During my lunch break at work, I like to take the time to check out the daily activity on my local Brooklyn blogs while I stuff my face full of shit people barely consider "food"(I love you cheese puffs!) I find this daily ritual to be relaxing and the blogs I read won't steal time from me like cinema-related blogs I typically read during my spare time. I value having a job, so I like to keep my feeding time quick, hence staying away from getting lost in my passion. Today, while getting my 10 minutes of Freewilliamsburg.com in before I started in on my sammich, I noticed this article, as short as it is, and the video to accompany it. I've spouted off time-and-time again on what side of the QT fence I exist in, so I was excited to hear what his top 20 movies have been since 1992, the year he started directing if I remember correctly.
I present you the list:
Dazed & Confused
Joint Security Area
Lost In Translation
Memories of Murder
Police Story 3
Shaun of the Dead
If you watch the video, you will notice that Tarantino states that these movies are his Top 20 IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER with the exception of Battle Royale, a position I don't necessarily disagree (I might own a T-shirt). While I admire the man's ability to come up with a cohesive list, a feat I don't think I could ever achieve, I must say I can't agree with some of his choices.
Speed?!? Come on, Quent? You may be one of the only people with a Sandra Bullock feature on a Top 20 List in existence. I will admit that I find the majority of the QT list favorable, a couple I wouldn't touch with a leper's dick.I'm also a bit of a fanboy, so you would probably find some of those slots taken up by movies of Tarantino's. While I may not agree with Friday, Blade, and Lost in Translation as anyone's best, I will admit to have quite the hard-on for Fight Club, Shaun of the Dead, and Unbreakable.
But enough of my wack-ass opinion, watch the video and decide for yourself if you find Tarantino's judgment lacking or not.
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