Thompson on Hollywood

First, Quentin Tarantino is one of the most entertaining people to be around, period. So put him on the campaign trail for a new movie and we get to enjoy the results. (Is he really going to do a Len Deighton movie? The Ipcress File gets my vote.)

Here the writer-director names his Top 20 Movies since since he became a director 17 years ago. Guess what? If you know Tarantino, they all make perfect sense. He's not pretentious or trendy and he knows what he likes and why. Do I agree with all of them? No. We don't have the same taste. Anything Else is one of the most irritating Woody Allen movies ever. I love that Tarantino appreciates the craziness of Lars von Trier's Dogville. I never saw Battle Royale, Blade, Audition, The Host, Memories of Murder or Joint Security Area. Guess I have some homework to do.

First among all others: Battle Royale
Then, in alphabetical order:
Anything Else
Blade (Tsui Hark)
Boogie Nights
Dazed & Confused
Fight Club
The Host
The Insider
Joint Security Area
Lost In Translation
The Matrix
Memories of Murder
Police Story 3
Shaun of the Dead
Team America

And here's Tarantino on The Today show: