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RedNeckRaider
07-07-2008, 09:51 AM
over the weekend. It was alright nothing special. After all the hype I had heard over the years I thought it would be much better. I think Tarantino is way overrated from what I have seen from him. As far as Reservoir Dogs I just never got around to it untill I found a copy for 3.99 last week.

chasedude
07-07-2008, 09:58 AM
Great Soundtrack

RedNeckRaider
07-07-2008, 10:05 AM
Great Soundtrack

I agree

eazyb81
07-07-2008, 10:05 AM
Well the movie is probably 15 years old now, so it obviously doesn't seem as ground-breaking at this point compared to what has come out recently.

Baby Lee
07-07-2008, 10:07 AM
Well the movie is probably 15 years old now, so it obviously doesn't seem as ground-breaking at this point compared to what has come out recently.

Plus, RnR has had 15 years of hearing how awesome it was, doubt any movie would stand up to built up expectations.

RedNeckRaider
07-07-2008, 10:10 AM
Plus, RnR has had 15 years of hearing how awesome it was, doubt any movie would stand up to built up expectations.

I guess I was thinking more along the lines of the movie Boondock Saints another movie I heard about for quite awhile before watching. It on the other hand was as good as the hype IMO

Phobia
07-07-2008, 10:15 AM
I'll never give Tarantino a fair shake because I just don't like his movie-making style. He's a twisted master-mind and while most consider that complimentary I just don't think it's really all that unique to movies.

rad
07-07-2008, 10:15 AM
I liked True Romance better

Phobia
07-07-2008, 10:17 AM
I've never seen Cool Hand Luke but I'm guessing it would hold up to the hype just fine.

rad
07-07-2008, 10:19 AM
I liked True Romance better

I mean, look at this cast:

Christian Slater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Slater)
Patricia Arquette (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Arquette)
Dennis Hopper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Hopper)
Val Kilmer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val_Kilmer)
Gary Oldman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Oldman)
Michael Rapaport (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Rapaport)
Bronson Pinchot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronson_Pinchot)
Saul Rubinek (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Rubinek)
Chris Penn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Penn)
Tom Sizemore (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Sizemore)
Brad Pitt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Pitt)
James Gandolfini (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Gandolfini)
Christopher Walken (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Walken)
Samuel L Jackson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_L_Jackson)
Jack Black (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Black)

HC_Chief
07-07-2008, 10:22 AM
I liked True Romance better

"You're part eggplant"

Classic scene.

eazyb81
07-07-2008, 10:22 AM
I've never seen Cool Hand Luke but I'm guessing it would hold up to the hype just fine.

I'm glad you brought this up, this was the exact movie I was thinking of. My dad raved about this movie for years, so I finally saw it recently and wasn't all that impressed. Don't get me wrong, it was a good movie, but after hearing for years about how great it was and seeing other movies that had come out after it was released, it didn't "wow" me like it did for others 20 years or so ago.

Phobia
07-07-2008, 10:31 AM
I'm glad you brought this up, this was the exact movie I was thinking of. My dad raved about this movie for years, so I finally saw it recently and wasn't all that impressed. Don't get me wrong, it was a good movie, but after hearing for years about how great it was and seeing other movies that had come out after it was released, it didn't "wow" me like it did for others 20 years or so ago.
It seems that you're providing a contrary point to my own so I feel obliged to continue with my own point despite the fact I've never seen the movie.

Oh wait, I'm way smarter than that. I guess I'll concede to your experience.

Wow. This style of debate would completely ruin the D.C. forum.

el borracho
07-07-2008, 10:36 AM
Reservoir Dogs bored the socks off of me.

DaKCMan AP
07-07-2008, 10:42 AM
Why do I have to be Mr. Pink?

Deberg_1990
07-07-2008, 10:43 AM
Reservoir Dogs bored the socks off of me.

Tarantino is one of my fave directors, but ill admit hes an aquired taste and not for everyone.

He uses alot of long takes without the quick cutting style most are accustomed to these days. So that might be one of the reasons why people frequently get bored with a few of his movies.

Lonewolf Ed
07-07-2008, 11:21 AM
I've never seen Cool Hand Luke but I'm guessing it would hold up to the hype just fine.

