Quentin Tarantino Names Seven ‘Perfect’ Movies


Quentin Tarantino has named seven films “unassailable”.

The director appeared on Thursday’s (October 27) episode of jimmy kimmel Live to promote his new book Cinema Speculation.

In his book – which is described as part memory, part Hollywood history and part film theory – Tarantino writes that there are “very few perfect movies” but that Chainsaw Massacre is one of them.

The Tobe Hooper-directed slasher film has become a cult classic since its release in 1974.

Asked by host Jimmy Kimmel what other movies he considers “perfect,” Tarantino replied, “Well, there aren’t many – it’s just a pity that the cinematic art form is difficult. »

“And look, when you say perfect movies, you’re talking about any person’s aesthetic, but even trying to consider all aesthetics…perfect movies kind of cut across all aesthetics to one degree or another. to another. It may not be your cup of tea, but there’s nothing you can say to bring it down.

The Oscar-winning actor went on to name five other films that he believes fall into this category:

  1. Jaws (1975)

  2. The Exorcist (1973)

  3. Annie Hall (1977)

  4. “Some might say Young FrankensteinWhat I Can Understand” (1974)

  5. Back to the future (1985)

Tarantino also named Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 western The Wild Band as a possible competitor, before withdrawing the suggestion.

Diane Keaton and Woody Allen in “Annie Hall” (Getty)

” I could say The Wild Band fits into that – and it’s not even a perfect movie. His imperfections are part of his glory so let me take The Wild Band out,” he said. “That’s kind of the point, though. Something that is so unassailable.

Elsewhere during the interview, Tarantino denied Kanye West’s recent claims that he stole the idea of Django Unchained from him.

The director did, however, admit that West approached him with a “really funny” music video idea for his 2005 hit song “Gold Digger” that would be “slave-themed.”


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