Tarantino is a film legend that actors dream of working with, and other directors wish they had his kudos.
Known for his eccentric ways and unique style (just don’t ask about his foot obsession, ok?) he’s responsible for some of the most iconic films.
Here are five of his best.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
The film that started it all for Tarantino, his debut that made him a household name almost overnight. Revolutionising a genre, and of course, he even cast himself to deliver some of the now-famous lines. What’s not to love? The soundtrack is still hugely popular and references to characters is woven into pop culture. In 1992, Tarantino created a whole new film style for cinephiles to geek out over.
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
Tarantino is known now for having a long wait between films, but back in 2003, the 6-year wait had fans nervous. They needn’t have worried. Who knew that what we all needed was Uma Thurman in bright yellow seeking out revenge? Who else would put a key flashback scene in anime? It felt like Tarantino didn’t want to stick with one genre, so decided to try all of them instead. In one film.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)
Anything featuring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio is always going to be a success. Reuniting with Leo after 2012’s Django Unchained, Hollywood went down a storm (even if some were perplexed by the mammoth run time). It’s the closest thing Tarantino has done to a hang-out movie, and highlights include Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate going to the cinema to watch herself, and an impressive finale involving a flame thrower.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
It’s one thing to make retro Hollywood glamorous, it’s quite another to give Nazi Germany the same treatment. The sets and costumes are some of his best, and it’s another appearance for Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz (what can we say, he has his favourites). Only Tarantino could get away with re-writing the end of WWII.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Saving the best ’til last, it has to be Pulp Fiction. Tarantino seemed to have set an impossibly high bar for himself with his Reservoir Dogs debut and many wondered how he could ever top it. Then Pulp Fiction came along. Easily one of the most quotable films around with plenty of memorable moments that still inspire today. That five-dollar shake, the dancing, the white shirt and bloody nose.
Which is your favourite?
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