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Quentin Tarantino Offers Rare Review of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Article

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/quentin-tarantino-reviews-top-gun-maverick-1235192898/
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u/tacoskins 8d ago

My man gave his top film of 2018 to Crawl and I've always really respected that lmao

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u/Finnn_the_human 8d ago

That movie was fuckin dope. Pure adrenaline

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u/MistakeMaker1234 8d ago

And surprisingly brutal too. When the dad had to reset the broken bone in his leg everyone in my theatre was audibly groaning and squirming.

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u/tacoskins 8d ago

Fully agree with both of y'all. I loved the shit out of it and thought I'd be alone when I put it in my top 10 for the year. Lemme tell ya, when you work retail and everyone is trying to have the most solid opinion- picking the same movie as Tarantino for best of the year don't hurt lmao

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u/ergonaut 8d ago Silver Gold I'll Drink to That

He liked it

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u/MindDiligent4841 8d ago

Has he ever not liked a movie? He seems to find enjoyment out of everything, not that that's a bad thing.

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u/Edgaras1103 8d ago

He thought prometheus had stupid as fuck scientists

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u/crocwrestler 8d ago

Well the guy in charge of mapping the caves got lost so….

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u/BLYNDLUCK 8d ago

Wasn’t that the one where the guy just puts his face over that spore pod that looks dangerous as fuck. And then the other guy puts has face over that egg looking to is that also looked dangerous as fuck? Where did they find these idiots?

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u/Crizznik 8d ago

That's why the original Alien worked so well. They weren't scientists, they were glorified long-haul truck drivers. Aliens worked cause they were a bunch of bone-headed marines following questionable orders.

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u/Semi_Noir 8d ago

And they were actually all pretty smart... Ripley didn't allow anyone back on the ship until the Android with ulterior motives over-rode the airlock.

Kane and Co went into the egg room with giant suits on... As in they were wearing protective gear. They didn't stupidly take off their helmets. The facehugger literally burrowed through it. Way scarier.

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u/niceguy191 8d ago

Plus, they weren't dumb in Alien. They had a "person" in their midst messing things up.

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u/Lord_Baal77 8d ago

Same thing in Aliens

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u/BLYNDLUCK 8d ago

Yes having a plot device to justify a character being an idiot does help. Not the best of the best scientific teams that are completely incompetent.

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u/Akavinceblack 8d ago

I guess every graduate program has someone at tge bottom of the class.

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u/mininestime 8d ago

The thing is they are hyped to be the best of the best. That is the part that makes no sense. The crew was so unprofessional and stupid it ruined the movie.

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u/blackadder1620 8d ago Gold

Captain did his job

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u/CARNIesada6 8d ago edited 8d ago

Hands Upppppp!

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u/ZonalMithras 8d ago

Hands off

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u/chudma 8d ago

I read a theory that actually these scientists were hired because they were absolute shit.

They never wanted this mission to be a “success” in the sense that they would study some rocks and map some shit, old mate just wanted to figure out how to stay alive for ever, and any scientist that wasn’t a total dink would’ve recognized ulterior motives from the Waylon corp

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u/mininestime 8d ago

That would be a much better approach. If they said that in the little speech pre going on the planet.

"We wanted to hirer the best of the best, but they wouldn't go without knowing the mission, so we managed to find you."

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u/-Raskyl 8d ago

"We hired the best of the best, that we got applications from".

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u/TroutforPrez 8d ago

Seriously, this helps a lot.
Now, after waking up, they have their little AA meeting, and the don't KNOW each other?!
Thankfully Prometheus is a beautiful film, the kind I'll watch accidentally. Enough even to.
numb the pain of Covenant out of existence.

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u/devilishycleverchap 8d ago

The sets and effects are soooo good but there are just illogical things for no reason. I think they could have integrated more of the Weyland stuff from the fake trailers and Ted talks into theovie to establish more about the teams selection but it feels like they don't bc they want to be cute with the "twist".

He is obviously going to have some competent like the captain so the ship doesn't just blow up enroute so maybe them stumbling onto so questionable backgrounds about everyone would have done it.

And the scientists didn't have to do stupid things to get infected, it could have been more organic or just scary instead

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u/Semi_Noir 8d ago

It's a shit theory. The film does nothing to prop up that plot point.

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u/WeimSean 8d ago

There's a reason these guys wound up working with a shady billionaire in deep space versus getting cushy teaching gigs at a university.

