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1 Independent Contemporary Auteur Pat Lucey COM 329

2 Born March 27 th, 1963 in Knoxville, TN Attended an acting class for two years. Never attended film school, but cites working as a video rental store clerk as an inspiration to make films Tarantino met Lawrence Bender at a Hollywood party in early 80s, who encouraged him to write a screenplay.

3 Violence and Gore play a big part in Tarantino’s films, similar to Exploitation films he saw when younger Music is important to Tarantino, who says he’d listen to music in his bedroom and create scenes which correlated to the music Quotes as saying his films are Dramas, though filled with dark comedy His films have paid tribute to blaxploitation, Japanese martial arts, and spaghetti westerns

4 Has always directed AND written his films Tarantino always has a small acting role in his films Frequent acting collaborators in his films include Zoe Bell, Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel and Samuel L. Jackson Non-Linear Storylines

5 Tarantino’s feature length debut Crime film that depicts the events before and after a diamond heist gone wrong Cost approximately 1.2 million to make, ending up making over 20 times its budget at box office Become a classic of independent cinema and later on a cult hit Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vayksn4Y93A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vayksn4Y93A

6 A dark comedy that depicts intersecting storylines of Los Angeles mobsters, fringe players, small-time criminals, and a mysterious briefcase Another critical and commercial success. Made on a budget of 8.5 million dollars, wound up making over 200 million worldwide. One of the biggest hits in independent film history Cemented Tarantino’s place in Hollywood Won awards for its screenplay at both Academy and Golden Globe Awards Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZBfmBvvotEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZBfmBvvotE

7 A flight attendant gets caught in a plot between the police and an arms dealer. Tarantino’s homage to Blaxploitation, specifically films such as “Foxy Brown” and “Coffy” Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7HkBDNZV7s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7HkBDNZV7s

8 A former assassin seeks revenge on her former squad after they try to kill her and her unborn child Tarantino’s homage to Japanese martial arts film Originally set as 1 feature film running over 4 hours, decision was made to divide it up into 2 films Features excessive amount of violence and gore Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sbKt3ptUJo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sbKt3ptUJo

9 A psychopathic stunt man stalks young women before murdering them in staged car accidents using his "death-proof" stunt car 1 of 2 films released simultaneously as apart of “Grindhouse”, a double feature collaboration with Robert Rodriguez Pays tribute to the exploitation and slasher film genres of the 1970s, most notably the giallo genre Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mICGcg5-pMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mICGcg5-pM

10 A German-American war film that tells the story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany's political leadership Made over 300 million dollars at the worldwide box office Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AtLlVNsuAchttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AtLlVNsuAc

11 The film follows an African-American slave named Django and an German bounty hunter who team up to free Django’s wife from slavery Pays homage to spaghetti Western Controversial for its use of the n-word and the excessive amount of violence and gore Tarantino’s highest grossing film to date with over 400 million made at the box office Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUdM9vrCbow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUdM9vrCbow

12 Tarantino’s Next Film to debut in 2015 Tarantino’s 2 nd Western Shooting in 70mm, Super Cinemascope Teaser Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7kM5XJKDcQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7kM5XJKDcQ

13 Quotes as saying he’ll retire from film at 60, or after his 10 th film so he can focus on writing novels. Says he would love to work with actors Johnny Depp and Michael Caine Revealed earlier this year that he is contemplating making a science-fiction film.

14 Wikipedia IMDB Recent Interview (October 2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3PmDOhhLns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3PmDOhhLns


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