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Interesting list, made me want to see Unbreakable again.
he's so enthusiastic and sure and eloquent when talking about the stuff he likes, it definitly makes you sit up and take notice
than sit through one of his movies.
shows he has very questionable taste.
2. Reservoir Dogs
Thats a shit list. Speed and Team America? Why not just throw men in black in there too?
Inglorious Bastards is pretty dire, I've lost a lot of respect for him over the last few years.
Dazed & Confused
Joint Security Area
Lost In Translation
Memories of Murder
Police Story 3
Shaun of the Dead
So is the insider.
Traci Lords as a vampire. Not too shabby.
A friend of mine shed tears during the first 10 mins of Blade out of sheer surprise and joy :)
P.S Just for the record he was very stoned.
Ha I like the shedding of the tears. Was it over Traci Lords or just how badass Wesley was?
Bad-ass Wesley, Vampires, banging techno, martial arts and weapons.
Actually i am welling up just thinking about it :)
Pretty much any film with Ron Pearlman in is massively improved.
It was bound to be full of unexpected shizzle.
...would have been better if he'd gone into some detail about why he liked those films. He could have just posted a Tweet.
...and where the hell is Oldboy?
Joint Security Area is a very good choice, though I'd have expected Tarantino to go for the brutal gutpunch of Oldboy over a taut military drama.
I love Oldboy, but it's gruesome cartoonish fun, whereas JSA is genuinely moving as well as being an interesting study of how humans operate under different political systems
JSA doesn't contain nearly enough squid-eating or hammer violence. I'm genuinely torn as to which is best.
I think Battle Royale has the cartoonish gruesomeness base covered so I guess t'old Quentin figured there was a gap for a slow paced chin stroker in his list.
It's a pretty good selection all in all. I think Memories of Murder in particular deserves more love than it gets.
when they decided to give Fahrenheit 9/11 the Palme d'Or over Oldboy?
According to Wiki: "The film won the Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and high praise from the President of the Jury, director Quentin Tarantino."
I also think that they gave the film a "Quentin Tarantino Presents..." sticker when it came out over here, so I think any blame can be attached to whatever other retards were judging the competition that year.
Anyone putting a Michael Moore film (ffs) over a masterpiece like Old Boy needs their heads examined.
'Hey Bush will lose the election and this film will be one reason why! We'll be rewarding a film remembered for years to come!' - either way was a rubbish decision.