Reservoir Dogs

The story of a heist gone wrong, "Reservoir Dogs" weaves a taut and menacing path laced with bursts of absurd and unexpected humor. Tarantino won accolades around the world and earned a devoted following with his directorial debut.

Author: Quentin Tarantino

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802136850

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 113

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Quentin Tarantino's films have single-handedly revived and redefined American noir, bringing to Hollywood a new energy, irony, and cool. Tarantino has won awards and accolades around the world, earned a devoted following among critics, actors, and audiences, and paved the way for a new generation of young filmmakers. Tarantino's directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs, hit the screen with a freshness and brutal edge that left critics and audiences stunned. The story of a heist gone wrong, the film weaves a taut and menacing path, laced with bursts of absurd and unexpected humor, as an eccentric cast of urban outlaws attempts to identify the rat in their midst. The film established the groundbreaking aesthetic -- smart-ass, hard-edged, and ultravoilent -- that made Tarantino one of the most sought-after directors in the nation. As Newsweek wrote, "Reservoir Dogs leaves little doubt that you are in the presence of major league talent."

Reservoir Dogs

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Quentin Tarantino

Reservoir Dogs 1 Quentin Tarantino: The Cinema of Cool, Jeff Dawson,
Applause, 1995. 2 Quentin Tarantino: The Man and His Movies, Jami Bernard,
Harper Perennial, 1995. 3 Quentin Tarantino: The Cinema of Cool, Jeff Dawson,
Applause, ...

Author: Ian Nathan

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9781781317754

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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Get an intimate look at the cult filmmaker of our generation. Packaged in a handsome slipcase and loaded with stunning pictures from the Kobal archives, this biography explores the genesis of Tarantino's unique directorial style and provides insight into his inspirations and his frequent collaborations with favored actors. An 8-page foldout timeline presents Tarantino’s entire filmography in the heart of the book. Through in-depth and informative text written by renowned film journalist Ian Nathan, this book examines the entirety of Tarantino's work, including his early writing on screenplays such as True Romance and Natural Born Killers, his break-out directorial debut Reservoir Dogs and the career-defining Pulp Fiction, as well as his later iconic films, such as Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained. You'll also go behind the scenes of Tarantino's latest epic, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. As you make your way through Tarantino's incredible career, discover what inspired him, his working methods, and the breadth of his talent. With a visually arresting design that mimics Tarantino's approach to film-making and chapters organized by film, the pages are brimming with images taken on set and behind the scenes. This is the ultimate celebration for any Tarantino fan.

Reservoir Dogs

Eight men eat breakfast at a Los Angeles diner before carrying out a diamond heist.

