Quentin Tarantino’s Handwritten List of the 11 “Greatest Movies”

more tarantino favoritesEarlier this week, we featured a list of Quentin Tarantino’s 12 Favorite Films of All Time, given in response to Sight & Sound’s 2012 poll. This morning, one of our friendly followers on Twitter (@LoSceicco1976) made us aware of another list — a handwritten list that Tarantino apparently submitted in 2008, to Empire Magazine. Do the two lists have some commonalities? Yup, Taxi Driver, His Girl Friday, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, etc. But this handwritten list also includes a number of new titles — take for example, Chang-hwa Jeong’s Five Fingers of Death, Brian De Palma’s Blow Out, and Howard Hawks’ Rio Bravo, starring John Wayne. (See our collection of 21 Free John Wayne Westerns here.) And, sorry to say, The Bad News Bears didn’t make the cut.

It just goes to show, if you ask directors to jot down their favorite movies, the list can change from day to day, and year to year. Speaking of, you might also want to see a video where Tarantino Lists His Favorite Films Since 1992. Yet more new films to save for a rainy day.

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