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Quentin Tarantino : life at the extremes

Author: Aaron Barlow
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, 2010.
Series: Modern filmmakers.
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"Quentin Tarantino: Life at the Extremes explores the uses of violence in the films Tarantino has written, directed, and produced. Arguing that extreme violence is central to Tarantino's art, the book helps readers understand its purpose in his films - as metaphor, as movement, and as motivation. For Tarantino, the book explains, violence serves the purposes of film. In each of his movies, he explores the boundaries  Read more...
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Named Person: Quentin Tarantino; Quentin Tarantino
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Barlow
ISBN: 9780313380044 031338004X 9780313380051 0313380058
OCLC Number: 490809388
Description: xiii, 187 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Tarantino in the world of ideas --
History and a world of influence --
Mayhem and farce, the world and the movies --
Reservoir dogs : stuck in the middle with Nietzsche --
Pulp fiction : comedy, structure, and consequence --
Jackie Brown : music, metadiegesis, and meaning --
Kill Bill : an extreme fairy tale --
Death proof : making movies --
Inglourious basterds : spelling it out.
Series Title: Modern filmmakers.
Responsibility: Aaron Barlow.

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This book places Quentin Tarantino at the heart of Hollywood, showing a director who speaks film through film, who examines the world beyond the movies in a way few have previously attempted, and at  Read more...

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