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Q. Tarantino's Use of Different Film Elements in Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction

- Q. Tarantino's Use of Different Film Elements in Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino has used the lightning, colour, sound, camera, mise-en-scene, iconography, speed of editing and special effects in Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction to make the audience want to carry on watching. These film elements have been used very effectively by the director in the openings of both films to build audience interest. The first aspect – lightning was very helpful in building interest in Kill Bill....   [tags: Quentin Tarantino Cinematography Director]

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Pulp Fiction, by Quentin Tarantino

- The movie Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino, contains violence, sex and drugs but is an underlying religious film. The five main characters either follow the lord and are rewarded or they follow the devil and are punished. John Travolta plays Vincent Vega, Ving Rhames plays Marcellus Wallace and Uma Thurman plays Mia Wallace, these three characters represent evil and sin. Samuel L. Jackson plays Jules Winnefield and Bruce Willis plays Butch Coolidge and these characters represent good and follow a righteous path....   [tags: Pulp Fiction Essays]

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Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards

- What if World War II didn’t end in the suicide of Adolf Hitler and the surrender of the Axis powers. What if instead there was a double conspiracy in the works against Hitler that was concentrated coincidentally on an extravagant movie premiere in honor of the efforts of Nazi German soldiers in France at the time. How different history would be. This very plot is depicted in Quentin Tarantino’s World War II movie staring Brad Pitt as Lieutenant Aldo Raine and Mélanie Laurent and Shosanna Dreyfus....   [tags: musical score analysis]

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Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction

- In Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino, Tarantino uses quirky dialogue, vivid visuals, and nihilism to mirror postmodern pop culture in western society in the early 1990’s. The film artfully portrays the 1990’s as a time where action granted meaning instead of performing moral actions; where there was a social hierarchy held by mob bosses to control those who attempted to search for meaning through action, doing outrageously violent and horrible things without the slightest scruples. Pulp Fiction contains specifically existential nihilism, which is the belief that life has no true purpose or value....   [tags: film analysis, cinematography]

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Tarantino: Genius or Violence-Obsessed?

- 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)....   [tags: Biography ]

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Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards

- Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 film Inglourious Bastards entails a Jewish revenge fantasy that is told through a counterfactual history of events in World War II. However, this story follows a completely different plot than what we are currently familiar with. Within these circumstances, audiences now question the very ideas and arguments that are often associated with World War II. We believe that Inglourious Basterds is a Jewish revenge fantasy that forces us to rethink our previous understandings by disrupting the viewers sense of content and nature in the history of World War II....   [tags: film analysis, cinematography]

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Quentin Tarantino

- Quentin Tarantino 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)....   [tags: Biography]

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American Film Director: Quientin Tarantino

- Quentin Tarantino is considered an American Film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor (Erlewine, Stephan). Tarantino is a man of talent who has contributed to film history with his creativity, knowledge, and motivation. Many people may be familiar with him because of his most recent movie, Django Unchained, which came out in 2012 ("Quentin Tarantino Awards and Nominations”). As a high school dropout, Tarantino has faced many challenges and has worked hard to overcome those challenges, becoming a successful man in the film industry contributing much to the film industry, audiences, and his fans....   [tags: film history, video archives]

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The Analysis of Quentin Tarantino as a Director

- The Analysis of Quentin Tarantino as a Director The director I have chosen to look at is Quentin Tarantino. His films have achieved a cult ang global status and I dont think anyone is going to argue that he is not an auteur. I am more interested in examining his style and seeing how this makes him an auteur and if it has changed when he was receiving a higher budget. Tarantino was born in Noxville Tennessee on 27th march 1963. Tony Tarantino, an actor and musician of Italian descent, and Connie McHugh of half-Irish and half-Cherokee, who shortly after his birth married musician Curt Zastoupil with whom Quentin would form a strong bond....   [tags: Papers]

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Cultural theory in the works of Tarantino

- 1. Substructural capitalist theory and postdialectic Marxism The main theme of Werther's[1] essay on cultural theory is a subpatriarchial reality. But if capitalist destructuralism holds, we have to choose between semanticist pretextual theory and the preconstructivist paradigm of reality. "Sexual identity is fundamentally elitist," says Sartre. Cultural theory states that the collective is impossible. It could be said that Reicher[2] holds that we have to choose between neopatriarchialist feminism and the dialectic paradigm of discourse....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Quentin Tarantino : A Feminist And Anti Feminist Lens

- Quentin Tarantino has proven time and time again to be one of the most confusing directors to understand when attempting to unravel the personal ideologies in his films. Each of his films deals with race, sexuality, and gender to some extent, and it is often difficult to know whether or not Tarantino is making a commentary on these things or if he truly believes much of the problematic discourse found in his films. Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2 are a testament to this understanding of Tarantino’s films, as they appear to be extremely feminist films at surface level yet, upon deeper inspection, have some very problematic qualities....   [tags: Kill Bill, Uma Thurman, Beatrix Kiddo]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Django Unchained ' Directed By Quentin Tarantino

