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VIDEO ESSAY: ON THE Q.T., CHAPTER 4: KILL BILL: The Female Archetype vs. The Goddess

Withhold information, then release it. Set up expectations, then subvert them. Tease, then gratify. This is how you construct an epic. This is how Quentin Tarantino, block by block, builds up "Kill Bill."
  • By Nelson Carvajal and Andreas Stoehr
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  • January 4, 2013 8:30 AM
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Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED and the Many Spike Lees

Through "Inglourious Basterds" and "Django," Tarantino states that all power that dehumanizes an Other is bloody and treacherous, and that when it's performed in our name, we should know exactly what it looks like and anticipate tasting similar treachery in retaliation.
  • By Steven Boone
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  • December 28, 2012 8:30 AM
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ON THE Q.T., CHAPTER 3: JACKIE BROWN: Quentin and Pam's Big Score

Things don’t look good for Beaumont Livingston. His self-proclaimed benefactor, Ordell Robbie, has just posted $10,000 to bail bondsman Max Cherry in exchange for Beaumont’s release.
  • By Odie Henderson and Jason Bellamy
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  • December 17, 2012 8:30 AM
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On the QT, Chapter 3: THE MAN FROM HOLLYWOOD: The Pastiche Pique

Quentin Tarantino is pretty much the quintessential film-school darling, the sort of filmmaker whose work appeals most strongly to those in high school or college—but, to paraphrase Diane Keaton in "Manhattan," you absolutely grow out of it. Or you mostly do, anyway.
  • By Calum Marsh
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  • November 2, 2012 8:15 AM
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VIDEO ESSAY: ON THE Q.T.: Chapter 2: PULP FICTION (The Cool)

Quentin Tarantino’s films treat talk as action; torrents of words spill out of his characters' mouths, defining and redefining them, in their own eyes and in the eyes of the world.
  • By Peter Labuza and Matt Zoller Seitz
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  • October 19, 2012 11:14 AM
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VIDEO ESSAY: ON THE QT # 1: RESERVOIR DOGS

Press Play launches its new director series "On the Q.T.," about Quentin Tarantino, with a look at his debut "Reservoir Dogs" (1992). Although it earned plenty of acclaim, the film also sparked two kinds of controversy.
  • By Aaron Aradillas, Matt Zoller Seitz & Ken Cancelosi
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  • June 20, 2012 8:58 AM
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VERTIGOED: INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

Vertigoed: "Inglourious Basterds" from Brandon Brown on Vimeo.
  • By Brandon Brown
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  • May 1, 2011 12:11 AM
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