Quentin Tarantino defends all feet in his films
Quentin Tarantino responds to accusations that he puts a lot of shots in his films, pointing out that other great directors have done the same.
Quentin Tarantino defends the large number of feet highlighted in his films. Tarantino recently released a novelization of his ninth film Once upon a time in hollywood. He also openly considered the possibility of retiring from the cinema before releasing his tenth and last much-promised film.
It remains to be seen whether Tarantino will follow through on his threat to retire into a life of letters before releasing his tenth film. If he decides to make a tenth film, it will be fascinating to see what story he chooses to tell for his promised final film as a director. One thing is certain though: no matter what Tarantino will be making his last film about, there will be plenty of kicking shots.
It has of course been pointed out several times over the years that Tarantino likes to put pictures of feet, and especially women’s feet, in his films. Recently when the director spoke to GQ about his Once upon a time in hollywood Romanization, he had the opportunity to respond to accusations that he suffers from a cinematic foot fetish when the interviewer directly confronted him about it. Tarantino seemed slightly annoyed by the question, but offered a very Tarantino response:
“I don’t take it seriously. There are a lot of feet in a lot of good directorial films. It’s just a good direction. Like, before me, the person by whom foot fetish was defined was Luis Buñuel, another director. And Hitchcock was accused of it and Sofia Coppola was accused of it.
It is of course not surprising that Tarantino automatically refers to himself as a “good directorAnd mingles with people like Luis Bunuel and Alfred Hitchcock. He has never been accused of modesty. Interestingly, however, he also brings up Sofia Coppola, one of his contemporaries and a woman, almost as if he takes the issue off foot as an accusation of sexism and feels the need to come up with a modern director who does the same. thing.
Someday someone can actually go through every movie in history and count the number of free kicks to determine once and for all which director liked the feet the most. But for now, Tarantino is the filmmaker most associated with shots of feet in movies, and it’s not close. His fascination with this particular part of human anatomy first appeared in pulp Fiction, where Uma Thurman’s feet were a central visual element in the film’s famous dance scene, and only seem to have gotten deeper over the years. Once upon a time in hollywood indeed, it raised the bar on the fascination of Tarantino’s feet as it featured loads of shoe-less 1960s hippie girls, and gave actresses Margaret Qualley and Margot Robbie’s bare feet particularly daring showcases.
Tarantino’s reviews will of course point out that his female foot fetish is a sign that he’s a weird and somewhat scary person whose films reflect a sexist point of view. Tarantino fans will obviously defend him by dismissing his fascination with feet as just a quirk. Ultimately, the Foot Problem is little more than an odd note from Tarantino’s career, as his films have more than enough real cinematic substance to stand on their own.
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