Originally Posted by Nosferatu@Cult Labs
I've never thought of Quentin Tarantino as a 'cult director' as everyone in my family has seen at least his first films, as has at least one of my aunties (as I had a conversation with her to explain the chain of events in pul Pulp Fiction) and lines from his films ('Are you going to par bark all day little doggie, or are you going to bite?', Mmm Hmm, that is a tasty burger') have entered common vernacular. Although his films do have explicit content, I've always considered them to be fairly mainstream.
QT is a mainstream director, But he does direct movies that pay strong homage to cult movies (exploitation style movies especially) so I think there's a certain group of fans (for instance anyone on this thread) who appreciates his work for that aspect and then theirs the more mainstream fans who don't really know cult movies or understand that QT is producing modern hollywood versions of exploitation films so I think in a way he is a cult director but at the same time he is mainstream.