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Cinema Speculation

Author : Quentin Tarantino
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 444 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2022-11-01
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780063112599

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Instant New York Times bestseller The long-awaited first work of nonfiction from the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: a deliriously entertaining, wickedly intelligent cinema book as unique and creative as anything by Quentin Tarantino. In addition to being among the most celebrated of contemporary filmmakers, Quentin Tarantino is possibly the most joyously infectious movie lover alive. For years he has touted in interviews his eventual turn to writing books about films. Now, with Cinema Speculation, the time has come, and the results are everything his passionate fans—and all movie lovers—could have hoped for. Organized around key American films from the 1970s, all of which he first saw as a young moviegoer at the time, this book is as intellectually rigorous and insightful as it is rollicking and entertaining. At once film criticism, film theory, a feat of reporting, and wonderful personal history, it is all written in the singular voice recognizable immediately as QT’s and with the rare perspective about cinema possible only from one of the greatest practitioners of the artform ever.

Summary of Quentin Tarantino's Cinema Speculation

Author : Milkyway Media
Publisher : Milkyway Media
Page : 24 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2024-01-17
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Get the Summary of Quentin Tarantino's Cinema Speculation in 20 minutes. Please note: This is a summary & not the original book. "Cinema Speculation" by Quentin Tarantino delves into the American film industry of the 1960s, focusing on iconic male stars like Steve McQueen, whose film choices were influenced by his first wife, Neile McQueen. The book examines "Bullitt," a film that redefined the cop genre with its stylish protagonist and emphasis on coolness and action over complex narrative. McQueen's portrayal of Frank Bullitt is celebrated for its minimalistic yet magnetic screen presence...

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Author : Quentin Tarantino
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 335 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2021-06-29
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780063112537

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino Pdf

Quentin Tarantino’s long-awaited first work of fiction—at once hilarious, delicious and brutal—is the always surprising, sometimes shocking, novelization of his Academy Award winning film. RICK DALTON—Once he had his own TV series, but now Rick’s a washed-up villain-of-the week drowning his sorrows in whiskey sours. Will a phone call from Rome save his fate or seal it? CLIFF BOOTH—Rick’s stunt double, and the most infamous man on any movie set because he’s the only one there who might have got away with murder. . . . SHARON TATE—She left Texas to chase a movie-star dream, and found it. Sharon’s salad days are now spent on Cielo Drive, high in the Hollywood Hills. CHARLES MANSON—The ex-con’s got a bunch of zonked-out hippies thinking he’s their spiritual leader, but he’d trade it all to be a rock ‘n’ roll star.

Quentin Tarantino

Author : Ian Nathan
Publisher : White Lion Publishing
Page : 179 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2019-10-01
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781781318683

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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.

Making Movies

Author : Sidney Lumet
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2010-09-01
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780307763662

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Why does a director choose a particular script? What must they do in order to keep actors fresh and truthful through take after take of a single scene? How do you stage a shootout—involving more than one hundred extras and three colliding taxis—in the heart of New York’s diamond district? What does it take to keep the studio honchos happy? From the first rehearsal to the final screening, Making Movies is a master’s take, delivered with clarity, candor, and a wealth of anecdote. For in this book, Sidney Lumet, one of our most consistently acclaimed directors, gives us both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on forty years of experience on movies that range from Long Day’s Journey into Night to Network and The Verdict—and with such stars as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino—Lumet explains how painstaking labor and inspired split-second decisions can result in two hours of screen magic.

