|Yes, I even sit in blood. What of it?|
Hello, again, Streakers! Boog here, with the the twentieth Flick Pick review. I wanted some kind of special here, but was unsure what to do. I had a few ideas, some of which I may still use for future milestones, but this time, I thought it would be appropriate to introduce what will become a series of retrospectives, a look into the careers and influences of actors and filmmakers that have influenced my love of cinema in all it's forms. The first, as evidenced by the bloody poster beside me, is Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer, Quentin Tarantino. This man made some of the first films I ever fell in love with, watched multiple times, and generally remains my personal all-time favorite filmmaker, for, except for one glaring error, that I will get into, ha has not been involved with a film that I didn't enjoy. So, first, what draws me to Tarantino films? Well, the first I ever watched was 1994's Pulp Fiction. At the time, I was going through my young man Action Hero Worship phase, and I was currently latched on to watching anything and everything Bruce Willis was ever in. So when I find this film with Uma Thurman on the cover, it's got Bruce Willis's name on it, so in to goes, not knowing a damn thing about what I was to be watching. So at first, I was greatly confused. Where is Bruce? Why are we following these somewhat ugly people? What the hell is this segment with John Travolta and Samueal L. Jackson talking about foot massages doing here? The structure of the story was so alien, to a young film watcher like myself, (the most unorthodox plot structure I had seen up to this point was a Bond movie), that I was forced to fully devote every faculty to the action onscreen, in hopes that what I was watched would be explained or connected to a later bit of the movie. Thankfully, it was, but when it was over, I was definitely a changed man.
|Freaking great, near perfect cast.|
|I WANT YOU, to watch my movies. Or Else.|
|Yeah, I'm kinda Ugly. I make good movies though.|
|Okay, cya later, gotta find a source for the blood in Kill Bill 3.|
But, in the end, Quentin Tarantino is a powerhouse of American filmaking, literally changing the face of American cinema, letting the violent get violent, while also telling a great story, with freaking awesome characters. Here's to you, Mr. Brown, and the hope that you continue to thrill us in your unique way for years to come. 12, specifically, as he's 48 now, and 60 is when he's personally quoted as the age of his retirement.