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Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino at the premiere of Grindhouse in Austin, Texas, March 2007
Born Quentin Jerome Tarantino
March 27, 1963 (1963-03-27) (age 45)
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Years active 1987–present

Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award- and Palme d'Or-winning American film director, screenwriter and actor. He rose to fame in the early 1990s as an indie filmmaker whose films used nonlinear storylines and stylized violence. His films include Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill (Vol. 1 2003, Vol. 2 2004) and Death Proof featured in Grindhouse (2007). Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Picture of Quentin Tarantino This work is copyrighted. ... Grindhouse is a 2007 anthology film co-written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... March 2007 is the third month of the year. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Knoxville redirects here. ... 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Biography

Early life

Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Connie Zastoupil (née McHugh), a health care executive and nurse, and Tony Tarantino, an actor and amateur musician born in Queens, New York.[1] Tarantino's father is Italian American and his mother had part Cherokee Native American ancestry.[2][3][4][5] Dropping out of Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California at the age of 16, he went on to learn acting at the James Best Theatre Company. This proved to be influential in his movie-making career. At the age of 22, he landed a job at the Manhattan Beach Video Archives, a now defunct video rental store in Manhattan Beach, California where he and fellow movie buffs like Roger Avary spent all day discussing and recommending films to customers. Knoxville redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Née redirects here. ... Tony Tarantino is an American actor and biological father of Oscar winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... This page contains special characters. ... Nathaniel Narbonne High School (NHS) is a school located at 24300 South Western Avenue, in the Harbor City area of Los Angeles, California. ... Harbor City is a community within Los Angeles, California. ... James Best James Best (born July 26, 1926, in Powderly, Kentucky) is an American character actor best known for his role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. ...


Film career

Tarantino has had a number of collaborations with director Robert Rodriguez
Tarantino has had a number of collaborations with director Robert Rodriguez

Tarantino's screenplay True Romance was optioned and eventually released in 1993. After Tarantino met Lawrence Bender at a Hollywood party, Bender encouraged Tarantino to write a screenplay. In January 1992 Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs hit the Sundance Film festival. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend in the UK and the cult film circuit. Reservoir Dogs was a dialogue-driven heist movie that set the tone for his later films. Tarantino wrote the script in three and a half weeks and Bender forwarded it to director Monte Hellman. Hellman helped Tarantino to secure funding from Richard Gladstein at Live Entertainment (which later became Artisan). Harvey Keitel read the script and also contributed to funding, took a co-producer role, and a part in the movie.[6] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 399 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (853 × 1280 pixels, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 399 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (853 × 1280 pixels, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... For the American composer born 1946, see Robert Xavier Rodriguez. ... True Romance is an American motion picture released in 1993, directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary. ... In the film industry, an option is a contractual agreement between a movie studio, a production company, or a producer (henceforth called the producer) and a writer, in which the producer obtains the right to buy a screenplay from the writer, before a certain date. ... Lawrence Bender Lawrence Bender (born 1957 in The Bronx) is an American film producer. ... For the video game based on the film, see Reservoir Dogs (video game). ... For the video game based on the film, see Reservoir Dogs (video game). ... Monte Hellman (born in 1932 in New York City, New York) is an American film director, producer, and film editor. ... An artisan, also called a craftsman,[1] is a skilled manual worker who uses tools and machinery in a particular craft. ... Harvey Keitel (born May 13, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor from New York City. ...


The second script that Tarantino sold was Natural Born Killers. Director Oliver Stone made a number of changes that Tarantino disagreed with. As a result, Tarantino disowned the script. Following the success of Reservoir Dogs, Tarantino was approached by Hollywood and offered numerous projects, including Speed and Men in Black. He instead retreated to Amsterdam to work on his script for Pulp Fiction, which won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the 1994 Cannes film festival. Pulp Fiction earned Tarantino and Roger Avary Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, and was also nominated for Best Picture. For the song, see Natural Born Killaz. ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award winning film director and screenwriter. ... Speed is a 1994 American action film directed by Jan de Bont set in Los Angeles. ... Men in Black is a 1997 science fiction comedy action film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith and Vincent DOnofrio. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film by director Quentin Tarantino, who cowrote the film with Roger Avary. ... Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... Roger Avary, photographed for Score Magazine at the Hotel Costes K, Paris. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... // The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ... ©A.M.P.A.S.® The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry. ...


After Pulp Fiction he directed episode four of Four Rooms, "The Man from Hollywood", a tribute to the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode that starred Steve McQueen. Four Rooms was a collaborative effort with filmmakers Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, and Robert Rodriguez. The film was very poorly received by critics and audiences. He also starred in and wrote the script for Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn, which saw mixed reviews from the critics yet led to two sequels, for which Tarantino and Rodriguez would only serve as executive producers. Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Years Eve. ... Alfred Hitchcock Presents was an anthology television series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. ... For other uses, see Steve McQueen (disambiguation). ... Allison Anders (born November 16, 1954) is an American film and television director. ... Alexandre Rockwell (Born 1957 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... For the American composer born 1946, see Robert Xavier Rodriguez. ... For the American composer born 1946, see Robert Xavier Rodriguez. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ...


Tarantino's third feature film[7] was Jackie Brown (1997), an adaptation of Rum Punch, a novel by Elmore Leonard. An homage to blaxploitation films, it starred Pam Grier, who starred in many of that genre's films of the 1970s. In 1998, he turned his attention to the Broadway stage, where he starred in a revival of Wait Until Dark. He had then planned to make the war film Inglorious Bastards, but postponed it to write and direct Kill Bill (released as two films, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2), a highly stylized "revenge flick" in the cinematic traditions of Wuxia (Chinese martial arts), Jidaigeki (Japanese period cinema), Spaghetti Westerns and Italian horror or giallo. It was based on a character (The Bride) and a plot that he and Kill Bill's lead actress, Uma Thurman, had developed during the making of Pulp Fiction. In 2004, Tarantino returned to Cannes where he served as President of the Jury. Kill Bill was not in competition, but it did screen on the final night in its original 3-hour-plus version. Jackie Brown is a 1997 motion picture written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard (book cover) Rum Punch is both the name of an alcoholic mixed drink, and a 1992 novel written by Elmore Leonard. ... Elmore John Leonard Jr. ... Shaft (1971) Blaxploitation is a film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many exploitation films were made that targeted the urban black audience; the word itself is a portmanteau of the words “black” and “exploitation. ... Pamela Suzette Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an iconic American actress. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Hepburn, Crenna, Arkin and Weston Wait Until Dark is a 1966 film which tells the story of a blind woman terrorized by three criminals searching for drugs in her apartment. ... The war film is a film genre concerned with warfare, usually about naval, air or land battles, sometimes focusing instead on prisoners of war, covert operations, military training or other related subjects. ... Inglorious Bastards is an upcoming war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ... Wǔxiá (Traditional Chinese: 武俠, Simplified Chinese: 武侠) literally meaning martial arts chivalry, is a distinct genre in Chinese literature and cinema. ... Jidaigeki (時代劇) is a genre of film and television in Japan. ... Once Upon a Time in the West, in true Sergio Leone style, ends with an extended shootout scene between Harmonica (Charles Bronson) and Frank (Henry Fonda). ... S.S. Van Dines The Benson Murder Case, the first giallo ever published (1929). ... Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ...


