Killing Time with Reservoir Dogs

If you can’t get enough of violent movie scenes mixed with profanity, then Reservoir Dogs is definitely a good option. A movie by Quentin Tarantino, Reservoir Dogs was actually his debut flick as a director. This movie introduced Tarantino’s style as an auteur — homages to other films and pop culture, violent scenes, unforgettable dialogue, profanity, and a non-linear movie structure.

The story behind Reservoir Dogs revolved around a group of criminals who botched up a jewelry store heist. The film was praised for its ensemble cast starring Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Chris Penn, Michael Madsen, Lawrence Tierney, and Steve Buscemi. As a director/ actor, Tarantino also had a role in the movie — Mr. Brown. An interesting feature that made this film unforgettable is the fact that the actual jewelry store heist was never shown. The entire film revolved around the events before and after the heist, reflecting Tarantino’s use of non-linear structure. The initial reason why the actual heist was never shown was budget constraints. However, Tarantino really liked the idea of not showing the actual heist that it became a unique feature of Reservoir Dogs.

In its first week in the U.S., Reservoir Dogs earned $147,839. The movie became popular after the success of Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. As a cult flick, Reservoir Dogs influenced other movies that glorify violence, gory scenes, drugs, and profanity. As a collection of homages to various films and pop culture references, Reservoir Dogs showcases scenes from Ringo Lam’s City on Fire.

Aside from having a DVD copy of this flick, a movie shirt that features an unforgettable scene from Reservoir Dogs is a must-have. Set against a plain gray background, the black-and-white image of the iconic Mexican standoff between two members of the ensemble cast stands out. Also a perfect gift for Tarantino fans.

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