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(Huffington Post)   Quentin Tarantino fires back at Huffington Post critic who blasted his latest exploitative, expletive and gore-filled film Djanjo Unchained (spoilers)   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 89
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2012-12-26 07:28:37 PM  
Man, that Tarantino, I only like about half his movies about half the time but I would love to sit down and talk with that dude...
 
2012-12-26 08:12:03 PM  
"Rock critics are people who can't write, writing for people who can't read about people who can't play." -Frank Zappa.

In this case we have someone who can't make movies yet is inclined to tell us what they think about director so-and-so's film. What makes Mike Ryan so special?
 
2012-12-26 10:15:30 PM  
Tarantino brings up a good point in that you have to think about how the character would handle a situation rather than how you would handle the situation.  I think we all like to put ourselves in the shoes of characters sometimes.
 
2012-12-26 11:06:09 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: What makes Mike Ryan so special?


The fact that he was willing to put himself on the line and say what he thinks about the movie is what makes him "special". If you want to write about movies, start a blog and write. Someone will read it, and if your blog gets traction they'll PAY you to write about movies. That's how it works. Start writing, and then you're special.

/Thus endeth the lesson
 
2012-12-26 11:32:17 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: What makes Mike Ryan so special?


Who?

Oh, right.  Um...I'm going to say "nothing"
 
2012-12-27 12:51:04 AM  

Klippoklondike: Tarantino brings up a good point in that you have to think about how the character would handle a situation rather than how you would handle the situation.  I think we all like to put ourselves in the shoes of characters sometimes.


Or you could stop being cynical and accept the fact that movies are not real life. Relax and be entertained for bit.
 
2012-12-27 01:16:00 AM  
I don't really care what the huffpo critic thinks, but if Spike Lee hates it, I'm all in.
 
2012-12-27 01:24:34 AM  
we need more senseless and unrealistic violence in the movies.
we need to keep fueling our violent culture.
 
2012-12-27 01:46:00 AM  
Huffpo is right.
The plot point about staging the fight and the interest in the woman instead of buying her for the $12k they had is just stupid.

$12k?  going through all the trouble of the fights?  Really??
 
2012-12-27 01:55:30 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Huffpo is right.


You should really stop seeing senselessly and unrealistically violent movies. It keeps fueling our violent culture.
 
2012-12-27 02:39:28 AM  
Maybe if it had more N-word?
 
2012-12-27 02:41:53 AM  
not sure why they wasted all this time coming up with a scheme when Django just ends up shooting everyone anyway. That and a bunch of the minor characters never really have their relevance or motivation explained.
 
2012-12-27 03:13:39 AM  
www.giantfreakinrobot.com

/A Tarantino Star Wars movie?!?
//SQUEEEEEEEE!!!
 
2012-12-27 03:17:03 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: we need more senseless and unrealistic violence in the movies.
we need to keep fueling our violent culture.


Unfortunately, it's what sells.
 
2012-12-27 03:19:11 AM  

log_jammin: I don't really care what the huffpo critic thinks, but if Spike Lee hates it, I'm all in.


THIS

/although Quentin Tarantino's cameo was more painful than most
 
2012-12-27 04:18:22 AM  
fark QT. someone got unwanted attention when a group of people called out his actor for remarks on SNL and he's butthurt. most over rated film making doosh of our time next to spike lee. seriously, how many times did you read of tin tin being a film student deluxe slaving away in a vhs rental shack, taking them all in and he's the man? fark him. the kill bills were nice but most of his work is hack for the sake of being hack. one of the best things i've ever seen was george clooney reverse-smacking tin tin's character in the winnebago crosses the border scene in from dusk till dawn. damn would i like to punch him in the face.
 
2012-12-27 04:27:37 AM  
That was a really interesting interview and should be required reading for people who think that Tarantino's work is just about the gratuitous bloodbaths combined with obscure genre references. Tarantino's strength is in the characters he creates and how he has those characters operate in ways that make sense to that character even if it doesn't make sense to the viewing audience.

In any case though, I think that Tarantino is one of the few directors who could pull off making a movie where a black character is presented as the romantic hero trying to rescue the girl, while leaving such a massive white male body count in the process. To be sure, all of the white people Django killed deserved it, but given the history of race in America, to get a white audience to root for a black man to go around killing white people--including a white, Southern woman--is not an easy feat.
 
