Directed by Quentin Tarantino
This is very exciting, as it is our first Tarantino film on The List. I am a fan of his, although I am not quire sure I could adequately defend any of his movies against his critics. The dialogue, at the very least, is always witty and quotable. Anyone have an opinion on The Hateful Eight? I saw that in theaters in 70 mm.
Eight men (Mr. Pink, Mr. Orange, Mr. White, Mr. Brown, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Joe Cabot, and Nice Guy) are planning to commit a diamond heist. They decide to have breakfast first, in conspicuous outfits, because obviously, that's the smartest course of action. They discuss the practice of tipping and the lyrical meaning behind "Like a Virgin" then leave for the robbery. Although we don't actually see the heist, it presumably, doesn't go so great. The remaining men agree that it was probably a set up. Now they must figure out which of them is the rat...
This is a pretty brutal movie. I am sure some people want to watch it simply for the excessive violence (probably the same people who laughed every time somebody said "nigger" in The Hateful Eight). Fortunately, there is more to this film than torture scenes. Like I said before, the dialogue was excellent and the movie is full of fun visual clues, which makes it a great film to revisit. It can be hard for a writer to handle so many different voices, but each character has a distinctive personality and an interesting screen presence.
Not my favorite Tarantino (that honor would probably go to Inglourious Basterds) but still a wonderful movie. Truly one of a kind.
Mr. Blonde and Vince from Pulp Fiction are brothers.
No dialogue is spoken by a woman.