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Quentin Tarantino Obsessions, from Food to Toes (VIDEO)

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by Ryan Lattanzio
April 1, 2013 6:14 PM
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'Pulp Fiction'
Leonardo Di Caprio in 'Django Unchained'

Quentin Tarantino loves to shoot his characters eating. More than a few film students have likely written a thesis paper on the way Bill cuts the crusts off a sandwich in "Kill Bill: Volume 2."

Video artist Daniel Goodbaum dives into the gastronomical innards of Tarantino in his new video essay "Food Power," which features audio from a recent KCRW conversation with Tarantino and critic Elvis Mitchell. Goodbaum's video includes clips from "Django Unchained," "Inglourious Basterds" and "Pulp Fiction" as the director narrates his culinary motifs. Mitchell also finds the foodie in Tarantino in the latest issue of McSweeney's Lucky Peach.

Bridget Fonda in 'Jackie Brown'

Another Tarantino video making the rounds is Jonathan Keogh's supercut of the "Top 50 Tarantino Characters" set to the sounds of Flying lotus.

And The Film Experience has published an irreverent list of the "Top Ten Toes" in the director's films. And for those who missed it, we include Tarantino's own top ten for BFI's annual Sight and Sound poll, which in 2012 crowned "Vertigo" as the greatest film of all time.

Tarantino's Sight and Sound top ten, and the aforementioned videos, below:

'Pulp Fiction'
  • "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" (1966, dir. Sergio Leone)
  • "Apocalypse Now" (1979, dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
  • "The Bad News Bears" (1976, dir. Michael Ritchie)
  • "Carrie" (1976, dir. Brian DePalma)
  • "Dazed And Confused" (1993, dir. Richard Linklater)
  • "The Great Escape" (1963, dir. John Sturges)
  • "His Girl Friday" (1940, dir. Howard Hawks)
  • "Jaws" (1975, dir. Steven Spielberg)
  • "Pretty Maids All In A Row (1971, dir. Roger Vadim)
  • "Rolling Thunder" (1977, dir. John Flynn)
  • "Sorcerer" (1977, dir. William Friedkin)
  • "Taxi Driver" (1976, dir. Martin Scorsese)

Tarantino Food Power:

Top 50 Tarantino Characters:

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