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Quentin Tarantino’s Visual References

It is a well known fact that Quentin Tarantino is a self-proclaimed cinephile. But the writer/director’s love for cinema is most obviously expressed through his own films. In addition to showing his characters spending a great deal of time discussing cinema, Tarantino’s films are jam-packed with homages and visual references to the movies that have intrigued him throughout his life.


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Actors on Actors: Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton

Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton have shared the screen several times, in comedies like “The Other Guys” or dramas such as Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown.” Jackson is reunited with Tarantino for “The Hateful Eight,” in which he plays a bounty hunter in post-Civil War Wyoming. Keaton leads an impressive ensemble in “Spotlight,” Tom McCarthy’s drama about Boston Globe reporters who broke the story of the Catholic Church’s cover-up of child molestation by priests.

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An Analysis The T-Rex Attack in “Jurassic Park” (1993)

 analyzes the first T-Rex attack in “Jurassic Park” (1993), but frame the discussion around the following quote from Steven Soderbergh:

“I was studying the work of certain directors that I felt knew how to lay things out. I was watching Fincher. I was watching McTiernan. And I was watching Spielberg stuff. Those three guys, when they’re shooting physical sequences, are just impossible to beat. Their gift for creating chronological imagery is really pronounced.

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