Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Quentin Tarantino ...no spoilers

Okay - So..leaving the theater a while ago, I heard two comments within minutes.  The first, "Quentin Tarantino is a God, and that was his best movie ever."  The second, "I think that had to be the worst Tarantino movie ever."  I have to say...I have never really watched a Tarantino movie....Not really.  I have fallen asleep before or been doing other things while "Pulp Fiction" or "Kill Bill" was on...but I have never really given any of them my full attention.  Gary has been a big fan though, and has made movie references that I haven't gotten for years.  For Christmas this year I got him a Tarantino boxed set of Blu-rays.

So I had seen the "Django" preview many times and knew that I wanted to see it, but honestly I didn't know it was a Tarantino film.  I'm sure it said that on the preview, but I didn't pay much attention to that.  I did notice yesterday while Gary was watching a bonus Blu-ray that the "Django" preview was shown on it 4 different ways.  Anyway, this morning my wonderful man (feeling better) asked if I wanted to go see it today.

I have seen two Tarantino films today..."Django" and "Death proof" - I really really enjoyed both.  I think this means that I am going to have to watch them all.

While I was writing this Bill (a friend) asked if it was as good as "Inglorious Bastards".  I don't know the answer to that yet.  My oldest son and Gary saw that movie together, but I chose to see something else.  I know that I like Jamie Foxx, and that the movie was full of greats...and hilarious moments and blood and guts...It is a LONG movie, but it's very cool.  I'm really happy that I have someone that introduces me to new things without even meaning to.

Some of my thoughts about other stuff

One more thing..People and names...and musician's names and bands...I don't know members..I rarely know actor's names..I honestly believe that no one is any cooler than I am or you are...I think some people are good at entertaining and are talented, but that doesn't make them automatically special to me.  I like to remember things that I find important and special.  I will now add Quentin Tarantino to my list of important to me.

Tommy and Kenny (Gary's sons) used to play a band name 'who sang this' song with Gary while they were growing up...my parents didn't listen to that much music that I remember.  I remember listening to Kenny Rogers and Eddie Rabbit.  Anyway my point to this is...Gary and the boys still play this game, and I usually have no idea who sang that song..I will not study this or even ever care about it, but I love that it is something they share.  If I like it a musician...great..if not..great..but that doesn't mean I'm going to be obsessed with it and learn things about band members and such to fit in with the boys..
I don't know most actors and actresses either.  I don't need to know those that aren't important to me, but it always surprises me when Gary and Sarah and Roy are talking about an actress by name, and I have no idea who they're talking about.  I think some people really just don't care about that stuff.
I do find it interesting when someone and by that I don't mean anyone specific, but that people are like "you don't know who. . . . . is?" with a sense of condescension to their voice.  I hope that with all my sarcasm and goofiness and often pretend bitchiness that I don't come across condescending, and if I have to anyone I am truly sorry, because that is a trait, that I REALLY don't like.

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