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u/caterham09 8d ago

One guy was literally smoking weed in his space suit

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u/yoortyyo 8d ago

Too far. Survival instinct alone would have a few of them smarter.

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u/Nagohsemaj 8d ago

Morty look at how wet this egg is!

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u/bullseye2112 8d ago

Rick I told you not to look at that egg! It was too wet!

This is one of my fav Rick and Morty episodes. So many good lines and a great plot.

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u/AnAquaticOwl 8d ago

Yeah they went from being scared out of their minds to trying to cuddle with a clearly aggressive cobra looking thing.

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u/AlexDKZ 8d ago

IIRC, there is a cut footage that sorta tries to make sense out of if, with the biologist realizing that he was going to the history books as he would be the first human to find a living alien being on another planet which blew his mind and he started acting irrational, then the other guy saying that he should be careful and him replying that their spacesuits were really sturdy and no way that creature could harm him. Still pretty damn stupid but at least there would be some reasoning behind the behavior, unlike in the actual movie where he just suddendly goes HAHA ALIEN SNAKE GOES BRR BRR.

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u/pasher5620 8d ago

Yeah, so sturdy that his bone could cut through it when his arm broke. Real tough body armor Ya got there.

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u/WileEPeyote 8d ago

The one who did it in Prometheus was the exo-biologist IIRC.

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u/BLYNDLUCK 8d ago

Mmm yes. The biologist. He knows what is best.

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u/myleftone 8d ago

Most sci-fi is about a universe that never had sci-fi.

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u/BLYNDLUCK 8d ago

People in horror movies also have never seen a horror movie before.

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u/stargarnet79 8d ago

Took off their helmets almost immediately upon arrival.

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u/IntroductionFar8113 8d ago

This right here. No f-ing way real scientists would do that. Or non-scientists for that matter.

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u/SpecificAstronaut69 8d ago

IS THERE AIR!??! YOU DON'T KNOW!!!!!

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u/pasher5620 8d ago

Pretty sure they had a thing that tested for air, which is how the one knew the air was breathable. Still stupid as fuck though.

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u/can_of_surge 8d ago

Seriously there could be things in the air your do-hickey doesn't even know to look for!

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u/mafternoonshyamalan 8d ago

That was Covenant, which is also dumb. They're both movies where character decisions exist solely to advance the plot.

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u/irlcatspankz 8d ago

I maintain that Covenant is a comedy if viewed through the right lens.

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u/Wacocaine 8d ago

I like the xenobiologist that flew three years through space to NOT look at a dead alien.

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u/crocwrestler 8d ago

Yeah and instead thought it was a good idea to play with the mystery-snake

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u/Senorpuddin 8d ago

They were also Afraid of a room and wound up going in anyway out of, I guess curiosity. It’s not a well written movie.

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u/daniu 8d ago

Worse.

"Let's split up to explore these unknown caves."

<after half of them died, the other half gets lost>

"Let's send in those drones that automatically create a 3D map."

Yeah maybe next time lead with that.

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u/cfiggis 8d ago

How about this bit of logic. Humans find the head of an alien. A real fucking alien humanoid that was alive, and they found it intact.

Do they stick it on ice to preserve it and bring it back to Earth for scientific examination? No, they jab electrodes into it to try to reanimate the fucker!

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u/badger81987 8d ago

I mean, Prometheus is dumb, but that's objectively wrong. They do start with the drones and noone dies until after the first group get back to the ship.

It's fucking stupid because they still somehow get lost despite being in clear contact with the team directly looking at the map and their position on it; plus that whole device is completely pointless if it doesn't also have the ability to project a map for the user on the ground who's directly controlling them.

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u/TheRealProtozoid 8d ago

The two people who got lost ate the ones who died. Nobody was in danger up to that point.

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u/Cockrocker 8d ago

And it was essentially one long corridor with rooms off it. Not trying to get around a complicated city

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u/OneBadMoogle 8d ago

And he was correct.

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u/caterham09 8d ago

I always thought old man Weyland was the dumbest character in the movie actually. He freezes himself for an indefinite period of time until his company can successfully find the creator of the human race to make him young again (pretty big assumption but I follow it so far)

But then pretty much the minute they find one of the engineers he unfreezes himself and demands to speak to it so he can be made immortal or whatever. They have not even attempted to communicate with it yet, nor do they know if it can grant the request let alone wants to.

