Whether you like Quentin Tarantino’s work or not, you should be able to appreciate his contributions to Hollywood are incredible.
From Pulp Fiction to Kill Bill and everything else he’s worked on before and after, Tarantino has influenced the traditional movie-making process and proven that the best film study class can produce an Academy Award winning director.
Of course, Quentin’s “film study class” was “watching every film available at the video rental store”, but who hasn’t binge watched a VHS shelf or Netflix queue before? The difference is that when video stores were omnipresent, the only way to judge a movie was by its packaging. Sometimes you’d win, sometimes you’d find a real clunker. But it really was more hit than miss.
But in today’s Internet world, it’s easier to dismiss films that others say may not be worth watching. Will Netflix users produce the next Tarantino? One’s gut would say “yes”, but the likelihood of Netflix being the sole reason for that person’s success in the same vein that Tarantino had working at the video store is rather slim.
So let’s get back to Tarantino – he did watch a ton of movies. He’s a fan, just like us.
So given his wide range of films to choose from, what are the TWELVE FILMS THAT QUENTIN TARANTINO CALLED THE BEST OF THE BEST? Let’s find out:
- Apocalypse Now
- The Bad News Bears
- Dazed and Confused
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- The Great Escape
- His Girl Friday
- Pretty Maids All in a Row
- Rolling Thunder
- Taxi Driver
What Web Watch loves about this list (other than the fact that we have seen almost every one of these at some point) is the heavy, heavy influence that the 1970’s had on Quentin. And wouldn’t it be interesting to see his take on a classic comedy like the Bad News Bears rather than sticking with his primary focus of action-based films?