In an era of film that lacks substance and relies far too heavily on special effects and ridiculous machismo, Quentin Tarantino uses story lines that are layers deep with an aesthetically pleasing topping of gore to achieve shock, awe, as well as critical and cult acclaim.
Tarantino’s major film career has quite literally never failed its audience. His first film, Reservoir Dogs (1992), achieved moderate success, bringing in $2.8 million in the box office. From there on, Tarantino has sealed himself as one of the most successful and innovative filmmakers that the industry has seen since his arrival.
Classics like Pulp Fiction (1994), Kill Bill: Volumes 1 & 2 (2003, 2004), and Inglorious Basterds (2009) have created a genre all their own, and they will surely be appreciated by critics and viewers for generations to come.
Tarantino’s career, thus far, has lived up to the old moniker quality over quantity. His latest effort, The Hateful Eight (2015), the most bloody and foul mouthed flick yet, hints at much greatness to come.