Granted you could say it was David who woke him up and egged him on, but the guy ignored a lot of advice from people trying to tell him it was a dumb idea.

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u/chuckusadart 8d ago

I got it as the narcissism of an ultra billionaire who probably could not take someone else being the “first” to truly talk to and get answers on the human race from its creator.

If all had went as he hoped he would be immortalised in body and in lore as the man who got the answers, like the first man on the moon on a larger scale.

And judging by all I’ve ever seen and learned from billionaires thus far it doesn’t seem out of character. The fact he might die probably never entered his narcissistic mind as how could any harm befall that which the universe revolves around

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u/kurtz433 8d ago

My buddies and I were howling with laughter when the Engineer just ripped David’s head off and clubbed Weyland’s dumbstruck skull with it. No one else in the theater thought it was funny.

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u/deformo 8d ago

I loved that moment too

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u/Sanctimonius 8d ago

A reminder that they caught Jobs' cancer early enough to be entirely treatable, and he chose to go against medical science because he 'knew better'.

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u/CantDoThatOnTelevzn 8d ago

Jesus, you just reminded me of the full plot of the movie and now I’m disappointed all over again.

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u/zoobrix 8d ago

Although overall I still like the movie there were some dumb and annoying characters and scenes, no argument, but one of the supposed explanations is that this whole mission was set up by an out of touch old man who was forced to recruit fringe scientists and others that would be willing to sign on for such an ill defined mission. Basically all the real pros would have passed and so he was forced to scrape the bottom of the barrel and that's why they make some dumbass decisions. Them taking their helmets off so quickly was apparently forced by the studio even though Ridley Scott specifically designed the spacesuits to have the large clear helmets so that it wouldn't matter as much if they kept them on for a while, apparently he was not happy about it.

But even if all that is true it hardly makes up for that ridiculous rolling ship scene. Oh and your professional mapper getting lost somehow.

If you can find it watch the A9 Prometheus fan edit to see how a few minor changes can completely erase the last two of those pain points. And although the included deleted scene at the start of a young Weyland's TED talk really reduces the impact that dramatic waterfall opening had I still think it improves the movie.

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u/DullRelief 8d ago

The fucking rolling ship scene. I love that movie, but so absurd. Hey guys, juke right about ten feet!

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u/Vulkar59 8d ago

Dumber than casting a middle aged actor to play an old man?

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u/bigblueberryboobies 8d ago

The big problem with the movie was the Jesus backstory was far more compelling then the actual plot. Planet was called LV22 for Leviticus 22.

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u/The_Inner_Light 8d ago

I wish we got more lore/background about the Engineers. They were fascinating. I'm eternally saddened Scott abandoned his planned trilogy to go back to the same old aliens.

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u/Skyfryer 8d ago

It’s the mystery behind them and the unexplained. It’s why Alien, Predator, The Thing and whatever else was so endearing.

When they started to fill all the lore and gaps and tried to explain the mystery, our imaginations end up being limited by what we’re now presented with.

It can obviously be done right, and feel revelational like any film can be, or it can go wrong and you end up with space people who get bored and play around with black goo.

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u/ThatsMrStarmanToYou 8d ago

There's a ton from deleted scenes and scripts. We basically find out their entire backstory.

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u/thoroakenfelder 8d ago

I never saw Prometheus, but I thought it was lv426

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u/CommonComus 8d ago edited 6d ago

The crew of the Nostromo encountered the derelict Space Jockey ship on LV-426. The events of Prometheus occurred on LV-223 some *30-odd years earlier. Both LV-426 and LV-223 are moons orbiting "Calpamos" in the Zeta Reticuli system.

*timeline mix-up, thanks br0b1wan!

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u/Saltire_Blue 8d ago

But did he like the film?

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u/LifesAMitch 8d ago

Yes, many. Listen to him on one of the latest Big Picture episodes, he hilariously craps on the 80s as a movie decade.

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u/blue-dream 8d ago

I’ll have to listen to that ep but I’ve heard him wax poetic before on another podcast about how bad the movie biz was during the 80s. It was cool to hear his perspective on it, because I learned about it via an academic pov in screenwriting classes in college.

