Judged the greatest film from 1983–2008 by Entertainment Weekly, For his next effort, Tarantino paid homage to the blaxploitation films of the 1970s with Jackie Brown (1997), an adaptation of the novel Rum Punch.Kill Bill, a highly stylized "revenge flick" in the cinematic traditions of Kung fu films, Japanese martial arts, Spaghetti Westerns and Italian horror, followed six years later, and was released as two films: Volume 1 in 2003 and Volume 2 in 2004.In the early 1990s, he began his career as an independent filmmaker with the release of Reservoir Dogs in 1992, which was funded by his sold script Natural Born Killers to Oliver Stone and coined the "Greatest Independent Film of All Time" by Empire.Its popularity was boosted by his second film, Pulp Fiction (1994), a black comedy crime film that was a major success both among critics and audiences.With every horrible thing he’s said about women, with his boasts of uninvited physicality, with his history of infidelity, with multiple marriages with ever-younger wives; with his relentless vile and vicious attacks on the physical appearance, sexual lives, and even the menstrual cycles of female political opponents and critics; with the way he’s terminated intelligent, capable strong women in his path; with legislation seeking to take away women’s choices regarding their personal healthcare or to loosen campus protections for sexual assault victims.
I try to imagine the story that they tell themselves about him, about their own worth—and I wonder how they connect all the dots.
Maybe it’s some toxic cocktail of blind hatred for Hillary Clinton, lifetime Fox News indoctrination, subconscious white supremacy, religious-fueled misogyny, deeply embedded self-loathing, and real-time Stockholm Syndrome—but I just can’t seem to make any sense of it.
That a man with such seeming disregard for women would be co-signed by other such men isn’t at all surprising.
He is widely considered one of the greatest filmmakers of his generation.
His career began in the late 1980s, when he wrote and directed My Best Friend's Birthday, the screenplay of which formed the basis for True Romance.