Reservoir Dogs

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1. A cult film.

It is a known fact that taste in movies is something that is different for every person. But that doesn't mean people can't agree on anything in this matter.

Some films capture the hearts of many people all over the world, and are loved and remembered by all. These films deserve a place in history books. We refer to them as ‘Classics'. E.g. Citizen Kane, Casablanca, The Godfather …

Of course not all films that are viewed by millions of people are classics. Some film producers like Jerry Bruckheimer are known to produce action-packed, hyped up, commercial films with low artistic value and make billions of dollars. These films are called box office hits, because their main success is at the box office. E.g. Pirates of the Caribbean, American Pie, Titanic …

But what exactly is a cult hit? Cambridge advanced learner's dictionary defines ‘cult' as someone or something that has become very popular with a particular group of people. What is a particular group of people you might ask. Well the answer to that question can be traced back to the beginning of the art of cinematography. Since the beginning of cinema there have been film fans and film fanatics. The latter were - and still are – those who live and die for movies, people who see five new films a week. These people are what one would call ‘particular'. They are no longer satisfied by the average Hollywood movie. They want something special, something that sets the film above others. But what exactly makes ‘Reservoir Dogs' a cult film?

2. Tarantino

In January of 1991 a film titled Reservoir Dogs (1992) hit the Sundance Film festival. The writer-director was a first-timer by the name of Quentin Tarantino. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend in the England, UK and the cult film circuit.

The fact that it was directed by Tarantino was enough to make sure this movie would be one. Of course this did not happen over night: after having...
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