Cool Hand Luke... say, that reminds me, I need to have my car washed.

tooge
07-07-2008, 11:47 AM
I mean, look at this cast:

Christian Slater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Slater)
Patricia Arquette (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Arquette)
Dennis Hopper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Hopper)
Val Kilmer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val_Kilmer)
Gary Oldman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Oldman)
Michael Rapaport (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Rapaport)
Bronson Pinchot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronson_Pinchot)
Saul Rubinek (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Rubinek)
Chris Penn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Penn)
Tom Sizemore (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Sizemore)
Brad Pitt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Pitt)
James Gandolfini (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Gandolfini)
Christopher Walken (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Walken)
Samuel L Jackson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_L_Jackson)
Jack Black (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Black)

Val Kilmer was Elvis in the bathroom. I loved those scenes. I always point to my son and in my best elvis voice say " I love ya man, always have, always will"

little jacob
07-07-2008, 11:55 AM
I liked True Romance better

w.t.f.

Chief Chief
07-07-2008, 11:56 AM
Val Kilmer was Elvis in the bathroom. I loved those scenes. I always point to my son and in my best elvis voice say " I love ya man, always have, always will"

Ahhhhhhhhhh...

Now ain't that shweet?

Midnight_Vulture
07-07-2008, 11:56 AM
Once you mentioned that the Boondock Saints was better than R. Dogs...you lost all credibility there.

R. Dogs was GROUNDBREAKING at the time. You have to understand, this form of film was completely new (the editing, the language, the violence etc)

The dialogue is top notch too.

Of course Tarantino is a bit overrated as of now but back in the early to late 90s, he owned Hollywood and was truely original.

As of late he has been just doing "homage" films but he will be back with Inglorious Bastards in 2009 or 2010. Its a WW2 flick that is supposed to be like The Dirty Dozen. Should be awesome.:thumb:

Chief Chief
07-07-2008, 12:00 PM
over the weekend. It was alright nothing special. After all the hype I had heard over the years I thought it would be much better. I think Tarantino is way overrated from what I have seen from him. As far as Reservoir Dogs I just never got around to it untill I found a copy for 3.99 last week.

We'll be looking forward to your review thread of Pulp Fiction in a couple of years.

Chief Chief
07-07-2008, 12:03 PM
over the weekend. It was alright nothing special. After all the hype I had heard over the years I thought it would be much better. I think Tarantino is way overrated from what I have seen from him. As far as Reservoir Dogs I just never got around to it untill I found a copy for 3.99 last week.

Would you like us to go ahead and tell ya the surprising results of the 2000 Presidential election or would that mess up your life's time continuum?

Chief Chief
07-07-2008, 12:06 PM
over the weekend. It was alright nothing special. After all the hype I had heard over the years I thought it would be much better. I think Tarantino is way overrated from what I have seen from him. As far as Reservoir Dogs I just never got around to it untill I found a copy for 3.99 last week.

How about if I told you about the outcome of the 1996 Presidential election?

(Note that yes, I did write "outcome", but I most definitely DID NOT write "erection".)

RedNeckRaider
07-07-2008, 12:06 PM
We'll be looking forward to your review thread of Pulp Fiction in a couple of years.

Would you like us to go ahead and tell ya the surprising results of the 2000 Presidential election or would that mess up your life's time continuum?

I thought Pulp Fiction was pretty good and from what I have heard nobody is sure who won the 2000 Presidential election :hmmm:

Ari Chi3fs
07-07-2008, 12:42 PM
Diebold and ES&S won the 2004 election.

Deberg_1990
07-07-2008, 12:59 PM
Once you mentioned that the Boondock Saints was better than R. Dogs...you lost all credibility there.

R. Dogs was GROUNDBREAKING at the time. You have to understand, this form of film was completely new (the editing, the language, the violence etc)

The dialogue is top notch too.

Of course Tarantino is a bit overrated as of now but back in the early to late 90s, he owned Hollywood and was truely original.

As of late he has been just doing "homage" films but he will be back with Inglorious Bastards in 2009 or 2010. Its a WW2 flick that is supposed to be like The Dirty Dozen. Should be awesome.:thumb:

Kill Bill rocks. I love every second of it.

Death Proof was weak, but it has its moments. Mainly Kurt Russell being cool as hell and the car chases.