- Django Unchained, directed by Quentin Tarantino was released to Australia in 2013. The film is set in the south west of the US around 2 years before the Civil War. it follows story of ”Django” a sold off slave who is set free by passer by Dr King Schultz, a bounty hunter who needs Django’s help in finding two criminals because he doesn 't know what they look like. They end up killing the two within the first 30 minutes of the film and decide to become partners, they keep up this partnership for over a year, killing and collecting many bounties for the state, until finally they are able to buy out Django’s wife Broomhilda for her freedom as well....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery, Racism]

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Review of the Movie "Pulp Fiction" by Quentin Tarantino

- A soft, moist, shapeless mass of matter. 2. A magazine or book containing lurid subject matter and being characteristically printed on rough, unfinished paper. This is the exotic, but extremely fitting and appropriate, opening to the 1994 film, Pulp Fiction. Directed by Quentin Tarantino, this film is unpredictable, surprising, and possibly offensive. It forces action and thrill-seeker cineastes to dispose of all predictions and prepositions. The director uses shock, surprise, mystery, absurdity, and summarization, paired with bizarre humor and hallucinatory delight, putting Pulp Fiction in a realm its own....   [tags: movie review, persuasive, argumentative]

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An Analysis Of Quentin Tarantino 's Django Unchained

- Throughout history America remembered slavery in a crucial unsettling way. Slaves worked long strenuous hours, get whipped to death, starved, and become broken spirits. All these factors describe the life of a slave. "To be a slave meant to be black and to be black meant to be a slave". Slavery at its very core was inhumane and traumatizing for every African American facing it, However today in our history textbooks slavery will be a chapter that many students come across. But what about in the media....   [tags: Slavery, American Civil War]

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The Drama Django Unchained, Directed By Quentin Tarantino

- In the drama Django Unchained, directed by Quentin Tarantino, a black slave named Django found himself in the company of Dr. King Schultz, a German bounty, on a mission to capture the Brittle Brothers, which were the most-wanted criminals in the south part of the country. The mission happened to be successful, so Schultz freed Django and they got together on a travel that took them to Candyland, an infamous plantation where Django’s wife Broomhilda was still a slave. Django and Broomhilda used to live together before they were bought by different slave masters and forced to work in different locations....   [tags: Slavery, Black people, Race, Racism]

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Film Pulp Fiction Directed By Quentin Tarantino

- The scene that I have chosen is from the film Pulp Fiction directed by Quentin Tarantino. The backstory leading up to this scene is as follows: Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are known hitmen were driving to a job that had received and while in the car they were talking about how the French say the Big Mac different than Americans. As they exited the car they entered a building and head up the elevator to where they have to be. As they head down the hallway towards a door, they were discussing a man named Marsellus Wallace and his wife Mia Wallace....   [tags: Low-angle shot, Close-up, Film editing]

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Dialectic Neocapitalist Theory In The Works Of Tarantino

- Dialectic neocapitalist theory in the works of Tarantino 1. Tarantino and Derridaist reading In the works of Tarantino, a predominant concept is the concept of dialectic truth. However, Baudrillard promotes the use of modernism to read and modify class. Many desituationisms concerning the role of the participant as poet exist. If one examines prematerial Marxism, one is faced with a choice: either accept modernism or conclude that the task of the participant is deconstruction, given that prematerial Marxism is invalid....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Literally Speaking in Quentin Tarantino's film Pulp Fiction

- Literally Speaking in Quentin Tarantino's film Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino’s film, Pulp Fiction, uses words to the fullest of their meanings. Words in the film amplify meaning through their duplicity. Characters call one another names wherein the names’ meanings enhance our understanding of what the character is saying. Even if the author or speaker does not consciously intend the meaning, the language that this paper analyzes contains meaning of psychological importance. Characters’ actual names in the film are also of particular significanc e....   [tags: Movies Film Essays]

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Pulp Fiction: Light in the Darkness of Morality

- Pulp Fiction: Light in the Darkness of Morality According to Webster’s dictionary the definition of ethics is, “Moral principles that govern a person or group's behavior. The definition of moral is, “Concern with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character.” Pulp Fiction presents many ethical issues of violence, racism, drugs, greed, and excessive individualism that reflect human experience. It connects the storylines of LA mobsters, small-time criminals, and a mysterious briefcase in a battle between courage and vengeance....   [tags: Quentin Tarantino, cinematography, film analysis]

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Pulp Fiction: Leadership from a Criminal Perspective

- Pulp Fiction, a film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, interweaves a series of accounts depicting the various roles of southern California criminals. Within each story, a single character, or several characters, display various leadership themes. Considering that all of the characters in Pulp Fiction are gangsters, the use of leadership tends to revolve around unethical situations. Throughout the entirety of the motion picture, the crime syndicate in Pulp Fiction demonstrates a flat organization: an organization that has limited levels of positions, forcing more employees to make decisions....   [tags: Quentin Tarantino film review and analysis]

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Review of the Film Django Unchained

- Django Unchained, directed by Quentin Tarantino’s is what you would call a spaghetti western. The name ‘spaghetti western’ originally was a term used to reduce the value of something. American westerns were considered to be on a higher scale than spaghetti westerns. Django Unchained is set in the American South, two years before the civil war, telling the story of the freed slave Django who goes on a killing spree in the name of revenge to rescue his wife Brunhilda from the cruel plantation master that owns her....   [tags: western movies,quentin tarantino,spaghetti western]

