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#592555 - 10/28/11 11:32 AM Re: tarantino's immoral films [Re: Stephen Parkes]
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I'm going to go read that now, Stephen. Thanks!
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#592556 - 10/28/11 11:41 AM Re: tarantino's immoral films [Re: madget]
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That's a plausible argument, Madge, but Rose McGowan's character is one of the better in the film and then there's Jackie Brown (although she's in an adaptation). And isn't it possible that we tend to think of men as the pop culture quoting gender, so some can't accept women doing it? Anyway, one could say the same of Fellini and Godard, too. They create worlds that are very particular to who they are (or were).
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#592557 - 10/28/11 11:56 AM Re: tarantino's immoral films [Re: Stephen Parkes]
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Yeah, what Newitz said.

Have you started the books, yet, Stephen? The world building is really amazing.
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#592651 - 10/31/11 11:11 PM Re: tarantino's immoral films [Re: Charles Reece]
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And isn't it possible that we tend to think of men as the pop culture quoting gender, so some can't accept women doing it?


Well, can't accept them if they do it poorly, or if the script isn't as good. I mean, I'm not really buying the theory that I just can't "handle" Quentin Tarantino's Empowered Women. I suppose the acting probably suffers partially from DP having one foot in Planet Terror, full-blown retro-grindhouse camp, and one foot in QT's more singular exploration of his own ideas. I.e. actors thinking to themselves "oh wait, this is SUPPOSED to be cheesy, right?" The women handling QT's dialogue in DP don't feel as in on the joke as they should; it's stiff.

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Anyway, one could say the same of Fellini and Godard, too. They create worlds that are very particular to who they are (or were).


I can't really speak to that, but sure -- I'm certainly not the one who has a problem with it. I understand how it could annoy someone, but obviously I like QT's world/style/voice, even if it didn't work for me in DP as well as some others.

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#593174 - 11/15/11 12:23 AM Re: tarantino's immoral films [Re: Charles Reece]
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Originally Posted By: Charles Reece
Have you started the books, yet, Stephen? The world building is really amazing.


Nah. I'm not usually one for those long world-building sagas. But I've had so many enthusiastic recommendations I just might have to give Thrones a try.

I was also planning to watch the TV series, which just started over here, but I had cable-tv problems when the first ep was on.


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#596972 - 04/26/12 12:48 PM Re: tarantino's immoral films [Re: Stephen Parkes]
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Some of the first images for the film here.
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#596973 - 04/26/12 12:49 PM Re: tarantino's immoral films [Re: Stephen Parkes]
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Stephen, have you given GOT a try yet?
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#596978 - 04/26/12 10:12 PM Re: tarantino's immoral films [Re: Charles Reece]
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How accurate was the SNL parody?
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#596980 - 04/27/12 03:47 AM Re: tarantino's immoral films [Re: Allen Montgomery]
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Didn't see it.
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#596981 - 04/27/12 04:51 AM Re: tarantino's immoral films [Re: Charles Reece]
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The basic point of it was that there was a lot of unnecessary sex/nudity, and the reason was the script consultant was a 13-year-old boy.
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