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Quentin Tarantino

Author: D.K. Holm
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1848398662
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Few directors exploded on the scene with the force of Quentin Tarantino back in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs. And even fewer directors saw their reputations plummet so fast so soon thereafter. But fewer still have seen their stock rise again so dramatically and definitively. Pulp Fiction consolidated Tarantino's standing as one of the most exciting filmmakers to emerge from post-film school Hollywood. But Jackie Brown divided both audiences and critics. Tarantino lapsed into a mysterious and intriguing silence, only to emerge after a long hiatus with the two part Kill Bill, which reaffirmed his stature as one of the best living directors. Not just a filmmaker, but a rabid film buff as well, Tarantino is at the vanguard of a new breed of movie director, artists so steeped in the lore of films and other media that it is difficult to segregate personal expression from their copious allusions to films from the past and their salutes to beloved directors. But what's important is that Tarantino speaks to a new kind of filmgoer, otherwise ignored by mainstream reviewers and pundits. This Pocket Essentials covers in detail not only Tarantino's five directorial efforts to date, but also the films he has written, appeared in, and polished. Also taken into consideration are Tarantino's writings, his TV appearances, his festival seminars, and his future and "lost" projects.

Race On The Qt

Author: Adilifu Nama
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 029277236X
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Known for their violence and prolific profanity, including free use of the n-word, the films of Quentin Tarantino, like the director himself, chronically blurt out in polite company what is extremely problematic even when deliberated in private. Consequently, there is an uncomfortable and often awkward frankness associated with virtually all of Tarantino's films, particularly when it comes to race and blackness. Yet beyond the debate over whether Tarantino is or is not racist is the fact that his films effectively articulate racial anxieties circulating in American society as they engage longstanding racial discourses and hint at emerging trends. This radical racial politics—always present in Tarantino's films but kept very much on the quiet—is the subject of Race on the QT. Adilifu Nama concisely deconstructs and reassembles the racial dynamics woven into Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained, as they relate to historical and current racial issues in America. Nama's eclectic fusion of cultural criticism and film analysis looks beyond the director's personal racial attitudes and focuses on what Tarantino's filmic body of work has said and is saying about race in America symbolically, metaphorically, literally, impolitely, cynically, sarcastically, crudely, controversially, and brilliantly.


Author: Jim Smith
Publisher: Virgin Pub
ISBN: 9780753510711
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Tarantino's debut Reservoir Dogs re-invigorated American film and spawned many imitators. From directed films Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and Kill Bill to his scripts filmed by other directors (True Romance, From Dusk Til Dawn, and Natural Born Killers), Tarantino's cutting-edge output is explored in detail - including his ER episode and projects as an actor, producer, and presenter. References, links and allusions - vital to all his films - are revealed, as are favorite actors, music and recurring themes such as responsibility and redemption.

How To Analyze The Films Of Quentin Tarantino

Author: Mary K. Pratt
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781616135294
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This title explores the creative works of famous director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino. Films analyzed include Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Kill Bill: Volume 2. Clear, comprehensive text gives background biographical information of Tarantino. “You Critique It” feature invites readers to analyze other creative works on their own. A table of contents, timeline, list of works, resources, source notes, glossary, and an index are also included. Essential Critiques is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Quentin Tarantino Unchained

Author: Michael Scholten
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864139481
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Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds und Django Unchained: Mit nur sieben Filmen verpasste Quentin Tarantino dem US-amerikanischen Popcorn-Kino einen Adrenalinstoß wie kein zweiter Filmemacher. Hollywoods wüstes Wunderkind schuf sein eigenes Genre, das auf einem unwiderstehlichen Mix aus Filmzitaten, blutiger Gewalt und einzigartigen Dialogen basiert. Die erste deutschsprachige Biografie über den ultimativen Kino-Popstar zeichnet den unkonventionellen Weg eines Problemschülers und Videothekars zum Kultregisseur und zweifachen Oscar-Gewinner nach. Gönner und Neider aus Hollywood kommen ebenso zu Wort wie die deutschen und österreichischen Schauspieler, mit denen Quentin Tarantino in Brandenburg und Sachsen sein Meisterwerk Inglourious Basterds drehte, denn Deutschland fühlt sich der Ausnahmeregisseur ganz besonders verbunden.

Quentin Tarantino

Author: Quentin Tarantino
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578060511
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Not since Martin Scorsese in the mid-1970s has a young American filmmaker made such an instant impact on international cinema as Quentin Tarantino, whose PULP FICTION won the Cannes Film Festival's Grand Prix Award. A manic talker, Tarantino obsesses about American pop culture and his favorite movies and movie makers.

Quentin Tarantino The Man The Myths And The Movies

Author: Wensley Clarkson
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1784184632
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Quentin Tarantino is the most exciting and fascinating film director of recent years. Since he exploded onto the scene with the release of "Reservoir Dogs", he is one of the few movie makers to combine critical success with box office clout. With more than a hundred interviews with colleagues, close friends and family, author Wensley Clarkson explores the enigmatic cinematic legend in depth.Born in 1963, Tarantino was a film buff from an early age and, determined to join the industry, he studied, wrote scripts and polished his already geekily vast knowledge of all things cinematic by working in a video store. True Romance's screenplay was sold early on, but it was the dazzling "Reservoir Dogs" that was to be his debut and a movie which stunned the world. The hits kept on coming with "Pulp Fiction", "Jackie Brown" and "Kill Bill".The whole of Tarantino's dazzling career, his motor mouth reputation and his latest chiller, Grind House, are revealed in a book which draws on sources close to the director, including Connie, Tarantino's mother. Bold, pioneering and always unpredictable, Quentin Tarantino is the ultimate movie director with a fascinating story. Discover it all with this gripping account of his life and times.

Quentin Tarantino S Django Unchained

Author: Oliver C. Speck
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1623567807
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Django Unchained is certainly Quentin Tarantino's most commercially-successful film and is arguably also his most controversial. Fellow director Spike Lee has denounced the representation of race and slavery in the film, while many African American writers have defended the white auteur. The use of extremely graphic violence in the film, even by Tarantino's standards, at a time when gun control is being hotly debated, has sparked further controversy and has led to angry outbursts by the director himself. Moreover, Django Unchained has become a popular culture phenomenon, with t-shirts, highly contentious action figures, posters, and strong DVD/BluRay sales. The topic (slavery and revenge), the setting (a few years before the Civil War), the intentionally provocative generic roots (Spaghetti Western and Blaxploitation) and the many intertexts and references (to German and French culture) demand a thorough examination. Befitting such a complex film, the essays collected here represent a diverse group of scholars who examine Django Unchained from many perspectives.