A Quentin Tarantino film is unmistakable, and for good reason. The filmmaker has developed a signature style over the years that carries with it a number of tropes that are quintessentially Tarantino, including plenty of driving shots. With that in mind, Vimeo user Jacob T. Swinney has now taken it upon himself to put together a supercut of all the driving shots from Tarantino’s filmography, from Reservoir Dogs to Django Unchained (yes, there’s a driving shot in Django Unchained).
It’s a fun video that serves to highlight Tarantino’s technique while also reinforcing his talent behind the camera, with some of the same shots being repurposed in multiple films and others serving as one-offs. It also reminds me that, while maybe not as great as the rest of his filmography, Death Proof is an underrated oddity that I must revisit soon.
Watch the Quentin Tarantino supercut video below, via The A.V. Club, and sit tight as we await Tarantino’s next Western The Hateful Eight, arriving in theaters this fall. Since the story involves a stagecoach journey, I think we can safely assume there’ll be at least one driving shot in that new film.
What’s your favorite Tarantino driving shot? Is it the feet-on-the-dash from Death Proof? John Travolta talking to Marvin in the backseat? Uma Thurman talking intently to the camera in Kill Bill? Something else entirely? Chime in with your thoughts in the comments section below.