Quentin Tarantino names seven “perfect” films
Quentin Tarantino has named seven “unassailable” films.
The director appeared in Thursday’s (10/27) episode. Jimmy Kimmel live to promote his newly published book speculation in the cinema.
In his book, described as part memoir, part Hollywood history, and part film theory, Tarantino writes that there are “very few perfect films” other than that Texas Chainsaw Massacre Is one of them.
Directed by Tobe Hooper, the slasher film has become a cult classic since its release in 1974.
When asked by host Jimmy Kimmel what other films he thinks are “perfect,” Tarantino replied, “Well, there aren’t many of them — that’s just a lament that the film art form is difficult.”
“And look, when you say perfect movies, you’re talking about a single person’s aesthetic, but even if you try to accommodate all aesthetics… perfect movies kind of cross all aesthetics to some extent. It might not be your thing, but there’s nothing you can say to bring it down.”
The Oscar winner named five other films that he thinks fit into this category:
- Jaw (1975)
- The Exorcist (1973)
- Annie Hall (1977)
- “Some people might say The young FrankensteinWhat I Can Understand” (1974)
- Back to the Future (1985)
Tarantino also dubbed Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 western The wild bunch as a possible candidate before withdrawing the proposal.
“I could say The wild bunch fits in with it – and it’s not even a perfect film. Its imperfections are part of its glory, so let me take it The wild bunch out,” he said. “But that’s kind of the point. Something so unassailable.”
Elsewhere during the interview, Tarantino denied Kanye West’s recent claims that he stole the idea for it Django Unchained by him.
However, the director admitted that West had approached him with an idea for a “very funny” music video for his 2005 hit “Gold Digger,” which would be a “slave theme.”
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