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Quentin Tarantino Biography - 975 words
Mini biography In January of 1991 a film titled Reservoir Dogs (1992) hit the Sundance Film festival. The writer - director was a first timer by the name of Quentin Tarantino. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend in the England, UK and the cult film circuit. Three years later he followed up 'Dogs' with the film Pulp Fiction (1994). 'Pulp' premiered at the Cannes film festival, where it won the coveted 'Palme D'Or' the virtual equal of the Picture at the Academy Awards. At the '93 Academy Awards, 'Pulp' was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, in addition Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, among others. Tarantino and writing partner Roger Avary came aw ...
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Antonio Banderas - 323 words
Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas was born in Malaga, Spain on August 10, 1960. He studied theater at the School of Dramatic Art in Malaga and began his career working with an independent theater company there. In 1981, he moved to Madrid and worked in theater and television, which led to his debut in Pedro Almodovar's Labyrinth of Passion. It was Almodovar who picked his artistic name. Antonio filmed several films under Almodovar's direction, including Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, for which he received Spain's equivalent of a Best Actor Oscar nomination. Banderas made his American film debut starring opposite Armand Assante in the 1992 release, Mambo ...
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Kurt Cobain - 1,078 words
On April 9th the world woke up to the news of Kurt Cobain's suicide. Those who followed the grundge music of Cobain's band, Nirvana, were angry, but not surprised. With songs such as "I Hate Myself and Want to Die" and constant references to suicide and drugs, suicide was the obvious explanation for his death. Kurt put it best when he said, "I'm thought of as this pissy, complaining, freaked-out schizophrenic who wants to kill himself all the time." (Bozza) To many people, Cobain just joined the club of rock stars who self-destructed. Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Brian Jones set the precedent. The Seattle Police Department confirmed the conclusion everyone had already made; ...
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Resrvoir Dogs: Music - 1,443 words
Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty were a duo known as Stealers Wheel when they recorded a Dylanesque pop hit, "Stuck in the Middle With You", in April of 1974. The single reached number five on the charts - little did they know that eighteen years later it would become a cult favorite. In 1992 Quentin Tarantino, a little known writer/director, took the Cannes film festival and the world by surprise with his motion picture Reservoir Dogs. The movie is about the difficulties that occur when five "master" criminals are hired by a crime king pin named Joe to pull off the biggest diamond heist of the century. Stuck right in the middle of the movie, the Egan/Rafferty hit is played as a introduction to o ...
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Pulp Fiction - 1,650 words
Charles Chaponis WRT 101 Bruce Johnson Final Copy 2/12/97 Throughout the movie Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino, there are many hidden references to religion and the Bible. The movie starts off, introducing our two main characters, Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield, as two cheap hitmen in search of a package belonging to their boss, Marcellus Wallace. The package is retrieved, and they then began their job of returning it to their boss. Along the way, they ran into difficulties, such as Vega's so-called 'date' with his boss' wife, Mia, during which she overdosed on heroin, and Vega was forced to take her to the drug dealer's house to save her life, as well as the robbers in the res ...
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Alfred Hitchcocks Strangers On A Train And North By Northwest - 2,214 words
Alfred Hitchcock is probably one of the most written about film directors of all times. The movies of Hitchcock have oftentimes become the classics of the thriller, the genre he invented, long before they were even shown at the movie theaters. What is so attractive of Hitchcocks movies, which draws the scholars again and again to the study of his works? In this paper I will examine the use of standard set of directors tools such as editing, performance, doubling, and camera movement, in the two of masters films. One is North by Northwest, and the other is Strangers on the Train. When coming to the idea of doing an analysis of Hitchcock cinematographic it is very important to define certain p ...
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