2012-12-27 04:46:08 AM  

KrispyKritter: fark QT. someone got unwanted attention when a group of people called out his actor for remarks on SNL and he's butthurt. most over rated film making doosh of our time next to spike lee. seriously, how many times did you read of tin tin being a film student deluxe slaving away in a vhs rental shack, taking them all in and he's the man? fark him. the kill bills were nice but most of his work is hack for the sake of being hack. one of the best things i've ever seen was george clooney reverse-smacking tin tin's character in the winnebago crosses the border scene in from dusk till dawn. damn would i like to punch him in the face.


Your script sounds fat.
 
2012-12-27 05:15:24 AM  
I saw it on Christmas. Easily the best movie of the year for me. Waltz, Jackson, DiCaprio and Foxx were particularly great in their roles.
 
2012-12-27 05:25:57 AM  

KrispyKritter: fark QT. someone got unwanted attention when a group of people called out his actor for remarks on SNL and he's butthurt. most over rated film making doosh of our time next to spike lee. seriously, how many times did you read of tin tin being a film student deluxe slaving away in a vhs rental shack, taking them all in and he's the man? fark him. the kill bills were nice but most of his work is hack for the sake of being hack. one of the best things i've ever seen was george clooney reverse-smacking tin tin's character in the winnebago crosses the border scene in from dusk till dawn. damn would i like to punch him in the face.


excellent crazed rambling. I'm suing for the permanent look of confusion I now have, however.
 
2012-12-27 05:32:24 AM  

KrispyKritter: fark QT. someone got unwanted attention when a group of people called out his actor for remarks on SNL and he's butthurt. most over rated film making doosh of our time next to spike lee. seriously, how many times did you read of tin tin being a film student deluxe slaving away in a vhs rental shack, taking them all in and he's the man? fark him. the kill bills were nice but most of his work is hack for the sake of being hack. one of the best things i've ever seen was george clooney reverse-smacking tin tin's character in the winnebago crosses the border scene in from dusk till dawn. damn would i like to punch him in the face.


9/10

You would have got that extra point had you worked in the term "foot fetish".
 
2012-12-27 05:52:44 AM  
In before someone calls QT a "hack"....Dammit KK, you're always so quick to dis the Tarantino's and McCartney's of the world, and rightly so! Those no-talents are always making a buck while true artists like yourself understand what people should enjoy, yet suffer in obscurity on internet message boards. Ten Pounds is just phoning it in anymore.
 
2012-12-27 06:22:52 AM  
So if it's Kevin Smith he's a fat whiner but if it's Tarantino he's "edgy" ? Got it
 
2012-12-27 06:29:36 AM  

Malcolm_Sex: edgy


There's that word again. I thought we got rid of that word sometime in the past few years.
 
2012-12-27 06:31:35 AM  

Malcolm_Sex: So if it's Kevin Smith he's a fat whiner but if it's Tarantino he's "edgy" ? Got it


I don't even know what edgy is supposed to mean but Kevin Smith is a fat whiner.
 
2012-12-27 06:39:57 AM  
So this guy didn't get that Schultz never intended to buy Eskimo Joe at all?
 
2012-12-27 06:40:48 AM  

Phil Moskowitz: KrispyKritter: fark QT. someone got unwanted attention when a group of people called out his actor for remarks on SNL and he's butthurt. most over rated film making doosh of our time next to spike lee. seriously, how many times did you read of tin tin being a film student deluxe slaving away in a vhs rental shack, taking them all in and he's the man? fark him. the kill bills were nice but most of his work is hack for the sake of being hack. one of the best things i've ever seen was george clooney reverse-smacking tin tin's character in the winnebago crosses the border scene in from dusk till dawn. damn would i like to punch him in the face.

excellent crazed rambling. I'm suing for the permanent look of confusion I now have, however.


Boiled down to it's essnce - QT is a video-store nerd that somebody let make movies - and the results are predictable. Can't really argue with that.
 
2012-12-27 06:56:14 AM  

jso2897: Phil Moskowitz: KrispyKritter: fark QT. someone got unwanted attention when a group of people called out his actor for remarks on SNL and he's butthurt. most over rated film making doosh of our time next to spike lee. seriously, how many times did you read of tin tin being a film student deluxe slaving away in a vhs rental shack, taking them all in and he's the man? fark him. the kill bills were nice but most of his work is hack for the sake of being hack. one of the best things i've ever seen was george clooney reverse-smacking tin tin's character in the winnebago crosses the border scene in from dusk till dawn. damn would i like to punch him in the face.

excellent crazed rambling. I'm suing for the permanent look of confusion I now have, however.