Tarantino announced in 2005 that his next project would be Grindhouse, which he co-directed with Rodriguez. Released in theaters on April 6, 2007, Tarantino's contribution to the Grindhouse project was titled Death Proof. It began as a take on 1970s slasher films,[8] but evolved dramatically as the project unfolded. Ticket sales performed significantly below box office analysts' expectations despite mostly positive critic reviews. Grindhouse is a 2007 anthology film co-written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Grindhouse is a 2007 anthology film co-written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. ... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ...


Among his current producing credits are the horror flick Hostel (which included numerous references to his own Pulp Fiction), the adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Killshot (for which Tarantino had once written a script) and Hell Ride (written & directed by Kill Bill star Larry Bishop). Tarantino is credited as "Special Guest Director" for his work directing the car sequence between Clive Owen and Benicio del Toro of Robert Rodriguez's 2005 neo-noir film Sin City. In 2005 Quentin Tarantino won the Icon of the Decade award at the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards. On August 15, 2007, Philippine president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo presented Tarantino with a lifetime achievement award at the Malacañang Palace in Manila.[9] Hostel (2005) is Eli Roths second feature film as a writer and director. ... Elmore John Leonard Jr. ... Killshot, the 1989 novel by author Elmore Leonard, tells the story of a married couple who find themselves in Cape Girardeau, Missouri while on the run from a pair of hitmen. ... A movie directed by Laryy Bishop, who plays the titty bar owner in Kill Bill Volume 2. ... Larry Bishop is an American actor, screenwriter and movie director, and is also the son of comedian Joey Bishop. ... Clive Owen (born October 3, 1964) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA winning critically acclaimed English actor, now a regular performer in Hollywood and independent American films. ... Benicio Monserrat Rafael Del Toro Sanchez (born February 19, 1967, in San Germán, Puerto Rico) is an Academy Award winning Puerto Rican actor. ... For the American composer born 1946, see Robert Xavier Rodriguez. ... Neo-noir (from the Greek neo, new; and the French noir, black) is a type of motion picture that prominently utilizes elements of film noir, but with updated themes, content, style or visual elements that were absent in films noir of the 1940s and 1950s. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Sin City is a 2005 film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. ... Since 1996, Empire—Britains biggest selling film magazine—has organised the annual Empire Movie Awards. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947), also known by her initials G.M.A., is the 14th and current president of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Depiction of the Malacañang Palace at the back of the 20-peso bill. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ...


Tarantino has been quoted as saying "When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'"[cite this quote]


Projects

At the moment, Quentin Tarantino is working on a World War II movie called Inglorious Bastards which could be starring Michael Madsen. He finished the script in 2007 and will be filming it this year[citation needed]. The film would be an homage to The Dirty Dozen. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Inglorious Bastards is an upcoming war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. ... For other uses, see Michael Madsen (disambiguation). ... For the rap group, see D12. ...


Before this project, Tarantino was thinking about making The Vega Brothers : the film would have starred Michael Madsen and John Travolta reprising the roles of Vic (Mr. Blonde) from Reservoir Dogs, and Vincent from Pulp Fiction, respectively. He decided to abandon the project because of the age of the actors. In 2007 he claimed that the Vega Brothers project (which he intended to call Double V Vega) is "kind of unlikely now".[cite this quote] The Vega Brothers is a film to be directed by Quentin Tarantino. ... For other uses, see Michael Madsen (disambiguation). ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... For the video game based on the film, see Reservoir Dogs (video game). ... Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film by director Quentin Tarantino, who cowrote the film with Roger Avary. ...


Quentin Tarantino has expressed interest in filming a much more faithful adaptation of the book Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis.


Also, Quentin has divulged information about possible anime prequels to the Kill Bill films. These would probably center around the DiVAS, Bill or The Bride before the events of the first two films. In a recent interview with The Telegraph he mentioned an idea for a form of spaghetti western set in America's Deep South which he calls "a southern". Stating that he wanted "to do movies that deal with America's horrible past with slavery and stuff but do them like spaghetti westerns, not like big issue movies. I want to do them like they're genre films, but they deal with everything that America has never dealt with because it's ashamed of it, and other countries don't really deal with because they don't feel they have the right to".[10] Animé redirects here. ... The states in dark red comprise the Deep South. ... Slave redirects here. ...


Television

Tarantino directed the fifth season finale to the hit show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which first aired May 19, 2005. The highly rated episode, entitled "Grave Danger", shared a very similar situation from Tarantino's second Kill Bill film: CSI Nick Stokes is captured and buried alive in a Plexiglas coffin while an Internet camera broadcasts the whole thing to CSI headquarters. (In Kill Bill Vol. 2, the Bride was also captured and buried alive in a coffin.) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Grave Danger (disambiguation). ... Structure of PMMA: (C5O2H8)n Structure of methyl methacrylate Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) or polymethyl-2-methylpropanoate is the synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate. ...


The episode was delayed in being shown in the UK as the broadcast date coincided with the 7/7 terrorist attacks in London and it was felt that the depiction of a suicide bomber could cause offense. This double-length episode was released on DVD on October 10, 2005. Tarantino was nominated for an Emmy for his role in this episode. is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Tarantino also directed an episode of ER called "Motherhood" that aired May 11, 1995, an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, and an episode of then-girlfriend Margaret Cho's show. Tarantino was also featured as a guest judge on the televised singing competition American Idol for one episode during its third season. His reputation for creating memorable movie soundtracks was cited as qualifying him for the role. ER is an Emmy-winning American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Jimmy Kimmel Live is a late-night talk show in the United States created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, broadcast from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... Margaret Cho (born December 5, 1968) is an American comedian, fashion designer and actress. ... The third season of American Idol premiered on January 19, 2004 and continued until May 26, 2004. ...


Tarantino directed the season 20 (1994–1995 season) episode of the NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live hosted by John Travolta (musical guest: Seal), which featured a sketch called "Quentin Tarantino's Welcome Back, Kotter" a hybrid of the 1970s sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter (which starred John Travolta) and Tarantino's film Reservoir Dogs. He also hosted an episode of SNL in season 21 (1995–1996 season) with musical guest The Smashing Pumpkins. SNL redirects here. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... For other uses, see Seal. ... For the video game based on the film, see Reservoir Dogs (video game). ... The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988. ...


Tarantino was originally slated to direct an episode of the X-Files, but was prevented from doing so by the Directors Guild of America. The episode, titled "Never Again," features Scully heading to Philadelphia (with Mulder on vacation) to talk to a man who claims his tattoo is talking to him. The episode was written specifically for Tarantino to direct. As a result, both the tone and character dynamic stand out as being slightly out of step with the series. The DGA contended that Tarantino (who is not a member) failed to compensate the union for lost revenue as a result of his directorial work on ER. X-Files intro from first 8 seasons The X-Files was a popular 1990s American science fiction television series created by Chris Carter. ... Director Guild of America building on Sunset Boulevard. ...


