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Quintessential Tarantino

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"When people ask me if I went to film school, I say 'No, I went to films.'" - Quentin Tarantino

From Reservoir Dogs in 1992 to the recent Kill Bill series, the films of Quentin Tarantino have always provoked a reaction from critics and audiences alike – many attracting a cult-like following. Edwin Page discusses each of the eight films which Tarantino has written, directed, or both – in an attempt to find out how the former video store clerk has realised his fantasy and become one of the world’s most successful and well-known directors.

Examining the inspiration and influences behind each film, as well as identifying the common threads that run through his work, this book aims to explore the depth and complexity behind Tarantino’s ‘guns and gangsters’ style. Films discussed: Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Natural Born Killers, Pulp Fiction, From Dusk Till Dawn, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2.

Published: Jan 1, 2005

Book Contributors

Section Chapter Authors
Introduction Edwin Page
Chapter 1
Quentin Tarantino: The Man and his Movies Edwin Page
Chapter 2
Reservoir Dogs Edwin Page
Chapter 3
True Romance Edwin Page
Chapter 4
Natural Born Killers Edwin Page
Chapter 5
Pulp Fiction Edwin Page
Chapter 6
Four Rooms Edwin Page
Chapter 7
From Dusk Till Dawn Edwin Page
Chapter 8
Jackie Brown Edwin Page
Chapter 9
Kill Bill Volume 1 Edwin Page
Chapter 10
Kill Bill Volume 2 Edwin Page
Chapter 11
'ER' & 'CSI' Edwin Page
Chapter 12
That's a Wrap Edwin Page
Appendix Edwin Page


A very good companion for any fan... a serious study that entertains and informs the reader.'