There’s no denying Quentin Tarantino is one of the greatest directors of our time. His approach to filmmaking is what many would call unique, and if I could describe his movies in one word it’d be: Details. Tarantino’s mind is stocked with characters, detailed to a tee. And those characters are full of dialogue that play a major role in all of his films. The opening scene of Reservoir Dogs where Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) explains why he doesn’t like to tip, is a perfect example of Quentin’s onscreen vision.
Along with the heavy use of dialogue and conversation in his movies, Quentin also has a thing for food. You might think it’s a coincidence but take a look back at some of his work. There are only a handful of scenes to find, but I’ve come up with a few of my favorites and I’d like to share them with you. If you haven’t seen all of Tarantino’s work, I highly suggest you do. The clips below are from classics like Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill Vol. 2.
Big Kahuna Burger Scene ~ Pulp Fiction (1994)
This is a favorite of mine for many reasons. But more than anything, it’s like the calm before the storm as Jules Winfield becomes curious about a tasty burger laying on the kitchen table. He begins to question a man who’s eating a burger. Like the BAMF Jules is, he grabs the Kahuna burger and chomps away. Later, he takes a huge gulp of his Sprite and ends the scene with a satisfying “Ahhhh. That hit the spot.” Notice the golden-sun color of the cheese on the burger and the way Jules drank that Sprite down to the ice. Classic stuff.
The $5 Milkshake Scene ~ Pulp Fiction (1994)
I’ve always loved this scene because of the way Vincent Vega looks after he drinks some of the milkshake. Steve Buscemi as the waiter in the movie is a nice surprise.
Life, Death & Sandwiches Scene ~ Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)
The precision and ease that was displayed by Bill while making little B.B. a bologna & cheese sandwich cannot be matched. Bill, despite being a bad guy, was an ill dude. Really enjoyed his character in the Kill Bill series.
The Strudel Scene ~ Inglourious Bastards (2009)
What’s not to love about this scene? It features the magnetic, Christoph Waltz and the entire scene revolves around the pure decadence of strudel. Oh and I can’t forget about the cream!