Celebrating the Unpopular Arts

What’s on My Movie Shelf?

Recently I’ve been listening to the Video Archives podcast, hosted by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary, in which they, along with Roger’s daughter, Gala, and occasional guests, discuss movies from the catalog of the long-shuttered Manhattan Beach video store at which Quentin and Roger once worked. In their weekly email newsletter at the end of season 1, the podcast producers asked a question, and since we use the whole buffalo here, I figured I could answer it in public…

If Quentin or Roger were hanging out with you and your friends at a bar, and everyone came back to your apartment for a drink, and got to see your movie shelf (as detailed in this episode)…what would it say about you? Would you feel proud? Anxious? What movie would you feel most excited to show off?