Tarantino: Genius or Violence-Obsessed?

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When we think of high school dropout we automatically start thinking, “Wow, that must’ve been some druggie.” Now what would you say if he dropped out to pursue a dream of his? Would you change your mind? What if he lied on his résumé to ‘compensate for his lack of experience in the film industry’, would you hire him? He gathered all of his knowledge while working at The Manhattan Beach Video Archives. There, he was able to work on some of his earlier scripts such as, True Romance (1993), and Natural Born Killers (1994). Looking to direct his first movie, he was able to get ahold of distribution company, Miramax Films, with Lawrence Bender set in place for production, who was able to secure funding for Reservoir Dogs (1992). Through this, he, Quentin Tarantino was then able to direct his first movie, having grossed 2.8 million from a budget of 1.2 million. He was able to make the difference of the two, 1.6 million, in just eight weeks. In 2009, just seventeen years after his directorial debut, he wrote and directed his first World War II film, Inglourious Basterds. Having set a budget of 70 million, Inglourious Basterds set a domestic gross total of 120.5 million, with a difference of 50.5 million. A huge step from his first. There have been several rumors that have risen since the end of Inglourious Basterds that deals with the films that Tarantino may cover. One specifically deals with a spaghetti western, with a working title of ‘Django: Unchained’.

Though not a specified film genre within the list of twenty-three, violence can be seen within each and everyone. It can be seen within the very first James Bond film, Dr. No (1962), to the escalation of the 1970s within the hands of Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, just to...

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