Boiled down to it's essnce - QT is a video-store nerd that somebody let make movies - and the results are predictable. Can't really argue with that.



I never understood why he gets slammed for the video store thing, especially since all that a lot of film school students do is watch movies all day anyway.He just figured out a way to make a little money doing the same thing, instead of spending 30-grand of his parents' money every year.
 
2012-12-27 06:57:03 AM  
I was never a fan of his movies. Kill Bill was the stupidest movie I ever saw. It was worse than Johnny Depp's "Crybaby" and that's saying something.
 
2012-12-27 07:39:21 AM  

DeadlockVictim: Because People in power are Stupid: What makes Mike Ryan so special?

...
Start writing, and then you're special.

/Thus endeth the lesson


Did you ever see the Girlfriend experience? I would be "The Erotic Connoisseur".
 
2012-12-27 07:48:38 AM  

Klippoklondike: Tarantino brings up a good point in that you have to think about how the character would handle a situation rather than how you would handle the situation.  I think we all like to put ourselves in the shoes of characters sometimes.


It's called a batman gambit and it relies on one character to be smart enough to predict the other and the other to be predictable and not do anything unexpected.

If you want your audience to know how a character would handle a situation you have to develope that character on screen. Describing the character post film to a reviewer in a hotel room so they can understand the characters head is piss poor story telling
 
2012-12-27 08:03:52 AM  

mikefinch: Describing the character post film to a reviewer in a hotel room so they can understand the characters head is piss poor story telling


QT had the large brass ovoid things to open up about the creative process with a critical reviewer in the first days of the film's opening, and you dare to put him down.  I shake my tiny internet fist at you!
 
2012-12-27 08:23:12 AM  

4tehsnowflakes: mikefinch: Describing the character post film to a reviewer in a hotel room so they can understand the characters head is piss poor story telling

QT had the large brass ovoid things to open up about the creative process with a critical reviewer in the first days of the film's opening, and you dare to put him down.  I shake my tiny internet fist at you!


Put it in the movie. If it wasn't alluded to in the movie it's an ass pull.
 
2012-12-27 08:26:38 AM  

Klippoklondike: Tarantino brings up a good point in that you have to think about how the character would handle a situation rather than how you would handle the situation.  I think we all like to put ourselves in the shoes of characters sometimes.


you mean Stanley Kubrick isn't a homicidal egomaniac?
 
2012-12-27 08:35:07 AM  

KrispyKritter: fark QT. someone got unwanted attention when a group of people called out his actor for remarks on SNL and he's butthurt. most over rated film making doosh of our time next to spike lee. seriously, how many times did you read of tin tin being a film student deluxe slaving away in a vhs rental shack, taking them all in and he's the man? fark him. the kill bills were nice but most of his work is hack for the sake of being hack. one of the best things i've ever seen was george clooney reverse-smacking tin tin's character in the winnebago crosses the border scene in from dusk till dawn. damn would i like to punch him in the face.


At least he knows how to capitalize.
 
2012-12-27 08:41:23 AM  

AdamK: Klippoklondike: Tarantino brings up a good point in that you have to think about how the character would handle a situation rather than how you would handle the situation.  I think we all like to put ourselves in the shoes of characters sometimes.

you mean Stanley Kubrick isn't a homicidal egomaniac?


I doubt he's much of anything now, having died in 1999 and such.
 
2012-12-27 08:45:44 AM  
awful lot of jealousy in this here thread.
 
2012-12-27 08:50:44 AM  

phenn: tenpoundsofcheese: we need more senseless and unrealistic violence in the movies.
we need to keep fueling our violent culture.

Unfortunately, it's what sells.


More porn?
 
2012-12-27 08:55:29 AM  

Macular Degenerate: I was never a fan of his movies. Kill Bill was the stupidest movie I ever saw. It was worse than Johnny Depp's "Crybaby" and that's saying something.


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2012-12-27 08:59:36 AM  
As much as QT annoys me, I can't fault him for at least trying to make interesting stuff.  And he is a true
fan of film.

Its a pity that he thinks interesting is wordy monologues, idealizing schlock, and blatant stealing from other
movies that only an ex-video-store-clerk would know about.
 
2012-12-27 09:03:40 AM  

Madbassist1: awful lot of jealousy in this here thread.


