Monday, March 26, 2007

Okay...

So this cat says, compares himself to one of the greatest writers of all time...

Okay...well, um, all right.

I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I'll bet that the Bard never would have wrote the line, "I'm Buck and I'm here to f**k."

5 Comments:

Blogger BeckEye said...

Yeah, he's an idiot.

But he revived John Travolta's career, so I'm grateful to the dude for that.

Mon Mar 26, 10:37:00 PM PDT  
Blogger James said...

I saw him on Leno last night. The guy thinks too much of himself. He was talking about how he loves car chases and if he's going to do a car chase, it's going to be the best car chase in the history of cinema.

I admire the aspirations, but I suspect that he feels that it's not a worthy goal so much as his vaunted destiny.

Sorry, QT, you're more movie nerd than "super-cool," and your movies? A mixed bag...at best.

Reservoir Dogs was brilliant.
Pulp Fiction a breath of fresh air, but highly over-rated and practically unwatchable these days.
Jackie Brown just sucked.
Kill Bill 1&2? Two times the movie, but only half as good.

If it weren't for Uma, they would be nearly unwatchable.

That's just my opinion. I could be wrong.

Tue Mar 27, 04:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Becka,

I don't think he's an idiot, I just can't see how anyone could compare themselves to Shakespeare. From a comedy, drama and dialogue standpoint, no one, and I mean no one, has ever come close.

James,

Let me say this, there isn't much competition from his generation as far as he is concerned. So I think it gives him a boost of pride, even when he just phones a movie in.

When you look at the 70's, all of these cats were vying against each other and a golden age was created. I know that he doesn't take a Wes Anderson or a David O. Russell seriously, and that everyone in his genre is just viewed by Q.T, as poor imitations of himself.

"Reservoir Dogs" holds up real well, as well as the Hong Kong films that inspired it. "Pulp" does lose its appeal after a few viewings and the novelty wears off.

I respect him more as a screenwriter, "True Romance" is basically why I want to be a screenwriter. It is the Alpha and the Omega to me.

"From Dusk 'Til Dawn" was good when it came out, but it doesn't hold up over the long haul.

I dug "Jackie Brown," but I love all Elmore Leonard films, so I'm biased.

"Kill Bill One" is a visual treat, but I am of the school that Roger Avary helped him and spurred him on to try harder in terms of both story and dialogue. I kind of get the impression that he's happy with ten good lines in his films and he leaves it at that.

I can't get into "K.B. II," Carradine didn't have the physicality to be the villain to end all villains. Just like in a video game, the last boss should be the hardest boss, or the whole game is a huge letdown.

Robert Rodriguez has kind of passed Tarantino up at his own game and because they are friends, I don't think he's even realized it.

Tue Mar 27, 07:03:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Dale said...

I like Quentin but like James said, he's a movie nerd.

I loved Resevoir Dogs, True Romance and Pulp Fiction (guess I don't need to see it again anytime soon). I wish Kill Bill had been one film and I'm looking forward to the Grindhouse experience.

Great analogy on the Carradine / final boss WP and intresting insight into y'all.

Tue Mar 27, 08:08:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

"I like Quentin but like James said, he's a movie nerd."

All good directors have to be movie nerds and if you read enough books on film, you start to see that distinct correlation.

Check out Martin Scorsese talk about any of his films and where he drew his inspiration. Especially, the documentary he did called My Voyage to Italy

Cinema is a religon in itself, if a director is to become truly great.

"I wish Kill Bill had been one film"

In a way, me too.

"and I'm looking forward to the Grindhouse experience."

Absolutely. If he can't pull it off, at least I can look forward to the other segments.

Tue Mar 27, 08:38:00 PM PDT  

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