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Revenge of the Killer Genre

- Revenge of the Killer Genre After years of repeated thematic motifs and unchanging, stereotypical characters, films within a genre often lose their vitality. The conventions become predictable and the underlying myth becomes boring and banal. The innovative director will seek to revitalize a popular myth through a "generic transformation" (Cawelti 520). This essay shall demonstrate how Quentin Tarantino borrows a traditional myth from the gangster genre, subverts it and subsequently installs a new, unorthodox myth in its place....   [tags: Quentin Tarantino John Cawelti Films Essays]

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Biblical References in Pulp Fiction

- Pulp Fiction Throughout the movie Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino, there are many hidden references to religion and the Bible. The movie starts off, introducing our two main characters, Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield, as two cheap hitmen in search of a package belonging to their boss, Marcellus Wallace. The package is retrieved, and they then began their job of returning it to their boss. Along the way, they ran into difficulties, such as Vega's so-called "date" with his boss' wife, Mia, during which she overdosed on heroin, and Vega was forced to take her to the drug dealer's house to save her life, as well as the robbers in the restaurant, who try to take the suitcase fro...   [tags: Film Movie Quentin Tarantino Bible Religion]

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Quentin Tarantino

- Social workers play a vital role in many aspects of our society, from the court system to the correctional facilities in which they work. The lives of the incarcerated clients, in addition to those who have been released, and the members of our society as a whole can contribute something to society. According to California’s Occupational Guide “correctional Social Workers work with juvenile or adult offenders to determine and correct the causes of anti-social behavior. They may work with youth groups or gangs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Quentin Tarentino

- Quentin Tarentino       Throughout the many years the film industry has grown, a certain type of filmmaker immerged, known as an auteur. An auteur, usually a director, has a strong personal style and exercises creative control over his or her works. Quentin Tarentino, for example, has proven himself to be an auteur in various ways. Quentin Tarentino worked for four years as a clerk in a Los Angeles video store, where he made his feature directorial and screenwriting debut of Reservoir Dogs, and where he further expanded his great knowledge of film....   [tags: Auteur Quentin Tarentino Films Movies Essays]

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Analysis of the Movie Inglorious Basterds by Quentin Taratino

- ... This is the first Nazi introduced in the film, and it is quickly determined what he portrays. He is the Nazi that is cunning, yet sadistic. He enjoys rounding up the Jews, and does it with charm and wit. Landa is the Nazi that you would love, if only he was not a Nazi. Landa goes on in the film to be one of the main characters, and the one that is constantly fighting with the Basterds. Unlike essentially any other Nazi in the movie, he is the only one that really counters their resistance. So many films have portrayed the Nazi as dimwitted compared to the Americans, but Inglorious Basterds gives the Nazis a fighting chance, even making it seem as they are going to win....   [tags: emotions, history, enemy, nazi]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Django Unchained '

- Quentin Tarantino is often criticized for the use of language or violence within his films, and there are no exceptions with his latest film Django Unchained. Throughout Tarantino’s movies we are entangled into his storytelling, his characters, and more importantly his world. Django is set in 1858 during the Mississippi antebellum south at the height of slavery. While drawing some historical elements from this time period, the story is being told for Django (Jamie Foxx), and through him we see the world as it is horrific....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery, Film]

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The Art of Editing and Film Meaning

- As one of the most celebrated and best known Soviet directors, Sergei Eisenstein’s theoretical writings and practical uses of editing are a crucial part of cinema’s development. He viewed the art form of film as a tool with which to inflict certain reactions and emotions to audiences, be it through shock or empathetic understanding. His editing techniques were key elements to achieve these effects, carefully planned out and sought to create conflict in meaning. “Art is not a mirror which reflects the historical struggle, but a weapon of that struggle.” (Vertov in Enzensberger, 1972) His keen editing work proved cinema’s propagandistic potential and was used as such to instigate the masses ag...   [tags: Cinema]

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Reservoir Dogs...

- Reservoir Dogs... The first time I saw Reservoir Dogs I knew it was something different (I didn?t see any Tarantino?s films before). It was the first time I payed more attention to the characters dialogue than to the visual appearance of the film itself The dialogues in Tarantino?s films are its more powerful resource. They both tells the story and sets the mood for it. I remember I was reading Stephen King?s ?The Dead Zone. when I got hold of Tarantino?s screenplay for Reservoir Dogs. I left Stephen King for a while and read the screenplay in one sitting (I didn?t get much sleep that night)....   [tags: Movie Film Reservoir Dogs Essays]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Django Unchained '

- Django Unchained is an American film produced by Quentin Tarantino and released in December of 2012. Set in down South of American in late 1858, The story line was before the American civil war. The plot line was like any other pre-civil war movie that involved the buying and selling of African American, but with an ultimate twist like no other movies set in this timeline. Tarantino offers a story of bloody revenge that seems entirely justified because of the atrocities inflicted on the hero. At last, Django Unchained is less a requital show, but rather more, it is a revenge fantasy because Django is an anecdotal character with no conceivable real-life counterpart....   [tags: Slavery, American Civil War]

