Every time I drive through Walthamstow I think about Quentin Tarantino, not because Walthamstow resembles a setting of one of his movies but because there is a bicycle shop called Reservoir Cogs. An impact felt by his first film in 1992. A mere 22 years ago. We’d never even heard of QT back then. Today is his birthday, 27th March, and nowadays, the release of a new QT film (the fact that his name has been reduced to just letters tells it’s own story) is an event.

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Here is a selection of his directorial outings to enjoy, he has written a few other scripts, acted a bit and produced a few but his directing is what sets his apart when he directs things he has written, we all take notice.

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

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Trailer

Mr Blonde – Stuck In the Middle

Res Dogs poster

Pulp Fiction (1994)

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Mia and Vincent dancing

QT winning Best Screenplay Oscar

Trailer

Pulp Oscar
Jackie Brown (1997)
QT’s love of Blaxploitation movies (starring Pam Grier) and Elmore Leonard’s writing led to this merger (Rum Punch becomes Jackie Brown starring Pam Grier). Cool as. Another great cast. Another great soundtrack.  What’s not to love?
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You Shot Melanie?
QT and De Niro Interview
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Trailer
Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003)
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Showdown at House of Blue Leaves
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5,6,7,8’s Woo Hoo
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Kill Bill Vol 2 (2004)
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Then came a bit of Sin City (2005), his live CSI episode, Grindhouse and Deathproof (2007)
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Inglorious Basterds (2009) A re working of the 1978 Enzo Castellari classic.
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I love the interior of the cinema they intend to use to blow up the Nazis. This poster is on the wall. (The Killer Lives at Number 21).
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According to IMDB future QT projects include The Hateful Eight (but the script got leaked so we might have to wait awhile). A re-make of Faster Pussycat Kill Kill (with Kim Kardashian???)
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Kill Bill Vol 3 and Killer Crow. Whatever comes next, it will be interesting. Happy Birthday QT.

 

 

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