List: Top 3 Quentin Tarantino Scenes
This week on Episode 336 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood, we thought it was appropriate to discuss our favorite Quentin Tarantino scenes. Tarantino’s overall filmography may not be as deep as some other filmmakers, but the amount of great scenes he’s created over the years is vast and plentiful. There are dozens of legitimately great contenders for this list, which makes it surprisingly cumbersome for something so specific. Looking back as Tarantino’s films, he’s made some of the best of his era, and in the case of a few, perhaps of all-time. So, not easy, but a very rewarding exercise. That said, what would be your Top 3?
(Note: Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections)
1) Jules / Vincent Apartment Scene – Pulp Fiction
2) Farm House with Hans Landa – Inglourious Basterds
3) Ending Scene with Jackie and Max – Jackie Brown
1) Farm House with Hans Landa – Inglourious Basterds
2) Ending Scene with Jackie and Max – Jackie Brown
3) Car Chase – Death Proof
1) Bar Sequence – Inglourious Basterds
2) Kiddo’s Reaction to Daughter Reveal – Kill Bill: Vol 2
3) Car Chase – Death Proof
Honorable Mentions (Combined)
Mia Overdoses – Pulp Fiction
$5 Shake / Dance Contest – Pulp Fiction
Butch’s Revenge – Pulp Fiction
The Bonnie Situation – Pulp Fiction
Diner Scene – Pulp Fiction
Ordell / Jackie When Jackie Gets Out of Jail – Jackie Brown
Ordell / Beaumont Scene – Jackie Brown
Parking Lot Scene – Jackie Brown
Opening Credits – Jackie Brown
Mall Heist – Jackie Brown
Bride vs Crazy 88 – Kill Bill
Killing Bill – Kill Bill
Origin of O-Ren – Kill Bill
Buried Alive – Kill Bill
Wedding Rehersal – Kill Bill
Bear Jew Sequence – Inglourious Basterds
Theater Scene – Inglourious Basterds
Shosanna Facing Landa – Inglourious Basterds
Interrogation – Reservoir Dogs
Breakfast Scene – Reservoir Dogs
Shootout At End – Django Unchained
Skull Scene – Django Unchained
KKK Sequence – Django Unchained
Final Fight – Death Proof
Major Warren’s Monologue to General Smithers – The Hateful Eight
Carriage Ride – The Hateful Eight
Honestly, just throw every scene into a random generator and most likely you’ll land on one that’s at the very least an honorable mention.
Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. As just mentioned, this list is deep and wide and could go in any number of directions depending on your tastes and criteria. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].
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