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Reservoir Dogs

- Reservoir Dogs Was Tarantino, the right director at the right time. Was he too talented not to be noticed. Tarantino was fortunate in one respect; his first film was embraced by cerebral critics as well as the national publicity machine starved for new heroes. In a few years, Tarantino evolved from an unemployed actor-writer working in a video store to the hottest American filmmaker. He has become a crucial figure, replacing Martin Scorsese as a role model for young indie directors....   [tags: Papers]

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Postmodernism in Pulp Fiction

- The film Pulp Fiction was an immediate box office success when it was released in 1994 and it was also well received by the critics, and celebrated for the way it appeared to capture exactly a certain pre-millennial angst and dislocation in Western capitalist societies. The term post-modernist, often used to refer to art and architecture, was applied to this film. The pulp fiction refers to popular novels which are bought in large numbers by less well educated people and enjoyed for their entertainment value....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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The Relationship Between Women and Film

- The Relationship Between Women and Film My hypothesis is ‘the representation of women in Japanese action/thriller films and, Hollywood action/thriller films focusing on the Asian genre, are different’. I started my investigation by looking at secondary research; the first being the internet. I used the search engine ‘Google’ which was useful in providing a range of sites focusing on my hypothesis. I started by typing in ‘Japanese representation of women vs. Hollywood representation of women’....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Slave Pen Scene '

- While these flashbacks are more frequent in the first half of the film, they occur in the latter half as well. We get four in total: The first, marked in the script as the slave pen scene, shows the audience how Django got to his current place with the Speck Brothers. It’s our first glimpse at Django’s distaste for white people, and while the audience sees that Django is clearly upset with his situation, the people, the life that he’s forced to live, the script does something much more powerful....   [tags: Slavery, History of slavery, Atlantic slave trade]

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The Gangster Genre of Films

- 'The Godfather' is the most revolutionary gangster film of all time, it rewrote the gangster genre in such a stylized way that all latter gangster films have conformed to this genre but also evolved it as films have progressed. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola 'The Godfather' re-invented the gangster genre elevating it to a Hollywood status and making it commercially profitable. It looks into the life of the 'Corleone' family and represents America at that point in time. It portrays the violence and power, corruption and justice, honour and obligation apparent at that time....   [tags: The Godfather, Pulp Fiction, Snatch]

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Kill Bill, A Roaring Rampage of Marketing

- Kill Bill, A Roaring Rampage of Marketing Billboards, Broadsheets, Tabloids, Magazines, Television, Busses, Trains, Subways, and posters on the electricity boxes down the dual carriageway all created the hype, anticipation, and publicity for Kill Bill. Kill Bill wasn't what this hype was for it was for the return of the Tarantino, who returned after six years with a small film with big bill-boards and double sheet ads in broadsheet papers. Every bus station along the main road has a mini billboard and over half of these are filled with a bright yet subtle yellow, black bold writing, Uma Thurman in Bruce Lee's outfit holding a samurai sword, and the big showdow...   [tags: Papers]

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Reassessing Surrealism: Constructivism and Postcapitalist Appropriation

- Department of Politics, Stanford University 1. Contexts of economy “Society is responsible for sexism,” says Debord; however, according to Prinn[1] , it is not so much society that is responsible for sexism, but rather the dialectic of society. In a sense, Sartre suggests the use of postcapitalist appropriation to deconstruct capitalism. If one examines Lacanist obscurity, one is faced with a choice: either reject subcultural discourse or conclude that class has significance, given that the premise of constructivism is invalid....   [tags: Economics]

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The Dark Side of Facebook

- Today, students rely on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram more than they rely on food to nourish their bodies. An average Facebook user wastes over 18.5 hours a month on social networking sites. It is noticeable that the more attention students are giving these social networks, the more poorly they do in school. Younger students carelessly expose all their personal information on these social networks. Also, as these sites continue to grow so does cyber bullying....   [tags: Social Networking, Pro Con Essays]

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The Narrative Of War Films

- There is an intellectual discussion over the accuracy of war films and whether or not these should focus more on telling the truth or decorating it a little. Indeed, the narrative of war films has change throughout the years because the purpose of such films has evolved, especially those representing the World War II years and the aftermath. At the time of war, films were employed with diverse objectives for example to urge the public to support the war, to narrate the latest events, or to rebuild the image of the heroes....   [tags: World War II, Film, United States]

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QuentinTarantino and Racial Barriers

- Quentin Tarantino’s films are always controversial, and Pulp Fiction is no exception. The film depicts graphic violence and overt drug usage, while shying away from politically correct language. The film’s controversial topics such as racial stereotypes, has led some critics to hail the movie as racist; however, the movie denies many of these stereotypes, portraying character and character relationships as not exclusive to their stereotype. Furthermore, the movie mocks many of societies stereotypes, and it is not afraid to address, or not to address, uncomfortable racial topics....   [tags: interracial marriage,pulp fiction,stereotypes]

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Pulp Fiction

- Pulp Fiction The puzzle pieces are carefully fitted together as director Quentin Tarantino intermingles three different story lines in his hit movie Pulp Fiction. The movie begins in a quiet little diner as two petty robbers discuss their next mission. The mission in question involves two lovebirds (Amanda Plummer and Tim Roth) holding up unsuspecting restaurants, instead of their usual liquor stores. As their plan falls into action, time alters and we find ourselves riding down the street with Vincent and Jules John Travolta and Samuel L....   [tags: essays papers]

