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Quentin Tarantino

Author: Edward Gallafent
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson Longman, 2006.
Series: On directors series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Gallafent, Edward.
Quentin Tarantino.
Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson Longman, 2006
(OCoLC)607715020
Online version:
Gallafent, Edward.
Quentin Tarantino.
Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson Longman, 2006
(OCoLC)607772762
Named Person: Quentin Tarantino; Quentin Tarantino; Quentin Tarantino
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Gallafent
ISBN: 0582473047 9780582473041
OCLC Number: 61758669
Description: viii, 128 p. ; ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Tradition and modernity in Reservoir dogs --
2. Success and failure in Pulp fiction and Jackie Brown --
3. Exploring the medium : film violence in Reservoir dogs and Pulp fiction --
4. Tarantino as screenwriter : True romance and Natural born killers --
5. Landscapes --
6. Adaptation : Tarantino, Paul Schrader and Elmore Leonard --
7. Kill Bill : excursion into style.
Series Title: On directors series.
Responsibility: Ed Gallafent.
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Quentin Tarantino is one of the most important figures in contemporary cinema. This book provides an introduction to the practical and creative elements of his work, and looks at the film culture out  Read more...

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