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Summary of Quentin Tarantino's Cinema Speculation

Author : Milkyway Media
Publisher : Milkyway Media
Page : 24 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2024-01-17
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Summary of Quentin Tarantino's Cinema Speculation by Milkyway Media Pdf

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...

Cinema Speculation

Author : Quentin Tarantino
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 444 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2022-11-01
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780063112599

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Cinema Speculation by Quentin Tarantino Pdf

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.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Author : Quentin Tarantino
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 335 pages
File Size : 43,6 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.


Author : Ben Lawton,Janet Staiger
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Page : 92 pages
File Size : 44,7 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 : Jason Bailey
Publisher : Voyageur Press
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2013-11-11
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781610589178

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Pulp Fiction by Jason Bailey Pdf

When Pulp Fiction was released in theaters in 1994, it was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. The New York Times called it a “triumphant, cleverly disorienting journey,” and thirty-one-year-old Quentin Tarantino, with just three feature films to his name, became a sensation: the next great American director. Nearly twenty years later, those who proclaimed Pulp Fiction an instant classic have been proven irrefutably right. In Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece, film expert Jason Bailey explores why Pulp Fiction is such a brilliant and influential film. He discusses how the movie was revolutionary in its use of dialogue (“You can get a steak here, daddy-o,” “Correct-amundo”), time structure, and cinematography—and how it completely transformed the industry and artistry of independent cinema. He examines Tarantino’s influences, illuminates the film’s pop culture references, and describes its phenomenal legacy. Unforgettable characters like Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), Vincent Vega (John Travolta), Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis), and Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) are scrutinized from all-new angles, and memorable scenes—Christopher Walken’s gold watch monologue, Vince’s explanation of French cuisine—are analyzed and celebrated. Much like the contents of Marcellus Wallace’s briefcase, Pulp Fiction is mysterious and spectacular. This book explains why. Illustrated throughout with original art inspired by the film, with sidebars and special features on everything from casting close calls to deleted scenes, this is the most comprehensive, in-depth book on Pulp Fiction ever published.

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

Author : Karima K. Jeffrey
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 269 pages
File Size : 41,6 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.

Ambiguity and Film Criticism

Author : Hoi Lun Law
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 190 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2021-02-02
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9783030629458

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Ambiguity and Film Criticism by Hoi Lun Law Pdf

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.

Speculative Satire in Contemporary Literature and Film

Author : Kirk Combe
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 310 pages
File Size : 48,5 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.

Verse, Voice, and Vision

Author : Marlisa Santos
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Page : 214 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2013-09-26
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780810892101

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Verse, Voice, and Vision by Marlisa Santos Pdf

This collection of essays explore the relationship between one of the world’s oldest art forms—poetry—and one of the world’s newest art forms—film. These essays include analyses of biopics of poets, films inspired by particular poems, cinematic representations of poets or poetic studies and the avant-garde phenomenon of the “poem-film.”

Quentin Tarantino: A Graphic Biography

Author : Michele Botton
Publisher : Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 48,9 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.

Inglourious Basterds

Author : Quentin Tarantino
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2009-08-17
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780316080651

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Inglourious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino Pdf

From the most original and beloved screenwriter of his generation, the complete Oscar-nominated screenplay of Quentin Tarantino's World War II epic Inglorious Basterds. From the brilliant writer/director behind the iconic films Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, comes Tarantino's most ambitious movie: a World War II epic starring Brad Pitt and filmed on location in Germany and France. The action tale follows the parallel story of a guerrilla-like squad of American soldiers called "The Basterds" and the French Jewish teenage girl Shosanna who find themselves behind enemy Nazi lines during the German occupation. When the Inglourious Basterds encounter Shosanna at a propaganda screening at the movie house she runs, they conspire to launch an unexpected plot to end the war. Pitt plays Lieutenant Aldo Raine -- the leader of the Basterds. Raine is an illiterate hillbilly from the mountains of Tennessee who puts together a team of eight Jewish-American soldiers to hunt down the Nazis. Filled with Tarantino's trademark electric dialogue and thrilling action sequences, Inglourious Basterds is one of the most celebrated films of the twenty-first century.

Pulp Fiction

Author : Quentin Tarantino
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 198 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Gangster films
ISBN : 0571200680

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Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino Pdf

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.

Pictures at a Revolution

Author : Mark Harris
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 522 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : History
ISBN : 1594201528

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Pictures at a Revolution by Mark Harris Pdf

Documents the cultural revolution behind the making of 1967's five Best Picture-nominated films, including Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Graduate, Doctor Doolittle, In the Heat of the Night, and Bonnie and Clyde, in an account that discusses how the movies reflected period beliefs about race, violence, and identity. 40,000 first printing.

Critical Theory and Film

Author : Fabio Vighi
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 184 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2012-05-03
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781441139122

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Critical Theory and Film by Fabio Vighi Pdf

Critical Theory and Film brings together critical theory and film to enhance the critical potential of both. The book focuses on the Frankfurt School, most notably the works of Adorno and Horkheimer, as well as associated thinkers. It seeks to demonstrate that cinema can help critical theory repoliticize culture and society and affirm the theoretical and political impact of cinematic knowledge. After discussing how the Frankfurt School saw cinema as an instrument of capitalism use to promote the cultural and political regimentation of the masses, Vighi then proceeds to demonstrate that critical theory can in fact suggest a different verdict on the progressive potential of cinema. Each chapter focuses on a key critical theory concept that is explained and redefined through film analysis to unravel the hidden presuppositions and most radical consequences of critical theory. A unique contribution to the literature, this volume in the Critical Theory and Contemporary Society series offer an innovative reading of film as a critical tool, drawing on the latest developments in Lacanian theory.

The New Spirit in the Cinema

Author : Huntly Carter
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 514 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 1930
Category : Cinema films
ISBN : UCAL:$B51278

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