Friday, July 27, 2018

Reservoir Dogs

1985 Topps football
Reservoir Dogs is the first movie I think of when I think of movies directed by Quentin Tarantino, it’s also Tarantino’s first feature-length movie (1992).  The cast is an amazing collection of cerebral actors.  It’s crazy to think of how compelling and intense the movie is even though the centerpiece of the plot, the bank heist, is never shown, just the events before and after.  The British magazine Empire name it the "Greatest Independent Film of all Time", and I have to believe that would be pretty difficult to argue against.

I’ve been wanting to use a design inspired by the 1985 Topps football set.  But, it’s a unique design and I wanted a unique subject to be able to compliment it.  Reservoir Dogs is just that.  The bark border goes along perfectly with the dark mood throughout the movie.  I also thought it would be pretty cool to color match the character’s color alias names, which I feel turned out great. 
The ear scene is hard to watch no matter how many times I've seen it.
I list Chris Penn as one of the most underappreciated actors ever.

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