Saturday, January 9, 2010

#12 Reservoir Dogs: This Dylanesque, pop, bubble-gum favorite

1992. dir. Quentin Tarantino, starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen.

Seen it before? Yes.

Quentin Tarantino's first movie deals with the bloody aftermath of a botched diamond heist. All the hallmarks of his later films are there:
  • Random, discursive discussions of pop culture
  • Title cards... he really does over-use these
  • Scenes presented out of chronological order
  • Just loads and loads of violence
My wife brought up the Coupling episode, but this movie always makes me think of Itchy and Scratchy re-enacting the infamous "ear" scene. Speaking of which, one of the funnier commentaries on one of the Simpsons DVDs talks about the most terrifying guest star they ever had: the late Lawrence Tierney, who plays a crime boss here. Unfortunately, it looks like this is his only appearance on the list... too bad, because he owned this movie.

My favorite scene is the one where he assigns everybody's nickname. Why am I Mr. Pink?

Position on the list: 64
Number of women with speaking roles in this movie: 0

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