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

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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.

Reservoir Dogs

'Reservoir Dogs' is the story of a heist gone wrong, and how the group of outlaws concerned are subsequently undone in the course of their search for the enemy within.

Author: Quentin Tarantino


ISBN: 0571173624

Category: Motion picture plays

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When Reservoir Dogs burst upon the screen in 1992, it announced the arrival of one of the most charismatic and audacious voices in cinema today. Reservoir Dogs is the story of a heist gone wrong, and how the group of outlaws concerned are subsequently undone in the course of their search for the enemy within. Quentin Tarantino uses words like bullets and writes with a propulsive energy that is compellingly readable. As always with Tarantino, the style of the storytelling is restlessly inventive, showcasing not only his fine ear for frank and foul-mouthed dialogue but also his grasp of formal structure, comparable to that of the smartest crime novelists.

The New brutality Film

Reservoir. Dogs. and. 'American. Africanism'. The aesthetic shifts of the new-brutality film only begin to make ... 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

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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.

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 ...

Author: Quentin Tarantino

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578060516

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 215

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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 Film Noir

Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction On the strength of Reservoir Dogs ( 1992 ) and Pulp Fiction ( 1994 ) , Quentin Tarantino is the standout neo - noir director of the nineties . Reservoir Dogs is , somewhat ironically , the quintessential ...

Author: Mark T. Conard

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813191815

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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From The Maltese Falcon (1941) to Touch of Evil (1958), the classic film noir is easily recognizable for its unusual lighting, sinister plots, and feeling of paranoia. For critics and fans alike, these films defined an era. The Philosophy of Film Noir explores philosophical themes and ideas inherent in classic noir and neo-noir films, establishing connections to diverse thinkers ranging from Camus to the Frankfurt School. The authors, each focusing on a different aspect of the genre, explore the philosophical underpinnings of classic films such as The Big Sleep (1946), Out of the Past (1947), and Pulp Fiction (1994). They show how existentialism and nihilism dominate the genre as they explore profound themes in a vital area of popular culture.


NEWS RESERVOIR DOGS Pedigree film The release of Reservoir Dogs on video two years after it was first screened in the United Kingdom reopens the debate about violence. Is it a victory for admirers of its director, Quentin Tarantino, ...





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Monthly current affairs magazine from a Christian perspective with a focus on politics, society, economics and culture.

High Fidelity

'Barry, if I were to say to you that I haven't seen Reservoir Dogs yet, what would that mean?' Barry looks at me. 'Just ... come on, what would it mean to you? That sentence? “I haven't seen Reservoir Dogs yet”?

Author: Nick Hornby

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141925073

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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THE MILLION-COPY INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER & SOURCE OF THE 2020 HULU SERIES 'One of my favourite novels' Zoë Kravitz in Vulture ________________ Do you know your desert-island, all-time, top five most memorable break-ups? Rob does. But Laura isn't on it - even though she's just become his latest ex. Finding he can't get over Laura, record-store owner Rob decides to revisit his relationship top hits to figure out what went wrong. But soon, he's asking himself some big questions: about relationships, about life and about his own self-destructive tendencies. Astutely observed and wickedly funny, Nick Hornby's cult classic explores love, loss and the need for a good playlist. A must for readers of David Nicholls and music geeks everywhere! ________________ 'A triumphant first novel. True to life, very funny and moving' Financial Times 'Extremely cleverly observed' Mail on Sunday 'If this book was a record, we would be calling it an instant classic. Because that's what it is' Guardian 'Leaves you believing not only in the redemptive power of music but above all the redemptive power of love. Funny and wise, sweet and true' Independent

On the Translation of Swearing Into Spanish

This book presents an analysis of the insults from seven films directed by the North American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino – Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill (vols.

