– by Stephon White

There are some directors whose name carry a certain weight. We refer to their works as films, not popcorn movies. These directors have a fingerprint that cannot be masked. Some directors fade into the film, while others have a style so unique that it envelopes the film, and adds to it even. For instance, I love comic book adaptations. Yet I also don’t believe I’ve ever seen a comic book movie achieve the kinetic brilliance inherent to a Quentin Tarantino film. Give me Marsellus Wallace over men in tights any day.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the hell out of superhero movies. However, it was Reservoir Dogs on DVD that used to lure me into Tower Records where I would do a lot of window shopping. This was back before I had a job and was strapped for cash. Now I have a job and remain strapped for cash. Funny how life works. Tarantino is one of those rare directors that imbues his works with a certain magic that pulls viewers into the world he creates. Whether we’re talking Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, Death Proof or Kill Bill. The fact is that these films are timeless, rely on minimal special effects, and yet still tell fantastic stories. Also no one writes dialogue like Quentin Tarantino, except maybe David Mamet.

I mean who writes lines like this? “Say ‘what’ again. Say ‘what’ again, I dare you, I double dare you mother—–, say what one more Goddamn time!” Ladies and gentlemen, Quentin Tarantino does. So, in honor of this living legend, IMDb has released a short covering what makes Tarantino films so god— awesome. Do yourself a favor and watch it.

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