With the release of Django Unchained – his spaghetti western/slavery action adventure – Quentin Tarantino has proven that no genre is safe from his creative interpretation. The director has created some of the most iconic films in cinematic history and has already veered into a number of different genres and turned them inside out for everybody to see.
Be it the crime or heist genres, revenge or martial arts, blaxploitation, war or slasher, Tarantino certainly isn’t afraid to keep audiences guessing what direction he’ll take on next. Given the details of his next project are invariably thin, let’s take a look at a 5 genres the director must try next.
5. Silent Film
With the huge success of The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius) in 2011, which picked up five Oscars and was loved by fans and critics alike, it seems there may be a new appreciation for golden era of silent films. Whilst one may argue that one of Tarantino’s trademarks is his cute, prolonged dialogue and classic interchanges between characters, he is also well known for his fantastic visual interpretations.
Some of the director’s most iconic scenes actually feature no dialogue at all, the classic scenes in Reservoir Dogs where Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen and company are walking in slow motion set to Little Green Bag playing in the background. A good portion of the unforgettable ear cutting scene with Michael Madsen also set to music without dialogue. Tarantino has proved he not only has a flair for intriguing dialogue but his cinematography is also fantastic.
This article was first posted on January 15, 2013