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Is Quentin Tarantino racist?

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Is Quentin Tarantino racist?

Postby BigBallinStalin on Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:59 pm

After watching several Quentin Tarantino films, I get the feeling that he's racist.


Is he racist? Or is he just kittens?
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Postby 2dimes on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:12 pm

Go on..
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Re: Is Quentin Tarantino racist?

Postby KoolBak on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:17 pm

Huh....well Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction are 2 of my faves....don't have any issues spring to mind with either one AND 2 of the coolest characters in PF were black....

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Re: Is Quentin Tarantino racist?

Postby Haggis_McMutton on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:33 pm

Alls I know about Tarantino is that he generally makes interesting/enjoyable movies and that he has a foot fetish.

Any information besides that just seems excessive, so I'm going with agnostic on this one.
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Re: Is Quentin Tarantino racist?

Postby Neoteny on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:36 pm

Yeah, I dunno. I think he likes to push buttons, and, as an artist, will use means many feel are questionable to achieve whatever end for which he is aiming.
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Re: Is Quentin Tarantino racist?

Postby thegreekdog on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:49 pm

I think you're racist BBS.

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Re: Is Quentin Tarantino racist?

Postby TA1LGUNN3R on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:05 pm

I've always thought he just really likes black and asian culture and stuff that Neoteny said, basically. In Pulp Fiction, you'll notice that Bonnie (Q.T.'s character's wife) is black.

I remember an interview where he's questioned (indirectly by Spike Lee, I think) about using "nigger" in pretty much every film, and his obsession with it. He says something along the lines that as a writer he should be able to write the characters how they are, and not be limited because he's white, and that limiting him because he's white is the heart of racism.

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Re: Is Quentin Tarantino racist?

Postby Funkyterrance on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:25 pm

I think he's fascinated with people who are "different" from himself and while he's doesn't nescessarily paint his broad caricatures in a bad light, this mindset goes hand in hand with racism imho. So in one word I would say: probably.
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Re: Is Quentin Tarantino racist?

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Re: Is Quentin Tarantino racist?

Postby Funkyterrance on Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:15 pm

That's a good point. Tarantino increasingly tries to compensate for lack of talent with controversial subjects/themes. All his stuff is so cheap and obvious but it caters to the masses and therefore popular and sells.
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Re: Is Quentin Tarantino racist?

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Re: Is Quentin Tarantino racist?

Postby Haggis_McMutton on Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:35 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:That's a good point. Tarantino increasingly tries to compensate for lack of talent with controversial subjects/themes. All his stuff is so cheap and obvious but it caters to the masses and therefore popular and sells.


You really think Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown etc are cheaper and more predictable than all the cookie-cutter, fairy-tale ending, virtually indistinguishable blockbusters hollywood wheels out every year?
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Re: Is Quentin Tarantino racist?

Postby Funkyterrance on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:54 pm

Haggis_McMutton wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:That's a good point. Tarantino increasingly tries to compensate for lack of talent with controversial subjects/themes. All his stuff is so cheap and obvious but it caters to the masses and therefore popular and sells.


You really think Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown etc are cheaper and more predictable than all the cookie-cutter, fairy-tale ending, virtually indistinguishable blockbusters hollywood wheels out every year?

No, they are obviously a higher quality of movie making than the stuff you are referencing, mostly I believe due to Tarantino's dedication to his craft. He is good visually but so are many of those indistinguishable blockbusters. But in depth yeah, I think his movies more or less average. I mean, do you gauge someone's level of genius by what they choose to work with or by the skill with which they work it?
If Tarantino would focus on his stronger points like cinematography for art's sake(I think he excels at this) and stop trying so hard to be thought-provoking(hes too blatantly obvious to be a success at this) then I would probably like his movies a lot more.
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Postby 2dimes on Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:02 pm

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Funkyterrance wrote:That's a good point. Tarantino increasingly tries to compensate for lack of talent with controversial subjects/themes. All his stuff is so cheap and obvious but it caters to the masses and therefore popular and sells.


You really think Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown etc are cheaper and more predictable than all the cookie-cutter, fairy-tale ending, virtually indistinguishable blockbusters hollywood wheels out every year?

No, they are obviously a higher quality of movie making than the stuff you are referencing, mostly I believe due to Tarantino's dedication to his craft. He is good visually but so are many of those indistinguishable blockbusters. But in depth yeah, I think his movies more or less average. I mean, do you gauge someone's level of genius by what they choose to work with or by the skill with which they work it?
If Tarantino would focus on his stronger points like cinematography for art's sake(I think he excels at this) and stop trying so hard to be thought-provoking(hes too blatantly obvious to be a success at this) then I would probably like his movies a lot more.

His movies are but a vehicle for his charicters and NO ONE has better charicters!

Mr Blonde, Vincent Vega, The boxer guy and his nemsis, Bill, Julien, Alto Raine, Hans Lander... Come on funky, you really can't dispute that?
The only one that's come close is George Lucas and he's trying to make family movies so it's different.
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Re: Is Quentin Tarantino racist?

Postby KoolBak on Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:15 pm

Agreed - R - Dogs....P - Fiction....classic, awesome films. We all have opinions....too bad Funky-Tee's is wrong :lol:
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