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Quentin Tarantino

Since 1993 America has been blessed with the films of acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino. Not only is Tarantino a director he is also a screen writer and an actor. He has become a cult classic director directing films such as Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown. He is known for his graphic use of violence as well as sharp dialogue. He has a great way of keeping an audience entertained from the beginning of his movies until the end (Tarantino).

Tarantino's originally plan was to become an actor but realized his true calling was to become a director. His big break came in 1993 when he sold the rights to his script True Romance to Roger Avery who turned it into a motion picture starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette. Quentin then started to gain notoriety within the Hollywood community (Tarantino).

His next script was for the film Reservoir Dogs which also introduced him as a director. Reservoir Dogs is what Tarantino calls it a "heist film" and states "anything that can go wrong will go wrong." Reservoir Dogs has extreme violence and profanity which sets the tone for all Tarantino's other films (Tarantino). Critics loved Tarantino's first release. They praised his camera work as well as his casting. Roger Ebert was the one critic who seemed to not enjoy Tarantino's debut saying the "script doesn't have much curiosity about these guys (Ebert)."

To follow up Reservoir Dogs Tarantino wrote and directed Pulp Fiction. Pulp Fiction was released in 1994 at the Cannes Film Festival. There it won the Palm d'Ore, known as the Golden Palm. Tarantino also won an Academy Award that year for best screenplay. Pulp Fiction is a film with a chopped up story line that is shown out of sequence. It is rather controversial because it is extremely violent (which is Tarantino's style) and has some racist remarks. The film also credited Tarantino with the comeback of John Travolta who was one of the stars of the movie (Tarantino). Even...
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