by JimSmith (Author)


THE MAN WHO MADE MAKING MOVIES COOL AGAIN AND THE MOVIES THAT DID IT In 1992 Tarantino burst onto the scene with Reservoir Dogs and created a brand of hip-taking hypnotically shot, ultra violent US indie cinema that re-invigorated mainstream American film and spawned many imitators. Now take a detailed look at those pictures Tarantino has directed, those scripts of his made into films by other directors - including True Romance and the controversial, and heavily re-written Natural Born Killers - along with his other work, including both his episode of NBC's ER and his projects as an actor, producer and presenter. Explore the significance of the director's use of favourite actors, anachronisms, borrowed music and reference points and how they relate to recurring themes such as heritage, personal responsibility and redemption.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 278
Publisher: Virgin Books
Published: 07 Jul 2005

ISBN 10: 0753510715
ISBN 13: 9780753510711

Media Reviews
'A highly useful guide... They read the films with a restrained intelligence that occasionally lights up with comedy' Guardian (Tim Burton) 'The ultimate word on the weird and wonderful world of Burton' Film Review (Tim Burton) 'A dizzying collation of facts, figures, trivia and opinion, Lucas's movie empire is mapped from every angle with lightsaber precision... Great for dipping into, this looks set to become the definitive information source for this mogul, mythmaker and one-man brand .' Film Review (George Lucas)
Author Bio
Author of Gangster Films and George Lucas and co-author of Tim Burton and Bond Films, all published in the successful Virgin Film series, Jim Smith has also worked on unofficial guides to Sex and the City and Dr Who - Manhattan Dating Game and Who's Next.