Blood, gore, and a lot of language; you will find this is most Quentin Tarantino movies. Although, this is what makes him such a writer and director. Quentin Tarantino is not only a fantastic screenplay writer, but he also pushes the limit of intense plots of drama, and mostly violence. As a great director, who changes the world of filmmaking, Quentin Tarantino is one of the most unique directors/writers, today.
Born March 27, 1963, in Knoxville, Tennessee, Quentin Jerome Tarantino did not have a very normal childhood (Fact Monster). He was raised by a single mother, who had many struggles (Fact Monster). At age 16, after completing 9th grade, he dropped out of high school (Biography Reference Bank). He absolutely hated school (Biography Reference Bank). His first job was at an “adult movie theater”, despite his disliking of pornographic film (Biography Reference Bank). Working at a video rental store, 22-year-old Tarantino’s love for film grew stronger (Biography Reference Bank). Finally, in 1990, he took a job in Hollywood as a telephone salesman at Imperial Entertainment (Biography Reference Bank). Here, a man discovered his screenplay for Reservoir Dogs, and thought it was brilliant (Biography Reference Bank). The man showed it to the head of Imperial Entertainment, and eventually it became a feature film (Biography Reference Bank). Without these jobs, Tarantino might have never even become interested in filmmaking
Tarantino’s fast success is what makes him such a unique filmmaker. As a high school dropout, and just a bad kid in general, the average person would not expect him to be a well-known writer/director. The loved, yet disturbing movie Reservoir Dogs was his first screenplay, written when he wa...
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