I’m sorry, but the “save film” movement needs to have a better standard bearer than Tarantino, a director who, although talented, seems to have an an insatiable blood lust. His movies are very formulaic, always ending with the camera lingering lovingly on the crescendo of violence and the aftermath of butchered bodies. I’m no prude, but I really have to wonder about a person’s presence of mind who makes a living thinking of “creative” ways to graphically represent people being butchered onscreen. And with today’s mass shootings in the news, I’m afraid we’re reaping what we’ve sown from a contaminated culture perspective. I’m 55, and I can’t deny the contributing corrosive effect this type of blood lust as entertainment has had on society.
So I have to respectfully disagree that Tarantino is a great standard bearer for the film format. Surely we can do better.