Reservoir Dogs

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Reservoir Dogs
The 1992 film, Reservoir Dogs, was written and directed my Quentin Tarantino. The film is claimed to fame for the usage of violent crime, pop culture, intense profanity and a nonlinear storyline. The use of low lighting, images, and music are elements that Tarantino used to create what is considered to be a great independent film. Quentin Tarantino has directed various other cinematic films, Reservoir Dogs, was the first film of his to provide a range of symbolic interpretation, making it possible for a close textual analysis.

As the film begins, there is a credit sequence with a voice over from Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi), telling a story about Madonna. The film cuts to the interior of Uncle Bob’s Pancake House, where the men, all dressed in black suits and white button down shirts, sit around a table discussing the meaning behind Madonna’s song, ‘Like A Virgin’. These men are “business partners”, and at the table is their boss, and legendary Los Angeles gangster, Joe Cabot. The film is about a jewelry heist that these men took part in, and went terribly wrong. The events are in no particular order, as the viewer, you do not see what took place in the jewelry store, but see the events that took place before and after the robbery.

The film becomes intense, as the plot thickens; the gang members have to try and piece together why the heist went south, and who is the alleged rat in the group. We hear gunshots, screaming, cars in high speed, but we do not see any of these events, until Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) is driving an injured member, Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) to the meeting point, an abandoned warehouse. The energy that Tarantino wanted to create, with off screen images, but sound brings suspense to the audience, sitting on the edge of their seat to find out the unknown. At the warehouse, the men await the arrival of other gang members, those who survived the chaotic, trigger- happy frenzy at the jewelry store. Mr. Pink has arrived, and is...
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