CoMoChief
07-07-2008, 01:12 PM
I liked True Romance better

True Romance was this shit.

StcChief
07-07-2008, 01:24 PM
I've never seen Cool Hand Luke but I'm guessing it would hold up to the hype just fine.yes it does. Newman,Kennedy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cool_Hand_Luke

I recommend it when you can watch it with being bothered by kids.

alanm
07-07-2008, 01:31 PM
We'll be looking forward to your review thread of Pulp Fiction in a couple of years.
LMAO

blueballs
07-07-2008, 01:40 PM
We'll be looking forward to your review thread of Pulp Fiction in a couple of years.

Gannon's going to take them to a super bowl
Dammit Carl

RedNeckRaider
07-07-2008, 01:56 PM
Once you mentioned that the Boondock Saints was better than R. Dogs...you lost all credibility there.

R. Dogs was GROUNDBREAKING at the time. You have to understand, this form of film was completely new (the editing, the language, the violence etc)

The dialogue is top notch too.

Of course Tarantino is a bit overrated as of now but back in the early to late 90s, he owned Hollywood and was truely original.

As of late he has been just doing "homage" films but he will be back with Inglorious Bastards in 2009 or 2010. Its a WW2 flick that is supposed to be like The Dirty Dozen. Should be awesome.:thumb:

I liked the Saints much more, people have different taste. I would never post a picture of myself with a couple average girls and brag about what a stud I am on my pretend bike. People are different.

beavis
07-07-2008, 01:59 PM
I liked True Romance better

He didn't direct True Romance, just wrote it.

Frazod
07-07-2008, 02:00 PM
I liken Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction to Mad Max and Road Warrior, in that the first movie definitely showed flashes of promise but was overall just.... missing something. The second one rocked.

And yes, True Romance rules. And for those who liked it, check out Romeo Is Bleeding, another twisted Gary Oldman flick.

irishjayhawk
07-07-2008, 02:04 PM
How can anyone put "Tarantino" and "original" in the same sentence. The dude just copied and pasted.

Pulp Fiction was and still is severely overrated. Of course, in my opinion.

RD was not nearly as good as PF, so I don't really know what that bodes for it.

InChiefsHell
07-07-2008, 02:10 PM
How can anyone put "Tarantino" and "original" in the same sentence. The dude just copied and pasted.

Pulp Fiction was and still is severely overrated. Of course, in my opinion.

RD was not nearly as good as PF, so I don't really know what that bodes for it.

What, pray tell, was Pulp Fiction a "copy" of??

Frazod
07-07-2008, 02:13 PM
What, pray tell, was Pulp Fiction a "copy" of??

What, you mean you missed all those other movies where the bad guy gets assraped by a redneck bondage freak? LMAO

irishjayhawk
07-07-2008, 02:14 PM
What, pray tell, was Pulp Fiction a "copy" of??

His style. The style is what drove that film. He takes pretty much all of his style from various other places.

InChiefsHell
07-07-2008, 02:34 PM
His style. The style is what drove that film. He takes pretty much all of his style from various other places.

I know this is all a matter of opinion and all, and I'm not a HUGE fan of his, but can you give me examples of what he ripped off?

InChiefsHell
07-07-2008, 02:36 PM
What, you mean you missed all those other movies where the bad guy gets assraped by a redneck bondage freak? LMAO

ROFL Yep, missed those. OR the ones where the soldier gives the 10 year old boy a speech about honor, sacrifice and dysentery, and of course about hiding objects up one's arse...

FAX
07-07-2008, 04:17 PM
I enjoyed Reservoir Dogs but, like you, Mr. RedNeckRaider, it wasn't all I expected. It would have been a lot better had they written in a Mr. Polka Dot.

I have to give Tarantino credit fo being able to sign up some awesome actors, though. I don't know how he does it.

FAX

rad
07-07-2008, 04:21 PM
He didn't direct True Romance, just wrote it.

Yeah, Tony Scott did, but he had a hand in it....maybe he should stick to just writing and let others direct.

rad
07-07-2008, 04:22 PM
w.t.f.

w.t.f. what?

Deberg_1990
07-07-2008, 05:24 PM
His style. The style is what drove that film. He takes pretty much all of his style from various other places.


Yes, its true that he borrows liberally from a ton of pics and genre styles, but he is a master of "re-mixing" it into a style all his own.

