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Quentin Tarantino

Author : Quentin Tarantino
ISBN : 1578060516
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Quentin Tarantino

Author : Ian Nathan
ISBN : 9781781317754
Genre : Performing Arts
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Get an intimate look at the cult filmmaker of our generation. Packaged in a handsome slipcase and loaded with stunning pictures from the Kobal archives, this biography explores the genesis of Tarantino's unique directorial style and provides insight into his inspirations and his frequent collaborations with favored actors. An 8-page foldout timeline presents Tarantino’s entire filmography in the heart of the book. Through in-depth and informative text written by renowned film journalist Ian Nathan, this book examines the entirety of Tarantino's work, including his early writing on screenplays such as True Romance and Natural Born Killers, his break-out directorial debut Reservoir Dogs and the career-defining Pulp Fiction, as well as his later iconic films, such as Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained. You'll also go behind the scenes of Tarantino's latest epic, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. As you make your way through Tarantino's incredible career, discover what inspired him, his working methods, and the breadth of his talent. With a visually arresting design that mimics Tarantino's approach to film-making and chapters organized by film, the pages are brimming with images taken on set and behind the scenes. This is the ultimate celebration for any Tarantino fan.
Category: Performing Arts

Quentin Tarantino

Author : Edward Gallafent
ISBN : 9781317873419
Genre : Performing Arts
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Quentin Tarantino is one of the best-known living American filmmakers in the world, and the story of his career has been the subject of a number of books and articles. But what do his films mean? In this new study, Edward Gallafent does not look at Tarantino’s story but at the films themselves. He asks to what extent Tarantino can be seen as a specifically American filmmaker, with the kinds of preoccupations and interests that have formed part of Hollywood’s traditions, and also how he explores the expressive possibilities of current cinema. The book concentrates on the main feature films of Tarantino’s career so far: Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and the two volumes of Kill Bill. Apart from Kill Bill the films are not treated individually, but in terms of some of the subjects that connect them together, such as success and tradition, their notorious deployment of violence, and Tarantino’s approach to story-telling: his interest in presenting events out of chronological order. The book also covers adaptations of Tarantino’s work, looking at the screenplays of True Romance and Natural Born Killers as well as the films made from them, and compares Tarantino’s approach to adapting Elmore Leonard with that of another important American filmmaker, Paul Schrader. The aim of the book is to explore these topics and to take the reader back to what the American critic Robert Warshow called the ‘actual, immediate experience of seeing and responding to the movies’. It is designed to appeal both to those who were excited by the films on first seeing them in the cinema and to those taking the opportunity of reconsidering them on the screen or on DVD.
Category: Performing Arts

Quentin Tarantino

Author : D.K. Holm
ISBN : 9781848398665
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.
Category: Performing Arts

Reservoir Dogs

Author : Quentin Tarantino
ISBN : 0802136850
Genre : Performing Arts
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Quentin Tarantino's films have single-handedly revived and redefined American noir, bringing to Hollywood a new energy, irony, and cool. Tarantino has won awards and accolades around the world, earned a devoted following among critics, actors, and audiences, and paved the way for a new generation of young filmmakers. Tarantino's directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs, hit the screen with a freshness and brutal edge that left critics and audiences stunned. The story of a heist gone wrong, the film weaves a taut and menacing path, laced with bursts of absurd and unexpected humor, as an eccentric cast of urban outlaws attempts to identify the rat in their midst. The film established the groundbreaking aesthetic -- smart-ass, hard-edged, and ultravoilent -- that made Tarantino one of the most sought-after directors in the nation. As Newsweek wrote, "Reservoir Dogs leaves little doubt that you are in the presence of major league talent."
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How To Analyze The Films Of Quentin Tarantino

Author : Mary K. Pratt
ISBN : 1616135298
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Tarantino A To Zed

Author : Alan Barnes
ISBN : UOM:39015040723374
Genre : Performing Arts
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Taking a look at the life and various influences of Quentin Tarantino, this book includes background information on all his actual and rumoured film assignments, the unfinished early films, producer credits and script-doctoring jobs. It also includes entries on Tarantino's leading players such as Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Dennis Hopper and Bruce Willis, and examines the soundtracks to the films.
Category: Performing Arts

