Quentin Tarantino is an illustrious American film director, actor, and scriptwriter critically acclaimed for directing immensely successful movies. His filmography is typified by discrete and disconnected storylines, sardonic themes, throwback to popular culture, extended scene plays, and so on. He gave a fitting start to his professional career when he co-scripted and directed, ‘My Best Friend’s Birthday’ in 1987.
Quentin debuted as a director and indie filmmaker with ‘Reservoir Dogs’ in 1992—a movie that was a box-office hit and also screened at the Sundance Film Festival. He proved his versatility in ‘True Romance’ and ‘Natural Born Romance’ as a scriptwriter and director respectively. He firmly established his credentials as an extraordinary director and screenwriter with ‘Pulp Fiction’ (1994), winning the prestigious ‘Academy Award’ for 'Best Screenplay.’
Tarantino’s subsequent major directorial venture was ‘Jackie Brown’ (1997), a ‘Blaxploitation’ movie, based on the book ‘Rum Punch’ by Elmore Leonard. Some of his other noticeable movies are ‘Kill Bill: Vol. 1’, ‘Kill Bill: Vol.2’, ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ 'Death Proof,' and ‘Django Unchained’—the last being his top grossing film.
This independent neo-noir crime film is widely considered the most influential American movie of the 1990s. Peppered with pitch-black humor and strong violence, Pulp Fiction follows four interrelated stories—involving a boxer, a gangster and his wife—told out of chronological order.
German dentist-turned-bounty-hunter Dr. King Schultz buys African-American slave Django, promising him freedom in exchange for leading Schultz to three outlaw Brittle brothers, overseers at the plantation of Django's former owner. Schultz subsequently enlists Django as his apprentice and accompanies him on a dangerous mission to free his wife Broomhilda, who was sold separately after the couple tried to escape.
A team of ruthless Jewish soldiers led by Allied officer Lieutenant Aldo Raine earns notoriety as 'Basterds' for scalping Nazi soldiers in German occupied France. After their meeting with undercover agent and German actress Bridget von Hammersmark ends poorly, their mission converges with the vengeful plan of theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus, whose Jewish family was executed by the Nazis.
This Quentin Tarantino's neo-noir crime thriller is considered a classic independent and cult film. It has a group of eight men who are a part of a jewellery heist; however, when things go awry and police show up, they begin to suspect the presence of an informant amongst them. The movie alternates between events before and after the robbery.
The Bride, a former assassin, is severely wounded on her wedding day following an attack by her jealous ex-lover and father of her unborn child, accompanied by her former associates, members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. She wakes up from coma four years later and embarks on a deadly journey to avenge her lost child.
The second movie of the Kill Bill series sees the Bride carrying on with her vengeful pursuit of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad including Budd, Elle and her ex-lover and boss Bill. They had attempted to murder her and her unborn child. However, she is unaware that the child she presumes to be dead is alive and with Bill.
Sin City tells four different but intertwined stories occurring in the fictional Basin City: an aging policeman saves a young girl from a pedophile and child-killer; a muscled brute avenges the death of his beloved; a man helps prostitutes from a corrupt cop, the abusive ex-boyfriend of his lover; and a poetic hitman who ties up loose ends.
The Quentin Tarantino directed Western thriller revolves around the bounty hunters Major Marquis Warren and John ‘The Hangman’ Ruth. They form an alliance to protect each other’s bounties. Things get brutally violent after they take refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery and attempts are made to rescue the fugitive Daisy, Warren’s bounty.
The film is about an Elvis-fan Clarence Worley, who falls for and marries a call-girl, Alabama. While trying to retrieve her belongings, Clarence gets into a scuffle with Alabama's pimp, Drexl, and kills him. He mistakenly picks up a suitcase of cocaine in place of Alabama’s clothes. They decide to sell it in Hollywood, but are pursued by the mafia and the police.
To make ends meet, a flight attendant working for a Mexican airline smuggles money into the United States for a weapons dealer and soon finds herself on the wrong side of the law. This crime film by Quentin Tarantino is adapted from the 1992 novel Rum Punch.
A tribute to the 1970s exploitation film, it has two horror feature films - Planet Terror and Death Proof. In the first movie, there is a fierce struggle between the blood thirsty zombies and determined humans who want to survive. In the second movie, a psychopath Hollywood stuntman kills young women by using his death proof car. The movie also features fake exploitation trailers.
A chilling crime drama, Natural Born Killers, sees a young serial-killer couple, Mickey and Mallory Knox, travel through three states, murdering 52 people to become television sensations thanks to overzealous reporting by journalist, Wayne Gale. Starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis as the Knoxes, and Robert Downey Jr. as Gale, this movie highlights the sensationalization of mass murderers in mainstream media.
To secure a safe passage over the Mexican border, violent criminals—Seth and Richie Gecko—abduct Jacob Fuller, a pastor and his two children Scott and Kate. After crossing the border, they halt at a bar that turns out to be full of blood sucking vampires. The five now must join hands to survive till it is dawn.
Following the events of the first film, El Mariachi, former musician and gunslinger, arrives at a small Mexican border town looking for local drug lord Bucho and immediately engages in a gunfight with Bucho's goons. With an infuriated Bucho ready to retaliate, El Mariachi teams up with beautiful bookstore owner Carolina to free the town from the don's clutches.
A small town in rural Texas turns into a nightmare when its inhabitants are infected by a deadly biochemical agent and transformed into zombies. Dancer Cherry Darling who replaces her lost leg with an assault rifle and grenade launcher teams up with survivors to fight off the zombies while the infection spreads worldwide.
Three friends on their way to a vacation meet a strange stuntman Mike. He offers to give lift to another of their friend, Pam, in his Death Proof stunt car and kills her. Later he kills the three friend by hitting their car. Fourteen months later, he picks up another set of girls as his target; however what he does not expect is a fierce fightback.
This black comedy anthology has four stories connected by Ted, the lone man on the front desk of the once famous Hollywood hotel, Mon Signor. On the New Year's Eve — the first night of his duty — his job gets exceedingly challenging as he has to assist a coven of witches, deal with a domestic fight with a gun wielding husband, baby sit two mischievous gangster children and judge a drunken bet.
Zed is a safe-cracker who arrives in Paris in order to execute a bank robbery which has been organized by Eric, an old friend. On his first night in town, he spends some time with Zoe, a call girl. However, Eric interrupts him saying that the heist is going to happen the next day. However, things soon get complicated and Zed starts wishing he had not been a part of the team.
She’s Funny That Way is a comedy film which tells the story of a playwright, who is beginning a new project, but things get complicated when on the set, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover and the actress working in the production who is a former call girl.
Diary of the Dead is a found-footage horror film, which tells the story of a group of students who are trying to make a horror film, along with their professor. However, they soon run into real-life zombies, and one by one, they are all hunted down by the walking dead.
Furious that their father thinks they are not fit enough to rule the Hell, Satan’s two elder sons come down to the earth to create another Hell and while doing so they freeze the entrance of the Hell, knowing that it will cause their father’s body to decompose. Satan is now forced to rely on Nicky, his mild-mannered third son, to bring his errant brothers home before it is too late.
Quentin Tarantino Awards
|Django Unchained||Best Writing, Original Screenplay||2013|
|Pulp Fiction||Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen||1995|
|Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood||Best Screenplay - Motion Picture||2020|
|Django Unchained||Best Screenplay - Motion Picture||2013|
|Pulp Fiction||Best Screenplay - Motion Picture||1995|
|Django Unchained||Best Original Screenplay||2013|
|Pulp Fiction||Best Screenplay - Original||1995|