Pulp Fiction vs. Kill Bill

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Maciej Czechyra
Professor Haden

Film Appreciation

Director Paper

Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction vs. Kill Bill Vol. 1)

 

Quentin Tarantino was born on March 27 1963 In Knoxville Tennessee. His mother, Connie, was a former nurse and healthcare executive while his father, Tony, had the career of an actor. However, his mother raised Quentin alone since his father left before he was born. At the age of two, his mother relocated to Torrance California. Here much of his childhood took place.  His first exposure to theater began in junior high where he took acting classes. Nevertheless, Quentin dropped out of high school in his freshman year. Even though he dropped out, he continued his education by taking acting classes at James Best Acting School, but quit after two years out of boredom. Quentin had plenty of odd jobs such as an usher at a porn theater, but finally found a steady job as a clerk at Video Archives, a video rental store.

            Working at the video rental store for five years, Quentin discovered and engaged customers about his love for film noir, Sonny Chiba, and grindhouse movies. While working at the store he also met his future producing partner, Roger Avary. Finally, his first step into film making came in 1987 where he filmed his first movie titled, “My Best Friends Birthday,” A comedy made over four years on a lousy five thousand dollar budget. The film never seen the light of day, being shown only at film festivals once Quentin was a commercial success.

            Finally, the much needed kick start came in 1992 with the introduction of Reservoir Dogs at the Sundance Film Festival. The film set the tone for later films and was an immediate success. With his ever growing popularity, Tarantino’s great breakthrough came in 1994 with the introduction of Pulp Fiction to the film community. It not only became an instant success with its A-list actors, eclectic dialogue, and nonlinear storyline, but became his signature...
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