Tarantino

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I’m pretty sure that we all like watching movies. If we actually do, then we probably all know who’s this guy named Quentin Tarantino.

Quentin Tarantino is definitely a Hollywood legend who thrives on controversy and shock. All of his films are intended to disgust, alienate and question his audience’s own morality and sense of self. You can either love him or hate him, but there’s no denying that Quentin Tarantino is a natural born filmmaker. 

As he is, at least in my eyes, a person that is worth knowing about, let’s all take a look at some interesting facts about this man and his most famous movies!

– He has an IQ of 160. He actually dropped out of school before finishing it and the reason was that he just became bored… 

– He attended the 1997 Oscars with Mira Sorvino, who stopped to talk to a journalist on the red carpet. Before she could say anything to him, Tarantino grabs her arm and yells out “No, no, no, no! This is the one that I said wrote that story on my dad.” After some more yelling, he turns to the journalist and uses his entire body to spit on his face, and then walks off. Turns out, he had the wrong guy. Well, a bit awkward, I would say…

– All of the clocks in the pawn shop in Pulp Fiction are set to 4:20. This was probably the most intense scene of the movie, how could anyone notice the damn time on the clocks?!

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– The majority of Tarantino’s movies contain a scene involving women’s feet and has said in an interview that he enjoys filming feet. Foot fetish at its finest!

– Over 450 gallons of fake blood were used in the two Kill Bill films. In general, the excessive use of blood is what stands out a lot in this man’s movies.

One of the examples (from 1:08) 

– I guess everybody knows the fact about Leonardo DiCaprio smashing a glass with his fist and bleeding everywhere while filming a scene as Calvin Candie in Django Unchained. If you haven’t seen the movie, then you definitely should! Something that you might not know is that DiCaprio was incredibly uncomfortable while filming for a different reason.

During filming, DiCaprio actually had to stop the shooting because he became so uncomfortable with the excessive use of the N-Word (an issue that caused a huge amount of controversy when the film first released, with many claiming it was totally unnecessary).

Apparently Samuel L. Jackson (who plays slave Stephen in the film) took DiCaprio aside and attempted to put out this concern by simply saying “Motherfucker, this is just another Tuesday for us”. Well, what else can we say…

For those, who have already seen the movie or those who are sure about not seeing it, enjoy this video of one of the final scenes of this movie! (spoilers definitely included!)

– Easily one of the most famous moments in Pulp Fiction takes place when Mia Wallace – portrayed by Uma Thurman – overdoses on heroin, leading John Travolta’s Vincent Vega to desperately attempt to save her life.

In order to do so, Vega realises that he needs to administer an adrenaline shot to Mia’s heart. It’s one of the most frantic and tense moments in Tarantino’s entire filmography: the audience knows what’s about to happen, and truly has to struggle not to look away.

What’s interesting, however, is how they filmed the scene. In order to make it look as if Travolta’s character is desperately slamming the needle into Mia’s chest with amazing force, Tarantino actually placed the needle in Uma Thurman’s chest beforehand. He then had Travolta rip the needle from its place, and when it came to editing, he reversed the footage, so the administration of the shot of adrenaline looked very strong and realistic.

Kill Bill was Quentin Tarantino’s first feature-length film to have FEWER than 100 instances of the word “f*ck.” Okay, man, we got it, you like cursing a lot…

Maybe this director might appear as one of those ‘curse & kill’ movie creators, but that is not true! I’m not a fan of blood, but I just love the way it is used in his movies. It’s so unrealistic at times that it just makes you laugh. Also, what I really do find amazing, is the way everything is filmed. So pleasant for our eyes. Bright colours, interesting perspectives. So, my conclusion would be that even if you are a fan of romance, Tarantino will still fascinate you and it is definitely worth sparing some of your free time for his movies!  

By Laisvyda Andrejevaite

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