Friday, April 19, 2013

Q is for Quentin Tarantino

Last year was my first crack at the A-Z Blogging Challenge, a blogging phenomenon created by the amazing Arlee Bird. The object is to blog every day of the month of April (except Sundays), and to increase the challenge (if you want), to blog thematically from A to Z. No sweat, right? Last year, I blogged about music with Jessica Bell. This year, I'm heading back to my roots and blogging about all things thriller. Join me?
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The first time I recognized the brilliance of Pulp Fiction wasn't because of the movie's director. As a life-long fan of John Travolta, I watched everything he starred in - still do, actually. He was amazing in Pulp Fiction. He's actually just kind of amazing.

But after watching Reservoir Dogs, I rewatched Pulp Fiction with renewed interest, and realized the true mastermind is actually Quentin Tarantino.

I have not seen everything Quentin has directed, nor have I enjoyed everything I have seen - but I know enough to know why so many actors want to work with him, and why so many critics praise his films. The guy knows what he's doing.

Although his latest work might be considered more horror than thriller (though I'm a fan of horror, his horror is a bit too weird for me), I consider Quentin one of the greats in thriller films.

What's your take on Quentin? Too much - or not enough?

- Dawn


  1. I love classic Quentin. really wanna see Django too!

  2. When Quentin puts out a new movie I have to see it. He is always brilliant!! Perfect Q!
    A to Z-ing to the end
    Peanut Butter and Whine

  3. I was going to write on Quentin but it did not gel with my theme - "Quirks of Life". I have watched Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Bastards and Django Unchained and have loved all of them! There is always a subtle humor in his movies mocking different aspects of society and that makes it fun to watch!

    - Dishit from Only the Crazy Survive!!!