Author: Betlem Soler-Pardo

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443879156

Category: Dubbing of motion pictures

Page: 240

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Audiovisual translation has attracted the attention of many researchers in the years since it became recognised as an academic discipline with an established theory of translation. For its part, cinema is one of today’s most powerful and influential media, and the vast number of US films translated for Spanish audiences merits particular academic attention. This book presents an analysis of the insults from seven films directed by the North American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino – Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill (vols. I and II), Death Proof, and Inglourious Basterds – and how these insults have been translated from English into Spanish. One of the main reasons for building a corpus of this nature was to document the way Tarantino’s work is dubbed, and, using concrete examples, to describe the reality of translation and provide linguistic material with which to study dubbing, the most widespread translation modality in Spain. In an analysis of this nature, Tarantino’s films offer an interesting opportunity from a social perspective because of the exceptional number of insults they contain: 1526 insults have been recorded, classified and analysed in the preparation for this book. The magnitude of this figure is evidence of Tarantino’s constant use of swearwords, regardless of what his audiences might think, and whether or not they might sometimes prefer not to hear such a steady stream of foul language. Furthermore, his popularity has been achieved precisely because he refuses to allow distribution companies to alter his dialogues in any way, or modify the violence of his scenes, making Tarantino’s films of particular interest to the reader.

Focus On 100 Most Popular Nonlinear Narrative Films

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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 ...

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.

Overhearing Film Dialogue

Childishness " ultimately seems an important touchstone to understanding Reservoir Dogs . Gavin Smith argues that " Tarantino ultimately redeems genre morally ; even in Reservoir Dogs's world of simulation and identity - projection ...

Author: Sarah Kozloff

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520924029

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 332

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Since the birth of cinema, film has been lauded as a visual rather than a verbal medium; this sentiment was epitomized by John Ford's assertion in 1964 that, "When a motion picture is at its best, it is long on action and short on dialogue." Little serious work has been done on the subject of film dialogue, yet what characters say and how they say it has been crucial to our experience and understanding of every film since the coming of sound. Through informative discussions of dozens of classic and contemporary films—from Bringing Up Baby to Terms of Endearment, from Stagecoach to Reservoir Dogs--this lively book provides the first full-length study of the use of dialogue in American film. Sarah Kozloff shows why dialogue has been neglected in the analysis of narrative film and uncovers the essential contributions dialogue makes to a film's development and impact. She uses narrative theory and drama theory to analyze the functions that dialogue typically serves in a film. The second part of the book is a comprehensive discussion of the role and nature of dialogue in four film genres: westerns, screwball comedies, gangster films, and melodramas. Focusing on topics such as class and ethnic dialects, censorship, and the effect of dramatic irony, Kozloff provides an illuminating new perspective on film genres.


It's hard to know which is a bigger class: the directors from whom Reservoir Dogs year or two after Reservoir Dogs. The first of these... Roger Avary's Killing Zoe (1994) is the authorized derivative: Tarantino produced this directorial ...





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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.

Pop Fiction

(Tarantino/Mr Brown) The most notorious scene in Reservoir Dogs is the severing of the cop's ear by Mr Blonde, made infamous by Mr Blonde's soft-shoe shuffle to Stealer's Wheel 1973 hit song, Stuck in the middle with you.

Author: Steve Lannin

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841500782

Category: Music

Page: 173

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Pop Fiction's unique essays individually consider one song within a cinematic context. Unlike previous collected volumes about pop music in film, where a generalised approach has been adopted, this offers instead a close examination of two pervasive and significant mediums in combination. The collection introspects, assembling the pop song into various guises and documenting how individuals dissemble the multiple roles that the pop song plays in cinematic moments. The song as: role-play, memory trigger, narrator, ghost, marketing device, translator, alienator, membership rite etc. Within this tight structure, an international range of authorities from film, musicology, audio-visual design, contemporary art, cultural studies, sociology, and marketing. All provide fresh insight towards the inter-textual fusion of film and song. Additionally the books form reduces the area of analysis to expose differences and similarities between these contrasting fields of study. Innovative yet accessible, this exciting document would appeal to students, lecturers and researchers offering a diverse set of models with which to investigate the 'ideogram' of image/text/sound—a relationship which sits at the heart of most cultural production. For beginners, the book provides comforting areas of familiarity (pop song and film) while exploring areas of respective discipline and inter-disciplinary practice in an original manner.


MACBETH AND RESERVOIR DOGS ( 1992 ) Let us assume that you have now carefully mulled over the story you have in mind , have analysed it and found the irreducible core - the premise . Now that we know this story is going to be about ...