Acting

Although Tarantino is best known for his work behind the camera, he has appeared in his own movies Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Death Proof as minor characters, and co-starred alongside George Clooney in From Dusk Till Dawn. He has also appeared on the small screen in the first and third seasons of the TV show Alias. Tarantino once played an Elvis impersonator on an episode of The Golden Girls (as a non-speaking extra. He can, in fact, barely be seen).[11] He also played cameo roles in Desperado (directed by his friend Robert Rodriguez), and Little Nicky (as a crazy, blind, apocalypse preacher). In November 2006, an episode of the Sundance Channel's Iconoclasts features Quentin Tarantino interviewing and spending time with singer Fiona Apple. Tarantino also has a brief appearance in the beginning of Spike Lee's film Girl 6. In April 2007, Tarantino has substantial screen-time in Grindhouse's double-features, Death Proof and Planet Terror, where he respectively takes on the roles of Warren, a bartender, and The Rapist, an infected member of a rogue military unit. He also starred as Johnny Destiny in the film Destiny Turns on the Radio. Alias was an American Spy-fi television series created by J. J. Abrams which was broadcast on ABC from September 30, 2001 to May 22, 2006, spanning five seasons. ... For the Hong Kong film, see The Golden Girls (1995 film). ... Desperado is a 1995 film directed by Robert Rodriguez. ... For the American composer born 1946, see Robert Xavier Rodriguez. ... Little Nicky (2000) is a comedy film written, produced by and starring Adam Sandler, Rhys Ifans, Tom Tiny Lister, Jr. ... DVD cover Girl 6 is a 1996 film by American director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. ...


Quentin Tarantino presents...

In recent years, Tarantino has used his Hollywood power to give smaller and foreign films arguably more attention than they would otherwise have received. These films are usually labeled "Presented by Quentin Tarantino" or "Quentin Tarantino Presents". The first of these productions was in 2001 with the Hong Kong martial arts film Iron Monkey which made over $14 million in the United States, seven times its budget. In 2004 he brought the Chinese martial arts film Hero to U.S. shores. It ended up having a #1 opening at the box office and making $53.5 million. In 2006 the latest "Quentin Tarantino presents" production, Hostel, opened at #1 at the box office with a $20.1 million opening weekend, good for 8th all time in January. He also presented 2006's The Protector, and is a producer of the (2007) film Hostel: Part II. Region 2 DVD cover Region 2 Platinum Edition DVD cover This article is about the 1993 kung fu film. ... Hero (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a Chinese wuxia film, directed by Zhang Yimou with music by Tan Dun. ... Hostel (2005) is Eli Roths second feature film as a writer and director. ... Tom-Yum-Goong (Thai: ต้มยำกุ้ง; IPA: , distributed as Warrior King in the UK, as The Protector in the US) is a 2005 Thai martial arts film starring Tony Jaa. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Hostel 2 is the upcoming thriller sequel to Eli Roths 2006 film Hostel. ...


Rolling Thunder Pictures

In addition, in 1995 Tarantino formed Rolling Thunder Pictures with Miramax as a vehicle to release or re-release several independent and foreign features. By 1997, Miramax shut down the company due to "lack of interest" in the pictures released. The following films were released by Rolling Thunder Pictures: Chungking Express (1994, dir. Wong Kar-Wai), Switchblade Sisters (1975, dir. Jack Hill), Sonatine (1993, dir. Takeshi Kitano), Hard Core Logo (1996), Mighty Peking Man (1977), Detroit 9000 (1973), The Beyond (1981) and Curdled (1996). Former film distribution company founded by Quentin Tarantino specializing on re-releases of rare, cult or foreign films together with Grindhouse Releasing. This company is a child of Miramax. ... Chungking Express (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally Chongqing jungle) is a 1994 Hong Kong film written and directed by Wong Kar-wai. ... Wong Kar-wai (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Cantonese Yale: Wòhng Gà Waih; Shanghainese Latin method: Wan Kawe; born July 17, 1958) is a Hong Kong film director known for his visually unique, highly stylized art films. ... Switchblade Sisters is a 1975 action and exploitation film detailing the lives of high school-aged female gang members. ... Jack Hill (born 1933) is an American film director, noted for his work in the exploitation film genre. ... For the piano piece by Maurice Ravel, see Sonatine (Ravel). ... Takeshi Kitano , born January 18, 1947 in Umeshima, Adachi, Tokyo) is a Japanese comedian, actor, presenter, author, poet, painter, one-time video game designer, and film director who has received critical acclaim, both in his native Japan and abroad, for his highly idiosyncratic cinematic work. ... Hard Core Logo is a classic Canadian mockumentary adapted by Noel Baker from the novel of the same name by author Michael Turner. ... The Mighty Peking Man (猩猩王) (Mandarin: Hsing Hsing Wang, Cantonese: Sing Sing Wong - literally Orangutan King) is a tokusatsu kaiju film, produced in Hong Kong by Shaw Brothers Studio. ... Detroit 9000 is a 1973 American cult film directed by Arthur Marks from a screenplay by Orville Hampton. ... For the UK progressive metal band, see The Beyond (band). ... A crime film from 1996, directed by Reb Braddock and produced by Quentin Tarantino. ...


Books

Tarantino is currently writing a book about the history of independent films from the Philippines, titled Bamboo Gods, Iron Men and Wonder Women.[12]


Work

Aesthetics

Tarantino's movies are renowned for their sharp dialogue, splintered chronology, and pop culture obsessions. His films have copious amounts of both spattered and flowing blood that are graphically violent in an aestheticized sense. His depictions of violence have also been noted for their casualness and macabre humour, as well as for the tension and grittiness of these scenes. The aestheticization of violence in high culture art or mass media is the depiction of violence in a manner that is stylistically excessive in a significant and sustained way so that audience members are able to connect references from the play of images and signs to artworks, genre conventions, cultural...


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Influences

In the 2002 Sight and Sound Directors' poll, Tarantino revealed his top-twelve films: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; Rio Bravo; Taxi Driver; His Girl Friday; Rolling Thunder; They All Laughed; The Great Escape; Carrie; Coffy; Dazed and Confused; Five Fingers of Death; and Hi Diddle Diddle.[13] A previous top-ten list also included Blow Out, One-Eyed Jacks, For a Few Dollars More, Bande à part, Breathless (1983 film), Le Doulos, They Live By Night, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Ride in the Whirlwind, GoodFellas and The Long Goodbye.[citation needed] Sight and Sound is a British monthly magazine about film. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... For the album by Frankee, see The Good, The Bad, The Ugly (Frankee album). ... John Wayne as Sheriff John T. Chance in the opening scene. ... This article is about the 1976 American film. ... His Girl Friday is a 1940 screwball comedy, a remake of the 1931 film The Front Page, itself an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of their play of the same name. ... Film poster for Rolling Thunder Rolling Thunder is a 1977 film directed by John Flynn. ... They All Laughed is a 1981 movie directed by Peter Bogdanovich. ... Carrie is a 1976 American horror film directed by Brian De Palma based on the novel by Stephen King, with a screenplay written by Lawrence D. Cohen. ... Coffy , Jack Hills 1973 movie about an African American woman vigilante, catapulted Pam Grier to stardom as one of blaxploitations biggest icons. ... Dazed and Confused is a 1993 American film written and directed by Richard Linklater. ... Five Fingers of Death,is a film made in 1972 directed by Chang-hwa Jeong,and starring Lo Lieh. ... Hi Diddle Diddle is a black and white comedy film made in 1943, starring Adolphe Menjon t51208osbg5. ... Blow Out is a 1981 film by Brian DePalma starring John Travolta as Jack Terry, a movie sound effect technician from Philadelphia who, while recording sounds for a low-budget horror film, accidentally captures audio evidence of the possible assassination of the Pennsylvania governor who was planning to run for... One-Eyed Jacks, a western movie released in 1961, is the only film directed by Marlon Brando, who replaced the original director, Stanley Kubrick. ... For a Few Dollars More (Italian: Per qualche dollaro in più) is a 1965 spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Gian Maria Volonté. German actor Klaus Kinski also plays a supporting role as a secondary villain. ... Bande à Part is French bossa nova group Nouvelle Vagues second album, released in 2006. ... Breathless is a 1983 film starring Richard Gere and Valérie Kaprisky. ... Le Doulos (English title The Finger Man) is a 1962 French crime film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, based on a novel by Pierre Lesou. ... They Live by Night is a Film noir released in 1949. ... Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Paramount Pictures, 1982; see also 1982 in film) is the second feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Ride in the Whirlwind is a 1965 film was written , producer and star by Jack Nicholson. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is an Academy Award winning 1990 crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ... The Long Goodbye is a 1973 film adaptation of Raymond Chandlers novel The Long Goodbye. ...


