I have always been a huge fan of movie productions on the big screen. However, as much of a fan as I was I did not always recognize the blurry line between Independent and Hollywood studio productions. If you would have asked me 5 years ago to name an independent film you would have heard crickets. It wasn’t until my freshman year of college that I realized one of my favorite films of all time was Indeed an Independent production.
Reservoir dogs did not fit my stereotypical image of “indie film” at the time. I always thought of indie films represented as amateur low-budget train wrecks. However, when I found out that Quentin Tarantino actually produced a fair amount of Independent productions I knew that my perception was narrow and misguided. I learned that an Independent film rarely follows a uniform aesthetic. It was indeed strange to me that although I could not identify an independent film, it was right below my nose. Empire Magazine called Reservoir Dogs the “Greatest Independent Film of all Time”. This for me meant that Independent productions were not all so simplistically categorical. Quentin Tarantino’s Independent masterpieces were so brilliant that they still echo throughout the world of independent film today. IGN brought Reservoir Dogs and Pulp fiction back to the big screen In 2012 right before the release of Django. This director’s particular style of independent film making is just one of several beautifully unique perspectives.