As I already stated I can't call myself die hard Tarantino's fan. I think he made only two good movies (Pulp Fiction and Death Proof) and rest of them (especially Kill Bill or Inglerious Basterds) was a bit overrated.
Reservoir Dogs belongs to the other group. When you decide to turn movie about robbery upside down by not including heist scene, you should have something else to rely on. Quentin tried to rely on characters, but it didn't turn out so great, because he got two distinctive people there. One was Madsen (totally psycho) and second was Buscemi who in more distinctive because of his look than role that he had in that movie. Of course they try to interact with other characters by saying things that should be memorable, but I didn't recall much (except dialogue about giving tips).
I know it was Tarantino's debut as a director and he made great movie, but not as great to be on some high position of this list.
This topic shows me how many movies I've missed thru all these years. I've never seen DaC before, but recently I fixed that issue. Dac is using high school as a cover to tell about freedom, carefree lifes, but also about growing up.
Seniors are leaving school and younger people are taking their place. Seniors will have to decide about their future lives, but why not try to live free life for a moment? Why not push their adult life away for a while , by covering it with fumes of joints and alcohol.
I like the fact that movie is very chilled out, it's filled mostly with dialogues and fantastic music, yet it is very magical. It perfectly catches that moment of these people life. Their last moments of childhood and carefreeness.
I believe that Tarantino doesn't need two of his movies on some high positions on the list, so I'm giving my vote to Dazed and Confused.
This post has been edited by Tycek on Sunday, Jun 24 2012, 07:36