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Quentin Tarantino: The Cinema of Cool by Jeff Dawson

From The Quentin Tarantino Archives

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  • Author: Jeff Dawson
  • Date: 1997
  • Publisher: Applause Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • 125 pages
  • ISBN: 1557832277

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Short review:

  • A nicely written in depth book about the beginning of Quentins career as a writer/director. It has some interesting interviews with several of the actors and protegees of Tarantino's including: Lawrence Bender, Harvey Keitel, John Travolta, Tim Roth and Samuel L. Jackson. Dawson follows Tarantino's career as he begins his reign as the "pop culture auteur" with Reservoir Dogs and he also finds out just who and what influenced Tarantino to become a director. The book also gets into Tarantino's reaction to the Natural Born Killers-Oliver Stone debacle. This book may not be the best of Tarantino's biographies, but it does lend a helping hand to new fans of Tarantino and people who might want to know whats brewing inside the mind of QT. Theres some nice photos in both color AND black n white. And for hardcore QT fans theres even some dialogue outtakes from Pulp Fiction and reveals plot twists to True Romance that never made it to the screen. (review by Pete Roberts)

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