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Inglourious Basterds

Author : Quentin Tarantino
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 40,7 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.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Author : Quentin Tarantino
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 335 pages
File Size : 52,7 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 : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2019-10-01
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781781318683

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Quentin Tarantino by Ian Nathan Pdf

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.

Quentin Tarantino

Author : Quentin Tarantino
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 252 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1578060516

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Quentin Tarantino by Quentin Tarantino Pdf

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

Author : Jeffrey Dawson
Publisher : Applause Books
Page : 234 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1557832277

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Quentin Tarantino by Jeffrey Dawson Pdf

Examines the personal life and the professional work and success of the director of "Pulp Fiction"

Bring Me the Head of Quentin Tarantino

Author : Julián Herbert
Publisher : Graywolf Press
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2020-11-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781644451366

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Bring Me the Head of Quentin Tarantino by Julián Herbert Pdf

Virtuosic stories by one of “the more interesting and ambitious prose stylists of our time” (Los Angeles Times) In this madcap, insatiably inventive, bravura story collection, Julián Herbert brings to vivid life people who struggle to retain a measure of sanity in an insane world. Here we become acquainted with a vengeful “personal memories coach” who tries to get even with his delinquent clients; a former journalist with a cocaine habit who travels through northern Mexico impersonating a famous author of Westerns; the ghost of Juan Rulfo; a man who discovers music in his teeth; and, in the deliriously pulpy title story, a drug lord who looks just like Quentin Tarantino, who kidnaps a mopey film critic to discuss Tarantino’s films while he sends his goons to find and kill the doppelgänger that has colonized his consciousness. Herbert’s astute observations about human nature in extremis feel like the reader’s own revelations. The antic and often dire stories in Bring Me the Head of Quentin Tarantino depict the violence and corruption that plague Mexico today, but they are also deeply ruminative and layered explorations of the narrative impulse and the ethics of art making. Herbert asks: Where are the lines between fiction, memory, and reality? What is the relationship between power, corruption, and survival? How much violence can a person (and a country) take? The stories in this explosive collection showcase the fevered imagination of a significant contemporary writer.

Quentin Tarantino

Author : Edward Gallafent
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 137 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2014-09-11
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781317873419

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Quentin Tarantino by Edward Gallafent Pdf

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.

Pulp Fiction

Author : Jason Bailey
Publisher : Voyageur Press
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 48,9 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.

Quentin Tarantino and Film Theory

Author : Federico Pagello
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 218 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2020-10-20
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9783030438197

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Quentin Tarantino and Film Theory by Federico Pagello Pdf

This book examines a set of theoretical perspectives that critically engage with the notion of postmodernism, investigating whether this concept is still useful to approach contemporary cinema. This question is explored through a discussion of the films written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, largely regarded as the epitome of postmodern cinema and considered here as theoretical contributions in their own right. Each chapter first presents key ideas proposed by a specific theorist and then puts them in conversation with Tarantino’s films. Jacques Rancière’s theory of art is used to reject postmodernism’s claims about the ‘death’ of the aesthetic image in contemporary cinema. Fredric Jameson’s and Slavoj Žižek’s dialectical thinking is mobilized to challenge simplistic, ideological readings of postmodern cinema in general, and Tarantino’s films in particular. Finally, the direct influence of Carol Clover’s psychoanalytical approach to the horror genre on Tarantino’s work is discussed to prove the director’s specific contribution to a theoretical understanding of contemporary film aesthetics.

Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy

Author : K. Silem Mohammad
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Page : 358 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781459601093

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Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy by K. Silem Mohammad Pdf

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.""

How to Analyze the Films of Quentin Tarantino

Author : Mary K. Pratt
Publisher : ABDO
Page : 116 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Film criticism
ISBN : 1616135298

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How to Analyze the Films of Quentin Tarantino by Mary K. Pratt Pdf

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.

All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers: A Novel

Author : Larry McMurtry
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2018-05-29
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781631493584

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All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers: A Novel by Larry McMurtry Pdf

A young writer hits the dusty Texas highway for the California coast in this “brilliant . . . funny and dangerously tender” (Time) tale of art and sacrifice. Hailed as one of “the best novels ever set in America’s fourth largest city” (Douglas Brinkley, New York Times Book Review), All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers is a powerful demonstration of Larry McMurtry’s “comic genius, his ability to render a sense of landscape, and interior intellection tension” (Jim Harrison, New York Times Book Review). Desperate to break from the “mundane happiness” of Houston, budding writer Danny Deck hops in his car, “El Chevy,” bound for the West Coast on a road trip filled with broken hearts and bleak realities of the artistic life. A cast of unforgettable characters joins the naive troubadour’s pilgrimage to California and back to Texas, including a cruel, long-legged beauty; an appealing screenwriter; a randy college professor; and a genuine if painfully “normal” friend. Since the novel’s publication in 1972, Danny Deck has “been far more successful at getting loved by readers than he ever was at getting loved by the women in his life” (McMurtry), a testament to the author’s incomparable talent for capturing the essential tragicomedy of the human experience.

Pulp Fiction

Author : Quentin Tarantino
Publisher : Harper Perennial
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2024-08-27
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0063265958

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White Dog

Author : Romain Gary
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 292 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2004-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0226284301

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White Dog by Romain Gary Pdf

Both a personal memoir and a French novelist's encounter with American reality, White Dog is an unforgettable portrait of racism and hypocrisy. Set in the tumultuous Los Angeles of 1968, Romain Gary's story begins when a German shepherd strays into his life: "He was watching me, his head cocked to one side, with that unbearable intensity of dogs in the pound waiting for a rescuer." A lost police canine, this "white dog" is programmed to respond violently to the sight of a black man and Gary's attempts to deprogram it—like his attempts to protect his wife, the actress Jean Seberg; like her endeavors to help black activists; like his need to rescue himself from the "predicament of being trapped, lock, stock and barrel within a human skin"—lead from crisis to grief. Using the re-education of this adopted pet as a metaphor for the need to quash American racism, Gary develops a domestic crisis into a full-scale social allegory.

Quentin Tarantino

Author : Quentin Tarantino
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 243 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2013-10-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781617038747

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Quentin Tarantino by Quentin Tarantino Pdf

A fascinating collection of interviews with the colorful and provocative director of Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, and many other films