Alot of other filmakers try the same thing and suck.
If it was so easy, then why do so many others fail?

DaneMcCloud
07-07-2008, 05:56 PM
I know this is all a matter of opinion and all, and I'm not a HUGE fan of his, but can you give me examples of what he ripped off?

The "out of sequence" thing he took from a movie called "Mystery Train".

But who really cares? Film makers liberally "steal" from each other (just as composers and songwriters "steal" from each other).

Tarantino spawned a whole slew of imitators in the 90's, yet none matched his wit or style.

IMO, if you don't "get" Pulp Fiction, it's because you're too young.

Simply Red
07-07-2008, 05:58 PM
Killing Zoe

Midnight_Vulture
07-07-2008, 06:08 PM
Some of you guys dont know jack about film.

Killing Zoe? Tarantino has ZERO connection to that film.

I believe you are thinking of Robert Avary. He just wrote a little bit of Pulp Fiction.

As for the thread starter, Boondock Saints is a laughable bad film. If you are over the age of 15 and you love it, you need to kill yourself.

To even put it in the same cateogory as R. Dogs is a joke.

stumppy
07-07-2008, 06:14 PM
Some of you guys dont know jack about film.

Killing Zoe? Tarantino has ZERO connection to that film.

I believe you are thinking of Robert Avary. He just wrote a little bit of Pulp Fiction.

As for the thread starter, Boondock Saints is a laughable bad film. If you are over the age of 15 and you love it, you need to kill yourself.

To even put it in the same cateogory as R. Dogs is a joke.


Your lunch money was taken from you often when you were a kid wasn't it ?

Pablo
07-07-2008, 06:40 PM
Some of you guys dont know jack about film.

Killing Zoe? Tarantino has ZERO connection to that film.

I believe you are thinking of Robert Avary. He just wrote a little bit of Pulp Fiction.

As for the thread starter, Boondock Saints is a laughable bad film. If you are over the age of 15 and you love it, you need to kill yourself.

To even put it in the same cateogory as R. Dogs is a joke.I'm amazed you can pry yourself away from the street bikes and hot b*tches long enough to be such a film buff.

Deberg_1990
07-07-2008, 06:44 PM
Some of you guys dont know jack about film.

Killing Zoe? Tarantino has ZERO connection to that film.

I believe you are thinking of Robert Avary. He just wrote a little bit of Pulp Fiction.

As for the thread starter, Boondock Saints is a laughable bad film. If you are over the age of 15 and you love it, you need to kill yourself.

To even put it in the same cateogory as R. Dogs is a joke.

I was never a Boondock Saints fan either. That movie has an interesting history. It was Troy Duffys only movie and then he had a falling out with Hollywood. Apparantly he was some sort of overnight success story or Tarantino wannabee (there were a ton of these in the 90's) I guess he got all high and mighty and nobody wanted to work with him again. He hasnt made a film since.

Midnight_Vulture
07-07-2008, 06:44 PM
I own hundreds of dvds and am an expert on film. Bikes and chicks arent my only hobby.

blueballs
07-07-2008, 06:46 PM
i recently just watched Escape from New York
the original
for the first and last time

Midnight_Vulture
07-07-2008, 06:47 PM
I was never a Boondock Saints fan either. That movie has an interesting history. It was Troy Duffys only movie and then he had a falling out with Hollywood. Apparantly he was some sort of overnight success story or Tarantino wannabee (there were a ton of these in the 90's) I guess he got all high and mighty and nobody wanted to work with him again. He hasnt made a film since.

Yeah there is also a documentary on the making of Boondock Saints which is waaay more entertaining than the actual film. He is the biggest a-hole on the planet apparently and treated his crew like complete crap.

He is in the works on making the sequel too which I am sure redneckraider is very excited about along with everyother 12 yr old.:LOL:

Phobia
07-07-2008, 06:59 PM
I own hundreds of dvds and am an expert on film. Bikes and chicks arent my only hobby.
If you told me The Godfather, Shawshank Redemption, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest were among the best movies of all time I wouldn't believe you because your douchbaggery is so strong.

BigMeatballDave
07-07-2008, 07:02 PM
I'm a big Tarantino fan. This may be my least favorite of his films.