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Pulp Fiction Narrative

- Pulp Fiction is a controversial film, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, in 1994. It has almost everything you could wish for in a movie; drama, hilarity, intensity, action, thrills, fun, intelligence, romance, intimacy, over-the-top bravado, vulgarity, sweetness, humor, and soul-searching. The film is very raw and brutal, but has a unique sense of style that keeps the viewers entertained. It will build its way up gradually to an incredibly intense scene, before dropping down to a relatively calm, only to build back up again a few scenes later....   [tags: essays research papers]

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True Romance

- Once again, Quentin Tarantino outdoes himself. The movie True Romance was excellent. It presented real issues that some people are forced to deal with in their lives. The title of the movie is misleading. You would think this was going to be a love story. Actually it is, but unlike any love story I've ever seen. It's filled with violence, action, blood, guts and gore. Like most other Tarantino movies it revolves around the violence we rarely see or experience in our lives. He also incorporates drugs and racism, hate and love and his usual corny way of portraying them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Literary Devices Utilized in Thomas Foster's Book "How to Read Literature Like a Professor" Put to Use in "Pulp Fiction"

- The only real way to truly understand a story is to understand all aspects of a story and their meanings. The same goes for movies, as they are all just stories being acted out. In Thomas Foster's book, “How to Read Literature Like a Professor”, Foster explains in detail the numerous ingredients of a story. He discusses almost everything that can be found in any given piece of literature. The devices discussed in Foster's book can be found in most movies as well, including in Quentin Tarantino’s cult classic, “Pulp Fiction”....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Connection Between the Texts of Justice

- Connection Between Texts The aim of this assignment is to convey to the different concepts of Justice. They have existed for many years and have been shaping all sorts of ideals followed by many societies, since the beginning of human culture. The concepts tend to define what is morally, divinely and politically right or wrong. Therefore I have chosen four different texts to illustrate my opinion and draw a few conclusions. The texts I used were Death Note, a Japanese manga series created by Tsugumi Ohba, Kill Bill Vol....   [tags: ideals, right, wrong, justice]

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Black Mamba: The Female Badass

- What defines a real “Badass?” Most will agree that this label applies to a tough and rebellious individual who follows his own path. However, this term is inherently masculine as it involves rough qualities associated with a powerful male. In Jack Katz’s analysis in “Ways of the Badass,” he refers only to males when he deconstructs the persona of this strong character. Despite this imbedded conception, can a female be considered a badass if she possesses the associated qualities. In Quentin Tarantino’s action film Kill Bill Volume 1, the main character seeking revenge through many brutal murders is not a man, but a strong and dominant female....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Pulp Strikes Back

- Pulp Strikes Back In modern Hollywood film making, the formula for a run-away box office hit is associated with star-studded actors, startling special effects, and a big price tag. The Quentin Tarantino masterpiece Pulp Fiction (1994) completely steps away from high production and focuses on the life and personality of the characters. A well-scripted screenplay, diverse cast of talented actors, and some interesting director decisions make Pulp Fiction a cult classic. Pulp Fiction refers to a genre of American paperbacks produced from the late 30s to mid-50s, typically lurid in subject matter designed merely to entertain....   [tags: Pulp Fiction Movies Films Entertainment Essays]

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lighthod The Nigger in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- The Nigger and The Heart of Darkness “The Heart of Darkness,” by Joseph Conrad was written in 1898 and 1899 and published in 1902. So, although it wasn’t surprising that the word used to describe a black person was nigger, it was insulting just the same. Throughout the short story I had to remind myself of the time period it was written. Joseph Conrad is nothing short of a genius. His writing technique is eloquent, and surreal and yet after having completed “The Heart of Darkness,” I couldn’t help feeling a little insulted by the oft used word nigger....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Statement of Purpose for Nursing at Stony Brook University

- Ever since I was a little girl, my motivation to pursue a career in the medical field was evident. While other children my age watched Cartoon Network, I found more value in shows like ‘Trauma: Life in the ER’ and ‘A Baby Story.’ It wasn’t until high school that I decided I would become a nurse, specifically. I cannot say that I had a revelation or a particular experience that swayed my decision. However, ever since I began pursuing the career of nursing, I discover each and every subsequent day that it is what I was put on this earth to do....   [tags: healthcare, profession, career]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Django Unchained '

- Before the Civil War, slavery was at its peak in the Southern states such as Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama. During this period life as a slave owner was luxurious, but life as a slave was excruciating. Numerous slaves during this time period were treated inhumanly in ways that normal people couldn’t even begin to comprehend. Slaves before the Civil War were whipped, raped, burned, and even branded. Many slaves in the Southern states during this era saw the torment to much and contemplated suicide such as Fountain Hughes who stated, “If I thought, had any idea, that I’d ever be a slave again, I’d take a gun an’ jus’ end it all right away because your nothing but a dog.” Just like the brut...   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery]

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`` Bad Feminist `` By Roxane Gay

