Tarantino Movies

May 5, 2023

New Thinking Total Hollywood podcast

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Your host:

Sandro Monetti

Author and multi-award winning Hollywood journalist

“From Nazis to feet to racism, there's always fodder for discussion with Tarantino.”

One of the most significant moviemakers of the last 30 years, Quentin Tarantino, has just announced his final film. This podcast looks forward to that one while looking back on his previous work and does not shy away from the controversies of his career. Sandro Monetti thinks Tarantino is a creative genius. New co-host Amy Rapeer argues that he’s overrated. Listen to their debate and decide what you think.

In discussing his legacy, the two showbiz reporters talk about everything we associate with Tarantino films—from foot fetishes to violence, foul language to brilliant dialogue, history-altering to homages—in an audio treat for movie enthusiasts.

They rate his various movies, including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, discuss the most memorable performances in them, and explain why he is walking away at the top.

You’ll also get insight from Hollywood about an unforgettable encounter with Samuel L. Jackson and the Los Angeles cinema owned by Tarantino. In the words of the Reservoir Dogs, let’s go to work…

In this episode we discuss:
  • Meet our new co-host Amy Rapeer.
  • Here’s what we know so far about Tarantino’s upcoming film, The Movie Critic…
  • Who will land the lead role in that movie—Cate Blanchett, Margot Robbie or someone else?
  • Learn about the Los Angeles movie theater owned by Quentin Tarantino and why it’s so cool.
  • Why does Tarantino put some many lingering shots of women’s feet in his films?
  • Why does Tarantino continue to use offensive language in his scripts?
  • Are his scenes lifted from other films affectionate homages or are they just rip-offs?
  • Is there a danger in the way Tarantino changes real life history in his films—such as showing Hitler dying in a movie theater rather than in the bunker.
  • Find out what happened when Sandro shared a stage with Samuel L. Jackson at the Django Unchained launch.
  • Do Tarantino scripts turn into better films in the hands of different directors?
  • What will Tarantino do next after directing his last film? 


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