Will you go see the new Quentin Tarantino film?

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Infern0, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. Starbreaker

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    I saw it Thursday in a packed theater. It's great. People who are complaining are just doing so to see their own words written out. Sharon Tate is played very respectfully. Her whole idea was that she wanted to be remembered for more than just a pretty face and this movie simply follows her going about her day. There's nothing sexist about it.
     
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  2. Nerys Myk

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    Maybe some quotes or links would be useful.
     
  3. JirinPanthosa

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    I can't imagine calling films like Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill not fun. Maybe his later films are less fun and more pure genre deconstruction, but Pulp Fiction would be the first film to come to my mind if you said "Name a fun film".
     
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  4. Professor Zoom

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    It's pretty good. I was more engaged with Hateful 8 than this. But, it's a good way to pass time. That said, Margot Robbie has very little to do in the movie, it's basically hanging out with her, while she's alone. So, I get the criticism of the character--she's more like a tension building plot point than a character with motivation and agency.

    And if you like feet, like Tarantino does.... you'll like this movie.
     
  5. Infern0

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    I don't get the foot thing. They are pretty unremarkable imo
     
  6. Professor Zoom

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    Who says you have to get someone’s thing?
     
  7. Infern0

    Infern0 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm not criticizing, I just don't see the appeal.
     
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  8. Professor Zoom

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    *shrugs*
     
  9. Foxhot

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    Of course I'll go. Where else can one see Nicholas Hammond play Sam Wanamaker? (I'm allergic to Leonardo, but THE DEPARTED was still awesome.):cool:
     
  10. RPOW0614

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    Thank you Kai The Spy. :)
    I saw the new Tarantino movie yesterday. If you like his movies go see it, it's a "Tarantino" movie from beginning to end. Otherwise wait to rent this.
    Pros:
    1. DiCaprio is excellent as an aging TV star. One of his best performances to date and the only reason I'm not saying more bad things about this movie.
    2. The colors of that era.
    3. The cars, the clothes, the haircuts.
    4. Cameo's by other stars.
    Cons:
    1. Brad Pitt is wasted in this movie. Basically all he does is drive around 1969 Hollywood for 2+ hours.
    2. Driving scenes! I swear the movie would be an hour shorter if they cut the scenes of Pitt driving from one spot to another.
    3. Too many nostalgic references to 60's TV shows.
    By the end I felt like I spent an afternoon watching 1969 TV with Quentin.
    Mannix, Rat Patrol, The FBI, Big Valley....I swear he name checked them all.
     
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  11. Turd Ferguson

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    I watched it Monday night. I'm a huge Tarantino fan and I was enjoyed this movie thoroughly (although it seemed to take WAAAAAYYYYY too long to get going). It definitely didn't feel like 2 and a half hours. In fact, when the movie ended, I thought the movie still had another half hour or so to it.
     
  12. ichab

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    People are triggered by a Tarantino flick? Stop the presses. ;)

    I'll be picking this up on digital seeing as how I rarely go to the theater much anymore.
     
  13. Serveaux

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    Can't wait to see it.

    Yeah, okay.
     
  14. Serveaux

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    Saw Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood last night.

    Fantastic movie. In some ways it's more Pitt's movie than DiCaprio's...but only in some ways. Everyone in it is good.
     
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  15. Ovation

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    Loved it. Not his best but could become my favourite (much like North by Northwest isn’t Hitchcock’s best but it’s my favourite).

    As for complaints about Sharon Tate being sidelined—the movie isn’t about her. She’s important but she’s not the central character (I’d say a rose-colored-glasses version of 1969 Hollywood, rather than any specific individual, is the central character, though additional viewings might change my view on that).
     
  16. Serveaux

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    I read some interesting remarks by Tate's sister on this subject; she read the script before the movie was shot.

    She says a number of things about it, but the best is to the effect that, having seen the film, she quite likes the idea that when people hear her sister's name from now on many of them may see her as the character in this movie rather than as the otherwise forgotten victim of the Manson family.
     
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  17. Mojochi

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    Ok... At this rate, I'm pretty sure Tarantino's last film will be a Jesus movie, where he doesn't get crucified, because some specially written fictional character interferes. Then maybe Jesus ends up changing the crowd's water into wine. They get drunk & riot. Pilate gets mauled to death. The Jewish priests hunt Jesus, but he just gets away by walking on water
     
  18. grendelsbayne

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    It will be a prequel to all his other movies and Jesus' failure to die on the cross will finally explain why all people everywhere in a Tarantino movie are murderous a holes.
     
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  19. Serveaux

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    I'd enjoy that If It Were Done Well. ;)
     
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  20. Mojochi

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    It will be a multitude of sprawling, disjointed scenes, including fictional guy hangs around with apostles, shooting the shit about prophets, Pilate living in some sort of weird Caligula-esque day-to-day, Judas is basically just a whiny dick, that Jesus gets sick of listening to... and Mary Magdeline's feet, played by Uma Thurman's daughter, Maya

    It will be 3 hours and 20 minutes long, after he cut a half hour of Tim Roth as John The Baptist, but it will be the most incredibly shot cinematography of his entire career, and will blow up the internet with offended Christians & despite having no real point... it'll still be kind of fun to watch lol.
     
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