Skip Towne
07-07-2008, 07:03 PM
If you told me The Godfather, Shawshank Redemption, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest were among the best movies of all time I wouldn't believe you because your douchbaggery is so strong.

But...but... but... he's an expert. He's also a thief.

Deberg_1990
07-07-2008, 07:04 PM
I'm a big Tarantino fan. This may be my least favorite of his films.


Wow...so u liked Death Proof more than Resevoir Dogs??

BigMeatballDave
07-07-2008, 07:06 PM
Some of you guys dont know jack about film.

Killing Zoe? Tarantino has ZERO connection to that film.

I believe you are thinking of Robert Avary. He just wrote a little bit of Pulp Fiction.

As for the thread starter, Boondock Saints is a laughable bad film. If you are over the age of 15 and you love it, you need to kill yourself.

To even put it in the same cateogory as R. Dogs is a joke.Tarantino was one of the executive producers, assbag.

BigMeatballDave
07-07-2008, 07:07 PM
Wow...so u liked Death Proof more than Resevoir Dogs??Yes.

BigMeatballDave
07-07-2008, 07:07 PM
LMAOIf you told me The Godfather, Shawshank Redemption, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest were among the best movies of all time I wouldn't believe you because your douchbaggery is so strong.

stumppy
07-07-2008, 07:11 PM
Tarantino was one of the executive producers, assbag.


ROFL

Frazod
07-07-2008, 07:33 PM
I own hundreds of dvds and am an expert on film. Bikes and chicks arent my only hobby.

I've seen every episode of M*A*S*H. I guess that makes me a surgeon. LMAO

InChiefsHell
07-07-2008, 07:37 PM
I've seen every episode of M*A*S*H. I guess that makes me a surgeon. LMAO

Only if you stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night...:p

Baby Lee
07-07-2008, 08:31 PM
I was never a Boondock Saints fan either. That movie has an interesting history. It was Troy Duffys only movie and then he had a falling out with Hollywood. Apparantly he was some sort of overnight success story or Tarantino wannabee (there were a ton of these in the 90's) I guess he got all high and mighty and nobody wanted to work with him again. He hasnt made a film since.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390336/

Baby Lee
07-07-2008, 08:34 PM
Wow...so u liked Death Proof more than Resevoir Dogs??

I kind of view RD as Tarantino's 'Clerks,' not his masterpiece, but a great preview of his talent on limited funds and profile. For where he was in his artistic 'arc' it's still pretty breathtaking.

Deberg_1990
07-07-2008, 09:52 PM
I kind of view RD as Tarantino's 'Clerks,' not his masterpiece, but a great preview of his talent on limited funds and profile. For where he was in his artistic 'arc' it's still pretty breathtaking.

RD was one of those flicks that got better every time i saw it. That script with those great conversations and "tough guy" dialogue is classic.

FAX
07-07-2008, 09:56 PM
I have a stupid question. Why is the movie called "Reservoir Dogs"? I don't remember either a reservoir or any dogs.

FAX

RedNeckRaider
07-08-2008, 07:39 AM
Tarantino was one of the executive producers, assbag.

Yeah Midnight is one of those people I would most likely hit if I met him. LMAO

Baby Lee
07-08-2008, 07:58 AM
I have a stupid question. Why is the movie called "Reservoir Dogs"? I don't remember either a reservoir or any dogs.

FAX

When he was a video store employee, Tarantino would refer to au revoir les enfants as 'that reservoir movie.' That, coupled with his love for Peckinpah's Straw Dogs, was the source of the name.

rad
07-08-2008, 08:04 AM
Yeah Midnight is one of those people I would most likely hit if I met him. LMAO

Make sure you have good aim. You don't want to inadvertently hit one of the brood of chicks he'd most likely be enveloped in.

NewChief
07-08-2008, 08:09 AM
His style. The style is what drove that film. He takes pretty much all of his style from various other places.

I think the whole point of Tarantino's style is that it's a pastiche of and homage to styles of the past. He deconstructs genres and plays around with allusion a ton, often taking a somewhat kitschy storyline or style from the past and giving it a makeover so that it's new and interesting while still maintaining its roots.

jidar
07-08-2008, 08:12 AM
Reservoir Dogs is pretty good, but not as good as some people say. Tarantinos masterpiece is Pulp Fiction.