Tarantino also credits Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets, Stanley Kubrick's The Killing, and George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead as strong influences.[citation needed] He is also a huge fan of the Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku, whose influence can be found in Kill Bill. He owns a rare 35 mm copy of Manos: The Hands of Fate, which he cites as his favorite "comedy".[citation needed] He is known as a Godzilla fan.[citation needed] He has also been a supporter of Kevin Smith's work, being that Smith hit success with Clerks around the time Tarantino released Pulp Fiction. Tarantino also cited Smith's Chasing Amy as his favorite movie of 1997.[14] In one of the Train Wreck making-of shorts for Smith's Clerks II, we see that he invited Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez to a private screening of the film at the View Askew offices. Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (b. ... For other uses, see Mean Streets (disambiguation). ... Kubrick redirects here. ... The Killing (1956) is a film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel Clean Break by Lionel White. ... George Andrew Romero (born February 4, 1940) is an American director, writer, editor and actor. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kinji Fukasaku (深作欣二 Fukasaku Kinji) (3 July 1930 – 12 January 2003) was a Japanese film actor, writer and director. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ... Manos The Hands of Fate is a film written, directed, and produced by American fertilizer salesman Hal Warren in 1966, as a result of a bet. ... This article is about the character itself. ... This article is about the American screenwriter, film director, actor and comic book writer. ... This article is about the film. ... Chasing Amy is a 1997 romantic comedy-drama written and directed by Kevin Smith about two comic book artists: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), a heterosexual male, and Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian-identified woman. ... Clerks II is the sequel to Kevin Smiths 1994 movie Clerks, and his sixth feature film to be set in the View Askewniverse. ...


In August 2007, while teaching a four-hour film course during the 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival in Manila, Tarantino cited Filipino directors Cirio Santiago, Eddie Romero, and Gerry de Leon as icons of his in the 1970s:[12] He could hardly contain himself from raving over De Leon's "soul-shattering, life-extinguishing" movies on vampires and female bondage, particularly Women in Cages. "It is just harsh, harsh, harsh," he said, and described the final shot as one of "devastating despair". Cirio H. Santiago is a prolific Filipino film producer, director, writer and cinematographer. ... Eddie Romero // Eddie Romero was named National Artist of the Philippines in 2003. ... Women in cages is a 1971 Roger Corman movie of thesexploitationsub-genre starring Pam Grier, Jennifer Gan and Robert Collins ...


He has been quoted as saying that Rio Bravo is his favorite movie. He said "When I'm getting serious with a girl, I show her Rio Bravo, and if she doesn't like it, it's over."[cite this quote] John Wayne as Sheriff John T. Chance in the opening scene. ...


He also credits Brian De Palma and Howard Hawks as two of his favorite directors in a 1994 interview.[citation needed] Brian De Palma (born Brian Russell DePalma on September 11, 1940 in Newark, New Jersey) is a controversial American film director, best known for directing the Al Pacino classic Scarface, and the Academy Award-winning The Untouchables. ... Howard Winchester Hawks (May 30, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and writer of the classic Hollywood era. ...


Music

Tarantino often makes references to and features music from cult movies and television. He often features a character singing along to a song from the soundtrack: Mr. Blonde, "Stuck in the Middle With You" — Stealers Wheel; Butch, "Flowers on the Wall" — The Statler Brothers; Mia Wallace, "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" — Urge Overkill; Elle Driver, "Twisted Nerve" — Bernard Herrmann; Max Cherry, "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" - The Delfonics; Jackie Brown, "Across 110th Street" - Bobby Womack; Butterfly, "Down In Mexico" - The Coasters; Jungle Julia and her friends, "Hold Tight" - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich. A cult film is a movie that attracts a small but devoted group of obsessive fans or one that has remained popular over successive years amongst a small group of followers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Stealers Wheel Debut Album Stealers Wheel was a Scottish folk/rock band formed in Paisley, Scotland in 1972 by former school friends Joe Egan (born 16 April 1944, in Paisley, Scotland) and Gerry Rafferty (born 18 October 1947, Paisley, Scotland). ... Flowers on the Wall is a song recorded in 1965 by the country music vocal group the Statler Brothers. ... The Statler Brothers are an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Staunton, Virginia. ... Girl, Youll Be a Woman Soon is a song written by Neil Diamond, whose recording of it reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967. ... Urge Overkill is an alternative rock band, formed in Chicago, United States, consisting of Nathan Nash Kato Katruud (vocals/guitar), and Eddie King Roeser (vocals/guitar/bass guitar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A major hit for the Philadelphia Delfonics written by William Hart and Thom Bell. ... The Delfonics are a quintessential Philadelphia soul singing group, most popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Across 110th Street is a 1972 crime-drama film, starring Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, and Tony Franciosa, and directed by Barry Shear. ... Bobby Womack (born Robert Dwayne Womack, 4 March 1944, in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.) is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... The classic Coasters lineup. ... Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich were a UK pop group of the 1960s. ...


He often incorporates a scene in which music is heard to fade out completely before fading back in again (Diegetic music):

  • Reservoir Dogs (the ear scene) - Mr Blonde (Michael Madsen) walks to his car, then back inside (Stuck in the Middle With You — Stealers Wheel)
  • Pulp Fiction (the gimp scene) - Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) escapes upstairs and then returns with a katana (Comanche - The Revels)
  • Jackie Brown (Beaumont Livingston's death) - Beaumont Livingston (Chris Tucker) is in the trunk of a car driven by Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson). The radio is playing and the car drives off before performing a U-turn and heading back toward the camera. (Strawberry Letter 23 - The Brothers Johnson)
  • Death Proof (revving the engine) - while more of a jarring halt than a fade out, "Hold Tight" goes dead when Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) swerves his '70 Nova into the right lane of the highway, kills his headlights, and revs his engine, waiting for his moment to strike

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Criticism – racial epithets

Tarantino has come under criticism for his use of racial epithets in his films, particularly the word nigger/nigga in Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Death Proof, and Reservoir Dogs, most notably from black American director Spike Lee. In an interview for Variety discussing Jackie Brown, Lee said: "I'm not against the word... and I use it, but Quentin is infatuated with the word. What does he want? To be made an honorary black man?"[cite this quote] Samuel L. Jackson, who has appeared in films directed by Tarantino and Lee, defended Tarantino's use of the word. At the Berlin Film Festival, where Jackie Brown was being screened, Jackson responded to Lee's criticism by saying, "I don't think the word is offensive in the context of this film. ... Black artists think they are the only ones allowed to use the word. Well, that's bull. Jackie Brown is a wonderful homage to black Exploitation films. This is a good film, and Spike hasn't made one of those in a few years."[cite this quote] // Nigger is a racial slur used to refer to dark-skinned people, especially those of African ancestry. ... Nigga is a term used in African American Vernacular English that began as an eye dialect form of the word nigger (which is derived ultimately from the Latin word niger meaning the color black). ... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award - winning, and Academy Award - nominated American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. ... Variety is a daily newspaper for the entertainment industry. ... Samuel Jackson redirects here. ... Exploitation is the name given to genre of films, extant since the earliest days of moviemaking, but popularized in the 1970s. ...


