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Tarantino's Influences

by Elephants_Gerald
“I didn’t go to film school, I went to films.” By now it’s become a myth and cultural cliché to talk about Tarantino’s filmmaking pedigree developing when he was a video store clerk in Manhattan Beach, CA. The legend that launched a thousand smart-ass video clerks. It’s still interesting, however, to take a peek at the junk and gold that informs Quentin’s post-modern, appropriative artistry. However you look at it, he gives us film adventurers some new ideas for our watch lists. This list is culled from Tarantino’s Sight and Sound votes, his favorite films since 1992 list, obvious influences within his films, film prints he owns, reference… Read more

“I didn’t go to film school, I went to films.”

By now it’s become a myth and cultural cliché to talk about Tarantino’s filmmaking pedigree developing when he was a video store clerk in Manhattan Beach, CA. The legend that launched a thousand smart-ass video clerks. It’s still interesting, however, to take a peek at the junk and gold that informs Quentin’s post-modern, appropriative artistry. However you look at it, he gives us film adventurers some new ideas for our watch lists.

This list is culled from Tarantino’s Sight and Sound votes, his favorite films since 1992 list, obvious influences within his films, film prints he owns, reference guides to his films, selections from his curation as owner of L.A.’s New Beverly, and from interviews where he talks about his favorite films such as this episode of Under the Influence with Elvis Mitchell.

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