With so many sequels, prequels and remakes in theaters it is getting harder and harder for a movie buff like me to get excited for anything. But the one director that always quenches my desire for something creative and different from everything else out there is Quentin Tarantino. Mr. Tarantino and myself share a love of ’70s B-movies, strong leading ladies and Leonardo DiCaprio, so suffice it to say I’m a major fan. Since every Tarantino film has such immense attention to detail, it’s hard to miss things upon first viewing, such as the incredibly on-key fashions in every movie. Here are some of my favorite Tarantino masterpieces and their best ensembles:
True Romance (Writer)
The Gist: A comic book nerd and a sincere call girl fall in love. Christopher Walken, Brad Pitt and Gary Oldman all try to break them apart in amazing supporting roles.
The Look: Alabama Whitman, the offbeat and charming hooker played by Patricia Arquette, has the most amazingly eclectic style during the entire movie. Leopard coats and leggings, metallic wayfarers and a bra as a shirt is exactly what a trendy ’90s woman of the world would wear.
Pulp Fiction (Director, Writer, Actor)
The Gist: Three interwoven stories about outlandish yet relatable characters are told in a nonlinear way. There’s diner robberies, bathroom shootings and ’50s dancing. Classic Quentin.
The Look: In one of the film’s most iconic scenes, Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace (John Travolta and Uma Thurman) take a break from their ultra-serious lives to do the twist in total ’90s black and white ensembles. The scene is both kitschy and classic at the same time.
Sin City (Director)
The Gist: Based on a comic book series about a cast of irregular characters in a city of sin, this is one of the most visually stunning movies with equal parts retro charm and futuristic bravado.
The Look: In one of the best stories of the movie, beautiful Goldie bestows a night of passion on rough-and-tumble Marv (Mickey Rourke) and awakens his desire for love and revenge. Not to mention, she looks awesome doing it with full red lips and ’40s-style blonde curls.
Inglourious Basterds (Director, Writer, Actor)
The Gist: This revenge-fantasy looks at WWII from a different perspective, with the Jews and their allies going after the Germans in brutally creative ways. It. is. awesome.
The Look: The ever-fashionable Diane Kruger makes an appearance as German actress Bridget von Hammersmark and she wears an array of lovely ’40s dresses, furs and accessories.