Do you think Tarantino has any originality in his work that is considered highly original?
In visiting and re-visiting the great cinema of the past, I constantly stumble upon evidence to the contrary. I’m thinking about the implications of “paying homage” vs. just being plain derivative. It always seems to me Tarantino is the most relevant subject for debating this fine line.
He is imaginative and he doesn’t hide his homage, and for this I give him credit, but sometimes he’s so blatantly unoriginal that he defies what it is to be an “Auteur.”
Its not that he can’t take things from other films
its more that he takes fun genres and makes them talky and dull
the films he steals from are so much more interesting