I've just finished reading the delicious opening chapter of Quentin Tarantino's "Cinema Speculation." It's called "Little Q Watching Big Movies," and it has a great recollection of what it was like for seven-year-old Quentin to watch John Avildsen's Joe ('70), and especially how audiences loved Peter Boyle's titular character -- not loved by way of admiration, but because Joe, low-rent doofus that he was, occasionally expressed popular rage about this and that cultural issue.