He's Back! Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino has returned to the scene of his crime. And we cannot contain our excitement! The star-studded film ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ will be shown at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival this Summer. As a result, we couldn’t help but take a look back at Tarantino’s previous iconic films such as ‘Reservoir Dogs’, ‘Kill Bill’ and of course ‘Pulp Fiction’.
From iconic scenes, fashion highs and lows to endlessly repeated quotes Quintin Tarantino has given us a lot in his last 8 films. With the up-coming release of his 9th film we thought we’d look back at some of these memorable moments. With a career spanning almost thirty years Tarantino has influenced generations, whether it’s the suits from Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction or the unforgettable yellow tracksuit from Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2.
"I said Goddam"
That black power bob- I mean…. Yeah. Super, Super stylish and a symbol of power all wrapped up in one delicious package. Matched with Mia’s badass, grooving, confidence, she is definitely someone we are inspired by. Mia Wallace’s air of not giving a hoot about other’s judgements is definitely a trait which we wish to promote here at the Pasta Haters. We will definitely make it our aim to go into this week with some of Mia Wallace’s groove!
“I wanna dance, I wanna win. I want that trophy, so dance good”
Betsy Heimann, costume designer for Pulp Fiction says that she chose Mia Wallace’s outfit specifically because she wanted to portray her as a female Reservoir Dog- Love that! Heimann states that the black cropped pants had to be reinvented to fit Uma Thurman as the cropped pant weren’t a very popular choice for women at the time. In addition, she states that the Chanel slippers were included to make it clear that she was the mob bosses’ wife.
Similarly, Uma Thurman strikes again looking killer (no pun intended) in the iconic yellow all in one in Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2. The former assassin known as ‘The Bride’ sets out to strike back at her former husband to be to get revenge. The film, which was released in 2003 has deep connotations with the world today in light of the #MeToo movement.
"Why'da I gotta be Mr Pink?"
The 1992 classic Reservoir Dogs became an unlikely statement for men’s fashion. In return, the film is said to have created the equivalent of the little black dress for men. Creating a name for the black and white suit, and putting a twist on a usually boring outfit. Reservoir Dogs saw the suit casually worn with black sunglasses and a skinny black tie. The suit provided a new feel to the originally, stiff, authoritarian look suits before had brought. Instead, the suit’s shown in Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs creates an effortlessly cool image with a whiff of gangster. Interestingly, costume designer Betsy Heimann, who may we just say is a legendary costume designer, with the Tarntino films under her belt and films such as Almost Famous! Heimann admits that due to the budget for the film being so low they simply couldn’t afford the pricey, stiff suits that were in style for men at the time. Instead, they used whatever they could get their hands on in order to create a suit kind of look.
We cannot wait for the release of Tarantino’s new film this summer. In particular, we cannot wait to see the 60s/70s styles that will grace our screens. And not to mention whether legendary costume designer Betsy Heimann will be joining the team of costume design for this film also! Below we have included items available from our website to get you ready for a 60s/70s inspired summer Tarantino film release .
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