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Tarantino - Virgin Film (Virgin Film Series) Paperback – 5 Jul 2007


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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books (5 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753512734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753512739
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,578,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'A highly useful guide... They read the films with a restrained intelligence that occasionally lights up with comedy' Guardian (Tim Burton) 'The ultimate word on the weird and wonderful world of Burton' Film Review (Tim Burton) 'A dizzying collation of facts, figures, trivia and opinion, Lucas's movie empire is mapped from every angle with lightsaber precision... Great for dipping into, this looks set to become the definitive information source for this "mogul, mythmaker and one-man brand".' Film Review (George Lucas)" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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THE MAN WHO MAKES MAKING MOVIES COOL

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leroy Ethnic on 17 July 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is vital in getting to know Tarantino the writer and director. Jim Smith covers all of Tarantino's major films that he wrote, even the ones he didn't direct himself. The book is filled with detailed information about each film as well as information about side projects and any other Tarantino-related facts. It really is a great read especially if you're a huge fan of Tarantino and if you're generally interested in Film and the Media. The book is written in a way that it deconstructs some scenes (make sure you've seen the film before reading about it due to spoilers!) where the author gives his own opinions and connotations about what the film presents to the audience. The use of his own ideas creates a feeling that the book is just one long essay by a Media Studies & Film enthusiast and provides a lot of helpful insight that would be particualarly useful to Film students. I borrowed this book from the library but would definitely buy it in the near future!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sebastian Haselbeck on 6 April 2006
Format: Paperback
"One of the very best books about Tarantino's movies to day, Smith manages to both analyze his movies from a point of view noone else before him has done, and take a look at the man's work in a numer of contexts that matter to his fans. Well-written, full of insight and not too short, this book might very well make it to the top of must-read Tarantino books." - Sebastian H.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Like A Virgin 12 Nov 2005
By Dustin J. G. Griffin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Virgin film continues to be the best information one can aquire when interested in a filmmaker. Tarantino may only have released four films as director to date, but he has been a great presence in the film world for many moons.

This book covers everything Tarantino has touched or been a part of in movies. From his own four films, to screenplays directed by others (True Romance, Natural Born Killers, From Dusk Till Dawn), to movies he has acted in (Destiny Turns On The Radio, Dusk again, ect.) and more. It also includes some information on unfinished scripts and projects he's thinking of directing next.

Quentin Tarantino is a major presence in Hollywood and a brilliant young filmmaker, I have read every other book there is to read about him and this is by far the most detailed, complete and easy to read account of his life and career thus far!

Kudos to Virgin Film.

Other great virgin film guides: The Complete Hitchcock, The Complete Scorsese, The Complete Coppola, Tim Burton, The Coen Brothers, Animated Films, Comic Book Films, Gangster Films, Film Noir and Horror Films.
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One of the very best 6 April 2006
By Sebastian Haselbeck - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
One of the very best books about Tarantino's movies to day, Smith manages to both analyze his movies from a point of view noone else before him has done, and take a look at the man's work in a numer of contexts that matter to his fans. Well-written, full of insight and not too short, this book might very well make it to the top of must-read Tarantino books. (www.tarantino.info)
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