Beautiful to see it in CinemaScope, though firmly weird to see it with Swedish subtitles. Narratively a bit of a bore but the set pieces were so stylish. The opening train robbery is one of the greatest. The metal foundry scenes were also delightful but I think I’m biased towards just loving shit like that.
B films are just the best. Lots of evil emanating from Sterling Hayden in this, but still terrifyingly charming.
A lot of these crime flicks pretty much always use the idea of ‘crime pays’ and I can’t say this is much different but it’s a change of pace having less delineated lines between crim and justice. Steve Lacey, caught between it all is great show of more nuance than expected.
Made me feel really uncomfortable.
I went in with maybe too many expectations to see it the way lots of others did, with meaningful ideas about Hollywood's past and even Tarantino's own career, but I felt very little of that.
I'm not really sure what I feel. I guess disgust at some points.
Tarantino tries (?) to craft a revenge fantasy against the Tate murders, with Old Hollywood staying relevant and important against the Hippies, and thus having Rick Dalton…
Hate that so many kids from school convinced me that the sequels sucked. Not sure what made so many people hate these, i wonder if it really was just too ahead of its time. It’s not like inception is any less philosophically babble and I think the matrix does that so much better. The action just fucks entirely tho I do think this one suffers a bit but I do love the Zion fight lmao that stuff was so good. Just the thousands of sentinels vs the mechs was so wonderful visually.