Quentin Tarantino

This is for Sean. May be of interest to others.

One of the most recognisable pop cultural icons of the 90’s, Quentin Tarantino has established himself as a true film auteur with a respected philosophy that places the finished project high above the paycheck. Quoted, mocked and copied to death by almost every media outlet (including “The Simpsons”) over the fifteen years, no one knows how to operate a Xerox machine better than Quentin. Criticized for allegedly stealing word-for-word material and shot-by-shot filmmaking from some of the best in the business, the self-proclaimed film geek certainly knows his movies and doesn’t mind paying homage to them at all with collage-like films reminiscent of a football highlight reel displaying the best plays in the sport. Whether his actions truly do warrant a slap on the hand from the film gods, no man, critic or demon can deny his talent for developing a script filled with shady characters and slick dialogue that the audience can somehow still respect.

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