Quentin Tarantino, who was not stingy with discoveries related to cinema, revealed what he thought was the best movie ever made. But you will see that the question is more complex for him than it seems.
Quentin Tarantino revealed the best movie ever made. At least according to the terms he applies to the world of cinema.
Indeed, it is necessary to note that in the original, Tarantino distinguishes “movies” from what he calls “movies”. For him, films are masterpieces of cinema, and films refer to blockbuster films and films.
Armed with this information, here are the comments he made Movie :
I think Jaws is the best movie ever made. It may not be the best movie, but it’s the best movie.
continues: “Only a few films come close to doing it. But in terms of blockbusters, nothing beats it. It’s the best movie ever made. And it shows how misplaced most films were before that.” [dans le calendrier des sorties]. “
In short, Tarantino’s Jaws is the best movie ever made. Which doesn’t make it the greatest movie ever. The mention of the release schedule is a reminder that prior to Jaws, feature films with potentially large audiences were not necessarily strategically placed.
From the unprecedented success of Jaws, which was released on June 20, 1975 in the United States, studios realize that the summer window is conducive to the release of feature films that want to reach a wide audience. The summer blockbuster wave was born.
The director of Reservoir Dogs concludes in general, on Steven Spielberg and his relationship to “movies”, to maintain his terminology:
“What I mean by that (…) is that Spielberg and a lot of his buddies grew up watching movies in the cinema. [À l’époque]They were commissions from studio managers who did their best, which is the opposite of Spielberg, who was like me, these are exactly the kinds of movies I like. It was in order to make this kind of movie that it was set on this earth. And he will do it until his last breath, as efficiently as possible.”
Even if he made it a specialty by signing several jewels of the genre, it’s clear that Spielberg wasn’t limited to superhero productions, as we also owe him series like Schindler’s List or The Color Purple and his next movie, The Fabelmans, partly inspired by his own. Life, you would also fall into this category.
As for Tarantino, should he compete in the famous “Spillbergian” wave of films in the eighties to present independent cinema to the public, his next project, which will be his last, is still unknown. In the meantime, you can catch up on or re-watch Django Unchained on Netflix or Inglourious Basterds on Prime Video: