Death Proof

A Screenplay


Author: Quentin Tarantino

Publisher: Weinstein Books

ISBN: 9781602860094

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Death Proof is the latest masterpiece by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Quentin Tarantino, starring Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Bell, and Kurt Russell. With its pulse-pounding action, electric dialogue, and hardcore thrills, Death Proof recharges the exploitation film genre and drives it straight into the 21st century. Jungle Julia is the hottest DJ in Austin. Ready for a night out, Jungle Julia and her girls turn heads all over Austin until they settle at Huck's, the coolest dive in town. There they meet Stuntman Mike, an aging rebel with a badass muscle car, a silver jacket, and a long scar on his face. The girls drink and dance the night away as Mike sits at the bar and watches. But Stuntman Mike is no innocent drifter. He has a secret weapon--and it's parked outside.

Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy

How to Philosophize with a Pair of Pliers and a Blowtorch


Author: Richard Greene,K. Silem Mohammad


ISBN: 1459601092


Page: 356

View: 9143

In Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy, seventeen professional thinkers shamelessly exploit the cinematic achievement of Tarantino for all the steamy, sensational metaphysics and epistemology they can wring out of it. Are these eruptions of intelligent thought merely a cynical hypnotic manipulation of our cerebral cortexes? Or can we somehow relate them to the human values that really matter pyrotechnic car chases, Mexican standoffs, and exploding heads? Is the philosophers' preoccupation with quoting other philosophers nothing more than incestuous indulgence? Or are they somehow conveying a deeper point about the enduring validity of amputated ears and anal rape? In the final analysis only you, the viewer, can decide. What can Reservoir Dogs teach us about the evolution of co-operation? Is Beatrix's revenge in Kill Bill both justified and self-destructive? Can we agree completely on what has happened and disagree on whether it was a miracle? How is Pulp Fiction's Vincent doomed because of his messy bathroom habits? Does Grind house/Death Proof reflect the epoch in which everything that actually occurs is unreal? ""With Tarantino and Philosophy, it's the little differences, like having your Royale with cheese dissected by a grease monkey with a blowtorch. It's so bad, it's good.""

Race on the QT

Blackness and the Films of Quentin Tarantino


Author: Adilifu Nama

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292772386

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

View: 6030

Known for their violence and prolific profanity, including free use of the n-word, the films of Quentin Tarantino, like the director himself, chronically blurt out in polite company what is extremely problematic even when deliberated in private. Consequently, there is an uncomfortable and often awkward frankness associated with virtually all of Tarantino's films, particularly when it comes to race and blackness. Yet beyond the debate over whether Tarantino is or is not racist is the fact that his films effectively articulate racial anxieties circulating in American society as they engage longstanding racial discourses and hint at emerging trends. This radical racial politics—always present in Tarantino's films but kept very much on the quiet—is the subject of Race on the QT. Adilifu Nama concisely deconstructs and reassembles the racial dynamics woven into Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained, as they relate to historical and current racial issues in America. Nama's eclectic fusion of cultural criticism and film analysis looks beyond the director's personal racial attitudes and focuses on what Tarantino's filmic body of work has said and is saying about race in America symbolically, metaphorically, literally, impolitely, cynically, sarcastically, crudely, controversially, and brilliantly.

Revisionist Rape-Revenge

Redefining a Film Genre


Author: Claire Henry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137413956

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 441

Considered a notorious subset of horror in the 1970s and 1980s, there has been a massive revitalization and diversification of rape-revenge in recent years. This book analyzes the politics, ethics, and affects at play in the filmic construction of rape and its responses.

Driving Mad

Maniacs, Morons and the Advanced Motorist's Club


Author: Graham Fulbright

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783062584

Category: Transportation

Page: 104

View: 5741

Caution: Do not read and drive Driving Mad is an eye-opening fictional compilation of eccentricities, misdemeanours and more serious offences known to bring fellow road users close to despair, tears – even road rage. Illustrated with select road signs, some more bizarre than others, this entertaining compendium takes you, the reader, on a wild journey through a maze of roundabouts, junctions and parking lots via devious twists and turns foreign to the Highway Code. Along the way, you’ll find articles on subjects ranging from scientific and medical study papers to chaos theory and accident scenarios. Enjoy the zany company of chequered flag enthusiasts, leather-fetish, sex-obsessed males, sadistic bus drivers, rip-off-artist cabbies, racy hitch-hikers… a whole assortment of colourful characters. Then relax with en route cinema, literary and other quizzes designed for your rest stops. You’ll need this knowledge before venturing upon the theory test, your final obstacle course. A piece of cake, provided you don’t rush too many of the multiple-choice questions... Driving Mad, rather than a guide to driving, is a humorous compendium designed to appeal to fans of satire – and Top Gear.

Applying Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML

An Anotated E-commerce Example


Author: Doug Rosenberg,Kendall Scott

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201730395

Category: Computers

Page: 153

View: 3224

"This is the fourth report on mothers and babies in NSW to combine the annual reports of the NSW Midwives Data Collection (MDC), the Neonatal Intensive Care Units' Data Collection and the NSW Birth Defects Register." -- p.9.

The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez


Author: Frederick Luis Aldama

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292761244

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

View: 8751

Robert Rodriguez stands alone as the most successful U.S. Latino filmmaker today, whose work has single-handedly brought U.S. Latino filmmaking into the mainstream of twenty-first-century global cinema. Rodriguez is a prolific (eighteen films in twenty-one years) and all-encompassing filmmaker who has scripted, directed, shot, edited, and scored nearly all his films since his first breakout success, El Mariachi, in 1992. With new films constantly coming out and the launch of his El Rey Network television channel, he receives unceasing coverage in the entertainment media, but systematic scholarly study of Rodriguez's films is only just beginning. The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez offers the first extended investigation of this important filmmaker's art. Accessibly written for fans as well as scholars, it addresses all of Rodriguez's feature films through Spy Kids 4 and Machete Kills, and his filmmaking process from initial inspiration, to script, to film (with its myriad visual and auditory elements and choices), to final product, to (usually) critical and commercial success. In addition to his close analysis of Rodriguez's work, Frederick Luis Aldama presents an original interview with the filmmaker, in which they discuss his career and his relationship to the film industry. This entertaining and much-needed scholarly overview of Rodriguez's work shines new light on several key topics, including the filmmaker's creative, low-cost, efficient approach to filmmaking; the acceptance of Latino films and filmmakers in mainstream cinema; and the consumption and reception of film in the twenty-first century.