Speculative Everything

Author : Anthony Dunne,Fiona Raby
Publisher : MIT Press
Page : 235 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2013-12-06
Category : Design
ISBN : 9780262019842

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How to use design as a tool to create not only things but ideas, to speculate about possible futures. Today designers often focus on making technology easy to use, sexy, and consumable. In Speculative Everything, Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby propose a kind of design that is used as a tool to create not only things but ideas. For them, design is a means of speculating about how things could be—to imagine possible futures. This is not the usual sort of predicting or forecasting, spotting trends and extrapolating; these kinds of predictions have been proven wrong, again and again. Instead, Dunne and Raby pose “what if” questions that are intended to open debate and discussion about the kind of future people want (and do not want). Speculative Everything offers a tour through an emerging cultural landscape of design ideas, ideals, and approaches. Dunne and Raby cite examples from their own design and teaching and from other projects from fine art, design, architecture, cinema, and photography. They also draw on futurology, political theory, the philosophy of technology, and literary fiction. They show us, for example, ideas for a solar kitchen restaurant; a flypaper robotic clock; a menstruation machine; a cloud-seeding truck; a phantom-limb sensation recorder; and devices for food foraging that use the tools of synthetic biology. Dunne and Raby contend that if we speculate more—about everything—reality will become more malleable. The ideas freed by speculative design increase the odds of achieving desirable futures.

Speculative Film and Moving Images by Or about Black Women and Girls

Author : Karima K. Jeffrey
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 269 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2022
Category : African American women in motion pictures
ISBN : 9781793627049

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Speculative Film and Moving Images by Or about Black Women and Girls by Karima K. Jeffrey Pdf

This book examines twentieth and twenty-first century speculative fiction films that represent women and girls of African descent Jeffrey offers insights about positive developments while calling attention to questionable trends in recent movie-making.

Speculative Satire in Contemporary Literature and Film

Author : Kirk Combe
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2020-12-27
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781000289831

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Speculative Satire in Contemporary Literature and Film by Kirk Combe Pdf

Since 1980, when neoliberal and neoconservative forces began their hostile takeover of western culture, a new type of political satire has emerged that works to unmask and deter those toxic doctrines. Literary and cultural critic Kirk Combe calls this new form of satire the Rant. The Rant is grim, highly imaginative, and complex in its blending of genres. It mixes facets of satire, science fiction, and monster tale to produce widely consumed spectacles—major studio movies, popular television/streaming series, bestselling novels—designed to disturb and to provoke. The Rant targets what Combe calls the Regime. Simply put, the Regime is the sum of the dangerous social, economic, and political orthodoxies spurred on by neoliberal and neoconservative polity. Such practices include free-market capitalism, corporatism, militarism, religiosity, imperialism, racism, patriarchy, and so on. In the Rant, then, we have a unique and wholly contemporary genre of political expression and protest: speculative satire.

The Blade Itself

Author : Joe Abercrombie
Publisher : Gollancz
Page : 544 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2009-06-18
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780575091504

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Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and increasingly bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer extraordinaire, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers. Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain, shallow, selfish and self-obsessed, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men. And Logen Ninefingers, an infamous warrior with a bloody past, is about to wake up in a hole in the snow with plans to settle a blood feud with Bethod, the new King of the Northmen, once and for all - ideally by running away from it. But as he's discovering, old habits die really, really hard indeed... ...especially when Bayaz gets involved. A bald old man with a terrible temper and a pathetic assistant, he could be the First of the Magi, he could be a spectacular fraud, but whatever he is, he's about to make the lives of Glotka, Jezal and Logen a whole lot more difficult...

Ambiguity and Film Criticism

Author : Hoi Lun Law
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 190 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2021-02-02
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9783030629458

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This book defends an account of ambiguity which illuminates the aesthetic possibilities of film and the nature of film criticism. Ambiguity typically describes the condition of multiple meanings. But we can find multiple meanings in what appears unambiguous to us. So, what makes ambiguity ambiguous? This study argues that a sense of uncertainty is vital to the concept. Ambiguity is what presses us to inquire into our puzzlement over a movie, to persistently ask “why is it as it is?” Notably, this account of the concept is also an account of its criticism. It recognises that a satisfying assessment of what is ambiguous involves both our reason and doubt; that is, reason and doubt can work together in our practice of reading. This book, then, considers ambiguity as a form of reasonable doubt, one that invites us to reflect on our critical efforts, rethinking the operation of film criticism.

