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Quentin Tarantino: The Man, the Myths and the Movies Hardcover – 30 Apr 2007
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"Dedicated fans will no doubt find the account of the rising star's career worthwhile." "Library Journal""
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Quentin Tarantino has rapidly emerged as the voice of his generation and a leading icon of popular youth culture. His uniquely stylish films, with their designer violence, exuberant black humour and rapid-fire, tough-guy dialogue, have won him worldwide critical acclaim and rock star status. Tarantino is walking, talking, Oscar-winning proof that you can break the rules and still triumph over Hollywood. This roller coaster ride through Quentin Tarantino's life and work is based on over 100 in-depth interviews with friends, colleagues and family and was written with the invaluable support of Quentin's mother, Connie. Perceptive and compelling, Quentin Tarantino: Shooting From The Hip penetrates the eccentric world of Hollywood's hottest movie director. It is essential reading for everyone wanting to understand Tarantino the man, and the phenomenon. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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I found the little nuances the author includes in this book very insightful, such as Tarantino's fears and frustrations when he was in jail; getting respect while making a movie with big Hollywood stars; or even when he was being criticized by reporters for the violence in Reservoir Dogs. The style in which the author wrote the book, I felt as though I was personally experiencing what the filmmaker was going through. Now, thanks to the book, I am watching several films that influenced Tarantino. Highly recommended!
Luis Aponte, author and film director of "Death of a Gas Guzzler"