I’ve been meaning to post about Tarantino for a while and today’s news that he is going to make a movie about the Manson murders prompts me. Surely a topic he can do well, though the opportunities for black humour currently escape me.
He’s a bit of a marmite figure, old Quentin. The first of his films that I saw was “Reservoir Dogs” though at the time I just thought it was just a pretty good, violent, caper movie. Then “Pulp Fiction” made me realise he’s a bit special. I think I saw “Four rooms” but can’t remember a thing about it. “Jackie Brown” was a real switch but again I was impressed, not least by the soundtrack. This is a guy who knows his music in a film context. The hoopla around the Kill Bills (sword noises sourced from 70s kung foo movies etc etc) raised a few alarm bells….was he un peu up himself? Mind you, the films were good. On to “Sin City” – amazing visually, though I have a vague feeling it dragged a bit….need to watch it again. Never saw “Dance me to the end of love”.
Then I lost interest…not anti, just not excited » Continue Reading.