As popular as Tarantino’s films have been in the past, this is a good time for movie fans who might NOT be familiar with his earlier works to delve into his career and savor some of his eclectic gems.
Born on March 27th, 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and raised in Los Angeles, he quit school at the early age of 16 and headed right into the film business, and as so many others before him, worked his way up the ladder, paying his dues. So much has been written about his accomplishments, suffice it to say we will fast-forward to January 1992 when his film ‘Reservoir Dogs’ was unveiled at the Sundance Film Festival, and he not only received a lot of acclaim for the film, but became an over-night legend.
His style of film-making often included quick cuts to his stars’ hands performing action scenes with extreme close-ups . Additionally, he would often use one long uninterrupted take, following a character somewhere within his films. Even though violence and drugs permeated his films, he himself despises both. He credits his film-making influences to Martin Scorcese, Brian De Palma, Sergio Leone and Jean-Luc Godard, but his all time favorite director is Howard Hawks.
He directed 4 actors in Oscar nominated performances, including John Travolta,
Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman and Robert Forster.
Friday, July 31st
‘ Kill Bill ’ Vol. 1 (2003 111 min. ‘Scope) David Carradine shown at 7 PM
‘ Kill Bill ’ Vol. 2 (2004- 136 min ‘Scope) Uma Thurman shown at 9:10 PM
Saturday, August 1st
‘Reservoir Dogs’ (1992- 99 min.’Scope)- Harvey Keitel- shown at 2 PM & 7PM
‘Pulp Fiction’ ( 1994 154 min.’Scope) John Travolta shown at 4 PM & 9 PM
Sunday, August 2nd
‘Jackie Brown’ (1997- 154 min.) Pam Grier shown at 1:05PM & 6 PM
‘Death Proof ’ (2007 – 90 min.’Scope) Kurt Russell shown at 4 PM & 8:55PM