Seen This Movie Already? Well, Quentin Tarantino Says You Need To Watch It Again

Seen This Movie Already? Well, Quentin Tarantino Says You Need To Watch It Again
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We wouldn’t dare to argue with someone so knowledgeable.

It's not uncommon for someone who's been in the filmmaking business long enough to struggle with naming a favorite movie because they're all so different and, frankly, serve very different purposes. While some movies are made to comfort you, others are made to make you laugh or get your adrenaline pumping.

While discussing his own favorites, one of the pillars of directing of our time, Quentin Tarantino, also struggled to choose one. The choice was between the 1997 dramedy Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood, a period drama by the same director, Paul Thomas Anderson.

Although Tarantino claims to be good friends with Anderson, there is no bias in his judgment. While he called Boogie Nights a cinematic masterpiece, he also admitted that he did not really understand the full potential of There Will Be Blood the first time he saw it.

“If ever there is a movie that demands to be seen twice, if not more before you can really have an intelligent discussion about it, it would be There Will Be Blood. It’s so overpowering; to even try and talk about There Will Be Blood a few days after seeing it would amount to gibberish until you’ve seen it a second time,” the director said.

It turned out to be a reference to his personal experience of trying to discuss the movie with Paul Thomas Anderson himself after watching it once. If Quentin Tarantino was so baffled by everything he saw on the screen that his words turned out to be gibberish, then no simple moviegoer would be able to understand it either.

Fortunately, the method of rewatching doesn't just work for movies you didn't get. By giving a second chance to movies you didn't get the first time, or movies you didn't find that interesting, you may be able to find more details that change your initial experience.

And if you want to rewatch something you can be sure of, you can stream Quentin Tarantino's latest film, Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video.

Source: Sky Movies via Far Out