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Quentin Tarantino and philosophy : how to philosophize with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch

Author: Richard Greene; K Silem Mohammad
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, ©2007.
Series: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 29.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A collection of essays that addresses philosophical aspects of the films of Quentin Tarantino, focusing on topics in ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, language, and cultural identity"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Quentin Tarantino; Quentin Tarantino; Quentin Tarantino; Quentin Tarantino; Quentin Tarantino; Quentin Tarantino
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Greene; K Silem Mohammad
ISBN: 9780812696349 0812696344
OCLC Number: 167507607
Description: xiii, 217 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Tarantino's films: what are they about and what can we learn from them? / Bruce Russell --
Stuntman Mike, simulation, and sadism in death proof / Aaron C. Anderson --
Unleashing Nietzsche on the tragic infrastructure of Tarantino's Reservoir dogs / Travis Anderson --
The moral lives of Reservoir dogs / James H. Spence --
Revenge and mercy in Tarantino / David Kyle Johnson --
"I'm a bad person" : Beatrix Kiddo's rampage and virtue / Rachel Robison --
A sword of righteousness : Kill Bill and the ethics of vengeance / Timothy Dean Roth --
Stuck in the middle with you : Mr. Blonde and retributive justice / Joseph Ulatowski --
"I didn't know you liked the Delfonics": knowledge and pragmatism in Jackie Brown / K. Silem Mohammad --
Vinnie's very bad day : twisting the tale of time in Pulp fiction / Randall E. Auxier --
Coke into Pepsi : the miracle in Pulp fiction / Keith Allen Korcz --
Quentin Tarantino and the ex-convict's dilemma / Richard Greene --
Kill Bill : Tarantino's oedipal play / Mark T. Conard --
Travolta's Elvis man and the Nietzschean superman / Bence Nanay and Ian Schnee --
Could Beatrix Kiddo reach enlightenment? traces of Buddhist philosophy in Kill Bill / Luke Cuddy and Michael Bruce.
Series Title: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 29.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Greene and K. Silem Mohammad.
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