I Don't Like Quentin Tarantino Movies

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  1. ReverendRevolver

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    Wait; did you try to get her to watch Mulholland Drive? I still only have a vague idea what that was about, I just feigned certainty to drive my friends nuts. Lynch's budget getting snipped, the "cowboy " character, the flip of the actresses toward the end, and the theater scene are what I base my theory on. But I think the original idea was different, and they'd already got really good scenes, like the one with the homeless thing behind the dumpster and the one with the director getting cheated on by a really "nice guy" type of jerk, so they just left those in for fun.
    But yea, movies like that infuriate some people.
     
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    Nope, the fellow was actually Caucasian. He got a kick out of introducing himself as an African American! Which he was! He moved here from Africa and is now an American citizen. He is a water systems engineer, and had quite an impressive swing.
     
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    If that's true, then count me out of that group. I think it says a lot about 'them,' fans of gore and torture porn. I'm certainly not one of them.
     
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    We only see eye to eye on Warhol's trash, so to speak. I don't think she cared much for Lynch, certainly not into him as much as I am.

    Most of the scenes were a dream/subconscious projection, only parts of that movie were to be taken as 'awake'. It was overall a critique on whatever Hollywood makes people feel at the movies. I never really minded the loose ends, never needed every thread cinched. One of my favorite scenes was Billy Ray Cyrus throwing out Adam "that ain't no way to treat your wife, buddy, I don't care what she's done" lol.
     
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    I’d like to see him make a movie without his usual crutches (mentioned in this thread.) Wonder if he could hold a candle next to the real classics?
     
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    I owe Tarantino a debt.

    He woke me up to what I think was a budding but prurient interest in me, in violence.

    Now, since violence is all you can find in movies, I just don't watch any of these "new" ones. At all.

    Leaves more time for long vacations, and playing music and preparing food in the kitchen, and hiking and working in the garden and kayaking. And reading. And playing with my pup.

    Tarantino figured it out, and through him so have I.
     
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    I saw once upon a time in hollywood yesterday and i can now agree i don't like his films either
     
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    To me hes more like Kiss. He figured out a formula and is true to it. I haven't liked anything since Pulp Fiction (Alive, in comparison) but there are many who keep putting their money down, and as long as the formula works, why change it.
     
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    Well OK that's not a bad comparison, given that many actually liked and some even still like Kiss.
    I never liked them and I think their music was simplistic and derivative, where I don't think Tarantino is simplistic and derivative.
    But I suppose at some point when an artist stops coming up with new ideas and rehashes their own old ideas, even within their own individual style, they can be seen as having become simplistic and derivative.

    Fans tend to keep supporting them though, despite not getting anything new from the work.
    Really a lot of great artists stop coming up with new ideas after a decade or two of success.
    And on the flip side, fans can be very fickle and stop supporting a favorite artists for failing to deliver derivative product decade after decade.

    I think Tarantino came up with more "new ideas" than Kiss, yet both have sort of narrow formulas that worked great for them and they got lots of mileage out of.

    I'd say those who never liked Tarantino movies probably didn't put much effort into discerning the difference between the concept of gratuitous violence, and the actual content of Tarantino movies that is effectively much greater than plain gratuitous violence.

    Almost like the parents of the '60s kids who insisted that Rock was the Devils music, without delving into '60s Rock beyond finding it offensive.
    Or those who say they could paint like Rothko or Pollock.

    One way I look at a director is in the quality of performance he or she gets out of the actors.
    Tarantino manages to get three dimensional performances out of one dimensional actors, FWIW.

    Not paying to see his current work on the big screen though, so no comment on his new stuff!
    I guess he lost my interest...
     
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    WRT artists that fail to evolve enough to satisfy critics and the public, I went to a massive Picasso and Braque show at either the Met or MOMA years ago.
    Room after room filled with cubism.

    Before the end of my long walk through hundreds of great master works I no longer liked either artist.

    This is not a comment on those artists or their work, more on my and possibly our inability to enjoy too much of the same basic stuff.
     
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    Saw Kill Bill 1 & 2 recently and was surprised how much I enjoyed it, having zero interest in martial arts films. Extremely silly, but has the usual Tarantino good points like quotable dialogue and film references - like Darryl Hannah doing her Blade Runner replicant 'death throes'. Anybody spot him referencing his own film? (Uma's extended smiley face when driving at the end - it mirrors the end of Jackie Brown).
     
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    Yeah Tarantino is big on riffing and putting past classic riffs into new tunes.

    Death Proof was such a riff fest it was like a battle of the bands, albeit a battle of old bands coming up with a few choice new riffs in the mix.

    The whole actor playing stunt man and stunt woman playing actor was I suppose the core riffage.
    Plus I suppose the femme fatale killing the action star dude may have riffed on classic sexploitation films, not really sure there as I'm not inclined to analyze art unless poked with a stick.

    Then the sort of trashy classic action film star destroying fine classic artifacts like the Challenger and later the Martin, where we get to see that clasic mopar muscle car destroyed over and over, and in a nod to Dark Shadows cheesy special effects, we see the car is sometimes a stunt double with skinny tires and too much leaf spring extension.

    IMO he knew what he was doing when he made those "mistakes".
     
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    I'm so glad someone resurrected this thread, just so I could say how much I don't like Tarantino movies one more time. I don't personally know him, I don't want to either, so I can't really say I don't like him, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't. :D
     
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    You might want to stick with TCM. They might have Citizen Kane on again.
     
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    ^ Now there's an over-rated 'sacred cow' film if ever there was one.
     
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    I’m going to put off my “I think Spike Lee is a great film maker” thread for another time ...

    (Unless someone raises their nerd head from behind the bushes and says in a meek, though provoking manner ...”I think George Lucas is a great director !” or “I think John Williams is a genius !”
    If that happens , I’ll spit in the dirt and -it’s on !!! :mad: )
     
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    It IS the entertainment "business" isn't it? I think to myself, "What would I do and what would I not do for a price?". "Stop making, what Torren61 thinks are, "crappy" movies even though ticket sales are through the roof for this dribble.", is not a concern for me and I would totally continue to sell the people what they want as long as they keep throwing money at it.

    You keep going, Quentin. Your retirement plan is better than mine.
     
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    And lest we forget , we’re in an age that lionizes filmed comic books.
     
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    Don't disagree with any of this.

    I just dont think comparing him to FZ is quite accurate, but that could be due to my generational age.
     
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