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Tarantino moves on to non-gratuitous violence (Wanted to give Gibson the Oscar for 'Passion')
film.guardian.co.uk ^ | Tuesday March 15, 2005 | Staff and agencies

Posted on 03/15/2005 7:46:12 PM PST by Destro

Tarantino moves on to non-gratuitous violence

Staff and agencies
Tuesday March 15, 2005

Quentin Tarantino is to exchange the world of yellow jumpsuits and shiny swords for one of muddy khakis and greasy rifles. The Kill Bill director's new film, which has the projected title of Inglorious Bastards, is to be about a platoon of second world war soldiers trapped behind enemy lines.

"I've been kicking back and now I'm getting ready to start working again," Tarantino, who has just started working on the film's script, told the Sun. The director - who was in London picking up an Icon of the Decade award from Empire magazine - also vowed to keep on making movies for at least another 15 years.

"I'm not going to be this old guy that keeps cranking them out," he added. "My plan is to have a theatre by that time in some small town and I will be the manager - this crazy old movie guy.

"I've made enough money that nobody even needs to show up at the theatre. It's just having something to do.

"I will make little speeches before each movie. That sounds like a pretty cool life."

Tarantino added that Shaun of the Dead was his favourite film of 2004, and that his second favourite was The Passion of the Christ.

"I'm actually in the writers' branch of the Academy, but I wanted to switch over to the directors' branch so I could vote for Mel Gibson to win an Oscar," he said. "I think The Passion Of The Christ is one of the most magnificent directing jobs I've seen in my life. I hadn't seen a movie bring back the imagery of silent cinema until that film."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: oscars; passion; tarantino; thepassion

1 posted on 03/15/2005 7:46:15 PM PST by Destro
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To: Destro

I'd go to his theater. Sounds cool.


2 posted on 03/15/2005 7:48:11 PM PST by strider44
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To: Destro

I don't now, is this a compliment to Mel or vindication of those who complained of gratuitous violence? Heh heh heh...


3 posted on 03/15/2005 7:49:14 PM PST by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: Destro

I like reading Tarantino's comments on films better than I like his films, which I find pretty bad.


4 posted on 03/15/2005 7:49:19 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pelosi fined $21,000 for collecting/distributing funds in excess of campaign-finance laws)
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To: Destro

Kill Bill is one of my favorites!


5 posted on 03/15/2005 7:50:12 PM PST by TightyRighty
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To: strider44

He's genius.


6 posted on 03/15/2005 7:50:31 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: Destro

I adore Quentin Tarantino. He writes better dialogue than anyone else living, his movies make me feel like I've been on a roller-coaster for two solid hours, and he's never afraid to play the jackass parts.


8 posted on 03/15/2005 7:57:42 PM PST by Xenalyte (I am at Dr. Venture's lab to right that which is wrong and to repair the torn curtain of time itself)
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To: uwmeister

I don't know about that.


9 posted on 03/15/2005 7:59:32 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Destro

Pulp Fiction and Rez Dogs were very good movies, haven't seen Kill Bill though. QT has a cool vibe in his shows. Not as cool as David Lynch, but cool nonetheless.


10 posted on 03/15/2005 8:01:03 PM PST by SoDak (hoist that rag!)
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To: uwmeister

I liked 'Dusk till Dawn', 'Reservoir Dogs, and, of course 'Pulp Fiction'.

Not much else really got to me like those other three did.

I think Tarantino is parodying himself these days.


11 posted on 03/15/2005 8:01:18 PM PST by JFK_Lib
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To: Destro

Yeah I will stop by his theater also. Thumbs up to Quentin


12 posted on 03/15/2005 8:02:46 PM PST by Fast1 (Destroy America buy Chinese goods,Shop at Wal-Mart)
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To: SoDak; Xenalyte; JFK_Lib

QT's movies are so satisfying because he is making movies with a 70s "grindhouse" flavor. Those moves were kicks in the gut so the make you feel like you were on a rollercoaster ride.