Author: Tudor Gates

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1903364264

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 129

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Scenario: The Craft of Screenwriting presents a system of logical analysis of the basic structures of successful screenplays, from initial plot-lines to realised scripts. All the essential building blocks are discussed in depth: the need for a strong premise, the roles of protagonist and antagonist, the orchestration of plot, characters and dialogue leading to a clear resolution. Written by a highly-experienced and successful screenwriter, this is a book which not only instructs first-time writers how to go about their work but also serves as a valuable check-list for established authors, and for actors, directors and teachers, in their task of deconstructing and assessing the value of the material placed before them.

Screening the Mafia

Collis, C. “Mad Dogs and Englishmen.” Empire, n. 58 (1994): 20. Walker, A. “Dogged by a New Image.” Evening Standard, November 15, 1994, 28. Davies, T. “Beware of the Dogs.” Daily Telegraph, June 9, 1995, 23. “Reservoir Dogs Boys Turned ...

Author: George S. Larke-Walsh

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786456132

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The “post-classic” era of American gangster films began in 1967 with the release of Bonnie and Clyde, achieving a milestone five years later with the popular and highly influential The Godfather. This historical study explores the structure, myths and intertextual narratives found in the gangster films produced since The Godfather. The intense relationship between masculinity and ethnicity in the gangster film, especially within the movie-generated mythology of the Mafia, is carefully analyzed, and the book tracks the trends in the genre up to and including the landmark HBO television series The Sopranos (1999–2007). A selected filmography is included. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The use of popular music in Quentin Tarantinos Reservoir Dogs

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,7, University of Potsdam, language: English, abstract: Qurntin Tarantino ́s movies are mostly violent ...

Author: Felix Bellermann

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638880961

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,7, University of Potsdam, 3 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Qurntin Tarantino ́s movies are mostly violent scenarios in the world of American West-Coast gangster bosses and their Hit-Men - Shoot-outs, language as brutal as the action and even cooler quotations. Almost all of his movies have managed to be at least cult among the younger generations. Is the type of music Tarantino uses in most his films responsible for their popularity, since it is mostly popular music? If it is, what exactly is the effect of the music that Tarantino uses? One may certainly say that in his movies film and music represent two different types of media: There are no movie-themes involved which have been composed only for this purpose. As a regisseur, Tarantino prefers "chewing gum" music as he calls it, which contrasts the scenes taking place on the screen (Havighorst, Michaltsi, Strauß). Tarantino ́s songs have has an “own life” in the real world of the watchers, apart from the movie. The most famous example is probably the “Pulp Fiction”- soundtrack-album, which in is, in certain circles, mostly of the female gender, even more popular than the movie itself. Anyway, it seems obvious that Tarantino has a specific style of combining the accoustic and the visual media in his works. I want to find out possible results and intentions of this more or less unique combination.


In principle, Scarface depends no less on artifice, quotation and the conventionalization or codification of a particular choreography of the body than does Reservoir Dogs. Tarantino's film may simply contain more citations or exhibit a ...

Author: Asbjørn Grønstad

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789089640109

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

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In many senses, viewers have cut their teeth on the violence in American cinema: from Anthony Perkins slashing Janet Leigh in the most infamous of shower scenes; to the 1970s masterpieces of Martin Scorsese, Sam Peckinpah and Francis Ford Coppola; to our present-day undertakings in imagining global annihilations through terrorism, war, and alien grudges. Transfigurations brings our cultural obsession with film violence into a renewed dialogue with contemporary theory. Grønstad argues that the use of violence in Hollywood films should be understood semiotically rather than viewed realistically; Tranfigurations thus alters both our methodology of reading violence in films and the meanings we assign to them, depicting violence not as a self-contained incident, but as a convoluted network of our own cultural ideologies and beliefs.

This Thing of Ours

As such , films like Reservoir Dogs have been criticized for glamorizing a similar televisual tradition , carefully tuning into and articulating the stereotyped themes and repressed motifs of the classic 1970s television action and ...

Author: David Lavery

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1903364442

Category: Sopranos (Television program)

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As a work of popular culture, an innovative television series and a media phenomenon, 'The Sopranos' has made an impact throughout the world. This text investigates both the wide appeal and controversial reception of this highly-debated drama.