|Coens vs Tarantino|
|Written by Chalupa|
|Monday, 05 April 2010 10:57|
Here's a seven minute montage of clips from most, if not all, of Quentin Tarantino's and the Coen Brothers' films. I'm not sure how you can exactly compare the work of these two directors because while they are similar, they are very different. In my opinion....they both have a vast knowledge of film history that extends into both the well known and not so well known catalogs of studios, directors and actors. They both have a vast knowledge and understanding of pop culture and literature that makes its way into their scripts and films. Where they differ is that Tarantino rips off stuff from others in an act of homage while the Coen Brothers take others' work into mind while creating original content. The Coens still borrow scenes, catch phrases and circumstances, but you'll be pretty hard pressed to put one of their films up on one screen, put another film up on screen next to it and start picking out where the Coens copied a scene. One other difference in philosophy is Tarantino does most things to excess and makes his films "over the top" while the Coens are a little more "reigned in" in what they do. This is just my opinion here and I'm open to objections or thoughts.
So here's that montage. Great editing work here. I've dabbled a bit in this area and know how hard it can be.