13 posted on 03/15/2005 8:06:47 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Xenalyte
One of my all time favorite scenes from any movie is the diner scene in Reservoir Dogs. I love Steve Buscemi's character's discourse on tipping. I don't agree with it, but it is something one never expects to hear at the end of a meal in a restaurant.
14 posted on 03/15/2005 8:10:30 PM PST by Poodlebrain
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To: Destro

Quinton is a talentless hack who has nothing going for him except that he makes these quirky movies that are just an absolute blast to watch over and over. Kinda like Lou Reed, he can't sing or play guitar all that well but somehow can crank out some ablsolute masterpiece albums. I decided long ago to quit trying to figure it out and just enjoy it while it lasts. You keep making movies Quinton and I'll keep paying to see them.


15 posted on 03/15/2005 8:12:56 PM PST by joebuck
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To: Destro

I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like the anime sequence from Kill Bill Vol. I (I think it's the one with the spaghetti Western song playing in the background).


16 posted on 03/15/2005 8:12:59 PM PST by Ex-Dem (40 F in March? Where's global warming when you need it...)
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To: SoDak

A freeper who likes David Lynch? Cool.

We are a rare breed, my friend.


17 posted on 03/15/2005 8:17:15 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: zbigreddogz

Bad night for TV, I was thinking of going down to the media room and watching Mulholland Drive.


18 posted on 03/15/2005 8:21:09 PM PST by SoDak (hoist that rag!)
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To: joebuck
that are just an absolute blast to watch over and over.

A hack he may be (hacking off of 70s grindhouse movies) but he has talent - anyone who makes a movie that are just an absolute blast to watch over and over is not talentless.

19 posted on 03/15/2005 8:23:31 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Darkwolf377

Pulp Fiction is one of my top 5 movies of all time. When the previewed it in NYC, I was of the first into the theatre. His other films are either above average (Reservoir Dogs, True Romance), ho hum (Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Two) or entertaining but forgettable (Kill Bill One).


20 posted on 03/15/2005 8:25:46 PM PST by Clemenza (Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms: The Other Holy Trinity)
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To: Destro
Reservoir Dogs is, quite simply, one of the best films ever made. Not that the film's plot is awesome; plot is rather thin. The excellent character development--not to mention one-liners--is what makes the movie so great.
21 posted on 03/15/2005 8:26:06 PM PST by hispanichoosier
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To: SoDak

I've seen MD like 12 times (not kidding, sadly), I love it!


22 posted on 03/15/2005 8:26:13 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: Destro
I don't know that I'd call what Butch and Marsellus did to Zed, Maynard and the Gimp gratuitous...given what Zed, Maynard and the Gimp did to them.
23 posted on 03/15/2005 8:27:48 PM PST by RichInOC ("You hear me, hillbilly boy? I ain't through with you by a damn sight! I'm'a get medieval...!")
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To: strider44
I'd go to his theater. Sounds cool.

Just a suggestion; Avoid the Big Kahuna burgers at the snack bar.

24 posted on 03/15/2005 8:29:39 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Destro; Darkwolf377
My favorite Tarantino commentary, from Sleep With Me: You want subversion on a massive level. You know what one of the greatest f--king scripts ever written in the history of Hollywood is? Top Gun.

[Duane: Oh, come on.]

Sid: Top Gun is f--king great. What is Top Gun? You think it's a story about a bunch of fighter pilots.

[Duane: It's about a bunch of guys waving their d--ks around.]

Sid:It is a story about a man's struggle with his own homosexuality. It is! That is what Top Gun is about, man. You've got Maverick, all right? He's on the edge, man. He's right on the f--king line, all right? And you've got Iceman, and all his crew. They're gay, they represent the gay man, all right? And they're saying, go, go the gay way, go the gay way. He could go both ways.

[Duane: What about Kelly McGillis?]

