Tuesday, 15 October 2013

A Brief Retrospective on Quentin Tarantino

Once upon a time in California

Quentin Tarantino’s films are exactly like his characters: gritty, and quirky as hell. Just like Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, There Will Be Blood) and Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Traffic), Tarantino too is an autodidact. His films are characterized by nonlinear structure, satire, excessive gore and homages to numerous other films and film directors.

Although Tarantino has a reported IQ of 160, he struggled during high school and chose to drop out in favor of taking acting lessons. That, too, did not last long, and after 2 years, he acquired a position at a movie rental store. He familiarized himself with the art of filmmaking, taking inspiration from the works of other directors. During his stint at the movie rental store, he explored unorthodox genres in filmmaking, which heavily influenced his later work. read more.

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