The Quentin Tarantino story of video store employee to major Hollywood director is a great success story. Even if you don’t like Tarantino, it’s still a fine accomplishment and we’ve always liked the quote from Tarantino when asked if he went to films school to which he replied, “When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, no, I went to films”.
Based on his background, Tarantino is inspired to make films by watching films and it’s always interesting to see what’s on his radar. He is rumoured to have a small cinema inside his home where he hosts screenings of old movies as well as new films to feed his obsession and inspire his creative juices.
A fan-site called The Quentin Tarantino Archives receives a list of the director’s favourite films each year. It’s the second year the list has been put on the site and it has already become crazy popular, and we mean Mr. Blond with a razor crazy.
The list is interesting and there are few high-fives followed by a large slap in the face.
Tarantino has also nominated a few runner-up films, directors and screenplays he liked that are all listed on The Quentin Tarantino Archives.
The most controversial list he has put together is the ‘nice try award’.
Quentin Tarantino’s official Top Eleven of 2011
1. Midnight In Paris
2. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
4. The Skin I Live In
5. X-Men: First Class
6. Young Adult
7. Attack The Block
8. Red State
10. The Artist / Our Idiot Brother (tie)
11. The Three Musketeers
Nice Try Award
These lists may indicate the mindset Tarantino is in heading into the production of his new film ‘Django Unchained’. In Tarantino we trust, but let us hope there are no swashbuckling cowboys in his new film.
‘Django Unchained’ is released 26 December 2012