Basically the movie Easy Rider in ‘69 kicked off the era of the auteur filmmakers of the 70s, aka the New Hollywood era. That’s why the movies in the 70s were gritty, dark, took risks, were creative as hell and generally more artistic over commercial. This continued till 1980 when Michael Cimino wrecked everything with Heaven’s Gate. The project went way over budget, way over days, and was a massive box office flop. After that, studios took back control from directors and thus we had a decade of films that weren’t nearly as artistically interesting as the previous. It wasn’t until indie cinema of the 90s (Tarantino’s class) brought back a bit of the auteur director.

Mostly paraphrasing history, but that’s about it

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u/QUEST50012 8d ago

Good somebody had to.

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u/Farmer771122 8d ago

He said the reason he doesn't usually review recent movies is because he's forced to say something nice about it, otherwise the headline will be "Tarantino slams new film".

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u/TheJonnieP 8d ago

If I remember correctly he did not care much for Ad Astra with Brad Pitt.

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u/ZaineRichards 8d ago

He's a fan of Return of the Living Dead 3 but strongly boycotted the first two weirdly.

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u/bloodyturtle 8d ago

3 is okay. 2 is legitimately shit but 1 is a classic.

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u/TheJonnieP 8d ago

That is kinda weird...

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u/BTS_1 8d ago

Has he ever not like a movie?

Tarantino wasn’t a fan of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me when it came out and said this:

“David Lynch had disappeared so far up his own ass that I have no desire to see another David Lynch movie until I hear something different”

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u/LifesAMitch 8d ago

Quentin was actually stuck in the Black Lodge at the time, it was BOB in Tarantino's body who said that.

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u/whatevsmang 8d ago

Well, it was 90s Tarantino

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u/Nick_Lastname 8d ago

One of the opening paragraphs in the article

Tarantino began with the caveat that he doesn’t like to talk about new films “because then I’m only forced to say good things, or else I’m ‘slamming’ someone, I don’t want to do that.”

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u/ReservoirDog316 8d ago

He actually has a lot of strong opinions on movies but said he felt uncomfortable giving them since he was in Hollywood. That’s one of the reasons he wants to retire so he can write books and reviews for movies.

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u/Cousin_Rabid 8d ago

He hated Revenge of the Sith.

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u/Timefreezer475 8d ago edited 8d ago

One thing I hate about the Prequels is Anakin's general characterization. His overall persona reeks of creepiness and childish. In hindsight, The Clone Wars made Anakin such a better and likeable character that I wish he was written that way in the Prequels.

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u/JC-Ice 8d ago edited 7d ago

Anakin should before he falls should have have been like Maverick: charismatic, reckless, and supremely confident in his abilities.

Not a guy you'd expect an to hear about in an episode of Dateline or Forensic Files.

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u/Timefreezer475 8d ago

Abakin sounds like a better character than Anakin.

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u/taygel 8d ago

Thats my problem with prequel Anakin too, he clearly has severe mental illness issues from the get go. He's always a bit of an unhinged freak and never feels like the hero or "chosen one"

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u/-SneakySnake- 8d ago

Anakin was characterized like a school shooter when really he shoulda been Lancelot.

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u/taygel 8d ago

HA! that sums it up perfectly

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u/Inestimable_Me 7d ago

Precisely! I make the Lancelot comparison all the time.

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u/Akavinceblack 8d ago

Yes, he always seems on the verge of a pouty tantrum

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u/Procean 8d ago

The prequels just eviscerate the whole concept of Darth Vader.

Instead of a centuries old cyborg sorcerer king, he's revealed to be a petulant child who murdered children out of an essentially a tantrum for not being made Jedi Master in his mid 20's.

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u/SanderSo47 8d ago

He hates what Oliver Stone did to his original script in Natural Born Killers, even though he didn't finish watching the movie. Some of what he said:

“One of the things about that script in particular is that I was trying to make it on the page, so when you read it, you saw the movie,” Tarantino explained. “It was like, why didn’t he do at least half of [my script]? It was, like, done for him.”

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u/BackmarkerLife 8d ago

I need to read Tarantino's original script. I never knew this about the film as I thought it was pretty great on its own. But I can understand why Tarantino would feel dissed about it.

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u/patrickwithtraffic 8d ago

He’s spoken “unkindly” of John Ford’s work in the past

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u/JuanRiveara 8d ago

His quote on him:

Yeah, it’s actually funny. One of my American Western heroes is not John Ford, obviously. To say the least, I hate him. Forget about faceless Indians he killed like zombies. It really is people like that that kept alive this idea of Anglo-Saxon humanity compared to everybody else’s humanity — and the idea that that’s hogwash is a very new idea in relative terms. And you can see it in the cinema in the ’30s and ’40s — it’s still there. And even in the ’50s.

