I Don't Like Quentin Tarantino Movies

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  1. Mike Eskimo

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    Wouldn’t be a bad time to rerelease that movie .

    Perhaps with a few deleted “carving” scenes ?

    Then at the end they could add a static shot of Sam Jackson just looking at everyone in the theater.

    Silently.

    Occasionally he’d say “where you goin ? Come back ! Do I make you uncomfortable ?”

    Well, that’s what I’d like to see...
     
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    Well yes, that was a hard film to watch.
    Django Unchained was also hard to watch, both had sections I just had to turn away from.

    As a kid I watched lots of war movies and TV shows.
    Rat Patrol was a favorite.
    The Vietnam war was happening and I was ripening for combat.
    I decided to put off getting married (at the age of 7) because I would probably die in Vietnam.
    What does a little kin know about war?
    Ended before I was 18 though and I didn't get to go.

    So, we can send 18yo boys and girls into combat, but vulgar violence in cinema is a bad thing.
    We can sanction and enact real vulgarity, but we shouldn't portray it in art?
    Or violence in entertainment should be pleasant and palatable?

    I'm not sure endless streams of enjoyable fantasy violence is good, but short bursts of unwatchably vulgar violence is bad.

    Two gallery shows I went to in NYC really left a mark.
    Actually one wasn't art, it was a traveling exhibit of huge photographs of human remains from Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    The other was a collection of again very large photographs of lynching remains. Crime scenes/ press pics.
    Tarantino is polite granny friendly by comparison, yet we look away.

    Sorry all but this is what we humans do when we go to war against each other, or just get overcome by hatred.

    All these dissenting opinions are fine though,, I skip country music stations on the radio and nobody here holds that against me.
    Right?
     
  3. blowtorch

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    Yeah but we also poop. We don't really need to see that on the big screen, do we?
     
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    Indeed. And it's placement in scenes is true art, just brings the scene alive. I like his movies ok but Hateful 8 was a stinker. Promotion was awesome but the real thang, can't watch it twice.
    Pulp Fiction was a masterpiece.
     
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    I actually own that on DVD (my wife loves camp horror and zombie genres) but could only watch it once.
    I (we) own many Tarantino films and almost always watch them numerous times, maybe every few years.
    Not all of them, but the usual suspects.

    Devils Rejects was hard to take and I didn't watch it again.
     
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    I understand certain cultures have a lot of that in their porn.
    Go figure.

    Actually one culture I know that has that obsession with poop also has a horror style that you couldn't pay me to sit through.
    Mercifully, i cannot remember the name of one film I saw part of and needed to puke.
     
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    I'm not a big Tarantino fan either. But I'm glad he's out there. If by "overdirector" you mean that you're always conscious of the fact that you're watching one of his movies (as opposed to just getting lost in the story and characters) that probably goes back to the "director as auteur" films from the 50s. I don't find anything inherently wrong with that but can see where it might bother others.

    Wes Anderson, for example, is always very present in his film but I think they're really great. I would go see the next Wes Anderson film just because he made it--just as there was a time when I would blindly buy a Paul Westerberg album because I wanted to see what was going on with him. Of course, there are far more who would line up for the next Tarantino movie because he intrigues them and speaks to their hipster (I don't mean that pejoratively) sensibilities.
     
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    Awww, you're the sensitive kind!
     
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    Not to be all anti-multicultural and all, but

    they can keep it
     
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    Quentin cartoonizes the violence though. Hard to really get offended.
    Yeah, but poop is a necessity.
     
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    my life just became a Tarantino movie..just won a tele on Ebay...swore em off last year........
     
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    On youtube you can find actual disaster footage with comedic soundtracks playing behind them.
    Hard to get really offended watching those, too
     
  13. telemnemonics

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    I switched from think-criticism-experience many years ago and now find entertainment more entertaining.

    We had a thread recently requesting movies that don't take too much effort in suspending disbelief.
    I can't understand attempting to take in a cinema experience with the expectation of believability.
    Why make that a criteria?

    For me much of the point of experiencing an art/ entertainment product is the temporary freedom from critical judgement.

    Maybe that's just me though, I need that relief now and then, as my senses are constantly processing sights sounds and smells, searching for aberrations or problems.

    I also dated a film student for years and saw all the great experimental film and many of those still living filmmakers.
    Really, it's a medium to experience with a more open mind than the rational judging mind, which is a small corner of the mind, and not the best part at that.

    Education attempts to force us to value rational judgement as the highest calling of the mind.
    Utterly ridiculous!
     
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    Then there is a twist coming you didn't foresee and it probably involves violence or a lengthy monologue.
     
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    He is more than a tad ham-fisted.
     
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    Ouch
     
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    When I was 15 my dad, uncle and I decided to go to the movies. We did that a lot. (My dad still goes 2 or 3 times a week)

    I remember my dad saying we could go see some action movie - I cannot recall which one - or a movie called Reservoir Dogs. I'd not heard of it. We picked Reservoir Dogs. Still one of my favorite movie going experiences.

    With the internet, it's hard for me to see a movie that I know absolutely nothing about going in. That movie blew me away.
     
  18. telemnemonics

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    Cheap Martin, not priceless Gibson.
    Cheap in terms of antique parlor guitars that nobody actually buys to play.

    AFAIK the guitar did as well as Jackie Chan typically did in the making of most of his own films.
    Film making has stunts, and stuff (as well as people) gets broken.

    Martin fixed it and probably gets more money showing the Tarantino guitar than showing one of the row of parlor guitars.
     
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    thanks hunny bunny!

    I myself love the "I am far from okay" "did you take the honda" and in rezzy dogs... the whole Mr. Pink thing... and the whole 'can you hear me?"

    GOLD JERRY, GOLD.
     
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    Aww don't hold it against him too much. Real life surfing is actually pretty boring. You oughta try surfing at Morro bay, a 3 second ride would be like catching a roller in Hawaii.
     
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