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In Reply to: RE: Tarantino.... first of all let me state for the record that I have NEVER... posted by TWB on April 13, 2020 at 23:25:38
Once Upon a Time is probably the second least violent of his movies. The Hateful Eight is incredibly violent and incredibly gory.
How gory? There is a scene where the background music is from the movie The Thing (1982) one of the goriest movies in film history. Ennio Morricone Scored The Thing and The Hateful Eight. Kurt Russel starred in the Thing and The Hateful Eight. The former took place in Antarctica - the latter in a Blizzard and both films try to figure out who the Thing (Bad guy in Hateful Eight) is.
In fact the film that is probably the best for you to watch is Jackie Brown. It is not that violent and when it is it is not gory. The story is basically a caper movie about a Bail Bondsman who gets involved with a flight attendant who is bringing in drugs on her flights from Mexico and works with the cops to get the drug dealer. Double and triple cross sort of thing.
Samuel L Jackson feels it's Tarantino's best film. There is no gore and virtually all the violence is off camera. So when someone gets shot you don't see blood. So it's the least bloody film of his catalog.
Edit: In fact, I recall only 4 deaths in the entire movie and a trickle of blood from one. So for Tarantino that is pretty paltry.
But it still doesn't help my negative opinion of The Hateful Eight. Viewing it was painful.
I stopped about 45 minutes in and never returned.
Never will - the story seemed moot and the acting third rate parody.
I like his other films.
OUATIH is outstanding, a tale well told.
The climax of the film is truly remarkable and... gratifying.
"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination" -Michael McClure
I viewed the Hateful Eight just last week for the first time and I really quite enjoyed. Jennifer Jason Leigh is quite brilliant and there is so much going on as characters unfold as it moves along.
I rarely give up on movies because with Tarantino payoffs usually happen later in the picture which makes the first act a lot better.
I've only ever walked out of one movie - that was Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. A complete and utter shambles of a picture.
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