An oft-cited example is a scene in Pulp Fiction in which a character named Jimmie Dimmick, portrayed by Tarantino himself, rebukes Samuel L. Jackson's character, Jules Winnfield, for using his house as "dead nigger storage", followed by a rant that uses the word profusely. As a side note his fictitious wife that is supposed to arrive home appears to be a black woman, although her face is never shown. Lee makes direct reference to this in his film Bamboozled when Thomas Dunwitty, a white executive who admires black athletes and entertainers and has married a black woman, states: "Don't get offended by my use of the quote-unquote N-word. I got a black wife and three biracial children, so I feel I have the right. I don't give a damn what that prick Spike Lee says. Tarantino is right, nigger is just a word."[cite this quote] For the teletext, see Bamboozle. ...


Tarantino has defended his use of the word, arguing that black audiences have an appreciation of his blaxploitation-influenced films that eludes some of his critics, and, indeed, that Jackie Brown, another oft-cited example, was primarily made for "black audiences":[15] Shaft (1971) Blaxploitation is a film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many exploitation films were made that targeted the urban black audience; the word itself is a portmanteau of the words “black” and “exploitation. ...

To me the film is a black film. It was made for black audiences actually. It was made for everybody, but that was, pretty much, the "main" audience. If I had any of them in mind, I was thinking of that because I was always thinking of watching it in a black theatre. I didn't have audiences ridiculously in mind because I am the audience, but that works well for that too because I go to black theatres. To me it is a black film.

Borrowing or plagiarism?

Tarantino has also been criticized for using concepts, scenes and dialogue from other films.[16] For example, the climax of Reservoir Dogs is similar to that of Ringo Lam's City on Fire. Stanley Kubrick's The Killing is a direct influence on the fractured narrative structure (Lionel White, author of the novel Clean Break which The Killing was based on, was given a dedication in the end credits of Reservoir Dogs) while the idea of the color-coded criminals is taken from The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. The infamous ear-cutting scene in Reservoir Dogs resembles a scene in Sergio Corbucci's 1966 Spaghetti Western classic Django, in which a man's ear is cut off and fed to him before he is shot dead. Ringo Lam Ling-Tung (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: , Cantonese: Lam Ling-tung), born in 1955 is a Hong Kong film director, producer and scriptwriter. ... City on Fire (Simplified Chinese: 龙虎风云, Pinyin: Lóng hǔ fēng yún) is a gritty and stylish 1987 Hong Kong action film directed by Ringo Lam, and starring Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee and Sun Yueh. ... Kubrick redirects here. ... The Killing (1956) is a film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel Clean Break by Lionel White. ... The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (also known as The Taking of Pelham 123) is a thriller movie released in 1974. ... Sergio Corbucci (December 6, 1927 - December 1, 1990) was an Italian movie director. ... Django is a 1966 Italian film directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Franco Nero in the title role. ...


The Don Siegel version of The Killers played an influence on Pulp Fiction, and the events of the adrenaline-injection scene closely resemble a story related in Martin Scorsese's documentary American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince. The line about going "to work on homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch" is similar to "You know what kind of people they are. They'll strip you naked and go to work on you with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch" from another Don Siegel film, 1973's Charley Varrick. Don Siegel (October 26, 1912 - April 20, 1991) was an influential American film director. ... The Killers, sometimes called Ernest Hemingways The Killers, released by Universal Studios in 1964, was Hollywoods second adaptation of the Hemingway short story. ... The Killers is a notable short story by Ernest Hemingway. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (b. ... Movie poster for Charlie Varrick Charley Varrick is a 1973 crime film directed by Don Siegel and starring Walter Matthau, Andrew Robinson and Joe Don Baker. ...


The dancing scene in the diner is inspired by a scene in Godard's "Band of Outsiders", the film which Tarantino named his production company after, though it bears very little resemblance to it at all. The misquoted bible verse Samuel Jackson recites in Pulp Fiction can also be found in the movie Karate Kiba (a 1970s Japanese action film starring Sonny Chiba, also known as The Bodyguard), which Tarantino has mentioned in interviews with The New York Times and Positif. The title crawl of the movie contains the line: Shinichi Chiba ), also known as Sonny Chiba (born January 23, 1939) in Fukuoka, Japan is a Japanese actor. ...

The path of the righteous man and defender is beset on all sides by the iniquity of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper, and the finder of lost children. And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious anger, who poison and destroy my brothers; and they shall know that I am the Lord when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.

The cases of plagiarism/homage are carefully documented in Mike White's two short documentary films, Who Do You Think You're Fooling? and its sequel You're Still Not Fooling Anybody.


The intro titles to Jackie Brown are a careful homage to the intro titles to The Graduate. Jackie Brown is a 1997 motion picture written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. ... For the novel of the same name, see The Graduate (novel). ...


Kill Bill Vol. 1 is heavily influenced by the 1973 Toshiya Fujita film Lady Snowblood. The fighting scene where The Bride duels as back lit silhouettes is almost a direct copy of a similar scene in the 1998 Hiroyuki Nakano film Samurai Fiction. The Superman monologue delivered at the end of Kill Bill Vol. 2 was inspired by a passage from Jules Feiffer's 1965 book, The Great Comic Book Heroes, which Tarantino confirmed in a 2004 interview with Entertainment Weekly. Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ... Lady Snowblood ) is a 1973 Japanese film directed by Toshiya Fujita and starring Meiko Kaji. ... Samurai Fiction, also known as SF: Episode One, is not a typical samurai movie. ... Jules Feiffer (1958) Jules Feiffer (born January 26, 1929) is an American syndicated comic-strip cartoonist and author. ...


Much debate has been sparked on when such references cease to be tributes and become plagiarism. Tarantino, for his part, has always been open and unapologetic about appropriating ideas from films he admires. When confronted about using ideas from dozens of movies, he stated, "I lift ideas from other great films just like every other great filmmaker."[citation needed] For other uses, see Plagiarism (disambiguation). ...


On September 22, 2007, Tarantino joked about using ideas from others whilst guest announcing on British TV Show Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway when he claimed he'd stolen a concept from Byker Grove, a TV show which made Ant & Dec popular in the early 1990s. is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Ant & Decs Saturday Night Takeaway is a variety show shown in the UK on Saturday evenings on ITV (and repeated on ITV2) presented by Ant & Dec. ... Byker Grove is a British television series which aired between 1989 and 2006 and was created by Adele Rose. ...


