5 Reasons Why Quentin Tarantino is a Rocking Director
Quentin Tarantino is an American film director, who also works as a producer, actor and screenwriter. In his younger days, he was a movie buff, and used to work at a video rental shop while training for acting. It was somewhere in the 1980s that he wrote and directed a film, ‘My Best Friend’s Birthday’, which was appreciated well, and later on became the plot line for the film ‘True Romance’. Tarantino has a unique style of filmmaking. Here are some of the things that make him a great director.
1. His use of music
Tarantino had mentioned in his interviews that he used to keep listening to music in his room all the time, and would often imagine scenes that would go with those music pieces. That kind of visualization helped him to use music in a rather stunning fashion in all his films. His soundtracks not only enhance the overall quality of the film, but bring about a certain edginess to it, adding to the pace of the movie. Perfect examples are ‘Django Unchained’ and ‘Kill Bill’. He uses his songs carefully to set the overall tone of the scene and the film very well.
2. His display of violence
There is a very peculiar manner in which violence is shown in Tarantino’s films. It’s like he is enjoying showing it in weird and incredible ways. While some people laugh even during the violent scenes, Tarantino himself says that he does that to make people enjoy or laugh at what they usually wouldn’t laugh about. Still, he maintains that his films are dramas and not comedies. Tarantino believes that movie violence does not lead to real-life violence, and he has said time and again that he likes movie violence.
3. His non-linear plots
Not all directors are capable of playing well with timelines, and delivering good films with a non-liner storyline. However, Tarantino does that very well, and he believes that it leads to a more edgy pace and an interesting viewing experience. His best films showcasing non-linear work are ‘Reservoir Dogs’ (1992) and ‘Pulp Fiction’ (1994).