My 50 Favorite Flicks • #1

I’m trying real hard to be the shepard… It’s the Number One movie on my top 50 list!

Pulp Fiction (1994)
My favorite movie, Quentin Tarantino’s opus.  He struck gold in his sophomore effort if you ask me.  I don’t need to defend why this is my favorite movie, if you have seen it then you know why. Quentin brought us a fresh take on storytelling, that now yes has been exhausted, but at the time doing  out of order sequences that let us know what we needed to at the time was brilliant.  It’s fun to go back and figure out what came before what, and find plot threads between all of the stories going on.  I also loved how he opened each chapter with a title, making each sequence feel like it’s own short story.  The characters of Jules, Vincent, Butch, Mia, Marsellus, Ringo and The WOLF were all just brilliant and well performed.  It would be very hard for me to pick my favorite sequence in this film, but I would probably have to say the final scene in the diner which I depicted here in my sketch. Where a bad guy crosses another bad guy.  The dialogue in this scene is just so tangible I could touch it.  Seeing a BMF take a righteous path over killing him is such a great direction that you don’t expect.

So yes, Pulp Fiction, I have seen this movie about 100 times, and I will never tire of it. I have had it in my collection since 1996 on VHS and it always will be.

Thanks for going on this countdown from #50 to #1, I’m Casey Cas- I mean, I’m Tony Sedani, see you next time when I countdown my top 10 TV SHOWS!


My 50 Favorite Flicks • #8

The whole bloody affair…

Kill Bill V1 & V2 (2003,2004)
Ok so I lied, this will be the only time 1 spot will fill multiple films. I don’t feel bad doing it as it was supposed to be one film and he had to split them up.  I am actually happy they are split up, as they have much different tones associated with them.

Who thought Quentin’s films could get better than his first few entrees?  When this 4th film by Tarantino hit the screen, it was just all bets are off.  I definitely got the feeling that he did whatever he wanted to do.  I just love the simple premise of revenge, and making a list of all the people she is going to kill. And then we get added plot threads that run throughout the two films that add depth to the characters and situations. My favorite thing is that the final battle isn’t even a battle, but a harsh conversation between two ex lovers.

My 50 Favorite Flicks • #22

Quentin finally has a film on my top 50!

Reservoir Dogs (1992)
This was the second movie that I had seen by Quentin Tarantino.  I remember tracking down this VHS in a video store in the 90’s and watching it from beginning to end glued to the TV.  QT’s storytelling and character development just sucks you right in.  You learn more and more about who these gangsters are and how brutal they can be.  Sometimes I wish that QT would write another film with gangsters doing gangster shit again.