Author: Conny Schwerdtfeger


ISBN: 9798634512563


Page: 84

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Eight men eat breakfast at a Los Angeles diner before carrying out a diamond heist. Led by Joe Cabot and his son and underboss "Nice Guy" Eddie Cabot, all other criminals use aliases: Mr. Brown, Mr. White, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Orange and Mr. Pink. After discussing the Madonna song "Like a Virgin" and arguing over Pink's habit of not tipping, the group leaves the diner to perform the heist. After the heist, White flees with Orange, who was shot in the stomach by an armed woman during the escape and is bleeding severely in the back of the getaway car. At one of Joe's warehouses, White and Orange rendezvous with Pink, who believes that the job was a setup, and that the police were waiting for them. White informs him that Brown is dead, Blue and Blonde are missing, and Blonde murdered several civilians during the heist; White is furious that Joe, his old friend, would employ a "psychopath" like Blonde. Pink has hidden the diamonds nearby. He argues with White over whether or not they should get medical attention for Orange, and the pair end up having a fight and draw guns at each other. They stand down when Blonde arrives with a kidnapped policeman, Marvin Nash. Sometime earlier, Blonde meets with the Cabots, having completed a four-year jail sentence. To reward him for not having given Joe's name to the authorities for a lighter sentence, they offer him a no-show job. Blonde insists that he wants to get back to "real work," and they recruit him for the heist. In the present, White and Pink beat Nash for information. Eddie arrives and orders them to retrieve the stashed diamonds and ditch the getaway vehicles, leaving Blonde in charge of Nash and Orange. Whilst dancing to Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle with You", Blonde tortures Nash before cutting off his right ear with a straight razor. Blonde then retrieves a gasoline can from his car, and is about to set Nash on fire, but Orange suddenly wakes up and shoots Blonde to death, saving Nash's life. Orange then reveals to Nash that he is an undercover police officer and the police will arrive shortly. Earlier, Orange � real name Freddy Newandyke � uses an elaborate tale of drug delivery to gain acceptance into the gang. Shortly thereafter, White becomes friends with Orange. Back in the present, Eddie, Pink, and White return, Orange tries to convince them that Blonde planned to kill them all and steal the diamonds for himself. Eddie impulsively kills Nash and accuses Orange of lying, as Blonde was a longtime friend of his father. Joe then arrives with news that the police have killed Blue. He is about to execute Orange, whom he suspects is the traitor behind the setup, but White intervenes and holds Joe at gunpoint, insisting that White does not believe Orange is responsible. Eddie promptly aims at White, creating a Mexican standoff. All three fire; both Cabots are killed, and White and Orange are hit. Pink, the only uninjured person, takes the diamonds and flees. As White cradles the dying Orange in his arms, Orange confesses that he is an undercover officer; White sobs in betrayal and reluctantly presses his gun to Orange's head. In the background, Pink is heard being arrested, as the police storm the warehouse and order White to drop his gun. Gunshots sound and White collapses.

The New brutality Film

Reservoir. Dogs. and. 'American. Africanism'. The aesthetic shifts of the new-
brutality film only begin to make sense in the ... This chapter will focus on
Reservoir Dogs, as this film, along with Pulp Fiction, was the catalyst for the way
that the ...

Author: Paul Gormley

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841501192

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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The 1990s saw the emergence of a new kind of American cinema, which this book calls the “new-brutality film.” Violence and race have been at the heart of Hollywood cinema since its birth, but the new-brutality film was the first kind of popular American cinema to begin making this relationship explicit. The rise of this cinema coincided with the rebirth of a long-neglected strand of film theory, which seeks to unravel the complex relations of affect between the screen and the viewer. This book analyses and connects both of these developments, arguing that films like Falling Down, Reservoir Dogs, Se7en, and Strange Days sought to reanimate the affective impact of white Hollywood cinema by miming the power of African-American and particularly hip-hop culture. The book uses several films as case-studies to chart these developments: • Falling Down both appropriates of the political black rage of the ‘hood film and is a transition point between the white postmodern blockbuster and the new-brutality film. • Gangsta films like Boyz N the Hood and Menace II Society provided the inspiration for much of the new-brutality film’s mimesis of African-American culture • The films of Quentin Tarantino (including Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction) are new-brutality films that attempt to reanimate the affective power of Hollywood cinema. • Se7en, Strange Days, Fight Club,and The Matrix trilogy signify both the development and the demise of the new-brutality film. This book charts and analyses an important period of Hollywood cinema as well as engaging with key contemporary thinkers (Deleuze, Jameson, Zizek and Benjamin) in a strikingly innovative fashion. The work will appeal to dedicated film scholars, critical theorists and readers with a general interest in film.

Quintessential Tarantino

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Du Pulp : Tarantino ' s trail of bread crumbs leads to the French New Wave , p .

Author: Edwin Page

Publisher: Marion Boyars

ISBN: UOM:39015063682580

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

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A director who from the start displayed the marks of a longtime virtuoso of the genre.

Quentin Tarantino

QUESTION : Why are there no women in Reservoir Dogs ?? TARANTINO : It's
because in the structure of the film , in the time in which I'm telling the story ,
women just don't present themselves . It's like , how are women going to end up
on the ...

Author: Quentin Tarantino

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578060516

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 215

View: 337


Not since Martin Scorsese in the mid-1970s has a young American filmmaker made such an instant impact on international cinema as Quentin Tarantino, whose PULP FICTION won the Cannes Film Festival's Grand Prix Award. A manic talker, Tarantino obsesses about American pop culture and his favorite movies and movie makers.