- In today’s society, the dominant ethnic group continues to be the white race, as it has been for the past few centuries. Whites can ignore what is occurring in the world since the majority of the time it does not specifically affect them. The Caucasian race is very privileged, yet they are unaware of this fact, and it is, therefore, invisible to them. There are many reasons as to why this fact is true, some of which is explained in Roxane Gay’s novel “Bad Feminist,” she outlines her views on this subject and writes about what knowledge people should have about their privilege and how they can change their perceptions....   [tags: White people, Race, White American, Black people]

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The Hero's Journey in Modern Film

- Countless quest narratives – ranging from modern texts all the way back to ancient texts – have all conformed to a certain archetypal structure. Christopher Vogler writes: All stories consist of a few common structural elements found universally in myths, fairy tales, dreams, and movies. They are known collectively as The Hero’s Journey. Understanding these elements and their use in modern writing is the object of our quest. Used wisely, these ancient tools of the storytellers craft still have tremendous power to heal our people and make the world a better place (xxvii)....   [tags: Film]

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The Horrors of The Holocaust

- Tread the murky waters of the internet and it won’t be long before you stumble across a Hitler comparison. Apparently, that one person who wronged you or that political leader whose ideology differs from yours is fair game to be called “literally Hitler,” which tells us two interesting characteristics about our society: one, people do not know how to use the word literally, and two, they view Hitler as the epitome of evil. Why’s that. Obviously Hitler did terrible deeds, with his systematic murder of millions of people being by far the most notable, but let’s be frank, the people throwing around “literally Hitler” insults were not alive during the Holocaust....   [tags: hitler, collective tragedy, nazi]

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Incongruent Historical Films: Inglourious Basterds

- Often a film's worth goes beyond what it explicitly discusses, as a films' narrative's nuances and subtleties can communicate more value to the audience than what his clearly stated. This is especially pertinent in historically inaccurate films. Quentin Tarantino's latest two films, Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Django Unchained (2012), are set in a historical time period, but despite this background these are not history films. Both films are brimming with anachronisms and historical inaccuracies, as many similar films are....   [tags: quentin tarino, django unchained]

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Movie Review : Rear Window

- The Classical Hollywood Cinema was a period of time that roughly lasted from 1917-1960 where the production of film followed both visual and narrative style. These films follow the same structure with a beginning of the film with an opening shot, and then an event occurs that causes a problem which sets the characters in motion to work towards a goal which by the end has been resolved which the common route for a classical film is. This essay will analyse the components that construct the film Rear Window (1954) and why this classic Hollywood film appealed to the audience....   [tags: Classical Hollywood cinema]

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Reservoir Dogs

- 1. A cult film. It is a known fact that taste in movies is something that is different for every person. But that doesn’t mean people can’t agree on anything in this matter. Some films capture the hearts of many people all over the world, and are loved and remembered by all. These films deserve a place in history books. We refer to them as ‘Classics’. E.g. Citizen Kane, Casablanca, The Godfather … Of course not all films that are viewed by millions of people are classics. Some film producers like Jerry Bruckheimer are known to produce action-packed, hyped up, commercial films with low artistic value and make billions of dollars....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Domestic and Foreign Comedies

- Title g Domestic and Foreign Comedies The most successful movies worldwide are comedies. Comedies are able to bring together many cultures together and have them agree on one thing – and that it being entertained. In the United States, comedy developed from the early slapstick, into screwball comedies, to dark comedies and finally social satires. Foreign films take everyday societal problems, or quirks and makes them into brilliant comedic performances. The quirkier the characters, there will a more favorable response from the audience....   [tags: Entertainment ]

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Social Media and Success

- ... A real audience forces most students to reconsider how they word their ideas. To avoid looking illiterate, most students will consult their teacher or a grammar and usage book to make sure they are adhering to good grammar guidelines. By writing online students feel motivated to do their best. For example, George Mayo, a Maryland middle school 8th grade teacher, found this to be the case. According to Morgan,“Mayo remarked that the level of motivation in his class soared when his students found out that pupils as far away as China were participating.” Therefore, social media can writing by motivating students to do their best....   [tags: communication technology as a teaching tool]

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The Has Been And The Never Was

- The Has Been and The Never Was This is the story of two very different individuals who, up until a certain point, could have been called The Has Been and The Never Was. They are both successful actors who pursued slightly different paths to fame. When the two were cast together in the same movie, their performances were nothing short of spectacular. They proved to all of Hollywood that they were A-list, bankable Talent, and deserved the professional respect accorded to people of this caliber....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Two-Tiered System of Allusions

- In Hollywood today, most films can be categorized according to the genre system. There are action films, horror flicks, Westerns, comedies and the likes. On a broader scope, films are often separated into two categories: Hollywood films, and independent or foreign ‘art house’ films. Yet, this outlook, albeit superficial, was how many viewed films. Celebrity-packed blockbusters filled with action and drama, with the use of seamless top-of-the-line digital editing and special effects were considered ‘Hollywood films’....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Django '

- Django: Unchained Film poster advertisements are meant to attract an audience, but no one actually pays attention to every single detail that is on a poster. Every detail that is put on a poster could give an idea on what type of movie it is and who is the main character, but some movie posters fail to do so and could also convey the wrong idea. Django: Unchained was released in 2013 and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The top billed Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L....   [tags: Antagonist, Protagonist, False protagonist]

