[quote=“G”]I would like for him to adapt another novel. Jackie Brown is still his best by far.[/quote]
It’s his most mature movie, with well-rounded characters. Less superficial than Pulp and KB Vol.1. But I agree fully with Quentin when he said “But all that doesn’t make Jackie Brown a better movie, it just makes it a different movie”.
Style over substance can be a great thing for movies.
[quote=“G”]It’s fun to see his genre homages because fans of those movies can have a fun time. But to take him serious as a director by doubters of QT, he needs to leave his own mark on film, not praise others that came before him in his films.[/quote]
He is doing both these things. This whole being overconcerned with originality and innovation thing is bumming me a bit out.
[quote=“G”]Also, I know he hates “snobby” people, and I know it sometimes can be a good thing for him being a crossover of mainstream and “arthouse”, but I think that is also what is hurting. I believe he needs to choose a side, because mainstream complains about things in his films that they can’t understand and “arthouse” fans bash his films due to lack of originality and just sees him as a gimmick.
Someone like PTA crosses over greatly due to his “homages” isn’t what makes his films, you just see things in them that you can trace back and say he was inspired by so-and-so’s work. It helps that his films are all somewhat original. He isn’t forcing a G.W. Pabst down your throat with references, he could film a scene like a director, but he doesn’t spill out names just to rub in his education on film.[/quote]
I strongly disagree that he has to “choose a side”. It is one of the strong points of Tarantino that he lives neither in Hollywood Blockbuster world, nor in the Arthouse world. Most people still don’t get him: He is a total geek, and real geeks don’t care if a movie is mainstream of artsy, as long as it’s unique and awesome. People can’t understand that he loves, for example both romantic comedies and super-violent asian shit.
And he is not referencing just for the sake of a reference, it always makes sense in the movie, it’s not meant as ironic or a meta-approach either, he uses (for example) imagery from Lady Snowblood BECAUSE ITS AWESOME, not to say “look what obscure movies I know!”