The Philosophy of Neo Noir

Reservoir. Dogs. Redemption. in. a. Postmodern. World. Mark. T. Conard. Mr.
Pink: Did you kill anybody? Mr. White: A few cops. Mr. Pink: No real people? Mr.
White: Just cops. —Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, 1992) Reservoir Dogs (1992),
Pulp ...

Author: Mark Conard

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813172309

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 222

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Film noir is a classic genre characterized by visual elements such as tilted camera angles, skewed scene compositions, and an interplay between darkness and light. Common motifs include crime and punishment, the upheaval of traditional moral values, and a pessimistic stance on the meaning of life and on the place of humankind in the universe. Spanning the 1940s and 1950s, the classic film noir era saw the release of many of Hollywood’s best-loved studies of shady characters and shadowy underworlds, including Double Indemnity, The Big Sleep, Touch of Evil, and The Maltese Falcon. Neo-noir is a somewhat loosely defined genre of films produced after the classic noir era that display the visual or thematic hallmarks of the noir sensibility. The essays collected in The Philosophy of Neo-Noir explore the philosophical implications of neo-noir touchstones such as Blade Runner, Chinatown, Reservoir Dogs, Memento, and the films of the Coen brothers. Through the lens of philosophy, Mark T. Conard and the contributors examine previously obscure layers of meaning in these challenging films. The contributors also consider these neo-noir films as a means of addressing philosophical questions about guilt, redemption, the essence of human nature, and problems of knowledge, memory and identity. In the neo-noir universe, the lines between right and wrong and good and evil are blurred, and the detective and the criminal frequently mirror each other’s most debilitating personality traits. The neo-noir detective—more antihero than hero—is frequently a morally compromised and spiritually shaken individual whose pursuit of a criminal masks the search for lost or unattainable aspects of the self. Conard argues that the films discussed in The Philosophy of Neo-Noir convey ambiguity, disillusionment, and disorientation more effectively than even the most iconic films of the classic noir era. Able to self-consciously draw upon noir conventions and simultaneously subvert them, neo-noir directors push beyond the earlier genre’s limitations and open new paths of cinematic and philosophical exploration.

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Author: F. Darari

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781643680354

Category: Computers

Page: 192

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The increasing amount of structured data available on the Web is laying the foundations for a global-scale knowledge base. But the ever increasing amount of Semantic Web data gives rise to the question – how complete is that data? Though data on the Semantic Web is generally incomplete, some may indeed be complete. In this book, the author deals with how to manage and consume completeness information about Semantic Web data. In particular, the book explores how completeness information can guarantee the completeness of query answering. Optimization techniques for completeness reasoning and the conducting of experimental evaluations are provided to show the feasibility of the approaches, as well as a technique for checking the soundness of queries with negation via reduction to query completeness checking. Other topics covered include completeness information with timestamps, and two demonstrators – CORNER and COOL-WD – are provided to show how a completeness framework can be realized. Finally, the book investigates an automated method to generate completeness statements from text on the Web. The book will be of interest to anyone whose work involves dealing with Web-data completeness.

Tarantino A to Zed

Jodie / Jody Jodie is a police computer operator in the original script of Reservoir
Dogs , and Jody is Lance ' s body - pierced wife in Pulp Fiction . Joe Nice Guy
Eddie ' s father in Reservoir Dogs , and Raquel ' s father in sequences ultimately

Author: Alan Barnes

Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015040723374

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

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Taking a look at the life and various influences of Quentin Tarantino, this book includes background information on all his actual and rumoured film assignments, the unfinished early films, producer credits and script-doctoring jobs. It also includes entries on Tarantino's leading players such as Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Dennis Hopper and Bruce Willis, and examines the soundtracks to the films.

High Fidelity

( She could have slept with him twenty times since then , but you know what I
mean . ) And even if she hasn ' t , she was definitely threatening to . What does “
yet ” mean , after all ? “ I haven ' t seen Reservoir Dogs yet . ” What does that
mean ?