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Advertising Kill Bill

- Advertising Kill Bill Explosive entertainment any way you slice it. This is how the magazine ad for the movie Kill Bill starts off. In the advertisement they have different pictures from the movie of sword fighting and also characters in the film. Also the advertisement’s background is blood red. As soon as you look at it you can tell that this movie is an intense action film. The Kill Bill magazine advertisement accomplishes its purpose very well by its eight person sword fight picture, explosive entertainment, and catchy background....   [tags: Promotion Marketing Advertising]

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The Representation of Time and Space on the Clear Presentation of a Cause and Effect Narrative Structure

- In this essay through textual analysis I will be describing how the representation of time and space can either facilitate or hinder the clear presentation of a cause and effect narrative structure. Firstly, I would like to discuss the representation of time and space in the Tony Scott’s film True Romance (USA, 1993) written by Quentin Tarantino. The story of the film has a linear narrative structure. The events are presented in temporal order which facilitate the clear presentation of the cause and effect of the narrative structure....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Distinctive Storytelling Aspects of Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Rashomon’ (1950) and the Legacy of the ‘Rashomon Effect’

- Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 classic takes us through the story of a brutal rape of a woman and the murder of her samurai husband through differing versions of the events by four different witnesses. Kurosawa stages this through a trial-like setting in which the witnesses address you, the viewer, and give their interpretation of the events. This unique storytelling method has since coined the term ‘The Rashomon effect’. By definition, this is contradictory interpretations of the same event by different people....   [tags: Pulp Fiction, film, cinematography]

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Analysis of the Film The Power of A Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick

- A Clockwork Orange (1971) helped establish director Stanley Kubrick as one of the most innovative filmmakers of all time. For him film must be a work of art, and art exists for its own sake. The film has no goal beyond its own enjoyment. Given its subject matter—political corruption, hedonism, violence, and the elusiveness of moral certitudes—one might even go so far as to call A Clockwork Orange a nihilistic film in both form and content. This style of filmmaking would later heavily influence the “New Hollywood” directors....   [tags: vilet, message, director, filming]

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The Unchained : An Attempt At A Positive African Male Image

- Django Unchained: An Attempt at a Positive African Male Image Movies and television shows over the last few decades have portrayed African Americans primarily as the negative characters in films. Whether it is from them being portrayed as the enemy in films to the characters who lack education and manners, Africans, primarily serve as secondary characters in films. Django Unchained directed by Quentin Tarantino attempts at breaking this common hold on Africans as secondary character role players in films, by creating an African American lead role character named Django (Jamie Foxx)....   [tags: Black people, African American, African diaspora]

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Humans Are Genetically Predisposed to Behave a Certain Way

- Human behavior is a highly debated topic in the scientific community. While geneticists argue that an individual's innate qualities and genetic makeup cause individual differences in human behavior, psychologists believe that an individual's personal experiences or their environment causes those differences. This debate is known as “nature versus nurture,” and the two sides have evolved as more information has been found in genetic research. While there are still different ideas about how much effect genes and environment have on human behavior, there is a consensus that the two factors work together to influence or predict how a person is most likely to act....   [tags: behavioral science]

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Spike Lee’s Views about African American Identity in Bamboozled

- In Bamboozled (2000) Spike Lee examines the way that mainstream America treats black people, as well as the way it makes them treat one another. The characters in this movie stand for different perceptions of the African American identity, representing different images of blackness. Some of the characters reestablish the negative stereotypes that already exist about black people, while others are seen as straying too far from the typical black experience, because they believe that the difficult black experience is something to be ashamed of....   [tags: racism, success, stereotypes]

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The French New Wave And La Nouvelle Vague

- We often over look small particular visual and artistic choices made by directors in contemporary films today, but when analysing these decisions we can see that there is a definitive influence of style. For example the French New Wave or commonly known as La Nouvelle Vague, was created post world war II and although the main movement died out before the 70s, it still has an important place in the industry to this day. Its characteristics and techniques are unlike many seen before its time. The style motivated numerous directors throughout its wake as well as other cinema movements following its time in the spotlight....   [tags: French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard]

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Analyzing Danielle Harper’s ‘A Slice of Sleep’

- The great screenwriter and director Robert Bresson is quoted as saying “Make visible what, without you, might never have been seen.” This statement is incredibly true of Danielle Harper’s screenplay ‘A Slice of Sleep’. Harper has created a world full of colour that reads to be a world of bleak darkness as it can be joyfully bright and uplifting. The word ‘journey’ is much overused, but perfectly describes the contents of Harper’s script. The following discourse will be looking at how Harper has followed screenwriting conventions, such as the ‘where’, ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ and using popular screenwriting theorist texts such as Robert McKee’s ‘Story’ (1999) and Syd Field’s ‘The Definitive Gu...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Not All Movie Violence Is Created Equal

- People who love violence tend to be desensitized to acts of violence, but violent movies don 't necessarily promote violence. Furthermore, Noah Gittell in his article “Not All Movie Violence Is Created Equal”, which is written just one day after the tragedy in Newton unfold, affirm that real life violence “can’t be relegated to having a single cause, and if it can, that cause certainly isn’t a work of entertainment.” (Gittell). In his article, Noah Gittell assert that “the best work of entertainment are already having that [violence] debate” and “violent films stand out as examples of how fiction provides a safe space to examine violence and mankind’s inability to move past it”....   [tags: Film, Film theory, Film director, Evidence]