One thing I always love about Tarantino films though is the dialog, it just tickles the shit out of me.

Baby Lee
07-08-2008, 08:14 AM
I think the whole point of Tarantino's style is that it's a pastiche of and homage to styles of the past. He deconstructs genres and plays around with allusion a ton, often taking a somewhat kitschy storyline or style from the past and giving it a makeover so that it's new and interesting while still maintaining its roots.

But, but, BUT!! That whole "Madonna is singing about a huge cock shocking her back to newfiound innocence" is so stolen from Billy Wilder's ouvre!!!

jidar
07-08-2008, 08:45 AM
I own hundreds of dvds and am an expert on film. Bikes and chicks arent my only hobby.

This is can't be real, no way. This guy has got to be a character account or someone is ****ing with us.

RedNeckRaider
07-08-2008, 08:57 AM
This is can't be real, no way. This guy has got to be a character account or someone is ****ing with us.

Or maybe... just maybe we might be witness to.......troll greatness!!! This must make gochiefs shudder to think there is someone like this!

Midnight_Vulture
07-08-2008, 12:01 PM
Tarantino had ZERO connection to Killing Zoe. Just cause he was producer doesnt mean he had any creavtive merit with the film sheesh.
Thats like saying "I loved Tarantino's Hostel "(he was the producer of that as well but Eli Roth wrote and directed it)

And I do own hundreds of DVDs. Almost every week I will go and buy a couple of DVDs to add to my collection. have I watched them all? No but I enjoy collecting them.

When you have as much expendable cash as me you can do these sort of things.

Pablo
07-08-2008, 12:03 PM
Tarantino had ZERO connection to Killing Zoe. Just cause he was producer doesnt mean he had any creavtive merit with the film sheesh.
Thats like saying "I loved Tarantino's Hostel "(he was the producer of that as well but Eli Roth wrote and directed it)

And I do own hundreds of DVDs. Almost every week I will go and buy a couple of DVDs to add to my collection. have I watched them all? No but I enjoy collecting them.

When you have as much expendable cash as me you can do these sort of things.If you have that much expendable cash shouldn't you be buying blu-rays?

As I'm assuming you more than likely have an HD TV and a blu-ray player/PS3.

Baconeater
07-08-2008, 12:03 PM
Tarantino had ZERO connection to Killing Zoe. Just cause he was producer doesnt mean he had any creavtive merit with the film sheesh.
Thats like saying "I loved Tarantino's Hostel "(he was the producer of that as well but Eli Roth wrote and directed it)

And I do own hundreds of DVDs. Almost every week I will go and buy a couple of DVDs to add to my collection. have I watched them all? No but I enjoy collecting them.

When you have as much expendable cash as me you can do these sort of things.
Wow, you make enough money that you can spend $20 on DVDs every week? You must be loaded!

Midnight_Vulture
07-08-2008, 12:05 PM
Blu Rays actually are overrated. They make things sooo crystal clear, the CGI basically looks cartoony. No thanks on that.

RedNeckRaider
07-08-2008, 12:06 PM
If you have that much expendable cash shouldn't you be buying blu-rays?

As I'm assuming you more than likely have an HD TV and a blu-ray player/PS3.

What are you talking about this cat has PS4!

Pablo
07-08-2008, 12:07 PM
Blu Rays actually are overrated. They make things sooo crystal clear, the CGI basically looks cartoony. No thanks on that.WTF?

Yeah, they're definitely over-rated, just like DVD's were over-rated 8 years ago. DVD's make movies look too nice, I'm so rockin VHS' for the next 20 years.

jidar
07-08-2008, 01:14 PM
Blu Rays actually are overrated. They make things sooo crystal clear, the CGI basically looks cartoony. No thanks on that.

Man... you might be the dumbest mother****er on the Internet.

noa
07-08-2008, 01:25 PM
I don't think Tarantino would deny for a second the stuff he borrows from previous movies. One of the most obvious ones is the redneck guys in Pulp Fiction a la the redneck guys in Deliverance. I saw him talk about that in an interview. He's not under any illusion that he invents this stuff. Jackie Brown and Kill Bill are just giant homage pics. He loved blaxploitation, westerns, samurai movies, etc.
I look at him like a huge fan of all sorts of movies and his work is a very creative tribute to earlier stuff. And he's also able to weave in great bits of dialogue, which adds his own unique touch to these movies.

irishjayhawk
07-08-2008, 01:54 PM
Wow, you make enough money that you can spend $20 on DVDs every week? You must be loaded!

