Digitalgypsy66 wrote: Eismann wrote:
Froggy wrote:I'm not really a big QT fan. I see him as more a compiler of memorable moments than a filmmaker. I thought Inglorious Basturds was his best film.
for me, he's kind of in that same class as Kevin Smith in the sense that I recognize the importance of their films, particularly in defining the 1990s, but I just don't think they are particularly good film makers.
He's polarizing, to be sure. I'm a huge QT fan. I thought IB was a strong concept overall, but I didn't care much for the characters outside of the lead. It's probably my least fave of his. Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill are all pretty equally must-sees for me.
I would agree with your assessment. I really liked the scene in Inglorious Basterds at the farm house with Christopher Walz and the woman hiding under the house. Typical Tarantino dialogue. The rest of the movie was meh. Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs were the pinnacle, and his films have been on a downward slope since then, Kill Bill excepted.
So... basically you didn't like Jackie Brown?
I couldn't get into Jackie Brown, either, though I'd like to give it another shot now that I'm older. Also, Death Proof is awful. But, other than that, I've loved his films. Especially, the first two, KB: Vol. 2, and Basterds. Nowadays, I tend to look at him as an amazing "homager" or "reappropriater." Yes, I realized neither of those things are words.