Quentin Tarantino

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Name: Quentin Tarantino
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Occupation: Director, screenwriter, actor, producer
Medium: Film
Works: Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Grindhouse, The Hateful Eight, Jackie Brown, Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds
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Fan Website(s): The Quentin Tarantino Archives
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Biography

Quentin Tarantino is an American two-time Oscar-winning director, screenwriter, actor and producer best known for his films Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill.

He was also credited as the "Presenter" of The Man With the Iron Fists.


Fannish Subject Matter

He is a pop culture fanatic, and his films celebrate genres by incorporating every reference he can find.

  • Kill Bill= Martial Arts Movies
  • Death Proof (his half of Grindhouse)= Car chase movies
  • Jackie Brown= Blaxploitation

Tarantino and Race

Jackie Brown was Tarantino's ode to Blaxploitation films. Jackie Burke, the heroine of the original novel, is white. Tarantino changed her name and race specifically for Grier, the queen of 1970s Blaxploitation.

Tarantino has been questioned for his use of the n-word in his films.

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