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Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino

Tweet    Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino Django contains the many strengths and several weaknesses of Quentin Tarantino. As with all his best movies, he takes a well-established generic form, here the Western, and develops its elements to farce; to absurdity; even finally to destruction. With scabrous dialogue, scandalous amorality and an almost childish determination […]

Tarantino – enfant – terrible: but no longer both.

Tweet Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino The penny finally dropped: Quentin Tarantino simply has no imagination. He can’t create characters so he borrows bits from characters in films he’s seen. He can’t create a believable setting or narrative, so he echoes, parodies, de-constructs those of others. He is either passive or unaffected by reality or […]

Kill Bill (1) – dressed to kill, well Uma is anyway

Tweet Kill Bill (1) – Quentin Tarantino Kill Bill (1) is like an expensive, super-cool, shiny, intriguing executive toy. Everyone admires and is impressed by its cleverness and design. It is amusing, diverting, conversation stopping – and totally pointless. Its only function is to be what it is. It has no purpose, or value. It […]