Tarantino: A Retrospective

Revised and Expanded Edition

Written By: Tom Shone
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1963, Quentin Tarantino spent many Saturday evenings during his childhood accompanying his mother to the movies, nourishing a love of film that was, over the course of his life, to become all-consuming. The script for his first movie took him four years to complete: My Best Friend’s Birthday, a seventy-minute film in which he both acted and directed. The script for his second film, Reservoir Dogs (1992), took him just under four weeks to complete. When it debuted, he was immediately hailed as one of the most exciting new directors in the industry.

Known for his highly cinematic visual style, out-of-sequence storytelling, and grandiose violence, Tarantino’s films have provoked both praise and criticism over the course of his career. They’ve also won him a host of awards—including Oscars, Golden Globes, and BAFTA awards—usually for his original screenplays. His oeuvre includes the cult classic Pulp Fiction, bloody revenge saga Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, and historical epics Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, and Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood.

Featuring an all-new chapter on the director’s latest award-winning film Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood, this stunning retrospective catalogs each of Quentin Tarantino’s movies in fascinating detail. The book is a tribute to a unique directing and writing talent, celebrating an uncompromising, passionate director’s enthralling career at the heart of cult filmmaking.
Format: PLC
Publication Date: 9/7/2021
ISBN: 9781647225131
Pages: 272
Trim Size: 9.75 x 12.75 x 1.1000000000000001

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Tom Shone, Author: Tom Shone was the Sunday Times film critic from 1994 to 1999. He is the author of Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer, In the Rooms, Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective, Woody Allen: A Retrospective, and The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan. He teaches film history and criticism at New York University.