Quentin Tarantino's Favorite Films Should Be Next on Your Watchlist

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He regarded himself as experiencing the first phase of “actually being a teenager. ” He still took classes at Narbonne High School in Harbor City, Los Angeles, but was on the verge of dropping out—which Tarantino did later that year. The Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood director worked with a community theater group, acting in plays and lending a hand as an assistant stage manager.

Working through a list of every movie released in 1979, Tarantino shared his wide-ranging opinions on each one, along with the memories from his days growing up in L. A. county’s South Bay area.

"To me, Rocky II was my personal favorite movie, but Apocalypse Now was the movie of the year as far as I was concerned.

So Rocky II kind of has to work or he is Sylvester come lightly. And it’s a smash. It’s a terrific movie.

It has this whole raucous aspect of the humor, but it’s also very bitter". “Now, this was my favorite movie of the year in 1979.

Also, it was just kind of fun seeing William Shatner starring in literally, at that time, the most expensive movie ever made".

I even watched the [NBC adaptation] series for a little bit. “Not only did I see the movie version of Bell Jar, I actually wrote a review for it for a singles’ magazine.

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