Thursday, February 24, 2011
all about quentin tarantino
quentin tarantino. even his name is just pure awesome. what a fantastic, fantastic director. not only is he a director, but he screen writes his own films as well. and if any of you have had the pleasure of seeing a tarantino film, you already know he has such a way with words. so catchy, so hardcore, so stylish, so...tarantino. i have found most of his style and inspiration comes from spaghetti westerns, chinese martial arts & japanese drama (mainly in kill bill). some of them have an italian-mobster feel to them as well.
[all his movies have great examples for each category shown below but i'm just gonna use one or two each.]
i loved the cinematography in reservoir dogs. i just thought it was so clever to have a huge chunk of the film in one place. in this case it was a broken down warehouse.
i think what really makes him stand out would definitely be his talent in writing. yes, his directing is amazing, all the angles, lighting, all that. he never misses a detail. but his films thrive on his long, drawn-out dialogue between the characters.
kill bill 2
i love directors who use a lot of the same actors in all of his films. he tends to use samuel jackson, uma thurman, tim roth, eli roth, and michael madsen a lot. a few other examples of other directors that do that are martin scorsese (dicaprio, day-lewis) and david fincher (brad pitt). i loved the cast tarantino chose in pulp fiction and jackie brown.
DIRECTING (angles, details, etc.)
tarantino's trademark trunk-shot angle is found in almost all of his films:
quentin tarantino is known to use ennio morricone a lot. morricone's work is found mainly in kill bill 1 & 2, inglourious basterds, and sometimes in death proof.