Quentin Tarantino is a fanatical film lover and loves to chat about his favorite films. Now the cult director revealed what the greatest film of all time is.
Whether it’s about his own work or the works of his industry colleagues: Quentin Tarantino loves to talk about films and series. Just recently, for example, he sent his declaration of love to the insanely successful Top Gun: Maverick. In the ReelBlend podcast, he now also explained what he believes is the greatest film in cinema history.
Quentin Tarantino directed the exorbitant praise for the greatest film of all time to Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg. The now 75-year-old director is responsible for a large number of grandiose works, some of which are considered great classics and enjoy respectable cult status.
These films include “E. T. – The Extra-Terrestrial”, “Jurassic Park”, “Schindler’s List”, “Saving Private Ryan”, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” as well as the first three “Indiana Jones” films. But Quentin Tarantino voted none other than Jaws the greatest movie ever made:
“I think Jaws is the best movie ever made. Maybe not the best artistic film, but it’s the greatest entertainment film ever made. And then there are other films that can come close to him. But as far as an entertainment film goes, you can’t do better than Jaws. There is no ‘better’ than ‘Jaws’. It’s the best entertainment film ever made. And it shows how badly timed most films made before Jaws were.”
Jaws is one of the great horror classics in film history. But this year, too, we can expect a couple of promising scary flicks that may not achieve the status of Spielberg’s classic, but could still cause shocked minds.
Jaws: The birth of the blockbuster
When Jaws was released in US cinemas in June 1975, the film triggered exorbitant hype. The queues in front of the cinemas were so long that they sometimes stretched around the entire block. As author Allison Michelle Morris notes in her work on the origins of the blockbuster, while there were productions that could be called blockbusters before Jaws, Steven Spielberg’s Horror Trip was the first film to earn $100 million. generated dollars at the box office, setting a Guinness World Record. In addition to the tremendous success from an economic perspective, “Jaws” also became a highly valued classic among film fans and the trade press. On Rotten Tomatoes, the thriller received a terrific 97% from the critics and a respectable 90% from the audience. In addition, Jaws is one of those works that, due to its enormous popularity, is used in numerous films, series, video games, and books in a wide variety of ways.