Quentin Tarantino Loves His Trademark Shots [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago Entertainment

Then again, all of the best directors have trademarks as well...
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Male 37
best director!!!!!!
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Male 98
I remember reading a little article on Tarantino`s little signature things and the trunk shot was mentioned.
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Female 337
I like Tarantinos films and this is rather interesting.
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Male 237
hence the word TRADEMARK.
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Male 2,893
Well CoffeeDiiva i respect your opinion but.
YOU suck.
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Female 152
hey death proof was the poo.....though i did think it was a lot different from his other films, but thats how it was supposed to be, his take on old school car flicks...and it was done wonderfully, whomever didnt like it im guessing didnt like 4 rooms either lol
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Female 1,604
sheesh Guardin, you act like you made the movie, heaven forbid someone doesn`t like something you like. sheesh grow up not everyone is going to like the same things.. not the end of the world and yes death proof did suck
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Male 2,893
@ the group of d-bags down at the bottom (more toward the mid i guess)
Death Proof doesnt suck.
YOU suck.
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Male 2,893
ther`s one in evry movie.
theres also an ad for redapple cigarettes in evry movie.
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Female 166
What blckhawk1234, gshockx21 said.
Also, that`s not a particularly uncommon angle for others; I`ve seen it in several moving pictures that Tarantino had nothing to do with.
Funny all the same, though. =]
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Male 100
what blckhawk1234 said.
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Male 2,737
WELL,.....It works.
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Female 117
well come on it`s a good shot..
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Male 252
but does it make him a bad director? theyre all great shots, and notice that in most of them, theres at least one actor looking directly into the camera. It gives a sense of emotion going eye to eye with a character. It`s also arguably his style, considering those are a majority of his entire film career. There`s a reason why Tarantino`s characters really stick with you, good cinematography works wonders
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Male 257
inglorious bastrds on my itouch =P
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Male 518
ACTUALLY, its feet. He has a foot fetish
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Male 3,756
Death Proof sucks.
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Male 2,748
hhahaha, lol, and most of those are from trunks. haha
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Male 2,199
"Death Proof?"

yeah, its one of the 2 movies in Grindhouse
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Female 193
Death Proof?
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Male 769
I would rather see this shot in every film than Michael Bay`s standard `Camera revolving around main character who is looking/squinting off into the distance with a backdrop of a blue sky behind them and/or helicopters flying overhead` shot.
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Female 301
this gets Pulp Fiction (Motion City Soundtrack) stuck in my head again...grr just after it had left...
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Male 5,190
Almost always 2 people. Ut oh.
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Male 1,351
@SamVimes,
That`s pretty neat. And I do like that shot myself-it mixes enough suspense as to what they`re looking at with uniqueness of a bottom-up view.
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Female 3,828
well to be fair, it IS a good shot. i mean, its boring when the camera is always the same.
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Male 8,302
Not only likes his trademark shot, he likes his trademark plot too. All one of them.
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Male 222
thats a pretty common shot in any movie.
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Male 722
Good god CodeJockey
Keep it in Wikipedia.
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Male 619

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Female 60
All are pure greatness!
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Male 5,608
*Camera sliding with flying object: See "Phantasm" (sphere with blades) then, "Spider-man I" (Goblin`s glider)*
*Sam`s little brother and his best friend (Bruce Campbell) are both in every movie he`s ever made*
*Bruce Campbell`s close-up profile shot*
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Male 5,608
Luizito, the writer of you short is correct.
He has admitted openly about the characters names and items when someone pointed out the sword during an interview.

At the same time, he pointed out that people see what they want to see and sometimes see meaning in things that have none like the band-aid on Wallace`s neck has absolutely no meaning; The actor had a scar and the bandage played better than the scar.

The names, items, vehicles and locations are deliberate call-backs. He even makes references to films that he liked as a teen. It`s advertising.
If you watched "Death Proof," find "Vanishing Point," the American version because the European version is censored so it has an ending that makes no sense.

-George Lucas
"I have a bad feeling about this..."
"THX" is written or said someone in the movie

-Scorsese
*Slow motion*

-Sam Raimi
*Camera sliding with flying object: See "
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Male 2,056
and i love them all
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Male 10,845
sonuvab17ch I never noticed!
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Female 4,447
Don`t forget his foot fetish.
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Female 2,352
He loves him some trunk shot.
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Male 7
Whoever likes Tarantino stuff should take a look at this. It`s a conversation between a famous brazilian actor and a singer!! It`ll be wprth watching.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op4byt-DtsI
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Male 7,378
Well said Brassbull and I`ll give you that on Inglorious Basterds. As of this writing I`ve only seen it once. This too will change.
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Female 356
Don`t be dissin the shot.
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Male 1,674
Come on, this is his signature shot. Anyone who knows anything about him knows that.
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Female 536
I like Tarantino, whatever issues people have with him. Some of his movies are better than others, but that`s true of anyone who`s made more than one movie. He`s weird and quirky and he just goes and does his thing, which are all good qualities in a director. Plus, almost all of his screenplays are very quotable, which is probably a big part of why he`s been absorbed into the cultural consciousness.