You're talking about a guy making 70K out of school at a top-tier advertising company.

Of course he's loaded.

Blu Rays actually are overrated. They make things sooo crystal clear, the CGI basically looks cartoony. No thanks on that.

ROFL

You can't make this shit up.

Swanman
07-08-2008, 03:43 PM
I don't think Tarantino would deny for a second the stuff he borrows from previous movies. One of the most obvious ones is the redneck guys in Pulp Fiction a la the redneck guys in Deliverance. I saw him talk about that in an interview. He's not under any illusion that he invents this stuff. Jackie Brown and Kill Bill are just giant homage pics. He loved blaxploitation, westerns, samurai movies, etc.
I look at him like a huge fan of all sorts of movies and his work is a very creative tribute to earlier stuff. And he's also able to weave in great bits of dialogue, which adds his own unique touch to these movies.

From listening to interviews with Tarantino, it's obvious he is a HUGE movie fan. It's fun listening to a writer/director that is also a huge fanboy.

His best piece of dialogue yet was Hopper's "Sicilians were spawned by n******" speech in True Romance, although he said he has some dialogue in Inglorious Bastards that could be better. I also really love Gandolfini's little monologue prior to trying to kill Alabama in True Romance.

noa
07-08-2008, 03:44 PM
His best piece of dialogue yet was Hopper's "Sicilians were spawned by n******" speech in True Romance, although he said he has some dialogue in Inglorious Bastards that could be better. I also really love Gandolfini's little monologue prior to trying to kill Alabama in True Romance.

Yeah, that scene between Walken and Hopper is one of my favorites all time.

blueballs
07-08-2008, 04:00 PM
Blu Rays actually are overrated. They make things sooo crystal clear, the CGI basically looks cartoony. No thanks on that.

the hot chicks been playing tongue ping pong
with that lower testicle again

Detoxing
07-08-2008, 04:08 PM
I don't think Tarantino would deny for a second the stuff he borrows from previous movies. One of the most obvious ones is the redneck guys in Pulp Fiction a la the redneck guys in Deliverance. I saw him talk about that in an interview. He's not under any illusion that he invents this stuff. Jackie Brown and Kill Bill are just giant homage pics. He loved blaxploitation, westerns, samurai movies, etc.
I look at him like a huge fan of all sorts of movies and his work is a very creative tribute to earlier stuff. And he's also able to weave in great bits of dialogue, which adds his own unique touch to these movies.

Best description of him and his work yet, and is spot on. I think once you can understand that, you can apperciate his work a lot better.

I think the best bit about Reservoir Dogs are the characters. They're just cool, plain and simple. I think they're how you would imagine perfectly bad ass, proffessional, ass kicking-mofo's. Same can be said about the characters in Pulp Fiction, Dusk Till Dawn, Death Proof, and maybe even Kill Bill. I think Kill Bill was more to show off his artistic ability though.

Baby Lee
07-08-2008, 04:18 PM
Yeah, that scene between Walken and Hopper is one of my favorites all time.

Now, if that's a fact, tell me, am I lying?

Jawshco
07-08-2008, 05:34 PM
When he was a video store employee, Tarantino would refer to au revoir les enfants as 'that reservoir movie.' That, coupled with his love for Peckinpah's Straw Dogs, was the source of the name.

Huh, that's cool bit of trivia. I've never seen Straw Dogs, but I watched Au Revoir Les Enfants in my French class, and hated that movie. I'm not really big on watching movies where children are executed, but somehow it doesn't surprise me that Quentin Tarantino would.

I actually love Reservoir Dogs, but like the original poster, I was dissappointed with it on my first viewing. I think it takes a little time to absorb movies like that. Also, there are bits symbolism and nuances with creative angles and cuts that really become cleared on repeated viewings. Also, I love the banter! The relationship between Harvey Kietel (Larry) and Tim Roth is classic.

Tarantino is definitely cool BECAUSE he's a film fan. I'm sure there were a lot of movies that inspired his style. I was thinking he was using Roshomon as his inspiration for the multiviewed narrative that he uses. I've never listened to his commentaries, but that would be my guess.

