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Date: 05/10/10 09:33 AM

69 Responses to Quentin Tarantino Loves His Trademark Shots [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 8:53 am
    Link: Quentin Tarantino Loves His Trademark Shots - Then again, all of the best directors have trademarks as well...
  2. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 9:36 am
    idgi. So I suppose every movie that uses a wide angle shot is uncreative too?
  3. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 9:42 am
    at least the last ones not in a trunk
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    MrVandercar Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 9:43 am
    all good movies except dusk till dawn. george clooney sucks balls.
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    SammyCyanide Female 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 9:44 am
    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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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    May 10, 2010 at 9:44 am
    7 out of the top 10 movies ever !!!
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 9:48 am
    DA BEAR JEW!!!
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    Artemis24 Female 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 9:51 am
    wow, i never noticed that
  9. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 9:52 am
    @cobrakiller

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





    i am joking, people.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 9:58 am
    @SammyCyanide:

    Written by Tarantino & Rodriguez

    Directed by Rodriguez.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 9:59 am
    @a1butcher:

    I wouldn`t call Jackie Brown "great". It was pretty good IMO.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    May 10, 2010 at 10:29 am
    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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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 10:30 am
    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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    madest Male 40-49
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    May 10, 2010 at 10:43 am
    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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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 10:54 am
    drating Tarantino. The master genius of the flick.
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 10:57 am
    @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.
  17. Profile photo of DHise
    DHise Male 13-17
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    May 10, 2010 at 11:09 am
    Oh, Quentin, how overrated, you are.
  18. Profile photo of Sock1122
    Sock1122 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 11:15 am
    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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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    May 10, 2010 at 11:18 am
    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.
  20. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 11:27 am
    Yeah, it`s called a "director`s trademark" and lots of directors have them.
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    crabcake Female 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 11:29 am
    when the RZA agrees to do the music for your movie - you are not overrated.
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    robotobunneh Female 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 11:34 am
    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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    MagicPaul Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 11:38 am
    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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    Jesus122500 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 11:39 am
    "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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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 11:47 am
    Good opportunity to point out that fame has ruined Quentin Tarantino.

    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.


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

    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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    Good pick up!
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    campofclay Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    Why do we idolize this? Just asking.
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    Molehouse Male 13-17
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    May 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    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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    entwife Female 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    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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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    Come on, this is his signature shot. Anyone who knows anything about him knows that.
  31. Profile photo of alchemist18
    alchemist18 Female 13-17
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    May 10, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    Don`t be dissin the shot.
  32. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    May 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    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.
  33. Profile photo of Luizito
    Luizito Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    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
  34. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    He loves him some trunk shot.
  35. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm
    Don`t forget his foot fetish.
  36. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    sonuvab17ch I never noticed!
  37. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    May 10, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    and i love them all
  38. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    May 10, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    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 "
  39. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    May 10, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    *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*
  40. Profile photo of DoomCookie79
    DoomCookie79 Female 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    All are pure greatness!
  41. Profile photo of SamVimes
    SamVimes Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 4:07 pm

  42. Profile photo of henryhendrix
    henryhendrix Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    Good god CodeJockey
    Keep it in Wikipedia.
  43. Profile photo of CurlybackJoe
    CurlybackJoe Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    thats a pretty common shot in any movie.
  44. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 10, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    Not only likes his trademark shot, he likes his trademark plot too. All one of them.
  45. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm
    well to be fair, it IS a good shot. i mean, its boring when the camera is always the same.
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 6:27 pm
    @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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    Stodogs Female 13-17
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    May 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    this gets Pulp Fiction (Motion City Soundtrack) stuck in my head again...grr just after it had left...
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    slab-of-rage Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    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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    mar95789 Female 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm
    Death Proof?
  50. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    "Death Proof?"

    yeah, its one of the 2 movies in Grindhouse
  51. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 8:13 pm
    hhahaha, lol, and most of those are from trunks. haha
  52. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    Death Proof sucks.
  53. Profile photo of blckhawk1234
    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    ACTUALLY, its feet. He has a foot fetish
  54. Profile photo of nofatchicks
    nofatchicks Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    inglorious bastrds on my itouch =P
  55. Profile photo of GloineFiodh
    GloineFiodh Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    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
  56. Profile photo of lapajara
    lapajara Female 18-29
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    May 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm
    well come on it`s a good shot..
  57. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    May 10, 2010 at 11:17 pm
    WELL,.....It works.
  58. Profile photo of gshockx21
    gshockx21 Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2010 at 12:11 am
    what blckhawk1234 said.
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    Webb03 Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2010 at 1:50 am
    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. =]
  60. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2010 at 5:12 am
    ther`s one in evry movie.
    theres also an ad for redapple cigarettes in evry movie.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2010 at 5:15 am
    @ 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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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    May 11, 2010 at 8:04 am
    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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    CreepyShanny Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    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
  64. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2010 at 5:35 am
    Well CoffeeDiiva i respect your opinion but.
    YOU suck.
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    boNeymiZz Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2010 at 8:25 am
    hence the word TRADEMARK.
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    LadyKonFuze Female 18-29
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    May 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    I like Tarantinos films and this is rather interesting.
  67. Profile photo of Hergs
    Hergs Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    I remember reading a little article on Tarantino`s little signature things and the trunk shot was mentioned.
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    diablito Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 4:21 am
    best director!!!!!!

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