Personal life

Tarantino worked in a video rental store prior to becoming a filmmaker, paid close attention to the types of films people liked to rent, and has cited that experience as his inspiration for his directorial career. Tarantino has been romantically linked with numerous entertainers, including Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino,[17] directors Allison Anders and Sofia Coppola,[18] actresses Julie Dreyfus and Shar Jackson and comedians Kathy Griffin and Margaret Cho.[19] There have also been rumors about his relationship with Uma Thurman, whom he has referred to as his "muse".[cite this quote] However, Tarantino has gone on record as saying that their relationship is strictly platonic. He has never married and has no children. Mira Katherine Sorvino (born September 28, 1967 in Tenafly, New Jersey) is an Oscar and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress. ... Allison Anders (born November 16, 1954) is an American film and television director. ... Sofia Carmina Coppola (born May 14, 1971) is an American film director, actress, producer and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ... This article is about the French actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kathy Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedian, producer, actress, and gay icon. ... Margaret Cho (born December 5, 1968) is an American comedian, fashion designer and actress. ... Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ...


One of Tarantino's closest friends is fellow director Robert Rodriguez (the pair often refer to each other as brothers). Their biggest collaborations have been From Dusk Till Dawn (written by Tarantino, directed by Rodriguez), Four Rooms (they both wrote and directed segments of the film), Sin City and Grindhouse. It was Tarantino who suggested that Rodriguez name the final part of his El Mariachi trilogy Once Upon a Time in Mexico, as a homage to the titles Once Upon a Time in the West and Once Upon A Time In America by Sergio Leone. They are both members of A Band Apart, a production company that also features directors John Woo and Luc Besson. Rodriguez scored Kill Bill: Volume 2 for one dollar, and the favor was returned in kind, with Tarantino directing a scene in Rodriguez's 2005 film Sin City for the same fee. Rodriguez was also responsible for introducing Tarantino to digital film. Prior to this, Tarantino was a vocal supporter of using traditional celluloid film. For the American composer born 1946, see Robert Xavier Rodriguez. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Years Eve. ... Sin City is a 2005 film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. ... Grindhouse is a 2007 anthology film co-written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. ... El Mariachi is a 1992 motion picture production directed by Robert Rodriguez as the first chapter in his Mariachi Trilogy. ... Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) is an action film by Robert Rodriguez and the final film in the Mariachi Trilogy, which includes El Mariachi and Desperado. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... Once Upon a Time in America (Italian title Cera una volta in America) is a 1984 crime film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. ... Sergio Leone (January 3, 1929 – April 30, 1989) was an Italian film director. ... A Band Apart is a production company created by a number of famous and acclaimed movie directors. ... For other uses, see John Woo (disambiguation). ... Luc Besson (IPA: ) (born March 18, 1959) is a French film director, writer and producer. ... Digital film refers to cinema production and performance systems which work by using a digital representation of the brightness and colour of each pixel of the image. ...


Tarantino is also good friends with The RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan who composed the musical score for Kill Bill. The RZA at The New Yorker festival on September 24, 2005. ... Wu-Tang redirects here. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ...


Tarantino is a friend of Japanese director Takashi Miike, whom he asked to perform a cameo in Eli Roth's film Hostel. As a favor for Miike doing so, Tarantino appears in the opening action sequence of Miike's movie Sukiyaki Western: Django, released in August 2007. Takashi Miike ) (born August 24, 1960) is a highly prolific and controversial Japanese filmmaker. ... Eli Roth (born April 18, 1972) is an American film director, producer, writer and actor. ... For the 2005 horror film,see Hostel (film). ...


In a Playboy interview, he talked of smoking cannabis and using ecstasy while filming Kill Bill.[20] Classic Playboy logo. ... This article is about the plant genus Cannabis. ... ecstasy and religious ecstasy MDMA, most commonly known today by the street name ecstasy, is a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family whose primary effect is to stimulate the brain to rapidly secrete large amounts of serotonin, causing a general sense of openness, empathy, energy, euphoria, and well-being. ...


For his 45th birthday, he shared a joint party in Las Vegas with Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas. Fergie is a nickname, most frequently derived as a diminutive variant of the Scottish surname Ferguson. ...


He was also friends with the "grunge" glamor couple, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. Quentin was thanked in Kurt's band Nirvana's final studio album, In Utero. Kurt and Courtney were supposed to be featured prominently in 1994's Pulp Fiction, but Kurt Cobain committed suicide in early 1994. Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... Courtney Love[1] (born Courtney Michelle Harrison on July 9, 1964) is an American rock musician. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... In Utero is the third and final studio album by the American grunge band Nirvana, released on September 21, 1993 by DGC Records. ... Pulp Fiction is an Academy Award-winning 1994 film directed by Quentin Tarantino, who co-wrote the screenplay with Roger Avary. ...


Casting

As is becoming a trend among several contemporary directors, Tarantino frequently casts actors he has worked with on previous movies:

Actor My Best Friend's Birthday (1987) Reservoir Dogs (1992) True Romance (1993) Pulp Fiction (1994) Four Rooms (1995) From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Jackie Brown (1997) Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) Death Proof (2007)
Michael Bowen
Steve Buscemi
Rosario Dawson
Kathy Griffin
Sid Haig
Brenda Hillhouse
Samuel L. Jackson
Linda Kaye
Harvey Keitel
Michael Madsen
James Parks
Michael Parks
Chris Penn
Tim Roth
Uma Thurman
Bruce Willis

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Trademarks

In the opening credits to Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, he omits his own credit as writer and director. Characters in nearly all of his movies have aliases. Examples include Honey Bunny and Pumpkin from Pulp Fiction, the heist crew in Reservoir Dogs, Stuntman Mike and Jungle Julia in Death Proof, and many different characters in Kill Bill. Most of his movies feature a "Mexican standoff" scene, in which three or more characters are simultaneously pointing guns at each other. This is a reference to typical spaghetti westerns, especially those directed by Sergio Leone. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... A photomanipulation depicting a mexican standoff. ...


Storytelling devices

He often uses an unconventional storytelling device in his films, such as retrospective, with frequent flashbacks (Reservoir Dogs), non-linear (Pulp Fiction), "chapter" format (Kill Bill, Four Rooms), or time-twisting (Jackie Brown in the sequence showing what all the main characters did at the money drop in the mall or in Death Proof when he shows the car accident one time per character involved in it). He also guest directed a scene in Sin City, which uses a similar layout. (In the Reservoir Dogs DVD commentary with Quentin Tarantino, he mentions that he hates it when people say that most of his methods are "flashbacks". Flashbacks are recollections of an individual person, but the non-linear style he uses is just a different way of telling you the story and giving you the information, like a book.) Retrospective (from Latin retrospectare, look back) generally means to take a look back at events that already have taken place. ... In the arts, the word nonlinear is used to describe events portrayed in a non-chronological manner. ... Cover of Sin City shows Marv walking through the rain. ...


Camera angles and shots

There are a variety of camera angles and types of shots that are considered typical of a Tarantino movie. He often frames characters with doorways and shows them opening and closing doors, and he often films characters from the back. He uses widely-imitated quick cuts of character's hands performing actions in extreme closeup, a technique reminiscent of Brian De Palma. Brian De Palma (born Brian Russell DePalma on September 11, 1940 in Newark, New Jersey) is a controversial American film director, best known for directing the Al Pacino classic Scarface, and the Academy Award-winning The Untouchables. ...


