Honest Trailers - Every Quentin Tarantino Movie is the 327th episode of Screen Junkies comedy series Honest Trailers. It was written by Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Joe Starr, Lon Harris and Danielle Radford. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. Taking the form of a career retrospective episode, it parodies the 10 films directed by Quentin Tarantino during his career, from Reservoir Dogs (1992) to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019). It also features a parody song with music by Matt Citron and vocals by Annie Worden and Matt Citron. The video is 8 minutes 23 seconds long. It was published on January 7, 2020. It has been viewed over 2 million times.
Deep from the heart of a Grindhouse theatre, one filmmaker will rise from video store clerk to the guy video store clerks worship and answer the question: What would the love child of the 90’s, the 70’s, comic books, kung-fu movies and cocaine look like? This.
Kron 4 Studio’s Jan: “Why the need for such gruesome graphic violence? Why not let us imagine it a little bit?”
Quentin: “Because it’s fun, Jan! Get it!”
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Enter a world of classic cinema and attention deficient disorder, where the smoke is heavy, the voices are gravely [shows characters with gravely voices], and everyone is always hungry. [shows all the characters mentioning/eating food]
Experience all three phases of QT’s career. The critically-acclaimed crime trilogy [Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown], the “I’m just gonna make 70’s movies” phase [Kill Bill: Volumes 1 and 2 and Death Proof], the really long one [The Hateful Eight] [shows a long clip from Hateful Eight], and the revisionist history revenge flicks. [Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood] And I hope you liked ‘em all, because he’s only one movie away from retirement. [shows Den of Geek! article that reads: “Quentin Tarantino plans retirement after 10th Film”] Oh, crap. Really? That can’t be right! [shows all of the Quentin Tarantino movie posters, then red markers over them] Let’s see, count the Kill Bills as one movie, Death Proof is too short to count for a full one, Jackie Brown is an adaptation, so let’s just X that one too... there we go! He’s only four movies away from retirement. Phew.
Meet a Tarantino main character, their probably involved in a life of crime and their definitely up to date on whatever dated pop culture references are rolling around on his head. [shows all pop culture references that are now dated] When they suffer a horrible injustice, they’ll put on a cool outfit, drive around talking, drive around listening to music, and drive around talking while listening to music. [“Want me to s*ck your c*ck while driving?”] Then thrill as they go undercover, and find themselves on a high stakes conversation. Where someone is not who they say they are, until the whole thing turns into one big standoff, and everything gets bathed in more blood than an Addams Family school play. [Shows Beatrix slicing off an arm]
Revel in this one-of-a-kind filmmakers brilliant dialogue, [Jules: "ENGLISH, MOTHERF*CKER! DO YOU SPEAK IT?!"] sharply drawn characters (Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction, Stuntman Mike from Death Proof, Beatrix Kiddo from Kill Bill and Hans Landa from Inglourious Basterds), timeless soundtracks.. in that the songs aren’t from the same era as the movie. [Rick Ross’s “100 Black Coffins”] And depending on how you feel about him, either his incredible talent for remixing cinematic history, or incredible audacity to jack the coolest shots from old movies for himself, it’s not stealing if you haven’t seen it. Just ask Lucas, or PTA, or Guy Richie, or... all of ’em. [Including: Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, and Brian DePalma]
So salute a living legend, who made some of the best films of a generation.. while influencing some of the worst films of a generation. But, he gave women and black people amazing badass characters to cheer for.. (Beatrix Kiddo from Kill Bill, Django Freeman from Django Unchained, Jackie Brown, Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction, and Abernathy Ross from Death Proof) and he also gave a bunch of white guys an n-word pass. [shows every white guy saying the n-word] But, he matured in one of the best filmmakers in Hollywood history.. but, it’s thanks to the tireless work of one of the worst people in Hollywood history. [The Weinstein Company] But, one thing’s always been clear, uncontroversial and unanimous about Quentin Tarantino. This man. Loves. A good. Foot.
[shows every foot clip, Sung to the tune of "Woo hoo” by the 5 6 7 8’s]
Feet Feet, Feet Feet Feet x4
Feet Feet x2
Feet Feet, Feet Feet Feet, Feet.
Please add script here!
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Did you know that Quentin Tarantino also directed an episode of ER? It’s the one where he and Dr. Ross go to Mexico and kill a bunch of vampires ["Motherhood"].
- In the Honest Trailers Commentary, the writers noted that some people involved in the video's production doubted whether there would be enough shots of feet to justify the entire length of the "Foot Song."
- Other career retrospective Honest Trailers include Every Christopher Nolan Movie and Every Tim Burton Movie.
- There's an error at 4:11 where a label states "The Searchers (1968)" comparing to Inglourious Basterds when the former film was actually made in 1956.
Honest Trailers - Every Quentin Tarantino Movie has a 98.0% approval rating from YouTube viewers. Multiple media commentators highlighted Screen Junkies' video for being respectful to Quentin Tarantino's skills while simultaneously poking fun at the many tropes he frequently utilizes. For example, The Awesomer wrote "Screen Junkies tosses barbs at QT’s cinematic universe and numerous obsessions, while still appreciating the greatness of his work." In his write-up on the Honest Trailer, Charles Barfield of The Playlist noted:
Sure, the video also takes aim at Tarantino’s insistence on including obscure pop culture references, criminal heroes, and other tropes that he seems to rely on quite a bit, but the Screen Junkies have created an Honest Trailer that is, at once, reverential of one of the best living filmmakers while also making sure they don’t take it too easy on him. (C. Barfield, January 7, 2020)Similarly, Eric Ital of BroBible labelled the Honest Trailer "hilarious' and added "for all of his noted strengths as a director, even Tarantino is open to fair criticism, and ScreenJunkies “Honest Trailer” for all of his films certainly qualifies as such. .... Similar classic Tarantino tropes such as smoking, pop culture references, people driving in cars listening to music, people talking while driving in cars listening to music, and of course, feet are also wonderfully lampooned in the 8-minute long clip."
Production credits Edit
Produced by: Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, Dan Murrell, & Max Dionne
Edited by: Randy Whitlock & Kevin Williamsen
Post-Production Supervisor: Emin Bassavand
Production Coordinator: Ryan O'Toole
Foot song by Matt Citron
Vocals: Annie Worden and Matt Citron
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