History Creator / QuentinTarantino

26th Aug '16 3:52:07 PM Synch
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* FoodPorn: Not as ubiquitous as some of his other fetishes, but when it shows up, it's hard to miss. ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'' and ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' have some positively lascivious close-ups of strudel and beer, respectively.
10th Aug '16 10:44:19 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' -- Tarantino's first "true" take on TheWestern, or "Southern", as he's calling it, as well as a throwback to Western-themed {{blaxploitation}} films and {{Spaghetti Western}}s. Follows a freed slave as he is mentored by a German bounty hunter (played by Christoph Waltz of ''Basterds'' fame) to save his wife from an evil plantation owner. The film features an AllStarCast headed by Creator/JamieFoxx, Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, the aforementioned Creator/ChristophWaltz, Don Johnson, and Creator/SamuelLJackson.

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* ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' -- Tarantino's first "true" take on TheWestern, or "Southern", as he's calling it, as well as a throwback to Western-themed {{blaxploitation}} films and {{Spaghetti Western}}s. Follows a freed slave as he is mentored by a German bounty hunter (played by Christoph Waltz of ''Basterds'' fame) to save his wife from an evil plantation owner. The film features an AllStarCast headed by Creator/JamieFoxx, Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, the aforementioned Creator/ChristophWaltz, Don Johnson, and Creator/SamuelLJackson.owner.
10th Aug '16 8:59:51 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ActionGirl: Tarantino's appreciation for tough chicks is one of his personal fondnesses. The Bride (and almost all of the female characters from ''Film/KillBill''), the second group of women from ''Death Proof'', ''Film/JackieBrown'' and ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''' Shoshanna Dreyfus are all examples. Action Girls are also referred to in other films. In ''Pulp Fiction'', Creator/UmaThurman's character once appeared in a TV pilot entitled "[[ShowWithinAShow Fox Force Five]]." In ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', the thieves talk about strong Pam Grier characters. Though this film notably averts this principle by having an all male cast- no woman even gets a line of dialogue.

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* ActionGirl: Tarantino's appreciation for tough chicks is one of his personal fondnesses. The Bride (and almost all of the female characters from ''Film/KillBill''), the second group of women from ''Death Proof'', ''Film/JackieBrown'' and ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''' Shoshanna Dreyfus are all examples. Action Girls are also referred to in other films. In ''Pulp Fiction'', Creator/UmaThurman's character once appeared in a TV pilot entitled "[[ShowWithinAShow Fox Force Five]]." In ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', the thieves talk about strong Pam Grier characters. Though this film notably averts this principle by having an all male cast- no woman even gets a line of dialogue.
9th Aug '16 4:57:35 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BerserkButton:
** Tarantino has had confrontations with paparazzi.
** Tarantino is very defensive on the subject of media violence and will heatedly defend himself against claims that his films encourage RealLife violent behavior.
** He really, really hates when movies intended for theatrical release are filmed and projected digitally rather than on actual film stock, calling it "television in public" and saying that if he's ever forced to shoot digitally, he'll retire from movies and just make TV shows.
9th Aug '16 4:54:53 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Johnny Destiny in ''Destiny Turns On The Radio'', his only major role.

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* Johnny Destiny in ''Destiny Turns On The Radio'', ''Film/DestinyTurnsOnTheRadio'', his only major role.
3rd Aug '16 9:32:19 PM magmablock
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* ''Film/TheHatefulEight'' -- Tarantino's second western, narrowly rescued from a self-induced DevelopmentHell. Tarantino shot it in 70mm and took it on a road show before its wide release.