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The Food Guide Pyramid By Danielle Walker

- Danielle Walker was 7 years old in 1992 when the USDA released the Food Guide Pyramid, a supposed dietary guideline for Americans to know what to eat and in what proportions. At the bottom of this pyramid, the foundation of its structure, is a whopping 6-11 servings (per day) of bread, cereal, rice and pasta. This suggestion resulted in a drastic increase in the consumption of refined carbohydrates and literally turned the typical American diet around as far as it has ever been from historical human eating habits....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Wheat, Gluten-free diet]

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Stereotypes Of Stereotypes Within Hollywood Cinema

- Stereotypes within Hollywood Cinema Over the past 20 years Hollywood cinema have steadily maintained and produced cliché and stereotypical images of African Americans’. These clichés vary from African Americans’ being violent, simple minded, poor, and helpless. Through such films as Boyz in the Hood, A Time to Kill, Django Unchained, and Do the Right Thing accompanied by past discussions about the films. These stereotypes exists and have been maintained to present day. Boyz in the Hood, filmed in 1991 is an example of how African Americans are portrayed in a cliché fashion in film....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people, African American]

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The History Of The Slave Era

- The history of the slave era has been consistent throughout the past years whether it is told through textbooks or documentaries. Slavery through history is remembered as an era in which thousands of individuals were robbed from their freedom and treated with mass cruelty. History generally goes into depth on what slavery was and why it lasted for over two centuries, and the reason being is that African Americans were viewed as extremely profitable property, not as actual living human beings, “the sense of the humanity of these people were simply suppressed for the sake of gold” (“Africans in America” 1998)....   [tags: Slavery, American Civil War, Atlantic slave trade]

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The N Word By Emily Bernard

- What does it mean to say the “N-word” both it in its original form, or as the “N-word’, and what is the context for the impact which occurs when it leaves the mouths of blacks and or whites. I begin with a look at ‘Teaching the N-Word” by Emily Bernard, she is a 30 year old African American professor who teaches at University of Vermont which happens to be a predominantly white institution. She works alongside her husband, a white man, who is also a professor of African American History ; her brother writes for The Source and urges her students to think about the ways in which the “N-word” is used in pop culture....   [tags: African American, Black people, Nigger, Negro]

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Ancient Roman Society Vs. America

- A Comparison: America vs. Rome America has grown since its humble beginnings in such a way that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness. Actually though, the original quote was by Titus Livius, a Roman historian who died around 15 A.D, and he said “Rome has grown since its humble beginnings in such a way that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.” Like Rome, America has become overwhelmed by its own greatness. We Americans now shake our heads in disgust at the antics of Miley Cyrus… we question the works of Tarantino and we criticize the values of our country’s leaders, but we do not seem to fully understand the gravity of the state of our society and government....   [tags: greatness, inefficiency and corruption]

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Culture Of Education And Education

- Culture of Education Over the past fifty or sixty years the institution of education and the roles of students and their teachers have evolved. The turn of the century has brought on new and innovative ways to learn at warp speed, and at the forefront of this educational enterprise is technology. Technology in the last twenty years has shaped how we see the world and education. While some educators are not so sure the consequences of this new era are beneficial, others are promoting to grab technology by the horns and embrace it....   [tags: Education, Learning, 20th century]

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The Emergence Of Digital Technology

- Postmodernism The emergence of digital technologies coincides with the rise of postmodernist films, videos, and audio art. Postmodernism literally means “after” or “beyond” modernism. Whereas modernist art emphasizes the individual artist’s self-expression and the purity of artistic form, postmodernist art is anything but pure. Postmodern approaches to production could feature the following: Intertextuality: Postmodernism often considered intertextual, which means it features a collage or grab bag of past styles and techniques, rather than a pure or simple form....   [tags: Modernism, Postmodernism, Art, Jean Baudrillard]

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The Tower District Skull Man

- Tower District Skull Man Let me just start off by saying, this is a true story, it really happened. This whole ordeal took place a couple of days before Halloween. I was fourteen turning fifteen in December. When I was that age, I used to go to my cousin’s house a lot on weekends. My cousin’s, Jackie and Eric, were only about seventeen and eighteen at the time. Eric being eighteen and Jackie being seventeen. Hanging out with them usually meant relaxing, playing Oblivion, watching Tarantino and Kubrick flicks, eating out, it was great, but until that day, I had never met any of their friends from high school....   [tags: Odor, Olfaction, Tower Theatre]

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Director Presentation : Tim Burton

- Director Presentation: Tim Burton Almost every director has a "trademark" style, for example Quentin Tarantino is known for his "non-linear storylines" or Martin Scorsese, who is known for his "slow motion "shots. Tim Burton also ranks among this list since he is known for his “Gothicism,” making him unique from other directors. In order to express his “Gothicism” style, he uses two common features in all of his films: camera movements and lighting techniques. With those simple techniques, he makes an astonishing, out-of-the-world films that viewers adore to watch....   [tags: Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Film]

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