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Quentin Tarantino in Black and White

Sean Tierney

in Critical Rhetorics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762226
eISBN:
9780814765296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762226.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines strategies of whiteness in the discourse of the popular film producer and director Quentin Tarantino. Quentin Tarantino's public rhetoric about issues of blackness as well as ... More


Postmodern Slave Narratives: Anachronism and Disorientation

Paul Giles

in The Planetary Clock: Antipodean Time and Spherical Postmodern Fictions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198857723
eISBN:
9780191890352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857723.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter considers the representation of time in postmodern slave narratives. It argues they work through a style of black humour within which the politics of slavery are mediated in complex and ... More


Hollywood’s Sino-Chic: Kung Fu Parody, Mimicry, and Play in Cross-Cultural Citationality

Kenneth Chan

in Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090552
eISBN:
9789882207356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the emergence of Kung fu Sino-chic through Hollywood's appropriation of Chinese action cinema. It first looks at how Jackie Chan works the global/local conjuncture by balancing ... More


Visuality, Violence and the Return of the Middle Ages: Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds as an Adaptation of the Nibelungen Story

Bettina Bildhauer

in The Middle Ages in the Modern World: Twenty-first century perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266144
eISBN:
9780191860027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266144.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter argues for the first time that Quentin Tarantino based his film Inglourious Basterds in part on the medieval tale of the Nibelungs, as mediated chiefly through Fritz Lang’s Nibelungen. ... More


Quentin Tarantino: Poetics and Politics of Cinematic Metafiction

David Roche

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819161
eISBN:
9781496819208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819161.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

An in-depth study of all Tarantino’s feature films to date (from Reservoir Dogs to The Hateful Eight), Quentin Tarantino: A Poetics and Politics of Cinematic Metafiction argues that, far from ... More


Corbucci Unchained: Miike, Tarantino and the Postmodern Discursivity of Exploitation Cinema

Mikel J. Koven

in Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads: Studies in Relocation, Transition and Appropriation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695454
eISBN:
9781474421942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695454.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores both Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and Miike Takashi's Sukiyaki Western Django (2007) as they reference the Spaghetti Westerns, specifically the films of Sergio Corbucci. ... More


‘Gettin’ Dirty’: Tarantino’s Vengeful Justice, the Marked Viewer and Post-9/11 America

Andrew Schopp

in American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474413817
eISBN:
9781474430456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413817.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Andrew Schopp argues that the representation of morality and history in Inglorious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012) and The Hateful Eight (2015) is a particularly complicated and distinctly ... More


The Sword and the Chrysanthemum

Grace E. Lavery

in Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691183626
eISBN:
9780691189963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183626.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter argues that representations of the Japanese sword exhibit that distinctively feminized type of exquisite aesthetics. Feminized, because although Victorians were already interested in ... More


Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Dean DeFino

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167390
eISBN:
9780231850544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167390.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book looks at the production and critical reception of Russ Meyer's film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965). It places the film within the cultural history of the 1960s, looks at its ... More


Temporality after the End of Time in Pulp Fiction

Todd McGowan

in Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669950
eISBN:
9781452947099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669950.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Quentin Tarantino’s claims that the history of cinema failed to recognize the potential of cinema’s relationship with time. He attempted to resolve the failure through Pulp ... More


“The Storm, the Whirlwind, and the Earthquake”: Slavery and the Satiric Impulse

Danielle Fuentes Morgan

in Laughing to Keep From Dying: African American Satire in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043390
eISBN:
9780252052279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043390.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter addresses the use of satire as a survival technique during slavery and the infatuation in the twenty-first century with the imagery and ideology of slavery. The image of the slave ... More


Stunt Fights

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Action is no longer the exclusive terrain of stuntmen, but the character of a fight changes when it involves women. Fighting stuntwomen highlighted in this chapter include wushu stylist Ming Qiu, ... More


Car Stunts

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Women in the early 1900s had been famous for stunt driving in the silent movies, but they were rarely hired for car work again until the 1970s. Descriptions in this chapter include: jumping a car ... More


Non-Linear Narrative

Bruce Lsaacs

in New Punk Cinema

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620340
eISBN:
9780748671052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620340.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter begins with a discussion of features common to the studio film. It suggests that locating the impetus for new punk cinema, particularly in terms of narrative experimentation, requires a ... More


Woo’s Inheritors: The Killer as Influence

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Killer and other Hong Kong films directed by John Woo are frequently cited as important inspirations for certain filmmakers from the West. Quentin Tarantino heads this list, but among those ... More


Conclusion: The D Is Silent

Michael K. Johnson

in Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039287
eISBN:
9781626740013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039287.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks back at the African American western through the lens of Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino’s homage to the blaxploitation film and the spaghetti western. In its “deliberate ... More


The Terror of the Unforeseen

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses films and novels that underscore what traditional historiographic narratives and historical novels often undermine: the role of choice, action, and human agency. These include ... More


The Audiovisual Turn and Post-Classical Cinema

Carol Vernallis

in Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Have the techniques and technologies of the digital era so transformed cinema that they have changed the nature of viewers’ experiences? This chapter considers brief segments from a variety of films ... More


Affirmative Postmodernisms

Catherine Constable

in Postmodernism and Film: Rethinking Hollywood's Aesthestics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231174558
eISBN:
9780231850834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174558.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter three focuses on affirmative theorists, particularly Linda Hutcheon, charting the ways in which they provide the means to conceptualise nuanced and positive variants of postmodern aesthetics. ... More


‘It’s not dead yet!’

Jez Conolly

in The Thing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733773
eISBN:
9781800342132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733773.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter talks about the initial reception of the film and its rise to cultdom. It discusses how a film that gets prematurely dismissed as bad is able to rise above by gaining some high profile ... More


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