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Natural Born Killers - Donation Bonus

In 1994 Quentin Tarantino's name was dominating cinema.  Reservoir Dogs had found a huge audience on video. Pulp Fiction won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and movie buffs anxiously awaited for its October wide release. Through self-promotion and film-making, Tarantino was a media darling.

 
But beating Pulp Fiction to theaters was Natural Born Killers - Oliver Stone's thesis on the media based on one of Tarantino's early scripts.  And in 1994 fans had to decide which Tarantino film was their favorite.  Natural Born Killers' legacy is more controversial, with many real-life killers citing the film as their inspiration.
 
How does the film hold up over 20 years later? Does its commentary on the media hold up then or now? Listen to the preview, then donate to Now Playing Podcast to find out!

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True Romance - Donation Bonus

True Romance isn't directed by Quentin Tarantino, but it was his first script and the tale of two young lovers on the run from the mafia bears many similarities to Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers and Pulp Fiction. With Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop II director Tony Scott behind the show, and a star-studded cast, how does this 1993 film compare to Tarantino's own films? Thanks to your donation to Now Playing Podcast you can listen and find out!

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Reservoir Dogs - Donation Bonus

Eight bad guys go from breakfast to a bloodbath in Reservoir Dogs. The film set the tone for crime movies in the 1990s and beyond. It also put the spotlight on indie cinema for that decade, opening doors for Robert Rodriguez, Kevin Smith, and other Miramax darlings. Most importantly, though, it introduced the world to writer/director Quentin Tarantino. The first time filmmaker became a critic's darling with his first movie, and launched an award-winning career that has spanned over two decades. How does his first feature hold up so many years, and so many imitators, later? Donate to Now Playing to find out!

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