If I was to ask you which Quentin Tarantino film was your favourite, do you think you’d be able to answer it? It’s genuinely not as easy to answer as you’d think, for you think of one cracker and then another one pops into your head.
For many, it’s his first-ever feature-length movie Reservoir Dogs, a raw, gritty and supremely violent heist movie that, innovative at the time, didn’t actually include a heist in it. Taking place almost entirely within an old warehouse, the meeting spot for a bank robbery gone wrong, Reservoir Dogs put the Tarantino name on the map.
It wasn’t until 2 years later and the release of Pulp Fiction that Tarantino became firmly cemented as the hottest director of the time. He even went on to win an Oscar for his writing on the screenplay (with Roger Avary) – a film filled with seemingly unrelated short stories that weaved through LA both geographically and chronologically, Pulp Fiction also managed to re-vitalise the waning careers of Bruce Willis and John Travolta – both suffering as straight-to-VHS stars at the time.
Pulp Fiction was followed by my favourite, Jackie Brown in 1997, and then two films that many consider being the director’s magnum opus – Kill Bill. Then came Death Proof (the only good thing in it is Kurt Russell), Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight and finally 2019’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.
On Sunday 17th July, the Chapeltown Picture House on Redbank will be presenting ‘The House of Tarantino‘ – an all-dayer of 4 of the director’s hits – kicking off with Reservoir Dogs at 1pm, Pulp Fiction at 3pm and then Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 from 6.20pm.
You can get individual tickets for the movies (£5), or a DAY PASS including all showings for £16.50. Get them bought below…
House of Tarantino
Date: Sunday 17th July
Time: From 1pm
Cost: £5 per film, £16.50 Day Pass
Venue: Chapeltown Picture House