Quentin Tarantino Conventions

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In this essay, I will be focusing on the codes, conventions and semiotics referring to the films of one of the famous directors. For this task I have chosen Quentin Tarantino, because he intrigues the audience by the style of his own, what makes his films recognizable and distinctively unique. Besides, he is my favorite director as he evokes this kind of emotion in me, where I am aware that I am watching film of his oeuvre. Quentin Tarantino has been labeled as an auteur director, because when it comes to making films he does not stick to the codes and conventions of certain genres. He expresses his stories visually within his own unique genre, often incorporating elements of other director’s work to pay homage to his influences and themes. These are clear in many of his movies. For example, in his debut movie “Reservoir dogs” (1992) there is a reference to Stanley Kubrick gangster piece “The Killing”. Another example is his obvious reference to Ringo Lam’s revenge movie ‘’City on Fire”. “Reservoir Dogs” conveys gang revenge; in “Kill Bill” the death is the key concept in revenge the Bride voughs on Bill; in the film “Inglorious Basterds” branch of Jewish commandos revenge to German aggressors. The…show more content…
However, the torture scenes in his films are what make audiences veer the most. For example, In ‘’Kill Bill: Volume 1”, Beatris tortures Sofi in the car, cutting off her parts of the body; whereas in “Reservoir Dogs” Mr Blonde acts similar, cutting off ears of Marvin Nash. Quentin Tarantino’s dialogue is so captivate to listen, because he is combing styles from his favorite genres, getting inspiration from them to create his brand new cliché. It makes the dialogue (being second to none) and the whole movie being so realistic, having an everyday feel to
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