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2012

Django Unchained

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Tarantino releases Django Unchained, which stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. The story follows Django, played by Foxx, who is on a quest to free his wife from slavery with the help of Dr. King Schultz, played by Waltz.

… There’s two types of violence in this film: There’s the brutal reality that slaves lived under for … 245 years, and then there’s the violence of Django’s retribution. And that’s movie violence, and that’s fun and that’s cool, and that’s really enjoyable and kind of what you’re waiting for.

2004

Kill Bill: Volume 2

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Tarantino completes “The Bride’s” saga with Kill Bill: Volume 2. The story brings an end to The Bride’s quest to avenge herself upon Bill, and provides more back story to the events surrounding her tragic bridal party. Top-billed by Uma Thurman and David Carradine, the film also stars Vivica A. Fox, Lucy Liu, Sonny Chiba, and Chiaki Kuriyama.

…Vol. 2 was just more, you know, business as usual. You’ve got two people sitting in a room talking. That’s what I’m more famous for.

2003

Kill Bill: Volume 1

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Tarantino releases Kill Bill: Volume 1. This martial-arts-driven film tells the story of The Bride, played by Uma Thurman, as she seeks revenge on the group of assassins that buried her alive after her bridal party. The film stars David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Vivica A. Fox, and Lucy Liu.

I want to top expectations. I want to blow you away. It’s that kind of movie.

1999

Jackie Brown

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Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel Rum Punchis released on Christmas Day. The crime-driven story follows Jackie Brown, played by Pam Grier, a flight attendant involved in cash smuggling. She attempts to take off with half a million dollars of her boss’s money. Led by Samuel L. Jackson, the film also stars Robert Forster, Michael Keaton, Robert De Niro, and Bridget Fonda. On Samuel L. Jackson’s character:

Ordell was all my mentors as a young man growing up. Ordell was who I could have been… if I didn’t have artistic ambitions. That was it. If I hadn’t wanted to make movies, I would have ended up as Ordell.

1994

Pulp Fiction

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Tarantino unveils Pulp Fiction at the Cannes Film festival. It is well received and earns him the Palm d’Or.  The crime-driven movie follows the interactions of multiple characters in a circular “self-referential” structure. John Travolta and Uma Thurman play the film’s protagonists and are joined by Samuel L. Jackson, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, and Bruce Willis.

When I’m writing a movie, I hear the laughter. People talk about the violence. What about the comedy? Pulp Fiction has such an obviously comic spirit, even with all the weird things that are happening.

1992

Reservoir Dogs

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Tarantino releases his first film, Reservoir Dogs, at the Sundance Film Festival in which it is nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. The story revolves around a team of criminals before and after a catastrophic diamond heist. It stars Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, and Tarantino as Mr. Brown.

When I was in Cannes, the French journalists were getting it, but the American journalists wouldn’t bring up the humor, just “the violence, the violence…”

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