Wednesday, December 5, 2012


   In the month of December, I will be presenting trailers from one of my favorite directors, Quentin Tarantino, with his new film Django Unchained being released on Christmas Day. Its brilliant we get a violent and darkly funny film on Christmas. One of the reasons I have become obsessed with cinema and film history is because of the films of Tarntino and also Wes Anderson. These are the directors of my generation and without my admiration and appreciation for there films, I would have never learned or been exposed to the great directors and films from the United States and from around the world. These directors may not be the best of all time, but I truly have loved there films and Quentin Tarantino was one of the first independent directors I became enamoured with.
     Tarantino's films have detailed, nuanced dialogue and exceptional acting. His films are not afraid of anything and you can tell he is well versed in film knowledge and history. Everything from spaghetti westerns to the French New Wave, he has tastes and references to them all. His breakout film Reservoir Dogs (1992) was a hit in the face to American cinema and helped bring forward the new American Independent Cinema movement of the 1990s. The film, as all of his films, are written and directed by Tarantino and contain great moments of humor and graphic violence with the use of classic and flat out brilliant songs from numerous periods in music history. Tarantino is a special filmmaker because he makes the films he wants to. And with that, he makes films with such wild enthusiasm and fun that its hard not to appreciate them and be taken away by his true love of cinema. A great film, with a great opening scene. You know the one. Here is the trailer.

Reservoir Dogs

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