He also uses a long closeup of a person's face while someone else speaks off-screen (closeup of The Bride while Bill talks, of Butch while Marsellus talks, Ted's face when Chester talks in Four Rooms). Although he did not invent it, Tarantino popularized the trunk shot, which is featured in Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and Kill Bill. In Grindhouse (Death Proof feature), Tarantino's traditional shot looking up at the actors from the trunk of a car is replaced by one looking up from under the hood. Often he will shoot a character's feet during a key moment (such as hitting the pedals on a car, like in Pulp Fiction). Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Years Eve. ... A trunk shot in Reservoir Dogs. ... For the video game based on the film, see Reservoir Dogs (video game). ... Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film by director Quentin Tarantino, who cowrote the film with Roger Avary. ... Jackie Brown is a 1997 motion picture written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ... Exploitation films is a loosely defined term to describe a film genre that typically sacrifice the traditional notions of artistic merit for a more sensationalistic display, often featuring excessive sex, violence, and gore. ... Death Proof is a 2007 film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, about a psychopathic stunt man who targets young women, murdering them with his death proof stunt car. ...


Props

His lead characters usually drive General Motors vehicles or an old white Honda Civic. Also some of his movies use a 1970 Dodge Challenger as a prop, such as Natural Born Killers and Death Proof. Cigarette smoking by main characters is a recurring element of Tarantino's movies, a notable exception being The Bride in the Kill Bill series. In his films, he uses the name of a fictional cigarette brand called Red Apple. Briefcases and suitcases play an important role in many of his films. General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... Dodge Challenger is the name of three different automobile models marketed by the Dodge division of the Chrysler Corporation since the 1970s. ... For the song, see Natural Born Killaz. ... Death Proof is a 2007 film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, about a psychopathic stunt man who targets young women, murdering them with his death proof stunt car. ... Unlit filtered cigarettes. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


In Reservoir Dogs Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) pulls a razor out of his cowboy boot when he tortures the cop in the chair. In Kill Bill Vol. 2 Budd (Michael Madsen) buries the Bride with his cowboy boots on her. She slips a razor out of the boots and cuts the ropes off her hands.


In every movie, one or two characters have a Zippo lighter: A lit 1968 slim model Zippo An open full-size Navy Zippo A closed black crackle Zippo A Zippo dismantled for fueling 133ml Zippo Lighter Fluid A Zippo lighter is a refillable, metal lighter manufactured by Zippo Manufacturing Company. ...

  • Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) and Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) in "Reservoir Dogs".
  • Vincent Vega (John Travolta) in "Pulp Fiction".
  • Ordell (Samuel L. Jackson) in "Jackie Brown".
  • Norman (Paul Calderon) in "Four Rooms: The Man from Hollywood".
  • Budd (Michael Madsen) in "Kill Bill".
  • Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) in "Death Proof".
  • Seth Gecko (George Clooney) in "From Dusk Till Dawn".
  • Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro) in "Sin City".

Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Years Eve. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ...

Tarantino universe

Tarantino often makes minor connections between his films, usually by reusing names, locations, and fictional brand names and business. An example of this is Tarantino's assertion that John Travolta's character in Pulp Fiction, Vincent Vega, and Michael Madsen's character in Reservoir Dogs, Vic Vega, are brothers. Harvey Keitel's character in Reservoir Dogs, Larry Dimmick/Mr. White, is also said to be related to Tarantino's character in Pulp Fiction, Jimmie Dimmick. Larry could also be short for Clarence; as Mr. White mentions being involved with a woman named Alabama, this could be a nod to where the characters Clarence and Alabama from True Romance ended up. In Death Proof, the Twisted Nerve title theme, featured in Kill Bill: Vol. 1, can be heard as a ringtone. The character Sheriff Earl McGraw appears in both Kill Bill, Vol. 1 and Death Proof, as well as "From Dusk Till Dawn" (written, but not directed by Tarantino) and Planet Terror (written and directed by Robert Rodriguez). John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... For other uses, see Michael Madsen (disambiguation). ... Harvey Keitel (born May 13, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor from New York City. ... True Romance is an American motion picture released in 1993, directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary. ... Twisted Nerve is a 1968 film about a disturbed young man, Martin, whose mother treats him like a small boy. ...


Almost all of his films are set in Los Angeles (Death Proof and Kill Bill being notable exceptions, although Kill Bill had a minor scene taking place in Los Angeles). Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Death Proof is a 2007 film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, about a psychopathic stunt man who targets young women, murdering them with his death proof stunt car. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Invented companies

Tarantino is also known to go out of his way to avoid placement of real products and/or places in his movies, often placing fake or long-since discontinued products in scenes when the situation calls for it. An ad for Jack Rabbit Slim's, the restaurant at which characters in Pulp Fiction dine, is heard shortly before Bruce Willis/Butch enters his apartment and kills John Travolta's character, Vincent Vega, and Red Apple cigarettes, the brand smoked by Bruce Willis/Butch and Mia Wallace (she reaches for the pack before Vincent gives her one) in Pulp Fiction has a prominent billboard in the subway in Kill Bill. Although Robert Rodriguez directed Planet Terror in Grindhouse, El Wray is tossed a pack of Red Apple cigarettes. In Death Proof, Abernathy asks Kim to get her a pack of Red Apple 'Tans' when she goes into the store. Big Kahuna Burger has been referenced in several of Tarantino's films. In Reservoir Dogs, Michael Madsen's Mr. Blond character shows up at the warehouse, the principal setting of the film, holding a soft drink from the burger joint. In Pulp Fiction, Samuel Jackson's character, Jules Winnfield, makes small talk about Big Kahuna Burger with Brett and his associates upon noticing food from there in the apartment. In From Dusk Till Dawn, Seth Gecko brings burgers from Big Kahuna Burger to the motel. Stuntman Mike from Death Proof also mentions Big Kahuna Burger in passing. The cereal Fruit Brute (not fictional, but discontinued in 1983) is featured in Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Kill Bill (Vol 1). Also, in "Grindhouse," there is an ad for a non-existent Mexican restaurant called "Acuna Boys," a name given a fleeting mention in "Kill Bill, Vol. 2." (Characters in his addition to the movie, Death Proof, are seen drinking sodas from cups with the restaurant's logo on them.) Planet Terror is a 2007 film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, about a group of people attempting to survive an onslaught of zombie-like creatures as they feud with a military unit. ... For other uses, see Michael Madsen (disambiguation). ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Death Proof is a 2007 film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, about a psychopathic stunt man who targets young women, murdering them with his death proof stunt car. ... A box of the now discontinued Fruit Brute breakfast cereal. ...


Bathroom shots

While in general film characters are rarely shown using the bathroom, Tarantino often includes a toilet scene (e.g. Tim Roth in Reservoir Dogs, John Travolta and Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction, Christian Slater in True Romance, Juliette Lewis in From Dusk Till Dawn, Uma Thurman in Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Daryl Hannah in Kill Bill Vol. 2). In Death Proof, both Vanessa Ferlito and Rosario Dawson mention that they have to go to the toilet as well as Amanda Plummer aka Honey Bunny, "I gotta pee!" in the final scene of Pulp Fiction. For other uses, see Toilet (disambiguation). ... Tim Roth (born 14 May 1961, as Timothy Simon Smith in Dulwich, London) is an Academy Award-nominated English film actor and director. ...


