At last, a movie buff who says it’s OK to love trash
Yes! Stick this in your eye, over-analytical movie critics: Quentin Tarantino has named his favourite 20 movies of his directing career, and it’s a laundry list of pop shtick including Speed, The Matrix, Fight Club, and Team America - World Police, while the closest it gets to a Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is the palatable Lost in Translation.
To my fellow trashy-movie-loving Philistines who have been hiding in the closet: it’s time to celebrate. Liking movies with bad guys and guns is OK. Quentin Tarantino, one of the finest directors of his generation, says so.
The list includes some off-the-wall Japanese and Korean martial arts and monster flicks - which I haven’t seen and probably won’t, ever - but the rest help make up one of the most quotable lists you’ll see this year.
Quentin Tarantino’s top 20 movies released since 1992:
Dazed & Confused
Joint Security Area
Lost In Translation
Memories of Murder
Police Story 3
Shaun of the Dead
(Note: The first, Battle Royale, is his very favourite movie, but the others are in alphabetical order.)
I think my list would include Reservoir Dogs and the original Kill Bill. It would also include The Matrix, The Insider, Fight Club and Team America.
The video went on YouTube in the past 48 hours and is just starting to get picked up around the web - by my count it has got 20,000 views in the past two and half hours.
And of course, share your favourite movies - or trash Tarantino, or me - in the comments.
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