Director Quentin Tarantino recently revealed his “Top 10 films of 2013 so far” with fan site The Quentin Tarantino Archives and some might be surprised by his taste in movies. Although many of his releases include highly (and deliberately superficial) violent sequences with sometimes unconventional story lines, his list illustrates that he appreciates movies of various genres. I guess it isn’t a surprise then that Woody Allen’s celebrated film Blue Jasmine is featured. More surprising however, is his choice to add Disney’s flop blockbuster The Lone Ranger featuring Johnny Depp. Below is the complete list of Tarantino’s Top 10:
- ‘Afternoon Delight’ (Jill Soloway)
- ‘Before Midnight’ (Richard Linklater)
- ‘Blue Jasmine‘ (Woody Allen)
- ‘The Conjuring‘ (James Wan)
- ‘Drinking Buddies’ (Joe Swanberg)
- ‘Frances Ha’ (Noah Baumbach)
- ‘Gravity‘ (Alfonso Cuarón)
- ‘Kick-Ass 2‘ (Jeff Wadlow)
- ‘The Lone Ranger‘ (Gore Verbinski)
- ‘This Is The End‘ (Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg)
As the rankings are in alphabetical order and not order of preference, it is hard to determine which film has made the ultimate #1 spot. Nonetheless, his selection will have an impact on film buffs and Tarantino fans all over the world. There are only a number of other directors like Tarantino that have influenced the cult and pop culture film scene like he has, with masterpieces like Pulp Fiction or his latest, Django Unchained. Iconic images and movie posters to his classics can be spotted at myriad retailers from online stores like posterlounge.co.uk to local video stores.
Quentin Tarantino’s next project still has not been confirmed but with public appearances at the Huading Awards in Macau, there may be a chance that he reveals something in a few days. A third part of Kill Bill is possible or a spin-off mix of Inglorious Bastards and Django. Sounds unfathomable, as have many of his story lines, so maybe it’s wise not to write off this rumor just yet.