Tarantino

Tarantino

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THE MAN WHO MADE MAKING MOVIES COOL AGAIN AND THE MOVIES THAT DID IT In 1992 Tarantino burst onto the scene with Reservoir Dogs and created a brand of hip-taking hypnotically shot, ultra violent US indie cinema that re-invigorated mainstream American film and spawned many imitators. Now take a detailed look at those pictures Tarantino has directed, those scripts of his made into films by other directors - including True Romance and the controversial, and heavily re-written Natural Born Killers - along with his other work, including both his episode of NBC's ER and his projects as an actor, producer and presenter. Explore the significance of the director's use of favourite actors, anachronisms, borrowed music and reference points and how they relate to recurring themes such as heritage, personal responsibility and redemption.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 22.9mm | 362.88g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 colour photos
  • 0753510715
  • 9780753510711

About Jim Smith

Author of Gangster Films and George Lucas and co-author of Tim Burton and Bond Films, all published in the successful Virgin Film series, Jim Smith has also worked on unofficial guides to Sex and the City and Dr Who - Manhattan Dating Game and Who's Next.show more

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"'A highly useful guide... They read the films with a restrained intelligence that occasionally lights up with comedy' Guardian (Tim Burton) 'The ultimate word on the weird and wonderful world of Burton' Film Review (Tim Burton) 'A dizzying collation of facts, figures, trivia and opinion, Lucas's movie empire is mapped from every angle with lightsaber precision... Great for dipping into, this looks set to become the definitive information source for this "mogul, mythmaker and one-man brand".' Film Review (George Lucas)"show more

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'I'm not making movies for now. I'm making movies for forty years from now.' Quentin Tarantino's debut directional feature Reservoir Dogs, created a brand of hip-talking, hypnotically shot, ultra-violent indie cinema that re-invigorated mainstream American film. Jim Smith's essential guide looks in detail at those pictures Tarantino directed - Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and the two-part Kill Bill - examines those scripts of his made into films by other directors, including True Romance, From Dusk Til Dawn and the controversial Natural Born Killers and discusses his other work, including his episode of NBC's ER and his projects as an actor, producer and presenter. Tarantino's work exists in a milieu of constant referentiality; nothing in his work exists in a vacuum, and context, references, tangential links and allusions are supremely important to his films. Virgin Film's Tarantino explores his use of favourite actors, anachronisms, borrowed music and reference points, and how they relate to recurring themes such as heritage, personal responsibility and redemption. An essential read for students, filmakers and fans.show more

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