Natural Born Killers

Author : Quentin Tarantino
ISBN : 0802134483
Genre : Drama
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This original screenplay offers fans and film buffs the opportunity to compare Tarantino's original vision with Oliver Stone's version of the story of Mickey and Mallory, outlaw lovers on the run.
Category: Drama

Quentin Tarantino And Philosophy

Author : Richard Greene
ISBN : 9781459601093
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In Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy, seventeen professional thinkers shamelessly exploit the cinematic achievement of Tarantino for all the steamy, sensational metaphysics and epistemology they can wring out of it. Are these eruptions of intelligent thought merely a cynical hypnotic manipulation of our cerebral cortexes? Or can we somehow relate them to the human values that really matter pyrotechnic car chases, Mexican standoffs, and exploding heads? Is the philosophers' preoccupation with quoting other philosophers nothing more than incestuous indulgence? Or are they somehow conveying a deeper point about the enduring validity of amputated ears and anal rape? In the final analysis only you, the viewer, can decide. What can Reservoir Dogs teach us about the evolution of co-operation? Is Beatrix's revenge in Kill Bill both justified and self-destructive? Can we agree completely on what has happened and disagree on whether it was a miracle? How is Pulp Fiction's Vincent doomed because of his messy bathroom habits? Does Grind house/Death Proof reflect the epoch in which everything that actually occurs is unreal? ""With Tarantino and Philosophy, it's the little differences, like having your Royale with cheese dissected by a grease monkey with a blowtorch. It's so bad, it's good.""
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Quentin Tarantino

Author : Jami Bernard
ISBN : 0002556448
Genre : Motion picture producers and directors
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An exploration of the mythology and philosophies of the Hollywood writer and director of the films "Reservoir dogs", "Pulp fiction" and "Natural born killers".
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Quentin Tarantino

Author : Paul A. Woods
ISBN : PSU:000057255644
Genre : Performing Arts
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Quentin Tarantino, director of Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fictionand Jackie Brown and writer of True Romance, Natural Born Killers and From Dusk Till Dawn, is undeniably the cult director of the nineties. Also, with another set of films, such as Deathproof and Inglourious Basterds, he is laying claim to another decade and exhibiting his cinematic talent for both writing and directing. Here, Paul Woods traces the life, films and influences of the self-confessed movie geek who has become the film stylist of the moment, and one of Hollywood s hottest properties.
Category: Performing Arts

Quentin Tarantino

Author : Wensley Clarkson
ISBN : 1844543668
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Examines the personal life, professional work, and success of the director of "Reservoir Dogs," "Pulp Fiction," "Jackie Brown," and "Kill Bill."
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Quentin Tarantino

Author : David Roche
ISBN : 9781496819178
Genre : Performing Arts
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Quentin Tarantino's films beg to be considered metafiction: metacommentaries that engage with the history of cultural representations and exalt the aesthetic, ethical, and political potential of creation as re-re-creation and resignification. Covering all eight of Quentin Tarantino's films according to certain themes, David Roche combines cultural studies and neoformalist approaches to highlight how closely the films' poetics and politics are intertwined. Each in-depth chapter focuses on a salient feature, some which have drawn much attention (history, race, gender, violence), others less so (narrative structure, style, music, theatricality). Roche sets Tarantino's films firmly in the legacy of Howard Hawks, Jean-Luc Godard, Sergio Leone, and the New Hollywood, revising the image of a cool pop-culture purveyor that the American director cultivated at the beginning of his career. Roche emphasizes the breadth and depth of his films' engagement with culture, highbrow and lowbrow, screen and print, American, East Asian, and European.
Category: Performing Arts

True Romance

Author : Quentin Tarantino
ISBN : 0802136869
Genre : Drama
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True Romance, directed by Tony Scott, is a hilarious, twisted road movie about which Interview raved, "A pop-crazy, instant B classic with A clout." Alabama, a hooker, and Clarence, a comic-book store clerk, fall in love and hit the road in a purple Cadillac. They are going to Los Angeles to start a new life -- with a suitcase full of cocaine accidentally stolen from Alabama's defunct ex-pimp. Guided by the spirit of Elvis, Clarence attempts to sell the coke to a top Hollywood director, putting the young lovers in the middle of a standoff between the narcs and the Sicilian gangsters who rightfully own the cocaine. This publication of Tarantino's first screenplay, written when he was still a video-store clerk, contains the original ending and Tarantino's "answers first, questions later" structure, both of which were altered by Scott.
Category: Drama