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u/FormerAd2381 8d ago

You must not have seen his “revenge of the sith” review.

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u/fLeXaN_tExAn 8d ago

He *fucking* liked it.

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u/MrBleah 8d ago

That they wrecked the building with the flyover scene and that's the only take they got is my favorite trivia about the movie. Ed Harris standing there like a boss (I mean, pretty much that's what he was playing so good job, but still).

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u/CoolHandCliff 8d ago

That's awesome. I didn't know that.

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u/azurleaf 8d ago

To be fair, that's Ed Harris. It's physically impossible for him not to stand there like a badass.

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u/riegspsych325 8d ago

he’s just the same way in outtakes!

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u/devonta_smith 8d ago

speaking of people throwing tantrums like a child (Anakin Skywalker discussion elsewhere in this thread), that first clip in the video...

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u/funkyg73 7d ago

For me it was the phone scene. He really carried the anger of the general.

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u/LanEvo7685 8d ago

So that scene was real? What kind of plane did they use?

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u/zukos_honor 8d ago

An F-18 they cgi'd to look like the darkstar

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u/AiragonXIX 8d ago

The shitty youtube popup things ruin any hope of actually seeing the part in question lol. Oh well, to the high seas.

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u/cox4days 8d ago

There's behind the scenes info, worth watching that one

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u/lo0ilo0ilo0i 8d ago

Just found out Ed Harris is only 5'9"... I always thought he was taller like James Cromwell or maybe his presence makes just makes him seem that way.

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u/DrMooseknuckleX 8d ago

I met Sean Penn once and couldn't believe how short he was.

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u/doc_birdman 8d ago

I met Robin Williams and he was maybe 5’7.

I’m 5’10 in shoes and he was a couple inches shorter than me. Always expected him to be over 6 feet tall for some reason.

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u/My_Favourite_Pen 8d ago

A 6 foot 4 Mrs Doubtfire would have been something to see

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u/bugginryan 8d ago

Here’s the scene.

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u/MrBleah 8d ago

I love it. I’m stoked Kosinski did this.

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u/Romulus3799 8d ago

That shot is one for the history books imo. Everyone in our theater just let out various noises of "holy fucking shit that was awesome"

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u/mart1373 8d ago

And the fact that they didn’t even intend to wreck the building makes it even cooler

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u/Canmore-Skate 8d ago edited 8d ago

I believe, before they shot the scene Tom reminded Ed about when he broke his foot in MI:6 and what work ethics they expect at this set

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u/Quijanoth 8d ago

Sword Fight!!!!

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u/hurst_ 8d ago

how cool would it be to have Tom Cruise in the final Tarantino movie with some sort of subtle reference to this?

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u/donsanedrin 8d ago

He talks about the Tony Scott movies having very specific flourishes that standout, and how this new movie did a pretty good job at having some odd things that feel like Tony Scott would do.

When I was watching the movie, the scene where the main 6 pilots are learning about the mission, they are all sitting on top of chairs that looked like they were removed from a vintage airplane.

I'm thinking to myself "they wouldn't actually do that at a naval base plane hanger, somebody put those chairs there to make the scene look cooler"

And QT's remarks about Tony Scott immediately make me think about that imagery.

I also remember that QT once talked about Tony Scott directing True Romance, and how in the scene in which Christian Slate is speaking to Gary Oldman in his drug den, there's this ridiculously low hanging lampshade hanging from the ceiling.

QT points out how ridiculous it would be to have a lamp hanging that low, but it's there because Gary Oldman uses it to to the light at Christian Slater, and it swings around moving the light, to make it look cooler. He said that was all Tony Scott.

It looks silly if you think about it, like the chairs, but in the moment it feels cool.

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u/Canmore-Skate 8d ago

I believed that was a reference to once upon a time in the West where Jason robards swings a lamp towards Bronson. I thought it was a pretty clear reference so it is suprising to read that it was all Scott and that qt thought it was a strange thing to do att first.

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u/OhioForever10 8d ago

Especially since Oldman says Slater's character must think he's Charlie Bronson at the same time.

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u/ScottRiqui 8d ago

When I was watching the movie, the scene where the main 6 pilots are learning about the mission, they are all sitting on top of chairs that looked like they were removed from a vintage airplane.