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* ''Film/TheHatefulEight'' -- Tarantino's second western, narrowly rescued from a self-induced DevelopmentHell.DevelopmentHell, about a group of nefarious characters trapped in a lodge in the middle of nowhere during a blizzard. Tarantino shot it in 70mm and took it on a road show before its wide release.
20th Jul '16 4:39:30 PM BigBertha
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* CareerResurrection: Tarantino has remained constantly popular since the 90's, but his movies have reignited the careers of quite a few fallen or forgotten stars.
20th Jul '16 4:38:00 PM BigBertha
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* CareerResurrection: Tarantino has remained constantly popular since the 90's, but his movies have reignited the careers of quite a few fallen or forgotten stars.
6th Jul '16 10:26:12 AM ManOfSin
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* DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale: Averted in both ''Film/PulpFiction'' and ''Film/TheHatefulEight''. In both films it's effectively treated as a MoralEventHorizon.
1st Jun '16 10:40:01 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' -- A heist film that skips the heist, jumping back and forth between the set-up and the calamitous aftermath of a jewelry store robbery. This film uses a nonlinear narrative that became a trademark of Tarantino's. The storyline is said to be based on the RingoLam movie ''Film/CityOnFire''. The nonlinear structure has caused a ''lot'' of comparisons to be made to Kubrick's ''Film/TheKilling''...but Quentin makes it a point to downplay this.

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* ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' -- A heist film that skips the heist, jumping back and forth between the set-up and the calamitous aftermath of a jewelry store robbery. This film uses a nonlinear narrative that became a trademark of Tarantino's. The storyline is said to be based on the RingoLam Ringo Lam movie ''Film/CityOnFire''. The nonlinear structure has caused a ''lot'' of comparisons to be made to Kubrick's ''Film/TheKilling''...but Quentin makes it a point to downplay this.



* Johnny Destiny in ''DestinyTurnsOnTheRadio'', his only major role.

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* Johnny Destiny in ''DestinyTurnsOnTheRadio'', ''Destiny Turns On The Radio'', his only major role.



* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: Tarantino suffers from this whenever he finishes his last film. He had been talking about ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' for over ten years before the film came out, in one form or another, to the point where it became near-vaporware in Hollywood. He also talked about a ''Film/KillBill Vol. 3'' after the second one was released focusing on Vernita Green's daughter (which has never become anything concrete). In addition, he mentioned in passing a prequel to ''Inglourious Basterds'' after the film finally saw release. He's also talked for years about doing a ''Vega Brothers'' movie, uniting the two Vega brothers from ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' (Vic Vega aka "Mr. Blonde", played by Creator/MichaelMadsen) and ''Film/PulpFiction'' (Vincent Vega played by Creator/JohnTravolta). Eventually he just abandoned the idea when the actors got too old. It's a common belief amongst Tarantino films to take EVERY one of his proposed ideas with a grain of salt until filming actually starts.



* CareerResurrection: Tarantino has a knack for bringing forgotten or underappreciated film genres back to attention. Certain actors whose career has been in a slump for a while have had their careers resurrected by appearing in his movies. The most spectacular example is Creator/JohnTravolta, who was a hasbeen ever since the Film/SaturdayNightFever craze died down, but became an A-list star again after starring in Film/PulpFiction. Other actors Tarantino brought back in the limelight haven't had quite the same level of career revival but still became more notable in mainstream media again include Creator/PamGrier, Robert Forster, Creator/HarveyKeitel and Creator/KurtRussell. Additionally, [[Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh Jennifer Jason Leigh's]] performance in ''Film/TheHatefulEight'' earned her her first ever Academy Award nomination, following years in which she had been acting in somewhat more low-key projects.



* CreatorKiller: Hasn't suffered one himself, but he famously [[DiscussedTrope analyzed the trope]] for Charlie Rose during their 1996 interview for ''Film/PulpFiction''.
* DoingItForTheArt: All of them, but ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' is the biggest standout.



* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: In spite of having copious amounts of violence and drugs in his films, Tarantino reportedly despises both in RealLife.



* ProductionPosse:
** From a producer-standpoint, Harvey Weinstein.
** From an acting standpoint - Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/TimRoth, Creator/UmaThurman, Creator/MichaelMadsen, Christoph Waltz, James Parks and Creator/HarveyKeitel, amongst others.
** Sally Menke edited all of his movies up through ''Inglourious Basterds'' until her tragic death in 2010. His subsequent films have been edited by Fred Raskin.
** The cinematography for all of his films since ''Kill Bill'' have been done by Robert Richardson, with the exception of ''Death Proof'' (which Quentin Tarantino did himself). Before this, Andrzej Sekula shot both ''Reservoir Dogs'' and ''Pulp Fiction'' in addition to Tarantino's segment of ''Four Rooms''.
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