Quentin Tarantino has named seven ‘unsold’ movies.
The director appeared in Thursday’s episode (October 27). Jimmy Kimmel Live To promote your newly published book Cinema Guess.
In his book—which has been described as part-memoir, part-Hollywood history, and part-film theory—Tarantino writes that “there are very few films” but that The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of them.
The slasher film directed by Tobe Hooper has become a cult classic since its release in 1974.
When asked by host Jimmy Kimmel what other films he considered “great”, Tarantino replied: “Well, there aren’t many of them – which only laments that the film art form is rigid.”
“And look, when you say great movies you’re talking about the aesthetics of any individual but also striving for all aesthetics… Great movies transcend all aesthetics to one degree or another. It might not be your cup of tea but you get it down. You can’t say anything to bring.”
The Oscar winner named five other films he believed fit that category:
Annie Hall (1977)
“Some people might say Young FrankensteinThat I Can Understand” (1974)
Back to the future (1985)
Tarantino also titled Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 western A wild bunch As a potential contender, before withdrawing the suggestion.
“I could tell A wild bunch It fits – and it’s not even a perfect movie. Its imperfections are part of its glory so let me have it A wild bunch Out,” he said. “That’s kind of the point, though. Something that is unfathomable.”
During the interview, Tarantino denied Kanye West’s recent claim that he stole the idea. Django Unchained from him.
The director, however, admitted that West had come up with the idea for a “very funny” music video for his 2005 hit song “Gold Digger” that would be “slave-themed”.