With a directorial filmography that only has 8 feature films, Quentin Tarantino has made an indelible mark on the cinematic landscape and has solidified his spot in cinematic history. We explore why.
Ever since his bold and brilliant 1992 feature film, “Reservoir Dogs”, Quentin Tarantino has been an undeniable force in cinema. From his encyclopedic knowledge of film history, to his bold imagery, to his captivating dialog, to his iconic characters, and of course, his controversial rhetoric, every Tarantino film release is an event.
Today we continue our “Filmmakers with Style” series by looking at the work of the “filmmaker’s filmmaker.” And in true Tarantino form, this episode is 1) long (our longest “regular” episode to date) and 2) “Volume 1”. In this volume we look at Tarantino the auteur. In volume II we’ll look at Tarantino the provocateur.
In this 8-chapter episode, we’ll explore such themes as:
- The meta element of Tarantino’s dialog as a metaphor for Tarantino himself as filmmaker
- His use of music how the music is itself a “character”
- How, despite the fact he borrows so heavily from other classic or obscure films, he’s still able to make it his own
- And so much more
Stay tuned past the credits for a special bonus segment as well.
In this episode we hear from:
- Music video director Isaac Deitz
- Show regular Brandon McCormick of Whitestone Motion Pictures
- Movie and entertainment journalists David Griffin (of Collider TV Talk) and Clarke Wolfe (frequent Collider Movie Talk co-host)
- Adorama’s “Through the Lens” director Sal D’alia
- Kevin Shahinian of Pacific Pictures
- Filmmaker and Thunderdome filmmaker, Jonn Gabriel
- Director and Shot Lister and Script Speaker creator Zach Lipovsky, and
- Hurlbut Visuals CEO Lydia Hurlbut
- Director and CEO of Cut.com, Mike Gaston
- Jeff Barry, director of “Occupy, Texas“
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Music in this Episode
In order of appearance (excluding music heard in the movie clips used), the music in this episode includes:
- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang by Blue Stahli. Courtesy of Song Freedom. All rights reserved.
- I Got One Thing by Cullah. CC BY-SA
- Winter Mvt 1 Allegro non molto by John Harrison
- Wander and Ramble by Cullah. CC BY-SA
- Western Firefight 2 by Cullah. CC BY-SA
- Lights in Jars by Dream City Orchestra. Courtesy of Song Freedom. All rights reserved.
- Beast Mode by CuzOH. CC BY
- Break the Sun by Cullah. CC BY-SA
- Spaghetti Western by Stick Figure. CC BY
- Old Western Firefight by Cullah. CC BY-SA
- Direct to Video by Chris Zabriskie. CC BY
- My Dignity by Cullah. CC BY-SA
- The Final Days of the Space Cowboys by Various Artists. CC BY SA
- Drums of War to Drums of Peace by Cullah. CC BY-SA