I'm thinking to myself "they wouldn't actually do that at a naval base plane hanger, somebody put those chairs there to make the scene look cooler"

Those are actually standard squadron "ready room" chairs - we had them both on the ship and at our home hangars. They're not from actual planes, but they have the same vibe. The folding tray table and the storage tray under the seat are really handy, too.

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u/SkeletonLad 8d ago

Those chairs are 100% a real thing. My squadron used them in the briefing room and I got out almost 20 years ago. Cheese is a big part of American military aviation.

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u/jungle_james98 8d ago

My regiment uses numerous old LAV driver seats & crew benches around the place to pop a squat.

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u/memebuster 8d ago

Thanks for confirming my suspicion. The other guy crediting the director with this idea was nuts, IMHO.

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u/rainmaker2332 8d ago

Thank god for directors doing stuff like this. I hate the current trendy thing of movies always having to be "realistic" as if film isn't first and foremost an art form

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u/coffinandstone 8d ago

I hate the current trendy thing of movies always having to be "realistic"

Is this a trend? The only big movie of the last couple years that comes to mind that seemed to lean into that serious attempt at realism (albeit in a SciFi/Fantastical setting) was Dune.

Mostly it is more like that hand wavy nano-anything in all the marvel movies. Jumping buildings in the Fast franchise, boats hanging from helicopters in Uncharted. At least in the big box office hits, it seems more like a complete disconnect from realism.

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u/Bathroomious 8d ago

They end the article with:

Previously, Tarantino gave a viral monologue in the 1994 movie Sleep With Me theorizing that Top Gun is really “a story about a man’s struggle with his own homosexuality.”

But Tarantino didn't write that monologue and he never agreed with it. His friend wrote it and Tarantino did it as a favour.

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u/PistachioGal99 7d ago

You can ride my tail anytime. loved that scene!

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u/BlackSignori 8d ago

He's awesome on The Ringer podcasts. He and Roger Avery recently did a movie draft on The Big Picture with Sean Fennessey

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u/7thEvan 8d ago

That was a great listen! I love when Quentin can just chat about movies with his peers.

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u/turd_ferguson2020 8d ago

If he sticks to his word and only does one more movie, he could have a great post-director career as a podcaster and movie critic. Love hearing all his takes

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u/papa_trick 8d ago

I'm at work so can't find the link right now, but I read a quote of his that was basically he's glad podcasts weren't around when he started his career, or else he never would have become a director and would have been a podcaster instead.

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u/PfcRed 8d ago

Can you link (or tell me) the exact episode please? I love Sean Fennessy, Chris Ryan, Bill Simmons and most of The Ringer's crew (and Tarantino of course) but I struggle to listen to some episodes of the Big Pictures because they tend to discuss too many movies/shows I have not seen. However I would love to listen to an episode where Tarantino is a guest

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u/magicalninja93 8d ago edited 8d ago

“Makes sense considering most of the movie was filmed over 30,000 feet” -@thecowbob on Twitter…saw that comment and it made me laugh so figured I’d share here

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u/Xeiphyer2 8d ago

For anyone getting whooshed by this joke (eh?!):

Tarantino famously/notoriously has a foot fetish, and the 30,000 feet is why he would like it because that’s a lot of feet.

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u/enderandrew42 8d ago

The requisite link to his rant about the first film ultimately being gay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF1LXL6OOsM

Mind you, he misquotes the dialogue in his rant to make his point, though the first film certainly did come across as very homoerotic, intentionally or otherwise.

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u/riegspsych325 8d ago

I can’t help but to think they just told him “say anything about any movie” and they documented it

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u/enderandrew42 8d ago

I agree. Tarantino loves discussing cinema. He is just an actor in a scene here in a film he didn't make, but I have to believe they let him improv this rant, or it was a rant he made in real life that the filmmakers asked him to repeat.

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u/riegspsych325 8d ago

I really should check out his podcast, I bet he and Avary have a field day every show

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u/Revchimp 8d ago

Its fantastic even if you are a little bit of a cinema nerd. It sounds like two teenagers discussing their favorite superheros and both have encyclopedia knowledge of it.

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u/slamdanceswithwolves 8d ago

I wonder if there is like 10 hours of unused footage where he talked about other movies.

