Quentin Tarantino Overview
Quentin Tarantino has grown to become one of the biggest names in Hollywood. Not only has he managed to gather a cult following for his films, he has understood in entirety, what kind of films get the audiences flocking to cinema halls. From the famous Pulp Fiction to Inglourious Basterds, he has come a long way from working in a video rental store to one of the most legendary director-screenwriters of all time. Through most part of his life, he juggled as the multifaceted actor, director, screenwriter and producer and in the latter part of his life, decided to stick to doing what he knew best, direction and production. One would be able to spot a Quentin Tarantino classic from a mile away. The theme of his films mostly revolve around dissimilar traditions, gangster violence, Blaxploitation themes, and accented language. Here are some lists of his best directed movies!
Starred by Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Tim Roth, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, and Ving Rhames, this independent neo-noir crime film was widely considered the most influential American movie of the 1990s. Peppered with pitch-black humor and strong violence, Pulp Fiction follows four interrelated stories, involving a boxer, a gangster and his wife, told out of chronological order. This movie received many awards, including Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, and BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay - Original. This movie was also listed in 77 Best Mafia Movies of All Time.
Kill Bill followed the Bride, a former assassin, who was severely wounded on her wedding day following an attack by her jealous ex-lover and father of her unborn child, accompanied by her former associates, members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. She wakes up from coma four years later and embarks on a deadly journey to avenge her lost child. Starred by Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah, Uma Thurman, Vivica A. Fox, David Carradine, Sonny Chiba, and Julie Dreyfus, this movie was also listed in 137 Greatest Martial Arts Movies of All Time.
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Django Unchained followed the German dentist-turned-bounty-hunter, named Dr. King Schultz, who buys African-American slaves, named Django, promising him freedom in exchange for leading Schultz to three outlaw Brittle brothers, overseers at the plantation of Django's former owner. Dr. King Schultz subsequently enlists Django as his apprentice and accompanies him on a dangerous mission to free his wife,named Broomhilda, who was sold separately after the couple tried to escape. Starred by Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson, Kerry Washington, Bruce Dern, Robert Carradine, Franco Nero, and Jonah Hill, this movie receives many awards, including Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, and BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Inglourious Basterds followed a team of ruthless Jewish soldiers led by Allied officer Lieutenant Aldo Raine earns notoriety as Basterds for scalping Nazi soldiers in German occupied France. After their meeting with undercover agent and German actress Bridget von Hammersmark ends poorly, their mission converges with the vengeful plan of theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus, whose Jewish family was executed by the Nazis. Starred by Christoph Waltz, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mike Myers, Michael Fassbender, Harvey Keitel, and Rod Taylor, this movie was also listed in 69 Best Historical Drama Movies That Will Transport You To Another Era.