Sid: Kelly McGillis, she's heterosexuality. She's saying: no, no, no, no, no, no, go the normal way, play by the rules, go the normal way. They're saying no, go the gay way, be the gay way, go for the gay way, all right? That is what's going on throughout that whole movie... He goes to her house, all right? It looks like they're going to have sex, you know, they're just kind of sitting back, he's takin' a shower and everything. They don't have sex. He gets on the motorcycle, drives away. She's like, "What the fick, what the f-ck is going on here?" Next scene, next scene you see her, she's in the elevator, she is dressed like a guy. She's got the cap on, she's got the aviator glasses, she's wearing the same jacket that the Iceman wears. She is, okay, this is how I gotta get this guy, this guy's going towards the gay way, I gotta bring him back, I gotta bring him back from the gay way, so I'm do that through subterfuge, I'm gonna dress like a man. All right? That is how she approaches it.

Okay, now let me just ask you--I'm gonna digress for two seconds here. I met this girl Amy here, she's like floating around here and everything. Now, she just got divorced, right?...

All right, but the REAL ending of the movie is when they fight the MIGs at the end, all right? Because he has passed over into the gay way. They are this gay fighting f--king force, all right? And they're beating the Russians, the gays are beating the Russians. And it's over, and they f--king land, and Iceman's been trying to get Maverick the entire time, and finally, he's got him, all right? And what is the last f--king line that they have together? They're all hugging and kissing and happy with each other, and Ice comes up to Maverick, and he says, "Man, you can ride my tail, anytime!" And what does Maverick say? "You can ride mine!" Swordfight! Swordfight! F--kin' A, man!

26 posted on 03/15/2005 8:31:41 PM PST by Clemenza (Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms: The Other Holy Trinity)
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To: Destro

Hey! Shaun of the Dead was my favorite movie of last year too! :) Cool!


27 posted on 03/15/2005 8:33:51 PM PST by PureSolace (A Conservative bases his politics from his morals, and a Liberal bases his morals from his politics.)
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To: Poodlebrain
"You see this, its the world's smallest violin, playing."

I went to the same elementary school as Steve Buscemi. Of course, he is about 15 years (if not more) older than me.

28 posted on 03/15/2005 8:34:52 PM PST by Clemenza (Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms: The Other Holy Trinity)
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To: zbigreddogz

I saw it in the theatre, and just finally popped for the DVD. I'd really like to get the entire Twin Peaks run on DVD, but I've just been too cheap so far. I have Straight Story, Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart, Lost Highway, and Fire Walk With Me already.


29 posted on 03/15/2005 8:35:13 PM PST by SoDak (hoist that rag!)
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To: Clemenza

"Kill Bill" is a parody of bad Kung Fu movies and spagheti westerns. If you watch it from any other point of you'll get frustrated.


30 posted on 03/15/2005 8:35:55 PM PST by blackbart.223
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To: SoDak

Don't forget ELEPHANT MAN.


31 posted on 03/15/2005 8:36:05 PM PST by avenir (Life becomes cheaper when the cost for taking it does.)
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To: avenir

I've seen it, and didn't find it appealing.


32 posted on 03/15/2005 8:38:02 PM PST by SoDak (hoist that rag!)
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To: JFK_Lib

Jackie Brown was a nice little gem.


33 posted on 03/15/2005 8:38:30 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Clemenza

pissed my pants - and its very true - well not exactly true - those movies appeal to the Freudian stage where adolescent boys hate girls and just want to rough house with other boys. Not exactly sexual as in gay.


34 posted on 03/15/2005 8:39:38 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: blackbart.223; Clemenza
You have to get in that 70s grindhouse mindset to enjoy QT's movies. I won't call it a parody but a homage to Kung Fu and Spaghetti Westerns the way Indiana Jones was a homage to movie serials.
35 posted on 03/15/2005 8:41:22 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: JFK_Lib
I liked 'Dusk till Dawn', 'Reservoir Dogs, and, of course 'Pulp Fiction'.

Not much else really got to me like those other three did.

There's something about Harvey Keitel reciting lines written by QT... I think that the two work really well together.

As much as I love PF and RD (though I've never been able to listen to Steeler's Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle With You" since then without that scene poping into my head!), I think that my favorite movie by QT is Jackie Brown. Amazing movie, and I never seem to tire of it. I've problably seen it 20 or 30 times. I think it was on Starz Theater, and I caught it at least once a day for an entire week!