The Afterlife & the Movie Casablanca and Other Speculations

Author : William R. Schweis
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Page : 204 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2015-05-26
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781503572256

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The Afterlife & the Movie Casablanca and Other Speculations by William R. Schweis Pdf

If we take our thoughts and memories into the afterlife and find it filled with promised bliss, What do we do with our impatience? Even if we do find long-gone loved ones and old friends waiting with warm greetings, How much reminiscing can one do? One way or another God is going to have to explain His indiscretions or His indecision. I feel quite strongly that we are entitled to an explanation! Unless we enter the afterlife with a slate that’s been wiped clean. But if that’s the case, how will we know happiness or bliss or anything else for that matter and how are we supposed to make an accounting? I mean judgment seems to be a big part of this afterlife business! Unless, of course, reincarnation is true! Maybe we all come back as a new person or an animal or something. The worse you were in life, the lower form of life you return as. At least until you redeem yourself! But how does an animal or an insect redeem itself? This is getting us nowhere, because I really don’t care whether or not an insect can redeem itself or even if it’s possible for humans! I understand the social context of the concept, but as for God, I’m amenable to a variety of philosophical intrusions. I’m like Louis in the movie Casablanca when he tells Major Strasser, “Personally I’ll take whatever comes! Currently the prevailing winds are from Vichy!” Some may consider him opportunistic or at least unprincipled. But he did redeem himself at the end of the film by throwing the bottle of Vichy water into the waste can and going with Rick to join a Free-French garrison. His redemption had a lot to do with the fact that he was on our side. The right side! But then, everybody thinks they’re on the right side! If Major Strasser had managed to kill Rick, would Louis claim he was trying to stop Rick from helping Ilsa and Victor Laszlo to escape? It would have been magnificently pragmatic. But we (the audience) would have booed and hissed at his cowardly behavior! After all, there is such a thing as right and wrong, isn’t there?


Author : Ben Lawton,Janet Staiger
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Page : 92 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 1977
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0913178535

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Film by Ben Lawton,Janet Staiger Pdf

First Published in 1977. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Pulp Fiction

Author : Quentin Tarantino
Publisher : Harper Perennial
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2024-08-27
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0063265958

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Quentin Tarantino: A Graphic Biography

Author : Michele Botton
Publisher : Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2024-03-05
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780711290761

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Quentin Tarantino: A Graphic Biography by Michele Botton Pdf

Follow Quentin Tarantino’s journey – from a movie-obsessed kid to one of modern cinema’s greatest filmmakers – in Quentin Tarantino: A Graphic Biography.


Author : Quentin Tarantino
Publisher : Singel Uitgeverijen
Page : 303 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2023-04-11
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9789038809960

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Filmspeculatie by Quentin Tarantino Pdf

Het langverwachte, eerste non-fictiewerk van de vermaarde cineast: een even onderhoudend als intelligent filmboek, dat net zo eigenzinnig en origineel is als zijn creaties op het witte doek. Naast het feit dat hij een van de meest gevierde eigentijdse filmmakers is, staat Quentin Tarantino bekend als misschien wel de aanstekelijkste liefhebber van het genre. Al sinds jaar en dag verklaart hij bij gelegenheid dat hij zich uiteindelijk wil gaan richten op het schrijven over film. Met Cinema Speculation/ Filmspeculatie is die tijd aangebroken, en het resultaat is precies waar zijn toegewijde fans – en filmliefhebbers in het algemeen – op hopen. Het boek is opgebouwd rond tien Amerikaanse sleutelfilms uit de jaren zeventig, die hij allemaal als jonge filmbezoeker zag. Zijn essays zijn doordacht, bieden tal van nieuwe inzichten en zijn buitengewoon vermakelijk. Filmkritiek, filmtheorie, reportage en een prachtige persoonlijke geschiedenis: dit boek is het allemaal. In deze essays klinkt de unieke stem die we onmiddellijk herkennen als die van Tarantino, en we krijgen invalshoeken gepresenteerd over film die alleen een van de grootste beoefenaars van deze kunstvorm kan geven.