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Re: there has been blood (and now QT's review of CMBB)
« Reply #375 on: August 18, 2009, 02:02:51 PM »
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You can find the rest of his intros here:

i guess i hadn't heard the Scorsese/Taxi Driver legend.
i would think by now someone would have asked him about it in an interview - yes/no?
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Re: there has been blood (and now QT's review of CMBB)
« Reply #376 on: August 18, 2009, 02:39:39 PM »
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I heard that Scorsese anecdote before, like, 15 years ago or something, but never since then.

Honestly, I kinda knew Tarantino would like There Will Be Blood but he definetely surprised me by saying that Paul Thomas Anderson is THE filmmaking artist working right now. That's a big compliment coming from anyone. Most critics have been shy to say something so clear about him, which also happens to be true.




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Re: there has been blood (and now QT's review of CMBB)
« Reply #377 on: August 18, 2009, 03:01:44 PM »
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I wonder if Eli Roth is going to pick a fist fight with PTA the next time he see's him.

"You think you're so fucking, cool don't you? With your steadicam shots and fucking multi-colored gels and tracking shots and shit. You ain't shit! I could do that, too! *pushes PTA* do something. I'll kick your ass, man! You ain't shit! I'll fucking do it, man! Don't push me! I don't start fights, I just finish them. omg, don't push me!"
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Re: there has been blood (and now QT's review of CMBB)
« Reply #378 on: August 27, 2009, 09:32:23 AM »
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Yeah, I think that was posted in the CMBB thread a week or so ago. It's always interesting to hear Quentin's thoughts about others work.

Also, this from the IG thread really piqued my interest.

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my household has recently become friendly with everyone's (least?) favorite eli roth and he mentioned that no one on this earth has quentin's ear like pta. did anyone else notice twbb influence in the first chapter and a few spots throughout?

apparently the card scene in chapter three was the one thing after cannes that everyone hassled qt about for being way too long and when they did qt went bill macy/magnolia diary on them "you fucking cocksucker, that is ptas favorite scene, he told me to leave it exactly as is and he's right and its perfect etc etc"

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Re: there has been blood (and now QT's review of CMBB)
« Reply #379 on: August 28, 2009, 07:36:59 AM »
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yep, it's posted somewhere. I agree with his review, especially about the weakest part of the film being the performance of the preacher

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Re: there has been blood (and now QT's review of CMBB)
« Reply #380 on: August 28, 2009, 07:56:36 AM »
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It's such a stupid review. He basically talks about what he likes in the film, but instead of making much meaning about those things, the only context he can give is some vague references to older filmmakers and films. The praise is mainly a rundown of his basic impressions of the film. The one time he mentions an original idea is when he says the film is a metaphor for the beginning of capitalism. It's a curious statement and requires explanation, but there is none. A real reviewer would know an original idea like that about the driving force of the film would be the centerpiece to their review, but Tarantino mentions it on a whim and so I have to believe it's more a statement for Tarantino to repeat than a real thought.

Yea, I know it's a taped interview of him verbally reviewing the film and it would be different than a written piece, but he could have done a better job if he means what he says about his critical talents.

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Re: there has been blood (and now QT's review of CMBB)
« Reply #381 on: August 28, 2009, 08:06:39 AM »
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It's not the headiest review I've ever seen, just him talking like a normal person about the things he liked about the film. Don't think it's meant to be taken so seriously. I actually disagree about Paul Dano, because if he was as comparable of a powerhouse as DDL, I don't think you would feel how weak he is in the final scene. Dano is sort of wispy and stringy and pathetic the whole film, and when he lashes out it always feels desperate.
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Re: there has been blood (and now QT's review of CMBB)
« Reply #382 on: August 28, 2009, 09:24:08 AM »
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The idea of the film being a bit about the beginning of capitalism isn't an original idea.  It was discussed in many reviews and was, as Tarantino says, obvious.  He mentioned it only to say that he didn't want to talk about the obvious stuff such as the film as a metaphor (but not really a metaphor) for the beginning of capitalism.  That's what I remember him saying anyway.

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Re: there has been blood (and now QT's review of CMBB)
« Reply #383 on: September 05, 2009, 06:26:47 PM »
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that review just shows that he cant review better than critics.

all it takes is honesty to be a good critic, not posturing.  i feel he was honest about his observations, which were insightful considering the venue he had to relate with. he's giving intros not seminars, take with a grain of salt guys. part of the showcase is that he gets to play projectionist for everyone, which is kinda fun imo.
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