Mark

36 posted on 03/15/2005 8:42:10 PM PST by MarkL (Brain cells come, and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever!)
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To: MarkL

I was happy to see Quentin use the theme from "Across 110th Street" in that film.


37 posted on 03/15/2005 8:55:00 PM PST by Clemenza (Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms: The Other Holy Trinity)
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To: Destro
...so I could vote for Mel Gibson to win an Oscar.

Liar?

BTW, Pulp Fiction had only one poor acting performance, that being from Tarantino, himself.

The Pulp Fiction screenplay was an interesting mixture of somewhat clever characterization, awkwardly contrived convergence, and presented no single character with whom the viewer could identify.

The script left gaping holes and had amateurish inconsistencies (for example, hit men don't leave physical evidence all over, junkies don't usually drink, car wrecks don't magically disappear, the list goes on.) That said, the film had some unique scene transitions and the music was especially well done.

One didn't have to look too deeply to be offended by Pulp Fiction. Tarantino made cinematic fools of military personnel, people of faith and police while humanizing mobster hit men and drug dealers. So, when Tarantino says he wanted Gibson to win an Oscar, it was probably just another poor acting performance .

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38 posted on 03/15/2005 9:00:52 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner

Movies are not reality nor are they there for the purpose of morality. They are entertainment.


39 posted on 03/15/2005 9:13:51 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Destro
Destro, you said Movies are not reality nor are they there for the purpose of morality. They are entertainment.

On your first point, I agree, especially when the title is "Pulp Fiction." Careful fiction writers do, however, try to tie up loose ends and avoid inconsistencies where possible. This helps in the so called willful suspension of disbelief, that feeling of losing yourself in a book or film.

On your second point, respectfully I must disagree. All too often, Hollywood interjects political messages into films, where they have no purpose in the plot other than to accomplish social instruction.

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40 posted on 03/15/2005 9:33:40 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: avenir; zbigreddogz; SoDak

Neither forget Eraserhead.


41 posted on 03/15/2005 9:50:46 PM PST by dandi (Looking forward to more P.E.S.T.s in 2006.)
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To: Destro

Tarantino goes in for a kind of schlock. And you have to wonder if the Maccabees movie would be helped or hurt by his advice.


42 posted on 03/15/2005 11:22:29 PM PST by sevry
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To: dandi

Do you mean 'never forget Eracerhead'?

Indeed, I don't think I will. Weird, weird flick, even by Lynch standards. But I liked it. Not my favorite of his, but still good.


43 posted on 03/15/2005 11:57:34 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: SoDak

Yah, I need to get the whole TP thing too, haven't gotten around to it.

I have Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr. and The Elephant Man on DVD, and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Lost Highway on VHS.

Oh, and technically, I have Wild At Heart on VHS that I bought before I saw, but now having seen it, I don't really like it. It's only Lynch movie I don't like. (Well, I don't think I like Dune, but I haven't seen all of it)


44 posted on 03/16/2005 12:00:08 AM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: Seaplaner

So what if it may be slanted? You can't listen to alternate opinions? Athenians who invented the theater and drama and camedy made it a point to confront the demos.


45 posted on 03/16/2005 7:06:06 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: sevry

A true movie about the Maccabees would show them to be just as bad as the Syrian-Greeks that they fought (i.e. just as intolerant).


46 posted on 03/16/2005 7:08:01 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Darkwolf377

You don't even like Reservoir Dogs or PF? The former is just a dynamite genre film. Intelligent and exciting.


47 posted on 03/17/2005 8:30:35 AM PST by Borges
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To: Destro

Hopefully Tarantino won't wait long to make his war movie. If "Kill Bill" was any indication, I'm anticipating more good things.


48 posted on 03/17/2005 8:38:04 AM PST by Polonius (It's called logic, it'll help you.)
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To: Seaplaner

Has there ever been a less political filmmaker than QT?


49 posted on 08/22/2009 5:49:49 AM PDT by Borges
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