Quentin Tarantino Screenplays
March 24, 2013 7:47 PM   Subscribe


 
I like the Resevoir Dogs one, and dislike Kill Bill 2 the most.
posted by Windigo at 7:52 PM on March 24, 2013


I like these, but I think they could've gone with something a little more iconic than the toaster in Pulp Fiction.
posted by griphus at 7:53 PM on March 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


I like these, but I think they could've gone with something a little more iconic than the toaster in Pulp Fiction.

Yeah, the briefcase, the syringe, the watch. Why the toaster?
posted by cazoo at 8:10 PM on March 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


While I'm partial to Kill Bill pt. 2 for obvious reasons, I think Reservoir Dogs is the best. Can't do the briefcase for Pulp Fiction though, because then what would Jackie Brown be? It's too similar. Maybe the suit? A silhouette of Jules and Vincent in the car might have been nice.
posted by PaulaSchultz at 8:18 PM on March 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


No, no, no ... the image for Pulp Fiction is a wallet.
posted by grabbingsand at 8:21 PM on March 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


Every single one of these should be Tarantino masturbating onto a reel of film.
posted by notsnot at 8:25 PM on March 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Kill Bill ones are wrong(est). The Pussy Wagon keys and a the cruel beard of Pei Mei, perhaps. Reservoir Dogs is perfection though, as is Jackie Brown.
posted by bonehead at 8:34 PM on March 24, 2013


Kill Bill I, I think, should clearly have been a pinky-toe wiggling. True Romance a toilet-tank lid. Pulp Fiction a red dot being marked with a magic marker.
posted by LucretiusJones at 8:35 PM on March 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Every single one of these should be Tarantino masturbating onto a reel of film.

hah whoa wow, that is a perspective on quentin tarantino that i've never even heard before! kind of makes you think
posted by Rory Marinich at 8:48 PM on March 24, 2013 [11 favorites]


File this under utterly inconsequential, but when the AV Club linked to these was the cover for Django Unchained not completely different? And why does that bother me so much?
posted by Lorin at 8:58 PM on March 24, 2013


Meh. The whole point of the early-'60s Penguin covers they're trying to emulate is that they're printed in just two colours. Half of these are disqualified immediately on that basis alone.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:35 PM on March 24, 2013 [3 favorites]


File this under utterly inconsequential, but when the AV Club linked to these was the cover for Django Unchained not completely different? And why does that bother me so much?

Well, the earlier one was better.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 9:43 PM on March 24, 2013


The Kill Bill 2 cover looks like a screen shot from some low-res graphical adventure for the Apple 2.
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 9:48 PM on March 24, 2013 [3 favorites]


when the AV Club linked to these was the cover for Django Unchained not completely different? And why does that bother me so much?

Because that is from one of the actual posters?
posted by P.o.B. at 9:58 PM on March 24, 2013


Aha, that makes sense and explains the top rated comment regarding it as well. Thanks.
posted by Lorin at 10:01 PM on March 24, 2013


Well, no wonder it was better, then.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 10:03 PM on March 24, 2013


I never thought of True Romance as a Tarantino movie (just something he wrote). As for the rest of the covers, Reservoir Dogs looks very strong, as do the last two, which is pretty much how I feel about his career ...

With the exception of Jackie Brown, but that's like an alternate history where his feature film career fizzled, so he switched to TV and killed it doing Elmore Leonard adaptations.
posted by philip-random at 10:10 PM on March 24, 2013


They're nowhere near as cool as the actual covers for his movies.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 10:15 PM on March 24, 2013


Pulp Fiction should be done in the style of the classic Clockwork Orange cover, but with Mia with her hand in front of her face while twisting.
posted by Navelgazer at 10:47 PM on March 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


With the exception of Jackie Brown, but that's like an alternate history where his feature film career fizzled, so he switched to TV and killed it doing Elmore Leonard adaptations.


I want to live in that alternate history. Although of that late 90's triumvirate which also included Get Shorty and Out of Sight, Soderbergh is the one who should switched to full-time Leonard adaptations. Out of Sight still holds up impeccably for a 15 year old flick.
posted by billyfleetwood at 10:57 PM on March 24, 2013 [3 favorites]


I get the impression that these aren't supposed to be good covers, they're supposed to be the sort of cover that Penguin would have done, which is quite a different and rather subtler objective.
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:07 PM on March 24, 2013 [3 favorites]


These book covers are far more delightful than anything Quentin Tarantino ever put out.
posted by dunkadunc at 2:10 AM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


They definitely tail off after Jackie Brown... kinda like the films themselves.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:20 AM on March 25, 2013


Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction was fantastic - not sold on the Kill Bill posters or the Inglorious Basterds one (a stylized hand holding up three fingers would have been the way to go for this artist's style.)
posted by Slap*Happy at 4:39 AM on March 25, 2013


I think they are all kinda awful.
posted by lbebber at 5:28 AM on March 25, 2013


Hey I wonder if there's a place on the internet where people can say Tarantino movies are bad without giving any indication of what they mean by that.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:11 AM on March 25, 2013


To get this sort of minimalism right you need to be so stylish and toneful, and, whatever snartly criticisms some might make of Tarantino in general (not me though - I'm a fan!), you can't deny his work is stylish. These seem indifferently executed.

Contrast with, for instance, Spacesick's I Can Read Movies.
posted by dirtdirt at 7:25 AM on March 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


I do prefer the style of the Spacesick covers; however, no reason to hate on Murugiah's spec work. Designers do stuff like this to hone their craft and build their books, and some of Murugiah's work is good and clever, though it's always a bit hit and miss with these things.
posted by Mister_A at 7:45 AM on March 25, 2013


Little Video Game Books
posted by homunculus at 2:23 PM on April 1, 2013


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