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New Regime Poll #8: Tarantino's 2nd-best film 

What's Tarantino's Number 2?
Reservoir Dogs (1992) 16%  16%  [ 6 ]
Pulp Fiction (1994) 19%  19%  [ 7 ]
Jackie Brown (1997) 8%  8%  [ 3 ]
Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004) 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
Death Proof (2007) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Inglourious Basterds (2009) 46%  46%  [ 17 ]
Total votes : 37

New Regime Poll #8: Tarantino's 2nd-best film 
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Wow aren't you iconoclastic?
Feet getting stepped on?


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Ken wrote:
JamesKunz wrote:
Wow aren't you iconoclastic?
Feet getting stepped on?


Hahahaha yeah I clearly didn't think this poll through :) But hey, it's leading to discussion

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Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:47 am
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I voted for Pulp Fiction as his second best because I think Inglourious Basterds is his best. The war film is a bit more substantial, while PF is the endlessly quotable, hilarious faux art film. Basterds combines entertainment, high-brow cinema, and low-brow cinema better than anything I've ever seen.


Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:59 am
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So the shelves are up. Not too much damage to the walls...

So, for me, his second best film, behind The Pulp, is Inglourious Basterds. I love the first because it is endlessly quotable and a hilarious faux art film. I probably love it the most because it was THE film that opened the eyes of this naive film watcher to what cinema could do. Call it my cherry popper.

Although...the raw freshness of Reservoir Dogs will always have a place in my heart.


Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:44 pm
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I love the first because it is endlessly quotable and a hilarious faux art film. I probably love it the most because it was THE film that opened the eyes of this naive film watcher to what cinema could do. Call it my cherry popper.


I definitely agree with this. Pulp Fiction will always be counted by me as among my favorite films for these very reasons. It's just so fucking cool.


Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:07 am
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I have:

1. Inglorious Basterds
2. Reservoir Dogs
3. Pulp Fiction (It is good, but I thought it was a bit full of itself. Maybe my expectations were too high.)

big gap

4. Kill Bill, vol. 2
5. Kill Bill, vol. 1

haven't seen Death Proof or Jackie Brown


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I have:

1. Inglorious Basterds
2. Reservoir Dogs
3. Pulp Fiction (It is good, but I thought it was a bit full of itself. Maybe my expectations were too high.)

big gap

4. Kill Bill, vol. 2
5. Kill Bill, vol. 1

haven't seen Death Proof or Jackie Brown


Hey Chad--Welcome to the forums. Don't bother with Jackie Brown

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I voted for Pulp Fiction before noticing that the poll is for his second-best film. His second-best film is Inglorious Basterds by process of elimination. Every other Tarantino movie I've seen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill vols 1 and 2, Death Proof) has been mediocre-to-awful. Death Proof was the worst out of the bunch with Kill Bill close behind. Reservoir dogs had some nice dialogue but it seemed like a b-movie version of Pulp Fiction.


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I said Inglorious but I think it's actually his best film. I'd rate Jackie Brown as his second best. Then Reservoir Dogs. Then Pulp Fiction.


Wow aren't you iconoclastic?

You could say that. I can't help but see Pulp Fiction as a large heaping of hyper-stylized, clever trash, totally devoid of feelings.

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I think it's Inglourious Basterds, but other people will say that I'm voting for his third best film Kill Bill, Volume 2.


Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:14 am
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My Ranking:

1) Inglorious Bastards
2) Pulp Fiction
3) Kill Bill Volume1 and 2 (I said before that these movies didn't impress me the first time I saw them, but subsequent viewings only increased my appreciation. They're fun and nicely textured works of pop art)
4) Reservoir Dogs (would probably rate higher, except I really do not like scenes of people being tortured)
5) Deathproof (not awful by any means, but rather unimpressive by any reasonable standards)

Have never seen Jackie Brown.
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My Ranking:

1) Inglorious Bastards
2) Pulp Fiction
3) Kill Bill Volume1 and 2 (I said before that these movies didn't impress me the first time I saw them, but subsequent viewings only increased my appreciation. They're fun and nicely textured works of pop art)
4) Reservoir Dogs (would probably rate higher, except I really do not like scenes of people being tortured)
5) Deathproof (not awful by any means, but rather unimpressive by any reasonable standards)

Have never seen Jackie Brown.
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You're really not missing much with Jackie Brown--it's his only film that hasn't impressed me at all.

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I'd say:

1 Inglorious Basterds
2 Jackie Brown
3 Resovoir Dogs
4 Pulp Fiction

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My choice isn't on there: His CSI tv movie!!!

No, no, kidding. Pulp Fiction gets my vote. It's one of the best American films ever made, but you now what? Inglorious Basterds just may be his masterpiece. And I always considered Kill Bill as one film, since it's how he always intended it. That one would clock in at three, followed by Jackie Brown.

Hell, the only film by Tarantino I didn't think was a classic was probably Death Proof, and that one was still pretty goddamn good.


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My choice isn't on there: His CSI tv movie!!!

No, no, kidding. Pulp Fiction gets my vote. It's one of the best American films ever made, but you now what? Inglorious Basterds just may be his masterpiece. And I always considered Kill Bill as one film, since it's how he always intended it. That one would clock in at three, followed by Jackie Brown.

Hell, the only film by Tarantino I didn't think was a classic was probably Death Proof, and that one was still pretty goddamn good.


Did you include a sly allusion to the final line of Inglourious Basterds in there? :)

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Indeed, sir. Though I didn't realize I was being subtle/sly.


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Indeed, sir. Though I didn't realize I was being subtle/sly.


Well I thought it was pretty smooth

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JamesKunz wrote:
Human Rain wrote:
Indeed, sir. Though I didn't realize I was being subtle/sly.


Well I thought it was pretty smooth


I'll take it!

In any case, I'm seriously excited for any new Tarantino movie coming out after considering his batting average... Especially when the title is "Django Unchained."


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You could say that. I can't help but see Pulp Fiction as a large heaping of hyper-stylized, clever trash, totally devoid of feelings.

My reaction to Pulp Fiction wasn't quite as strong, but I also didn't get why it was so lauded. I didn't see it till a few years after it had been released, though, so the high expectations could have been a contributor to feeling underwhelmed by it.

The Tarantino movie that I have liked the most is actually one that's often considered a minor work - Jackie Brown. Sure, the runtime could do with some trimming, but I had a good time.

Haven't seen Death Proof or Basterds yet, though.


Wed May 11, 2011 3:39 am
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I voted for Inglourious Basterds. PF is still the tops for me, but IB was a tremendous return to form for QT. Tops of the year for 2009.


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