Tarantino Movie Discussion Thread

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
At least try and rank your top 3 and feel free to rank them all.

Were any real duds for you?

My top 3 in order:

Pulp Fiction
Jackie Brown
Reservoir Dogs

I personally enjoyed all of his movies though I would say Hateful Eight is the weakest in the pack. I have not got round to watching Inglorious Basterds.
can taranteno have any woman in holliwood ? is he that popular ?
 

NonP

Hall of Fame
Why would Tarantino **NOT** consult with Lee's family or close friends before making the movie?????

This reminds me of the uproar over QT's indiscriminate use of the N-word in Django Unchained, or more recently over actress Hong Chau's stereotypical Asian mannerisms in Alexander Payne's Downsizing. In all of these cases the relatively minor controversy serves as a convenient red herring to distract from the real issue on the part of the critics: the willingness to overlook if not champion Tarantino's grossly irresponsible exploitation of "alternate history" and gleeful violence and the refusal to confront Payne's clear-eyed skewering of the coastal bourgeois class not only for their consumerist culture belying their self-identified progressivism but also for the disturbing neo-Malthusian misanthropy ingrained in many of their environmental initiatives, the latter of which clearly hit too close to home. (If you've seen some of the frankly disgusting reactions to the now-playing doc One Child Nation and still think Payne was wrong to take his own team to task, you really need to get outside your bubble more.) Kareem is remarkably cultured for an athlete (NOT a backhanded compliment, I assure you!) and I do enjoy reading him from time to time, but he's barking up the wrong tree here.

Also I don't agree that it was incumbent on QT to consult Lee's family. No reasonable viewer would think, with or without the empty legalese in the end credits, that Mike Moh's Bruce Lee was a realistic portrayal of the MA legend. That scene was clearly meant to be humorous and far from the most offensive thing about the movie.
 

onehandbh

Legend
This reminds me of the uproar over QT's indiscriminate use of the N-word in Django Unchained, or more recently over actress Hong Chau's stereotypical Asian mannerisms in Alexander Payne's Downsizing. In all of these cases the relatively minor controversy serves as a convenient red herring to distract from the real issue on the part of the critics: the willingness to overlook if not champion Tarantino's grossly irresponsible exploitation of "alternate history" and gleeful violence and the refusal to confront Payne's clear-eyed skewering of the coastal bourgeois class not only for their consumerist culture belying their self-identified progressivism but also for the disturbing neo-Malthusian misanthropy ingrained in many of their environmental initiatives, the latter of which clearly hit too close to home. (If you've seen some of the frankly disgusting reactions to the now-playing doc One Child Nation and still think Payne was wrong to take his own team to task, you really need to get outside your bubble more.) Kareem is remarkably cultured for an athlete (NOT a backhanded compliment, I assure you!) and I do enjoy reading him from time to time, but he's barking up the wrong tree here.
I have not seen either of these movies yet, but will check them out.

Also I don't agree that it was incumbent on QT to consult Lee's family. No reasonable viewer would think, with or without the empty legalese in the end credits, that Mike Moh's Bruce Lee was a realistic portrayal of the MA legend. That scene was clearly meant to be humorous and far from the most offensive thing about the movie.
I do not think that QT needed to get the families greenlight or approval, but I would think that as a filmmaker making a film about a historical period, he would want to do as much research as possible with currently available resources.
 

hollywood9826

Hall of Fame
I haven't seen the movie, but Im sure the Bruce Lee in the movie is the movie star Bruce Lee and not the person Bruce Lee.

The movie star Bruce Lee could be UFC Heavyweight champ, no martial artist before or since can compare. Again people actually he could play ping pong with nunchuks and punch through a guy's chest cavity from 1 inch away. you name it there is story about how bad @$$ he was. That's the Bruce Lee you put in a fictional movie in a cameo for entertainment.

If you want the actual personal story of Bruce Lee story watch the numerous documentaries are read the plethora of articles which I'm sure the family was consulted on some. And then some others not so much.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
I went to see Once upon a time in Hollywood tonight.

Loved it. Hairy armpits ftw. Cliff and Ricky bromance hit the spot. Brad Pitt was already one of my favourite actors but I'm not too keen on Leonardo. They were both great. The ending was brilliant.

Somebody out there has to make The Great Escape with Leonardo in it. :-D

Captain obvious alert. :unsure: Margot Robbie is beautiful.
 
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