The obvious choices spring gleefully to mind: the countless bodies falling at the sword of The Bride in the slaughter of The Crazy 88, the final stand off between Mr White, Nice Guy Eddie and Joe Cabot, dance time at Jack Rabbit Slims, the final curtain call at Le Gramaar and so on.
Each new film brings a number of show stopping scenes to Tarantino’s stockpile and with Django Unchained out on DVD and Blu-ray today there are many great moments to be enjoyed as Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx seek revenge in Tarantino’s self-dubbed ‘Southern’, one of which we have included below.
Without further ado here are the six scenes from Mr. Tarantino which we enjoyed the most.
The making of Mr. Orange.
We become quickly used to the shifting narrative sands of Tarantino’s debut when we follow a relaxed pre-heist breakfast with wise cracks and tipping etiquette with a post-heist scene of carbound carnage. As the film plays on we discover more about the lead up to the job gone wrong, and Mr. Orange’s undercover identity is revealed in a great piece of cinematic storytelling.
It’s crucial that as even though we know that Freddy Newandyke has successfully fooled his way into the gang there is still a palpable tension as he describes a fictional close shave with the law in order to prove his criminal standing.
Tim Roth’s measured delivered is key to the unfolding of Mr. Orange’s tall tale. Having him appear in character (in another character) telling his story over and over (and even in the story) is a dazzling display and an indicator of the connection Tarantino has with his actors.
NSFW language, obviously.