For me, it's Reservoir Dogs. I first saw it as a teen, and I still love every minute of it. The dialogue, characters and feel are perfect for me. Whenever I meet with friends to go eat somewhere, we always quote the opening scene.
I like most of his other movies, but I don't really like the direction he took with Inglourious Basterds and any productions since.
Pulp Fiction. I've seen it many times and it's still as amazing as the first time I saw it. The dialogue is just so incredibly well written and the almost all of the characters are iconic. When you hear the plot of the movie without seeing the movie you wouldn't understand how this could be a good film. But not only does it work somehow, it's a landmark achievement in filmmaking and one the classics of the 90s.
I could go with Reservoir Dogs too since it was his first. His movies are all the same in that they rely on catchy hip dialogue, but each new film he puts out gets a little more tired and mundane. Hateful Eight was a fun movie. I liked it enough to watch twice, but by this time Tarantino's style has simply lost much of its original luster.
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Post by Terrapin Station on May 28, 2017 12:11:57 GMT
Jackie Brown for me.
Second place would probably be Django Unchained, then Pulp Fiction. The Kill Bills and the Hateful Eight I liked okay but didn't love. Inglourious Basterds I can't recall in any detail, and I can't remember very well what I thought about it. I'd need to watch that again . . . I'm not sure why my memories of it are so vague. Reservoir Dogs and Death Proof I hated.
Pulp Fiction is my favorite. But Jackie Brown demonstrates a level of maturity he hasn't shown since, and I'd really love if he'd have stayed on that trajectory rather than all the "revenge" movies he seems to be so obsessed with. He really turned out to be a rather one-note director in all honesty.
Pulp Fiction (1994). It blew my mind seeing it for the first time on the big screen back then.
The amount of stories and how they relate to each other was mesmerizing. The scene with the adrenaline needle made me feel uneasy. I almost jumped out of my seat when Butch Coolidge ran over Marsellus Wallace. I still hear people quote Jules Winnfield to this day.
I'd also rate Reservoir Dogs (1992) right up there alongside it.
Pulp Fiction Reservoir Dogs The Hateful Eight (Very unpopular opinion, but this is one of Tarantino's best imo Django Unchained Inglorious Basterds Kill Bill Vol 2 Kill Bill Vol 1 Jackie Brown Death Proof
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