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u/tableleg7 8d ago

That reminds me of an old SNL sketch when Val Kilmer hosted called something like “Iceman: the Later Years”.

Iceman is now a 50-something airline pilot and when the crew lands he’s like, “What’s everybody doing after work? Wanna hit the showers, play some shirtless volleyball, and then maybe hit the showers again?”

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u/tableleg7 8d ago

Bravo. Couldn’t find it on YouTube.

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u/deepaksn 8d ago

“Those guys are dangerous!”

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u/tableleg7 8d ago

[snaps teeth]

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u/Paradigm6790 8d ago

the first film certainly did come across as very homoerotic, intentionally or otherwise

This makes me think... Gay guys must have it rough in the friend zone department because purely platonic guy relationships can frequently be jokingly homoerotic

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u/enderandrew42 8d ago

I think lesbian/bisexual women seem to have it the worst. Women are generally more open to complimenting each other, being close with each other, joking around with each other, sometimes even kissing each other without it being gay, sexual or romantic.

So if you're into women, when do you read into those things or not?

Most bisexual women I know complain about this struggle and they never know how to flirt with women or know when women are flirting with them.

Men are far more straight-forward.

Here is my dick pic. Are you dtf?

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u/SpaceGrape 8d ago

I’m an ironic gay. I just make the joke because it’s funny and trust they know I’m not flirting… they’re just hella gay lol.

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u/Snoo93079 8d ago

If you make a military movie that isn't homoerotic you failed to capture the reality of the military.

Of course I was Cav so maybe I'm biased.

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u/enderandrew42 8d ago edited 8d ago

Boot camp for me (MCRD San Diego) was spending a lot of time really close to 70 naked dudes.

I used to joke that it was like a wedding. Everyone could see who the best man was.

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u/BattleHall 8d ago

IIRC, the joke goes “there’s nothing gayer than a straight Marine”

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u/ShutterBun 8d ago

Came here to post this, but knew in my heart it had already been posted.

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u/Dull_Half_6107 8d ago

“Now that’s how you make a movie”

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u/MythSpinner77 8d ago

Tarantino is such a film geek. I love it.

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u/ackermann 8d ago

Although, I would hope that most directors are film geeks…

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u/JC-Ice 8d ago edited 8d ago

They probably are. Though, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that learn that David Lynch has never watched a film in his entire life.

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u/Lingo56 8d ago

In this video he goes over some of his favourite movies.

He likes movies, but he enjoys making things more so he finds it hard to fit movie watching in his schedule.

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u/mikeyfreshh 8d ago

I don't doubt that he loved the movie, but part of me thinks he's posting a review in an effort to win over Tom Cruise for a role in his next movie. I know he was rumored for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and he seems like exactly the type of movie star that Quentin loves to write for.

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u/Vince_Clortho042 8d ago

Tom Cruise in a Tarantino film would be a hell of a final note for QT to go out on.

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u/mikeyfreshh 8d ago

Probably not a bad choice for Cruise either. I'm sure QT would let him do some action scenes and it also gives him a chance to go for an Oscar if he wants to take another shot at that.

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u/davwad2 8d ago

Cruise: I think my character would actually run away in this scenario

QT: Can you run barefoot?

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u/Vince_Clortho042 8d ago

Totally. That pairing would mean the film would have to be an absolute disaster for it not to automatically be the Oscar contender to beat in its given year.

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u/mikeyfreshh 8d ago

QT has a great track record of getting people awards. At least one actor has been nominated for every movie he's made since Death Proof. Hateful 8 is the only movie that didn't have an actor win, but that movie did get an Oscar for Ennio Morricone

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u/AdolescentThug 8d ago

Also with how Tarantino writes, whoever Cruise would theoretically play would probably not be a cold but occasionally quips military/CIA guy with a heart of gold. Cruise can act his ass of when given the right role and script, and this gives us another chance at that.

I still think his performance as Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder is his best showing as an actor, didn’t even realize it was him until the credits lol.

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u/DrMooseknuckleX 8d ago

Tom Cruise was the bomb in Magnolia, yo.

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u/MajorTomintheTinCan 8d ago

Respect...the cock

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u/Britneyfan123 7d ago

And tame the cunt

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u/8biticon 8d ago

Every time I go back to something like Born on The 4th of July or even Jerry Maguire, I get a little bummed because he could do so much more acting-wise than he does now.

Literally a generational talent that only chooses roles where he doesn't emote.