Simply Red
07-08-2008, 05:36 PM
Tarantino was one of the executive producers, assbag.

beat me to it. That `assbag` part too.

Simply Red
07-08-2008, 05:41 PM
Tarantino had ZERO connection to Killing Zoe. Just cause he was producer doesnt mean he had any creavtive merit with the film sheesh.
Thats like saying "I loved Tarantino's Hostel "(he was the producer of that as well but Eli Roth wrote and directed it)

And I do own hundreds of DVDs. Almost every week I will go and buy a couple of DVDs to add to my collection. have I watched them all? No but I enjoy collecting them.

When you have as much expendable cash as me you can do these sort of things.

would you like to bet one of your blonde test-tube babies on that?

Simply Red
07-08-2008, 05:43 PM
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Deberg_1990
07-08-2008, 05:46 PM
Also, I love the banter! The relationship between Harvey Kietel (Larry) and Tim Roth is classic.



Absolutely. Lawrence Tierny as Joe was probably my fave. The way he delivers QT's dialogue is classic:


Joe: So, you guys like to tell jokes, huh? Gigglin' and laughin' like a bunch of young broads sittin' in a schoolyard. Well, let me tell a joke. Five guys, sittin' in a bullpen, in San Quentin. All wondering how the **** they got there. What should we have done, what didn't we do, who's fault is it, is it my fault, your fault, his fault, all that bullshit. Then one of them says, hey. Wait a minute. When we were planning this caper, all we did was sit around tellin' ****in' jokes! Get the message?


Joe: Mr. Brown, Mr. White, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Orange, and Mr. Pink.
Mr. Pink: Why am I Mr. Pink?
Joe: Because you're a F*ggot alright?

Simply Red
07-08-2008, 05:49 PM
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Baby Lee
07-08-2008, 08:28 PM
Absolutely. Lawrence Tierny as Joe was probably my fave. The way he delivers QT's dialogue is classic:


Joe: So, you guys like to tell jokes, huh? Gigglin' and laughin' like a bunch of young broads sittin' in a schoolyard. Well, let me tell a joke. Five guys, sittin' in a bullpen, in San Quentin. All wondering how the **** they got there. What should we have done, what didn't we do, who's fault is it, is it my fault, your fault, his fault, all that bullshit. Then one of them says, hey. Wait a minute. When we were planning this caper, all we did was sit around tellin' ****in' jokes! Get the message?


Joe: Mr. Brown, Mr. White, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Orange, and Mr. Pink.
Mr. Pink: Why am I Mr. Pink?
Joe: Because you're a F*ggot alright?

Daddy's gonna be pissed - RIP Chris.

noa
07-08-2008, 08:32 PM
Also, anyone who has seen The Taking of the Pelham 1,2,3 knows that Tarantino borrowed the names of the criminals from that movie for Reservoir Dogs.

InChiefsHell
07-09-2008, 07:27 AM
The opening scene in the restaurant, arguing over the tip, was fuggin' genius...

...the commode story...

...that movie was great. Haven't seen it in a long time...think I'll have to throw it in this weekend maybe...

Otter
07-09-2008, 09:25 AM
I liken Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction to Mad Max and Road Warrior, in that the first movie definitely showed flashes of promise but was overall just.... missing something. The second one rocked.

And yes, True Romance rules. And for those who liked it, check out Romeo Is Bleeding, another twisted Gary Oldman flick.

That movie is my Netflix Queue, I may have to bump it up a couple spots.

Gary Oldman is a highly under appreciated actor.

RedNeckRaider
07-09-2008, 12:35 PM
The opening scene in the restaurant, arguing over the tip, was fuggin' genius...

...the commode story...

...that movie was great. Haven't seen it in a long time...think I'll have to throw it in this weekend maybe...

I have a copy I will sell you for 3.99 plus S/H :thumb:

Deberg_1990
07-09-2008, 07:20 PM
Looks like "Inglorious Bastards" is finally going to happen. HELL YEA!!!

QT is actively shopping his completed script around right now and courting Brad Pitt to star.

http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/update-quentin-tarantino-talking-to-brad-pitt-to-star-in-inglorious-bastards/