As for the trunk shot, perhaps he is replicating all the times he has been shoved into his locker for being such a nerd? :-)
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Male 302
One thing about IB, why did hitler only have two guards? Why were there no other people with guns in the whole cinema. Still amazingly good though.
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Male 177
Why do we idolize this? Just asking.
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Male 25,416
Good pick up!
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Male 1,610
[quote]Good opportunity to point out that fame has ruined Quentin Tarantino.[/quote]

This is how I feel about Tim Burton. His work has gone downhill, but he is dead to me for what he did to Willy Wonka.


[quote]Sure he`ll make good movies that i`ll watch but he`ll never surpass the awsomeness that was Pulp Fiction.[/quote]

I agree with every movie on that list except the last. I thought Inglorious Basterds was awesome and definitely on par with PF. It wasn`t as good, because it is hard to recreate that kind of success, but IB had the same kind of rich and suspenseful dialogue as PF. What IB lacked in shocking plot twists it made up for with poetic justice.
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Male 24
"Ehh. That sounds kinda like the common trend to auto-hate anything popular from someone you like because the new fans are annoying and think they "know" your guy."

yeah, anybody who likes the last couple of seasons of family guy sucks
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Male 651
It`s called a trunk shot. Tarantino didn`t direct From Dusk Till Dawn; Robert Rodriguez did, but Tarantino wrote the screenplay.
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Female 265
I always go into a Tarantino movie thinking I`m going to love it.. and always hate it. Iunno, not a fan.

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Female 397
when the RZA agrees to do the music for your movie - you are not overrated.
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Male 3,842
Yeah, it`s called a "director`s trademark" and lots of directors have them.
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Male 4,807
madest... Pulp fiction was his masterpiece for sure. I think it was because he made it in a directing format that is rarely seen. Dialogue, action beginning and ending all coming together like that.
Mind you... I`ve only seen it 19+ times, So I`m still trying to catch certain nuisances of it.
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Male 274
Its just one angle thats been seen for short moments in feature length films i don`t see the big deal.

@DHise true but at least he`s an overrated person who`s actually talentented at what he does
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Male 868
Oh, Quentin, how overrated, you are.
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Male 3,255
@madest

Ehh. That sounds kinda like the common trend to auto-hate anything popular from someone you like because the new fans are annoying and think they "know" your guy.

IMO, everything Tarantino has ever done is amazing. Even Kill Bill and Deathproof, such awesome homages to the old school kung-fu flicks and car chase flicks.
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Male 3,255
drating Tarantino. The master genius of the flick.
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Male 7,378
Good opportunity to point out that fame has ruined Quentin Tarantino. Sure he`ll make good movies that i`ll watch but he`ll never surpass the awsomeness that was Pulp Fiction.
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Male 9,306
From what I remember in film appreciation class, this type of shot is to develop a feeling of insignificance on the audience`s view. Looking up at someone makes you feel small, helpless, or submissive. Pretty sure you`d find this shot a lot in horror films too.
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Female 4,039
Hm, I never heard of Death Proof. I also thought this was going to be something about QT wearing his favorite shorts. I need glasses so bad.
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Male 10,339
@a1butcher:

I wouldn`t call Jackie Brown "great". It was pretty good IMO.
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Male 10,339
@SammyCyanide:

Written by Tarantino & Rodriguez

Directed by Rodriguez.
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Male 5,314
@cobrakiller

you never know, it could be in the trunk of a tree.





i am joking, people.
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Female 133
wow, i never noticed that
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Male 5,314
DA BEAR JEW!!!
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Male 4,807
7 out of the top 10 movies ever !!!
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Female 427
I didn`t even know that Tarantino directed from Dusk Till Dawn and I`ve seen it like 10 times.
For shame.
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Male 286
all good movies except dusk till dawn. george clooney sucks balls.
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Male 7,585
at least the last ones not in a trunk
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Female 3,574
idgi. So I suppose every movie that uses a wide angle shot is uncreative too?
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Male 19,840
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