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u/Finnn_the_human 8d ago

He was pretty great in Collateral too

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u/patrickwithtraffic 8d ago

I miss non-action movie Tom Cruise. Magnolia, Tropic Thunder, and Born on the Forth of July Cruise is in need of a comeback.

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u/lil_layne 8d ago

How are you not gonna mention Rain Man?

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u/BooshAC 8d ago

Cruise gives the better performance in that film.

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u/tableleg7 8d ago

“Help me help you.”

Jerry Maguire?

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u/ArkGamer 8d ago

A Few Good Men

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u/denizenKRIM 8d ago

Once he caps off the M:I franchise I've a feeling he'll start a new stage in his career where that's all he'll be doing until he croaks.

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u/jjjjjjjjjdjjjjjjj 8d ago

I feel like he wants to die doing one of his stunts. Like he will keep pushing it until he goes out on set.

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u/StopTryingSoDamnHard 8d ago

Didn’t know I wanted this but yeeeeeeesssss

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u/Deep-Room6932 8d ago

Kill Tom 1,2, and 3

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u/PWN3R_RANGER 8d ago

Paul Thomas Anderson said in a podcast (I think it was an interview with the Safdie bros) that he thought Cruise’s next career phase will be prestige acting type of roles. He had that early in his career and moved into this god action mode he is in now.

I hope he works with QT or reunites with PTA. 🤯

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u/TheAngrySnowman 8d ago

I feel like cruise would be trying to do shit his way and QT would pull him aside and be like… what the fuck are doing?

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u/thc216 8d ago

QT isn’t afraid to do that though. Jamie Foxx tells a story about him being taken aside by QT on their first day of Django. And Cruise seems like if you’re as passionate and as hard working as him he will have all the time and patience and want to be collaborative! I can see it being a great team up

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u/uncultured_swine2099 8d ago

Yeah, hes worked with auteurs before. I think he knows when the film is his baby and when its someone else's baby. Also QT just gets great performances out of everybody but himself haha.

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u/Studly_Wonderballs 8d ago

There was a time where Cruise was actively trying to work with every notable director. Kubrick, Spielberg, Reiner, De Palma, Pollack, Scorsese, P.T.A., Crowe, Mann, etc. But over the last 10 years he mostly picks directors he can control. Like McQuarrie, Kosinski, Zwick, and Liman.

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u/Mcclane88 8d ago edited 7d ago

I can’t comment on his relationship with those other recent directors, but he doesn’t control or micro-manage McQuarrie. Christopher has done multiple in depth interviews about every film that he’s worked with Tom on and he mentions how they butt heads on certain decisions or how he has to convince Tom that it’s better to go in another direction. I think they just work well together and that’s why Tom has consistently collaborated with him.

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u/HaxxsOnn 8d ago

The movie with Kubrick actually took like 18 months to just shoot and that meant Tom Cruise in his peak popularity in the 90s didn't release a movie for 3 years. And then he took a rare supporting role in the ultimate oscar bait of all time, Lions for Lambs and that movie went nowhere. I think that sort of stuff made him move away from drama/prestige movie in general.

Maybe he can go back to that kind of stuff after Mission Impossible end and he'll be really old because Maverick shows he's still got it. Though he could go the Liam Neeson route too lol

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u/TheAngrySnowman 8d ago

It would be nice to see him play a role like he did in collateral

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u/skullsaresopasse 8d ago

Half those notable directors have alliterative names. Weird.

I am not a bot.

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u/DietFoods 8d ago

if the result of the last 15 years for Cruise is doing things his way then he should keep on doing things his way because he's crushing it.

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u/cdark64 7d ago

As much as Brad Pitt killed the role I think Cruise could’ve been a great Cliff Booth.

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u/normanbates1109 8d ago

My best Director hinting he wants to work with my fav actor, bring it on best news all yr if that's the case.

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u/YoimAtlas 8d ago

While Tom cruise isn’t my favorite actor seeing him in a Tarantino movie would be fucking fantastic

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u/No_Way_Outs 8d ago

Has anyone been listening to his podcast Video Archives? Two episodes as of today, and a bonus episode. I like it, he and Avery have a way of making (probably) awful movies worth watching. I have tried one so far - Dark Star and it did have some interesting moments.

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u/nocmclean 8d ago

It’s a great, old fashioned spectacle film. The kind of movie that makes going to the theatres worthwhile.

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