Author: Nick Hornby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1573225517

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

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Follows the love affairs and belated growing up of a "Generation X" pop music fanatic and record store owner

Race on the QT

Reservoir Dogs is a hybrid articulation of this growing gangster aesthetic with its
hyperbolic narratives of violence and unabashed masculine posturing.3 In other
words, Reservoir Dogs is the visual analogue of the type of hypermasculinity and

Author: Adilifu Nama

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292772380

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

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Known for their violence and prolific profanity, including free use of the n-word, the films of Quentin Tarantino, like the director himself, chronically blurt out in polite company what is extremely problematic even when deliberated in private. Consequently, there is an uncomfortable and often awkward frankness associated with virtually all of Tarantino's films, particularly when it comes to race and blackness. Yet beyond the debate over whether Tarantino is or is not racist is the fact that his films effectively articulate racial anxieties circulating in American society as they engage longstanding racial discourses and hint at emerging trends. This radical racial politics—always present in Tarantino's films but kept very much on the quiet—is the subject of Race on the QT. Adilifu Nama concisely deconstructs and reassembles the racial dynamics woven into Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained, as they relate to historical and current racial issues in America. Nama's eclectic fusion of cultural criticism and film analysis looks beyond the director's personal racial attitudes and focuses on what Tarantino's filmic body of work has said and is saying about race in America symbolically, metaphorically, literally, impolitely, cynically, sarcastically, crudely, controversially, and brilliantly.

Shocking Entertainment

Shooting the Dogs of Gore ' ( Walker ( 1992 , p . 43 - 44 ] ) , and adverts played
on its ' awesome , pumping powerhouse of a movie reputation . The BBFC chose
to withhold Reservoir Dogs ' video release in the wake of the Child ' s Play III ...

Author: Annette Hill

Publisher: John Libbey & Company Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015047065159

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 131

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This exploration of violence in films questions why adults are often entertained by films that social and cultural consensus considers extreme and brutal. Hill argues that understanding the process of viewing violence is one way to open up the current debate concerning the effects of violence to include objective and broad-minded responses to this phenomenon.

Quentin Tarantino

Would he show Reservoir Dogs to his ( hypothetical ) eight - year - old ? | ask .
He shrugs : " If she ( nice choice ) reacts harshly and it gives her nightmares , so
what ? Part of being a kid is having nightmares . " Here's how Tarantino explains

Author: Paul A. Woods

Publisher: Plexus Pub

ISBN: PSU:000057255644

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

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Transcending his reputation as a maker of violent movies, Quentin Tarantino is recognised by his fans and admirers as a spokesman for the obsessions of a media-literate generation. Movies, TV shows, comic strips and old Top Ten records all merge to form the Tarantino pop-culture aesthetic. In charting his career, Quentin Tarantino: The Film Geek Files provides a colourful guide to the brash, image-saturated world that spawned the premier filmmaker of his generation. Quentin Tarantino: The Film Geek Files collects the most essential interviews, essays and reviews of the career that transformed the ultimate film geek from video-store clerk into a cult figure of rock-star status, including commentary and writings by Tarantino himself.

Uma Thurman

collaborating with his shop colleague , Roger Avary . By his early twenties ,
Tarantino had finished the screenplay for True Romance ( which sold for an
impressive $ 50 , 000 ) and the first draft of Reservoir Dogs . The latter movie was
to be ...

Author: Bryony Sutherland

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 1845130065

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 289

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Daughter of an eminent Buddhist scholar and a psychotherapist, Uma Thurman left school at 15 to pursue an acting career in New York. After a brief stint as a model, she gained recognition in films such as Dangerous Liaisons and Henry and June. In 1990, she married the gifted British actor Gary Oldman, but their marriage was troubled and short lived. On the set of the sci-fi thriller Gattaca, she met actor Ethan Hawke, whom she married in 1998. Back in top form after the birth of her second child and her subsequent separation from Hawke, she gave an electrifying performance as a wronged bride on a rampage of revenge in Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 film Kill Bill. This complete biography looks at Uma Thurman’s rise to fame as well as what lies ahead for this mesmerizing star.