Quentin's favorite grindhouse movies


#41

it’s both. the exploitation elements are what the ads for the films were based on. those films didn’t have huge production values or big movie stars so they focused on those elements to sell the films. it started way back with the roadshows in the 20s. but the exploitation elements were not always lurid elements of violence and sex: when rock’n’roll exploded in the fifties American International Pictures (the most famous indy company of exploitation films) did a serie of films about rock’n’roll, high school and teenagers (rock all night and carnival rock being two of them)… the exploitation elements were then rock’n’roll, teenagers, fast cars, etc. Here’s a piece of the radio ad of the AIP’s double feature of Dragstrip Girl and Rock All Night:

"Some kids like to dance. And some kids like to kill! Speed crazy! Car crazy! Thrill crazy! Fun-loving teenagers, free-wheeling and fast travelling in Hollywood’s newest bag up, crack up, smash up double feature of fast cars and fast living"

those are elements you wouldn’t really consider exploitative anymore, but still.



Re: Halloween, just check out the trailer here www.youtube.com/watch?v=LydgEmQWOp0

You’ll see that it focuses on a lot of exploitation elements (a killer child, young girls, violence, a killer that’s is “pure evil” and inventive killings). there is not one credit for the actors, not even Donald Pleasance! that’s exploitation! :stuck_out_tongue:


#42

Enjoyed reading this list, because I’m more in touch with these movies rather than westerns which I’ve never really got into.



I’d have put Halloween at number 1 though


#43

The list of the coolest movies of all time from tarantino:

is it realy a list made by tarantino himself? ok there are a few of his definite favourites in there but some of the movies of his official lists are not contained.

I Know the list it´s also in the book “the man the myth …”


#44

I can’t believe he put Perfect on the list. It has John Travolta in it but still… ???


#45

[quote=“cyber-lili”]
He had made such a list when he was younger, maybe even before Jackie Brown was released. I have it in a French book. I might copy it and add it to the wiki. I’ll do tonight or tomorrow. But the list wasn’t definite and as I recall, there was like a top 5 and random runners up.



Btw Seb, thanks a lot for this new list, this is great. It’s not that much surprising, cause we all know already much of the movies he quoted and know that he loved them too. Even if some users are surprised about Romero, I was more about TCM.



Too bad there aren’t any runners up indeed, I’d like to have more movies to check out.
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[quote=“Ify”]
The Good the Bad and The Ugly

Rio Bravo

Taxi Driver

Blow Out



Taken from a QT book:



The unofficial QT’s Favourite Movie list (in no particular order):



One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

Breathless (1983)

His Girl Friday (1940)

Rolling Thunder (1977)

Badlands (1973)

Casualties of War (1989)

Used Cars (1980

It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

Where Eagles Dare (1969)

The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

The Killer (1989)

The Driver (1978)

Blood Simple (1983)

The Long Good Friday (1980)

Mona Lisa (1986)

The Hit (1984)

The Killers (1964)

Comfort and Joy (1984)

Local Hero (1983)

Le Petit Soldat (1963)

Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

Breathless (1964)

Bande a Part (1964)

Pierrot Le Fou (1968)

Shaft! (1971)

The Killing (1956)

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Rififi (1955)

The Taking of Pelham 123 (1974)

City on Fire (1989)

Kiss Me deadly (1955)

The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Fandango (1985)

Days of Thunder (1990)

Night Call Nurses (1972)

Jules et Jim (1962)

A Girl in Every Port (1928)

The Guns of Navarone (1961)

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Frogs (1972)

Willard (1971)

Night of the Lepus (1972)

Dark Passage (1947)

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Year of the Dragon (1985)

Scarface (1984)

Topkapi (1964)

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

Once Upon a Time in America (1964)

Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Abbot and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Hi Mom! (1969)

Back Street (1961)

Maniac Cop Two (1990)

Intruder (1989)

The Vigilante (1947)

Perfect (1985)

Mad Love (1935)

The Trip (1967)

The Last Seduction (1994)

Ed Wood (1994)

Salvador (1986)

For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Le Doulos (1962)

They Live By Night (1949)

The Long Goodbye (1973)

Coffy (1973)

Magnificent Obsession (1954)

The Savage Seven (1968)

The Thing (1982)

Caged Heat (1974)

Silver Bullet (1985)

Kansas City Confidential (1952)
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EDIT: Oh snap, you already gave the list. :P

#46

Ed Wood is on that list, I really loved that movie - poor Bela Lugosi. He was Murder Legendre in the first zombie film ever - White Zombie and he was the first Dracula. Then Hollywood spits him out like tasteless gum and then this man, Ed Wood Jr. finds him in the most peculiar of places and puts him in his films. I loved the overall black and white contrast. Tim Burton knows his horror movies.



Pull the strink! 8)


#47

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFxxx0K3rfM





I love this. My favorite band of all time - The Ramones doing Chainsaw. A song they wrote for what film?



The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.


#48

[quote=“Ify”]


EDIT: Oh snap, you already gave the list. :stuck_out_tongue:
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Do you have any idea where it comes from ? It’s obviously an american or british book, but not sure which one. And it’s not in the US books I own myself.


#49

[quote=“cyber-lili”]
Do you have any idea where it comes from ? It’s obviously an american or british book, but not sure which one. And it’s not in the US books I own myself.
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Yes - Quentin Tarantino: The Man, the Myth and his Movies by Wensley Clarkson.


#50

[quote=“Ify”]
Yes - Quentin Tarantino: The Man, the Myth and his Movies by Wensley Clarkson.
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Thanks, dude ! That way I’ll be able to add it to the wiki, now that I have the source.


#51

Shit, gotta’ rent some more movies, I’m really behind on Tarantino’s favorites :-</E>


#52

[quote=“TheNextTarantino”]Shit, gotta’ rent some more movies, I’m really behind on Tarantino’s favorites :-</E>[/quote]

I had a blast going down that list a few years ago, those flicks were all over the place.


#53

Funny, I recently watched Fernando Di Leo’s “Milano trilogy” and I thought “Wipeout” (which is listed in top 20) was vastly inferior to the excellent first two movies… BTW, wish QT would use that kick-ass music theme from “Milano Calibro 9” (one of the coolest intros ever IMO):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXd74Vk8n-0



Mario Adorf rules!


#54

[quote=“Cpt tonyanthony”][quote=“BioBasterd”]
No one feels the same way about Dawn Of The Dead?



It’s a lonely world.



insert mopey emoticon here
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no, i do too… but the european cut 8)[/quote]

How is the Euro cut different?


#55