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Quentin Tarantino Ready to Bare His Fangs?

Quentin Tarantino Ready to Bare His Fangs?Sooner or later it is going to happen. The great Quentin Tarantino will surely be directing a horror movie. The guy’s buddies with Eli Roth and has been in several particularly gory creature related affairs thanks to long-time collaborator Robert Rodriguez. It’s almost hard to believe he hasn’t made one already. If today’s news is solid and any indication of what’s to come, we may not be that far off from seeing him put his unique stamp on the genre.

According to the QT Archives two different Romanian tabloids are reporting that Tarantino will be visiting Vienna, Austria as a means to location scout a few castles for a supposed new Dracula movie.

Of course this is NOTHING MORE THAN A RUMOR right now, and really Quentin could just be sightseeing for all anyone really knows, but the prospects are so deliciously devilish that we could not help but report on it. Just imagine the possibilities! We’ll keep an eye on things. Carry on for now.

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  1. I still remember the agony of sitting through the dialogue in ‘Death Proof’. It was a table of women who all sounded just like Quentin Tarantino talking to himself.

    This is a man who wants to be a legend like Leone but is in truth derivative to the extreme.

    • I agree with that, a lot. No one in his movies talk like that in real life and if they did I’d punch them in the throat. But still I can’t help but be won over by his movies.
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  2. The ‘Great’ Tarantino? Give me a break… The guy is touted as being this amazing filmmaker, but for me he is nothing but a self-indulgent windbag! I know he has his fans – see Terminal’s comments below – but for me, every film I have seen of his has been a bore-fest, and done nothing to make me think the guy deserves the moniker of ‘Great’!

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  3. Tarantino making a vampire movie? This makes me squishy and delightfully gleeful. “Inglorious Bastards” was an excellent movie and I actually enjoyed “Death Proof” more than “Planet Terror”. I am all giddy and up about this.

  4. “Inglourious Basterds” is Tarantino’s best film to date. I want to see him top it with something different.
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      • If you’re questioning the brilliance of IG, then you and I will meet on the battlefield at dawn. That movie made me realize how good an actor Brad Pitt is, and actually made me favor Eli fucking Roth. The Bear Jew rocks!
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        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • “Death Proof” is not bad, IMO. I had more fun with it than I did with Planet Terror, even if it’s Tarantino’s weakest to date.

            But “Inglourious” was incredible. Everything about it was fantastic. Finally Tarantino is being a mature filmmaker.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Death Proof was okay at first, but quickly turned to utter shit.

          • I enjoyed the stuff with the Hollywood chicks more than the stuff with Jungle Julia.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • The stuff involving Shoshana was mature. The stuff involving the bastards…not so much. It was half a great art film, half an okay exploitation film. Overall, an okay film. I will admit it has one of the greatest openings to any movie I’ve ever seen. I still favor the goofiness of Kill Bill Vol. 1 over it, but it doesn’t even come close to Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction. Tarantino in the ’90s was untouchable. Tarantino in the ’00s was a great director indulging in his biggest fanboy desires.

            And Death Proof was just annoying because he had a great idea but felt he needed to subvert slasher conventions to the detriment of the movie. Not bad, just annoying.

          • I disagree Angrychairr. I think IG is near flawless. The Basterds was just an incredible fantasy hero team and I couldn’t get enough of them. The movie is just fantastic from start to finish.

            Kill Bill 1 is great but a glorified fan film. There’s not an original element in the movie, so for me it gets points off. Same for Reservoir Dogs.
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          • Besides the opening, what was original about IG? The Basterds were a Jewish Dirty Dozen, the title was stolen outright, and most of the music was lifted from Tarantino’s traditional spaghetti western sources or in the case of “Cat People” was so anachronistic that it detracted from the scene it was used in. IG is the same hodge-podge of lifted sources as all of his movies but doesn’t show as much of the creative flair as his ’90s movies do. People who criticize his movies for originality are missing the point. His movies aren’t original. He operates in the same way a musician does when he samples other songs by taking pieces to create something different.

          • I don’t remember saying IG was original, correct me if I’m wrong. But it Is his best and most mature and entertaining yet. The storyline is excellent, the characters are complex and entertaining, the climax is pure Tarantino mayhem, and Tarantino manages to implement the talents of Pitt, Walz and Kruger without fail.

