quentin tarantino – the creative motor

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after his 8th blockbuster in a row: ‘the hateful eight’, which came out in 2015, mr. tarantino is taking all the time in the world to come up with his next stroke of brilliance, keeping us all wait for it. but we know for sure that the wait shall be worth it, because whatever tarantino does turns into gold. the next movie is likely to be based upon ‘the manson family murders in the 60s, and would probably cast brad pitt and jennifer lawrence in lead roles. this is the first time that tarantino is covering a real event.

tarantino is a creative motor that produces cult cinema, something that is rarely found elsewhere. here are a few charismatic features of his sublime creativity:

  1. style: all tarantino movies are highly stylistic and full of glamour. this one feature stands out if you place tarantino with other great directors of cinema. tarantino has a style that is entirely unique and fascinating and he may be termed as the most stylist filmmaker of cinematic history. right from reservoir dogs till the hateful eight, tarantino has maintained his own stylistic way of depicting life, something we keep craving for. and if we must believe him, tarantino has plans to leave us craving as he says that he shall make only 10 films in his entire film career.
  2. violence: it has to be there in a tarantino flick. it is the violence that makes all his films so powerful and thrilling. tarantino made his entry in filmmaking with the super-violent reservoir dogs and the streak has continued till the hateful eight where we have a bloody climax resulting in the death of all (sorry for the spoiler). by being so drastically violent, tarantino reminds us of shakespeare in a way, all whose tragic plays resulted into death of all the major characters. death being the primary event in the hateful eight, tarantino uses the 60s song: there won’t be many coming home, a ballad that talks about soldiers dying in war. what else violence does in tarantino movies is that it provides excellent thrill to the audience as we are never sure as to when somebody is about to die and so the audience is always on the edge of their seats.

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  3. dialogues: now, this one area is where tarantino is a genius and comes out as one of the best of all times. you simply can’t beat him at this. tarantino deliberately stretches his characters’ conversations longer than the usual so as to present them as more realistic and fun. he has the ability to mold the most plain and random daily conversations of random people into highly entertaining and interesting ones. tarantino’s dialogues exhibit certain inquisition that is very intriguing to the audience, and that slowly uncovers the plot of the film, thereby making the suspense expand to its maximum limits. the dialogues are full of humor and at the same time are lyrical in a modern sense that attracts complete engagement of the spectators.
  4. entertainment: well, the above points and some other factors including excellent performances, realistic action sequences, editing, direction, screenplay, background score, etc together make a tarantino movie incredibly entertaining as a whole. so much so that one always leaves the cinema hall wanting for more. and that is exactly what mr. tarantino’s plan is: to retire from the film arena leaving his fans wanting for more of him, as he says that he shall make only 10 films in his entire film career. guys, 8 have already been made. so if we must believe his words, there are only 2 more films that are going to come out of tarantino’s creative pen.

the most crucial aspect that sets tarantino apart from his contemporaries is his supreme vision. this man creates cinema not for the audience today, but for a upcoming generations. he wants to be known as the greatest filmmaker for decades to come. he wants his films to be viewed after 50-60 years from now by people not yet born. well, that seems possible, as after almost 25 years of its release, i can still watch pulp fiction as many times as you tell me to.

quentin tarantino is a true artist, a creative machine that will stop at will. if today we do not place him along the likes of shakespeare, pablo picasso and michelangelo, the future generation certainly will.

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Author: the skeptic spectator

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