Quentin Tarantino has made some of the best movies of the last twenty years: movies dense with pop cultural nods, obsure movie references, memorable quotes, dynamite characters and innovative sequences that stick in your memory long after you’ve left the theatre. Yes, the man definitely knows how to give audiences a good time.
The Tennessee-born director – a former video store clerk – is renowned for his homage-clad approach to cinema, but Tarantino knows how to craft an original scene like the best of ‘em. One could probably argue that every one of Tarantino’s scenes are worthy of praise in one way or another. After all, every one of them seems to be crafted with great attention to detail – not a single scene in any one of his movies appears simply thrown in without careful consideration.
With Tarantino’s seventh film on its way (spaghetti western Django Unchained), join us as we take a trip through some of the best scenes from the director’s immensely creative canon. There are so many to choose from, of course, but we’ve tried to shake things up in an attempt to encompass great scenes from across the entirety of his career. If you haven’t seen any of the films in question, beware: spoilers ahead.