Hey everybody. I've been admiring these forums for quite a while now. I have some comments on NBK and comments on other comments. Here they are:
1) As far as movies go, NBK is awesome.
2) As far as Tarantino movies go, NBK is trash and Stone should be shot.
3) I prefer to think of this film as an Oliver Stone masterpiece as opposed to a Tarantino film.
4) Tarantino shouldn't have sold the script, but if I were Tarantino, I'd get pissed to.
5) Tommy Lee Jones is awesome in this movie.
6) Acting and directing is superb and original.
7) Tarantino's hating of this film should be exclusive to Tarantino. As film fans, I think we should we should give this film an equal oppertunity. If you hate the film, I'm cool with that, but don't hate it because Stone screwed up a perfectly good Tarantino script...wait...that didn't make much sense...oh well.
8) The film would've been much better as a strait forward Tarantino film, but Stones turing of the film into a Media Satire is both ingenious and worthy of praise.
9) If it bothers Tarantino all that much, he should shoot Stone.
10) All in all, don't hate on NBK.
Now for other comments:
1) I've seen a bunch of your posts, and you generally have a good idea about what you're talking about. Not the case here. Your opinion is fine here, but the Stephen King referance is so unbelievably friggin dumb and holds no water. Kubrick is one of the greats. I'd put him in the top 5 of all time, easily (under Tarantino and Hitchcock of course). He did perfect justice to Stephen Kings novel. His vision of the film is far greater than that of Stephen Kings novel (no disrespect to Kubrick). And Stephen did, instead of complaining ,(not that Tarantino shouldn't mind you), make a new version of the Shining released in 1997. This version overseen by King (but not directed) was four and a half hours long, with incredably slow pacing, and pretty boring. Kubricks 1980 "The Shining" is a masterpiece, while King's 1997 version is a mess. You had no friggin idea about what you were talking about. End of discussion.