even recent work such as the CSI episode have been promising, but he really needs to get up off his arse and get to work on his WWII epic. I’m not too chuffed about the Grind House idea, mainly because I would like IB first.
Kill Bill was brilliant, it was a masterpiece but it isn’t in the same league as PF. It seems that QT was very experimental with KB, doing everything he had wanted to do in the way he wanted to do them. But it isn’t a complete film in the way PF is, KB still has it’s flaws. I mean way more people hate on Kill Bill than on Pulp Fiction.
I think QT hasn’t proven himself as one of the greats just yet. He has everything, he just doesn’t go that extra distance and deliver more films to us. It takes him absolutely ages to make just one film. I would like to see at least another 5 films from him, only then will we be able to see if he is one of the greatest.
For me, Pulp Fiction is his definite masterpiece. I loved it much more than Reservoir Dogs. Pulp Fiction to me, is the greatest film ever. I have yet to see anything that will surpass it.
I also don’t like the KB: Vol. 3 idea or the Vega Brothers idea. He needs to hurry up and move on to other things. I would also want to see his definite Spaghetti Western.