Directors Who Dominate: Quentin Tarantino

William Wasielewski

I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised an hour north in Appleton, Wisconsin, a small metro area of about 250K people. Being raised in an area with a small town feel, yet a number of niche groups around, movies became a large part of my life. I started college in the fall of 2006 - attempting first a Journalism degree, then a Radio/TV/Film degree. Three years later, seven majors later, and $12,000 dollars in debt, I decided to drop out of school and pursued truck driving. A year and a half later, I deliver pizzas for a living and quietly work on a number of manuscripts I hope to have published one day (and I've never been happier).

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5 Responses

  1. johnmason says:

    Neat idea for a blog post. I like it.

    Personally, though, I am not a Tarantino fan. Inglourious Basterds and Reservoir Dogs are the two QT films that rank highest on my personal chart…and they’re both in the 500s, on a list of over 1200 movies. I understand that Tarantino has been an influential filmmaker, and I understand that people love him. I just personally don’t get why.

    I’ve been thinking for some time that I want to re-watch Pulp Fiction, as I’ve only seen it once, and over a decade ago. But when his other films (Basterds, Dogs, Kill Bill) have not been able to hook me lately, I’m finding myself putting it far on the back burner…

    Meanwhile, I look forward to further installments in this little blog series. Great idea!

  2. Avi says:

    QT totally dominates my Flickchart. The lowest ranking QT film is at #57. Here it is:

    Reservoir Dogs #57
    Jackie Brown #21
    Kill Bill Vol. 1 #14
    Death Proof #13
    Inglourious Basterds #8
    Kill Bill Vol. 2 #7
    Pulp Fiction #3

    Now my list isn’t entirely accurate, Inglourious Basterds shouldn’t be as high as #8 for example, but it’s basically the order in which I like his films. And I am sure everyone would think I’m crazy for putting Death Proof so high up but I don’t know, I can’t figure out why most people can’t appreciate that movie. To me, the acting is great across the board, it’s totally original, the music is great, and for my money, I can’t think of another car chase sequence as thrilling as the one at the end. Maybe people thought all the talking was boring, I don’t know, I ate it up. Complaining about dialogue in a Tarantino film is like complaining about surrealism in David Lynch film. If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

  3. EquityDiversity says:

    John, I wrote this article (for some reason I can’t get my name on these comments to attach to my flickchart). As an avid Tarantino fan, I would say you should re-watch Pulp Fiction. I know quite a few people who are unimpressed with most of Tarantino’s films but still enjoy Pulp Fiction.

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