Monday, August 31, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Directors...

1. Quentin Tarantino. He breaks rules. Why are there rules? what for? who says? Being a student of certain creative things, rules, techniques, things that dont seem so creative feel limiting, but by knowing these rules and techniques we will learn how to break them. how to develop our own styles and techniques. one of my favorite parts of pulp fiction:

And, of course, a clip from Inglorious Basterds, which I HIGHLY recommend... that is, if you are into strange, weird, FANTASTIC movies. The fun starts at around 1:30, after Tarantino gives an introduction.

Tarantino is a master of suspense. The dialogue is amazing! I will be honest though, some people (ahem, heather davis) wouldn't like this movie much. It is not very romantic, and between action shots (which are short) are long periods of dialogue. For many impatient, lazy Americans (not saying you are lazy heather, I am just saying, you wont like it...) it is just too much. Tarantino is definitley aware of this fact, but remains true to his style and really just does not give a crap- inspiration for creative types like myself.
Colonel Hans Landa, played by Christoph Waltz is pretty amazing. It is not easy to deliver such heavy dialogue in a way that keeps people interested. Brad Pitt and even B.J. Novak from the office aren't so bad either, but 'Hans Landa' is the best character of the whole movie- IMO. This movie will make you sad (um... but not really cry...)- It will make you laugh at the most random moments- It will confuse the mess out of you, make you nervous while Shoshanna Dreyfus as she is interrogated by the man who murdered her entire family.. oh and be prepared for subtitles. Tarantino isn't going to make it THAT easy for you! but most of all, it will make you think. If you are into that kinda thing (you know, thinking), go see this. If you would prefer a romantic comedy that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, go see The Time Traveler's Wife. No, I didn't see that, but I heard it was sappy. Not really into that kinda thing because, well, its been done. over and over again. (though I wont lie, I do have Gone With The Wind in my computer, just waiting for some time to watch it...)
Another wonderful thing about Tarantino? The Music. I mean seriously, where else are you going to hear David Bowie in a WWII movie? Its amazing how he can pull it all together. I love the western feel to a lot of his work too. Okay, a scene from Kill Bill- the first Tarantino movie

I really think I was like 12 when I saw this movie. I thought it was pretty amazing and really is, I think, what launched me into the movie loving business.
Oh gosh, I am so tired. I need to sleep, I have to wake up in like 5 hours. WHY AM I STILL UP? clearly I am insane. Oh well. Well there is the Movie Director of the week. Awesome.

1 comment:

  1. yes, tarantino is a cinematic genius. everything you said about inglourious basterds i thought too. the dialogue, cinematography, music, plot, characters, all amazing! i'm really upset that i havent seen all of pulp fiction, i need to get on that prooonto.