How to Analyze the Films of Quentin Tarantino

How to Analyze the Films of Quentin Tarantino

by Mary K. Pratt

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Have you ever watched a film and wondered if it had a deeper meaning? Quentin Tarantino's films have entertained and shocked audiences around the world. By using critical theory, you might find intriguing new ideas in Tarantino's filming techniques and plotlines. Critical theory allows viewers to examine the influences behind a creation as well as the impacts of that creation. Consider how others have critiqued Quentin Tarantino's work. You may discover an entirely fresh view of film-your own.

Essential Critiques introduces readers to critical theory and its application. By discussing and analyzing the art of pop culture icons in theater, literature, film, art, and music, this unique series guides students through the process of thinking critically, creating a thesis, and supporting their arguments. A brief biography of each artist pairs with summaries of his or her works, allowing readers to examine and apply New Criticism, feminist theory, reader response, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616135294
Publisher: Abdo Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Essential Critiques Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Critiques 6

Chapter 2 A Closer Look at Quentin Tarantino 13

Chapter 3 An Overview of Reservoir Dogs 19

Chapter 4 How to Apply Gender Criticism to Reservoir Dogs 27

Chapter 5 An Overview of Pulp Fiction 37

Chapter 6 How to Apply New Criticism to Pulp Fiction 45

Chapter 7 An Overview of Jackie Brown 57

Chapter 8 How to Apply Historical Criticism to Jackie Brown 65

Chapter 9 An Overview of Kill Bill: Volume I and Kill Bill: Volume 2 77

Chapter 10 How to Apply Feminist Criticism to Kill Bill: Volume I and Kill Bill: Volume 2 87

You Critique It 96

Timeline 98

Glossary 100

Bibliography of Works and Criticism 102

Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 109

About the Author 112

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