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post #16 of 69
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

I have to say, I've NEVER been excited to watch a QT film, until now.

 

QT films are pretty damned entertaining. I think people sometimes try to make more of them than they should, and this inevitably leads to a letdown. QT is all about providing an honest, no-bullshit, self-indulgent, fun time. You have to go into a Tarantino movie not just expecting shtick, and campy dialogue, and kitschy plotting, but reveling in it. Especially with the more recent films from, say, Kill Bill onward.

 

It's smart lowbrow, and people run afoul of it when they expect highbrow.

post #17 of 69
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Originally Posted by Jackie Treehorn View Post

QT films are pretty damned entertaining. I think people sometimes try to make more of them than they should, and this inevitably leads to a letdown. QT is all about providing an honest, no-bullshit, self-indulgent, fun time. You have to go into a Tarantino movie not just expecting shtick, and campy dialogue, and kitschy plotting, but reveling in it. Especially with the more recent films from, say, Kill Bill onward.

It's smart lowbrow, and people run afoul of it when they expect highbrow.

Was not the biggest fan of Basterds nor Death Proof...entertaining enough for sure.

However I think QT thinks of his "art" as much more than just low brow, which irks me. Not saying they're terrible movies, I just can't get excited for them, usually. This however looks special.
post #18 of 69
Tarantino's a geek and a fanboy of a certain class of "low-brow" films and has stayed true to that influence through all his movies - it's just that his geekiness and enthusiasm makes one perceive that he thinks he's on a higher artistic plane. I don't think he does as much as other people think, but if your going to be a geek about it then you obviously see something higher or deeper in the subject than the majority of people.
post #19 of 69
There certainly wasn't anything "fun" or "low-brow" about Reservoir Dogs or True Romance (two of his crowning achievements). The opening scene of Inglourious Basterds had a similar tone to those films but as we all later saw, it was not one carried throughout the entire movie.

But yes, his more recent films are still entertaining and the dialogue is often top-notch. Certainly one of the more interesting directors working today.
post #20 of 69
Can't stand Tarantino. His last ten years of output have all been derivative, self-indulgent crap, and this doesn't look to be any different.

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post #21 of 69
I'll go see this when it comes out, but I'm a bit dubious. I thought Tarantino had achieved something relatively special in Inglourious Bastards--a successful revenge comedy. (Special in the sense that a really long history leads us to expect that the revenger himself must be punished because revenge is satisfying but unacceptable.) But the Django trailer makes me fear that he's turning that success into a shtick.
post #22 of 69
I really want to be a Tarantino fan, I really do, but blah.
post #23 of 69
Really? Tarintino is great. Just look at the work he has put out. All cult classics. Kill bill vol's, pulp fiction, inglorious bastards, reservoir dogs and now django. He is one of the greatest directors of our time.
post #24 of 69

Mr Tarantino, You had my curiousity.. But now you have my attention. 

post #25 of 69
DiCaprio is going to play my favorite character in this. I can tell already. You can see a lot of bravado for just a few lines. I love his cigarette and coconut holder. Where can I buy a coconut holder like that?
post #26 of 69

you'd have to have made $50million+ in 2011

post #27 of 69
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

DiCaprio is going to play my favorite character in this. I can tell already. You can see a lot of bravado for just a few lines. I love his cigarette and coconut holder. Where can I buy a coconut holder like that?

 

Seriously.

 

My favorite shots in the trailer are the ones featuring him. Especially that first shot with the smile and the cigarette holder. You can tell he's going to ham this role up to just the appropriate degree, but no further.

post #28 of 69
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post #29 of 69
Lulz delivered, sir. Gracias.
post #30 of 69
Yawn. Another immature whiteboy revenge fantasy, Leo reprising Val Kilmer's Doc Holiday, and Jamie 'the assclown' Fox. This will go down as the film where Tarantino became completely irrelevant.
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