            ALL of Tarantino’s movies are glorified fan films, but they’re still very entertaining in my eyes. I’m not claiming he’s Miyazaki or Leone, but he puts on a good show.
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          • How is it his most mature? It ends in a juvenile revenge film fantasy of a bunch of guys shooting the shit out of Hitler’s face? Shoshana’s story was genuinely good but the Basterds half was juvenile, and intentionally so. It was conceived as an exploitation film take on the Dirty Dozen which by necessity lowers its standards in maturity.

            You could argue that the Basterds were as evil as the men they fought and that their death along with Hitler was fitting, but two of their members still escaped and got the last laugh with a Tales from the Crypt/Creepshow-esque gallows humor ending. There really isn’t much of an emotional arch to the film beyond Shoshana as most of the characters except for her and Landa are written as the same type of snarky, one-liner spewing stock characters he has in all of his films. How is Aldo Raine different than The Bride beyond a change in gender and a funny accent?

            Compare that to Reservoir Dogs which, while derivative, at least offered its character some emotional depth beyond base vengeance. Tim Roth are Harvey Keitel’s relationship stands up against anything in Basterds. And any movie that can convince me Bruce Willis is capable of acting definitely deserves credit so more power to Pulp Fiction for that miracle.

          • Shoshanna’s story was very emotional, Christoph Walz was a lot more than a bad guy while the Basterds each had their very own interesting story and was a lot more based around story than it was on hipper than thou lingo and whatnot. This felt more like a solid piece of filmmaking and a stronger narrative than Kill Bill or Reservoir Dogs did. Reservoir Dogs was just a play on male egos and cliches, Kill Bill was just a chop socky tribute, while IG had a much more fluid multiple narrative with much richer characters in the end. It’s still his best.
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          • What was the Basterds’ story beyond revenge? Sure, Aldo has the Great Silence/Hang ‘Em High neck scar hinting at something more, but the others were simply there to fulfill the Dirty Dozen fantasy. Roth’s Bear Jew was just a big muscular dude that killed Nazis with a baseball bat. You’re investing a lot more into those characters than there really is. Their sole purpose is revenge.

            And I’ve already conceded that Shoshanna and Landa were the only characters that received any sort of development. I never said Kill Bill was a better movie, just that I enjoyed it more. Reservoir Dogs however is a better movie. The way relationships are developed between the characters, and specifically the emphasis on trust and betrayal, elevates the movie beyond “a play on male egos and cliches.” The hipper than thous lingo is present in all of his movies, even IG, so I don’t see how you can criticize one for it and not the other.

          • As I’ve stated time and again, I have a REAL weak spot for movies about the holocaust, and revenge, so this movie was pretty much a huge dream for me. The fact that Tarantino doesn’t completely rely on hip references and focuses on story for once really did speak to me, and I enjoyed the performances a great deal. It was a wonderful ensemble with a cast of talented performers (and Roth), and had some of the best set pieces, and back stories I’ve seen in a while.

            Sure, Tarantino is not original, but that comes with the territory. He’s a fan film maker with a huge budget without an ounce of originality, but you kind of accept that and fish through the smug self indulgent shit and find the good stuff.

            And with IG I found something great. I thought it was his best film and he will never top it. IG had more maturity and complexity to it, and for once his long scenes of dialogue served a purpose beyond Tarantino looking at the audience declaring “Am I cool or what?”

            The opening with Walz is fantastic, and I loved this movie from head to toe.

            “Reservoir Dogs” is just a clashing of male egos and archtypes. The reserved, the humble, the calculating, the vicious, et al. I love it but it’s about men swinging their dicks around trying to find out why they’re so stupid never quite understanding that their sheer egomania ruined the whole crime plot to begin with.

            IG is the best from Tarantino seconded only by Kill Bill 2.
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  5. I’m not sure “two romanian tabloids” even qualify as a rumour, and I don’t buy it…not even a little bit, but I would be there opening night if it’s true.

    • Heh! Yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head! Udo ‘Cameo’ Kier…has he been in a film for more than a five minutes stretch since Andy Warhol’s Dracula?

  6. I can see it now…opening scene, long winded dialogue savvy vampire dies from a stake throught the heart. Next scene, we see the vampire learning how to drink blood for the first time. Now we jump to the what exactly lead to how the vampire was caught and killed. Next we flashback to when the vampire was a child. Flashforward again to the day the vampire was turned into a vampire. The End.

    • You forgot a ton of references to old movies, a lot of shots of women’s feet, an obscure R&B song or two, and a cameo by Harvey Keitel.
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  7. If this comes together it’d be cool of Tarantino showed his lap dog how to make an actual horror movie. I’d be interested in his own twist on the vampire movie.
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    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

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