As a child, Quentin Tarantino can hardly be imagined sitting in a theater. But here we are.
All of Tarantino’s films delve deep into various subcultures and niche genres that have vastly different tones and experiences. Tarantino is a true artist who provides us with images of stories that captivate and amaze.
But which films did the same to him? What films kept the child Tarantino on the edge of his seat?
Check out the video from SiriusXM below, and let’s talk afterwards.
I love to hear what inspires Tarantino and to hear how the different tonalities of the films he loves indicate what he is doing today. For those who skipped the video or need a refresher, Tarantino’s three favorite films were:
It was interesting not only to hear what he enjoyed, but also why he enjoyed it. Naturally, The good, the bad, and the ugly there was tension and perfection to be seen. But Black Sabbath was the first film in which he noticed the director and was curious to see what else he had done.
These two films got him thinking about attitudes and style. He took a lot of them with him and began to learn. When it came to the genre, Frankenstein looked up.
Abbot and Costello showed him how to mix genres, physical comedy and horror. He saw them playing with tropes and used them to undermine what the audience would think and feel.
That’s a pretty cool origins story for someone discovering Hollywood. Especially since they turned out to be a writer-director.
Let us know in the comments which three films influenced you as a kid.