Yes. While I agree that Tarantino is VEEEEEERY derivitive, at least he's derivitive of good film makers. His movies are always visualy compelling and the stories are well told. I wanted to hate Inglorious Bastards, but ended up having fun watching it (No one has chewed up the scenery the way Brad Pitt did since The Birds). Besides, they're just movies, relax. Go outside once in a while.
 
2012-12-27 09:20:42 AM  

NobleHam: So this guy didn't get that Schultz never intended to buy Eskimo Joe at all?


You mean Black Hercules?
 
2012-12-27 09:22:51 AM  
I thought it was a pretty good movie. Definitely Tarantino. Both Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. were terrific.

But it was a packed theater. With that comes the idiots who laugh at everything (are they farking nervous?) and the morons who talk to the screen (they can't farking hear you!)

I can't wait to see it in silence.
 
2012-12-27 09:29:41 AM  

log_jammin: KrispyKritter: fark QT. someone got unwanted attention when a group of people called out his actor for remarks on SNL and he's butthurt. most over rated film making doosh of our time next to spike lee. seriously, how many times did you read of tin tin being a film student deluxe slaving away in a vhs rental shack, taking them all in and he's the man? fark him. the kill bills were nice but most of his work is hack for the sake of being hack. one of the best things i've ever seen was george clooney reverse-smacking tin tin's character in the winnebago crosses the border scene in from dusk till dawn. damn would i like to punch him in the face.

9/10

You would have got that extra point had you worked in the term "foot fetish".


I didn't think that was a troll. I agree- QT is a hack, and I would like to punch him in the face.
 
2012-12-27 09:34:32 AM  

Mateorocks: I thought it was a pretty good movie. Definitely Tarantino. Both Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. were terrific.

But it was a packed theater. With that comes the idiots who laugh at everything (are they farking nervous?) and the morons who talk to the screen (they can't farking hear you!)

I can't wait to see it in silence.


media.screened.com
 
2012-12-27 09:35:52 AM  
QT has enthusiasm for his work and it's awesome he chose to talk to somebody about characters in his movie.

I enjoyed watching a Sin City featurette that showed him directing. The guy loves what he does and shows it.
 
2012-12-27 09:42:05 AM  

jjwars1: I didn't think that was a troll. I agree- QT is a hack, and I would like to punch him in the face.


Im sure QT would feel the same about you...if he knew you existed.
 
2012-12-27 09:44:05 AM  
I'll explain it as simple as I can. The "buying a fighter" ruse was an appeal to get into Candie's inner circle. Candie was not a pimp, so if they'd just walked up and offered to buy the wife, it would have been no problem, and there would have been no conflict whatsoever, which would make for a very boring end to an operatic story.

By doing this, the filmmakers  1.) Established a layer of deceit which would build up to an operatic conflict, and 2.) Established Candie as not just a slave owner and pimp, but a vicious sonofabiatch who delights in the horrific suffering of people who can't fight back against him, making it more satisfying for the audience when he gets what's coming to him. Storytelling 101.

But I'm sure all of your screenplays are so much better.
 
2012-12-27 09:44:40 AM  

roughridersfan: QT has enthusiasm for his work and it's awesome he chose to talk to somebody about characters in his movie.

I enjoyed watching a Sin City featurette that showed him directing. The guy loves what he does and shows it.


I love seeing interviews with him. He talks like a quirky regular Joe, and the moment movies are brought up he sounds like a kid who just drank three cokes and had 4 fun dips. He is so excited about movies. That guy is truly living his dream and loves his work. That's probably why he is actually offended when people talk smack on his films.
 
2012-12-27 09:45:43 AM  

mikefinch: 4tehsnowflakes: mikefinch: Describing the character post film to a reviewer in a hotel room so they can understand the characters head is piss poor story telling

QT had the large brass ovoid things to open up about the creative process with a critical reviewer in the first days of the film's opening, and you dare to put him down.  I shake my tiny internet fist at you!

Put it in the movie. If it wasn't alluded to in the movie it's an ass pull.


I haven't seen the movie, so I'm only going on what Tarantino says in the article, but doesn't the previously overly-complicated schemes lay the groundwork for the overly-complicated scheme to free his wife?

Or to use an old Hollywood trope ~ "If they shot the horses, you wouldn't have a movie." When we watch a movie, go to the theater or read a book the first question the work needs to answer is "Why is this day different?"
 
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