Quentin Tarantino (Knoxville, March 27, 1963, – News)
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1963, son of Tony Tarantino, actor and amateur musician born in Queens, and Connie McHugh, a nurse. The name Tarantino refers to a character in a television TV series, the mestizo blacksmith Quint played by Burt Reynolds in Gunsmoke. He was raised by his mother, as his parents separated before they were born. When he was two years old, they moved to Torrance, south of Los Angeles, and later to the Harbor City neighborhood, where he attended Fleming High School Junior in Lomita, and took theater classes.
He went to work in the video archives in Manhattan Beach with other film enthusiasts, including Roger Avary. He spent several frustrating years writing and trying to launch two scripts that pretended to be his debut as a director. As a result of how difficult it was to make a film for an unknown writer, in 1991 he wrote Reservoir Dogs, with the intention of being the most minimalist project imaginable. It was a success, thus began his career.
10 famous movies of Tarantino
1. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
His Opera Prima, shot with a low budget and a cast of well-known actors, it was his stellar appearance, after winning the Sundance Festival, considered the great independent film event.
It reflects constants throughout his filmography, his personal signature: fast dialogues, a lot of rhythm, colloquial and aggressive language, action and what he calls tributes to various directors.
2. Pulp Fiction (1994)
The consecration at international level, endorsed by the critics and another important accolade: the Oscar for the best original script.
Based on the comics of the same name, especially popular in the 50s, it links several short stories that are intertwined, a narrative resource that will be used more often. Music acquires a great importance.
3. Jackie Brown (1997)
A film with a narrative component even greater than the previous two, with a detriment of the weight of the action compared to those, again the characters will cross their destinations.
In this case he did not receive criticism as favorable as the first two movies, assuming a small setback in his meteoric career.
4. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
Change of style, approaching a film that mixes in a blender the martial arts, the spaghetti western, of which he is a big fan, and film noir, all seasoned with his own style.
Due to the initial duration of the tape, he had to divide it into two parts.
5. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)
Continuation, in which the frenzied and bloody action of the first, gives a little ground to the outcome of the story, being in its final part the most narrative Tarantino who takes control.
In both movies he offers action scenes very well shot, bloody, frenetic and excessive and even skirting the comedy in some moments, cocktail that manages to perfection.
6. Unglorious Bastards (2009)
Incursion in World War II, with an alternative ending to what History says, in which it returns to show its seal.
Draws, as in most cases a group of characters who are not exactly heroic, but who are the only ones capable of curbing the real evil.
7. Django Unchained (2012)
His first pure western, which takes a character created in the 60s in the world of spaghetti western that gave rise to a very prolific saga, especially popular in Italy, since the first that embodied it was Franco Nero.
The issue of slavery acquires a degree of brutality and special rawness in his hands. The shootings are generous in blood and deaths. It would also get the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
8. The Hafetul Eight (2015)
Tarantino revisits the western but from a different approach, giving the rhythm and character study of an intriguing thriller, a less elegant and bloodier Agatha Christie novel, but with an interesting development especially in its central part.
Tarantino has participated in three films divided into episodes, directing one of them, so we have not included them as our own films: Four Rooms (1995), Sin City (2005) and Grindhouse (2007).