Quentin Tarantino

Author : Gerald Peary
ISBN : 9781617038761
Genre : Performing Arts
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Here, in his own colorful, slangy words, is the true American Dream saga of a self-proclaimed “film geek,” with five intense years working in a video store, who became one of the most popular, recognizable, and imitated of all filmmakers. His dazzling, movie-informed work makes Quentin Tarantino’s reputation, from his breakout film, Reservoir Dogs (1992), through Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), his enchanted homages to Asian action cinema, to his rousing tribute to guys-on-a-mission World War II movie, Inglourious Basterds (2009). For those who prefer a more mature, contemplative cinema, Tarantino provided the tender, very touching Jackie Brown (1997). A masterpiece—Pulp Fiction (1994). A delightful mash of unabashed exploitation and felt social consciousness—his latest opus, Django Unchained (2012). From the beginning, Tarantino (b. 1963)—affable, open, and enthusiastic about sharing his adoration of movies—has been a journalist’s dream. Quentin Tarantino: Interviews, revised and updated with twelve new interviews, is a joy to read cover to cover because its subject has so much interesting and provocative to say about his own movies and about cinema in general, and also about his unusual life. He is frank and revealing about growing up in Los Angeles with a single, half-Cherokee mother, and dropping out of ninth grade to take acting classes. Lost and confused, he still managed a gutsy ambition: young Quentin decided he would be a filmmaker. Tarantino has conceded that Ordell (Samuel L. Jackson), the homicidal African American con man in Jackie Brown, is an autobiographical portrait. “If I hadn’t wanted to make movies, I would have ended up as Ordell,” Tarantino has explained. “I wouldn’t have been a postman or worked at the phone company. . . . I would have gone to jail.”
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Quentin Tarantino S Django Unchained

Author : Oliver C. Speck
ISBN : 9781623567804
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.
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Quentin Tarantino S Inglourious Basterds

Author : Robert von Dassanowsky
ISBN : 9781441138699
Genre : Performing Arts
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A wide-ranging study of Tarantino's controversial 2009 film, written by a luminous line-up of international scholars.
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If You Like Quentin Tarantino

Author : Katherine Rife
ISBN : 9780879108182
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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(If You Like). If You Like Quentin Tarantino... draws on over 60 years of cinema history to crack the Tarantino code and teach readers to be confidently conversant in the language of the grindhouse and the drive-in. What fans love about director Quentin Tarantino is the infectious enthusiasm that's infused into every frame of his films. And Tarantino films lend themselves exceptionally well to reference and recommendation, because each, itself, is a dense collage of references and recommendations. Spaghetti westerns, blaxploitation, revenge sagas, car-chase epics, samurai cinema, film noir, kung fu, slasher flicks, war movies, and today's neo-exploitation explosion: There's an incredible range of vibrant and singularly stylish films to discover. If You Like Quentin Tarantino... is an invitation to connect with a cinematic community dedicated to all things exciting, outrageous, and unapologetically badass.
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Quentin Tarantino

Author : Jeffrey Dawson
ISBN : 1557832277
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Examines the personal life and the professional work and success of the director of "Pulp Fiction"
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Pulp Fiction

Author : Quentin Tarantino
ISBN : 0571200680
Genre : Gangster films
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Starring Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta and Uma Thurman, Pulp Fiction exploded on to the screen in 1994 and transformed the direction of contemporary cinema. Nominated for seven Oscars and winner of the BAFTA award, this triplet of masterfully interwoven crime stories is witty, gritty and shamelessly violent, displaying Tarantino's visceral approach to character and plot. Tarantino has spawned a whole host of wannabes in the wake of this, the defining movie of the 1990s. But none has demonstrated the elegant style and compassion that make Tarantino's screenplays so compellingly readable. Nominated for seven Oscars, Pulp Fiction starred John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and Uma Thurman and won the US Oscar for Best Screenplay, the BAFTA and the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Quentin Tarantino's other films include Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, From Dusk Till Dawn and most recently, Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained.
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