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Friday, August 21, 2009

I'm not sure if there's anyone in Hollywood who enjoys writing and listening to dialogues more than Tarantino. And the way he places them in his meticulous script, every scene grows a personality of its own. Be it the talk about tipping waitresses in 'Reservoir Dogs', or the foot massage before getting into character in 'Pulp Fiction' or explaining karma to a little girl whose mother is just murdered in 'Kill Bill'. They don't add much to the flow of the screenplay and the movie wouldn't be diluted without those scenes, but it is these little pearls that make the movie glitter. And then there's his boyish delight in shocking the audience and ignoring it altogether - the accidental killing of a man in a car from 'Pulp Fiction' elicits the response "may be you went over a bump or something". This is the real fanboy Tarantino. I can't wait to absorb 'Inglourious Basterds'.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The one complaint that I have abt Tarantino is that there is just too much blood...

and a gory, almost perverted sense of humor in violence...(like in "Can you hear me" which Michael Madsen says to an ear that he has just cut...is that scene really needed...)...

I am afraid that he is greatly raising the collective tolerance to blood which no normal human is accustomed to...

I agree that this rant of mine is tangential to your topic. No question that he is a great director. But then...

Cheers
Varaha

Prasad Venkataramana said...

>>The one complaint that I have abt Tarantino is that there is just too much blood...and a gory, almost perverted sense of humor in violence...

And I like that kind of dark comedy.

>> I am afraid that he is greatly raising the collective tolerance to blood which no normal human is accustomed to...

I don't think so. His violence is usually presented in an interesting way that takes the edge off of brutality. There are a great deal of movies that show violence in what could be its original format. For example, the rape scene in 'Irreversible', an 8-minute ordeal is the only time I have walked out of the movie.