While there might be some things that never change, we as people still constantly evolve just like the world around us. Our thoughts, our tastes, our opinions – with every new grain of information something in us could change completely. We might idolise someone one minute and cringe our noses at their stupidity the next, we might find a movie absolutely brilliant, only to fall out of love with it two years later. And it’s fascinating to see and compare our present to the past, which is why I had this crazy idea to compile My Movie Alphabet Vol 2, almost five years after I posted the first one. To see how I’ve changed… and how much I’ve stayed the same.
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Please take into consideration the fact that the word hate might be too strong, but for the lack of a better reason, I really like it for the post title.
For a while, I was actually a bit hesitant to post about Quentin Tarantino’s latest cinematic experience. His eight movie, cleverly titled as The Hateful Eight, is a western that has elements of Tarantino’s earlier works but mostly it just falls short to be one of his better ones.
So Monday was the big day, I had a big Christmas party at work and the Breaking Emotions Blogathon closed up. To be honest, the blogathon participation was better than I expected but I must have underestimated the commitment of blogging since I myself have somehow fallen into the trap of struggling to find time to write blog posts. That being said, I figured what better way to say farewell to a blogathon than to take part in an Alphabet Movie Meme by Katy from The Drama Lama.
The reason of this post is quite obvious, it’s the 50th birthday of Quentin Tarantino! The man who needs no further introduction nor explanations why this post is being brought to you. Tarantino has made such movies like Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Inglorious Bastards and Django Unchained – many of them my own personal favorites. So in order to celebrate one of my favorite director’s jubilee, I decided to put together this list of 10 things I love about him in no particular order!
With a movie like Reservoir Dogs there’s so much to say but it’s super difficult to know where to start. I mean, how would you begin with describing Quentin Tarantino’s first movie which was followed by the beloved Pulp Fiction and a handful of other great movies? Especially in a situation where most Tarantino fans have already seen Reservoir Dogs and think you’re an idiot for waiting so long to finally see it. And as you start writing the review a feeling of quilt probably kicks in just because you truly are incredibly stupid for watching Reservoir Dogs for the first time in 2013 – so yes, I’m a fucking idiot and here’s my review!
As much as I would want to, I can’t recall the first time I ever saw Pulp Fiction but I’m pretty sure I had no idea what it was about anyway. I was quite young, that I’m sure of, and while the first experience surpassed me with all its nuances, the following experiences with Tarantino’s movies made this writer+director one of my current favorites. But before I can say I have seen all Tarantino’s works (writer+director), I must pen down a rather long and full of praise review of Django Unchained.