Similar costumes

He often includes characters dressed in black suits with white shirts and black ties: the thieves in Reservoir Dogs, John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction, Pam Grier in Jackie Brown (without a tie), the Gecko brothers in From Dusk Till Dawn, the crazy 88s in Kill Bill Vol. 1. It is stated on the fact commentary on the Pulp Fiction DVD that he uses the black suits as the standard outfit that his characters wear in the way that other directors have certain outfits for their characters, like Leone's main characters wearing dusters usually. Sergio Leone (January 3, 1929 – April 30, 1989) was an Italian film director. ...


Familiar sounds / sayings

Every movie he has directed contains at least one instance of the Wilhelm scream sound effect. Many of his films feature the line, "All right ramblers, let's get rambling," or a variation thereof ("hard drinkers/drink hard", "vampire killer/kill some vampires","motherfuckers/fuck mothers", "ass maybe dumb/ain't no dumb ass"). For the punk rock band, see A Wilhelm Scream. ...


Food / dining

Tarantino always incorporates food/drink in scenes of importance or whenever a major event is about to occur. Examples include the Big Kahuna burger scene and the breakfast pastry being heated in the bathroom scene before Butch finds Vincent in Pulp Fiction, and many scenes in both Kill Bill volumes. One that is of immediate importance is in Volume II when the Bride tracks down Bill. He makes a sandwich, has a couple drinks, and then shoots the bride with the drug-tipped dart. Also Mr. Blonde's entrance in Reservoir Dogs in which he is sipping on a drink and Mr. White makes mention of fries.


Rhyming lines/Speaking in verse

His films often contain lines of dialogue in which a character rhymes when introducing himself, for instance, "My name is Buck, and I'm here to fuck" (Which is actually taken from the Tobe Hooper film Eaten Alive, when Robert England's character Buck introduces himself at the beginning of the movie.) In other instances the name introduced is not the character's name (when Jules Winnefield said "My name's Pitt, and your ass ain't talking your way out of this shit," and when the bartender tells Vincent Vega "My name is Paul, and that shit's between y'all." (A line taken originally said by one of Da Fellas in Spike Lee's School Daze). Yet another example is when Tim Roth´s character tells Samuel L. Jackson´s in Pulp Fiction: "If you don´t take your hand off that case, then I´m unloading your fucking face." This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... School Daze is a 1988 musical-drama film, written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell. ...


Feet Fetish

In almost all of his movies there is a close-up of a female character's bare feet/soles. Walking barefoot Going barefoot is the practice of not wearing shoes, socks, or other foot covering. ... The sole is the bottom of the human foot. ...


Filmography

Director

Feature films

For the video game based on the film, see Reservoir Dogs (video game). ... Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film by director Quentin Tarantino, who cowrote the film with Roger Avary. ... Jackie Brown is a 1997 motion picture written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ... Death Proof is a 2007 film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, about a psychopathic stunt man who targets young women, murdering them with his death proof stunt car. ...

Possible future projects

Inglorious Bastards is an upcoming war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. ... Come Drink with Me (Chinese: 大醉俠, Mandarin: Da Zui Xia, literally Big Drunken Hero) is a 1966 martial arts film directed by King Hu. ...

Abandoned projects

The Vega Brothers is a film to be directed by Quentin Tarantino. ...

Shorts and TV

My Best Friends Birthday (1987) is an unfinished black and white student film by Craig Hamann and Quentin Tarantino, shot during their youth days while working at the Manhattan Beach Video Archives in Los Angeles. ... ER is an Emmy-winning American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... Jimmy Kimmel Live is a late-night talk show in the United States created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, broadcast from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... The year 2004 in television involved some significant events. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ...

Collaborative films

Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Years Eve. ... Sin City is a 2005 film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. ... Grindhouse is a 2007 anthology film co-written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. ...

Writer

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Actor

My Best Friends Birthday (1987) is an unfinished black and white student film by Craig Hamann and Quentin Tarantino, shot during their youth days while working at the Manhattan Beach Video Archives in Los Angeles. ... For the video game based on the film, see Reservoir Dogs (video game). ... This page has been deleted, and should not be re-created without a good reason. ... Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film by director Quentin Tarantino, who cowrote the film with Roger Avary. ... Sleep With Me 1994 film starring Meg Tilly, Eric Stoltz and Craig Scheffer, good friends who become involved in a love triangle. ... Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Years Eve. ... Desperado is a 1995 film directed by Robert Rodriguez. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... The original, unused poster for the movie From Dusk Till Dawn. ... Girl 6 is a 1996 film by American director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. ... Jackie Brown is a 1997 motion picture written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. ... Little Nicky (2000) is a comedy film written, produced by and starring Adam Sandler, Rhys Ifans, Tom Tiny Lister, Jr. ... Alias was an American Spy-fi television series created by J. J. Abrams which was broadcast on ABC from September 30, 2001 to May 22, 2006, spanning five seasons. ... BaadAsssss Cinema is a 2002 documentary film, directed by Issac Julien. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ... The Bride faces off against the Crazy 88. ... Promotional poster The Muppets Wizard of Oz, an original made-for-television movie, aired May 20, 2005 as a special Friday night edition of ABCs The Wonderful World of Disney. ... Grindhouse is a 2007 anthology film co-written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. ...

Producer

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Presenter

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See also

  • Quentin Tarantino Film Festival, a film festival in Austin, Texas hosted by Tarantino.
  • Who's Quentin?, a Luxembourgish, low-budget homage to Quentin Tarantino's directing style
  • Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy. Ed. Richard Greene and K. Silem Mohammad. Chicago: Open Court Books, 2007. ISBN 0812696344.

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References

  1. ^ Quentin Tarantino Biography (1963-). filmreference.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-09.
  2. ^ "Faces of the week", BBC NEWS, 2004-05-14. 
  3. ^ "3 Quentin Tarantino", Entertainment Weekly, 1994-12-30. 
  4. ^ Quentin and His Films
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  6. ^ Keitel heard of the script through his wife, who attended a class with Lawrence Bender (see Reservoir Dogs special edition DVD commentary)
  7. ^ Quentin Tarantino
  8. ^ Quentin Tarantino: Defending Death Proof video interview with stv.tv/movies, September 2007
  9. ^ "Tarantino rides pedicab to escape traffic to Philippine presidential palace", International Herald Tribune, 2007-08-15. 
  10. ^ John Hiscock. "Quentin Tarantino: I'm proud of my flop", The Daily Telegraph, 2007-04-27. 
  11. ^ The Golden Girls: Season Four (1988-89)
  12. ^ a b Constantino Tejero. "Tarantino raves over Pinoy B-movies", Philippine Daily Inquirer, 2007-08-12. 
  13. ^ How the directors and critics voted
  14. ^ Tarantino On His Favorite Flick - 1997
  15. ^ "Quentin Tarantino interview (III) with Pam Grier, Robert Forster and Lawrence Bender", The Guardian, 1998-01-05. 
  16. ^ The Anti-Tarantino Page
  17. ^ Quentin Tarantino and Mira Sorvino are history
  18. ^ Coppola and Tarantino Share Suite
  19. ^ I'm the One That I Want
  20. ^ The Playboy Interview - November 2003
  21. ^ Tarantino to finish writing Inglorious Bastards
  22. ^ Weinsteins investing in Asian films

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NAME Tarantino, Quentin
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Tarantino, Quentin Jerome
SHORT DESCRIPTION American film director, actor, and Academy Award-winning screenwriter
DATE OF BIRTH March 27, 1963
PLACE OF BIRTH Knoxville, Tennessee
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