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Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy (Popular Culture and Philosophy #29)

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The films of Quentin Tarantino are ripe for philosophical speculation, raising compelling questions about justice and ethics, violence and aggression, the nature of causality, and the flow of time. In this witty collection of articles, no subject is too taboo for the writers to tackle. From an aesthetic meditation on the use of spraying blood in Kill Bill to the conundrum ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 28th 2007 by Open Court (first published October 1st 2007)
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TAB
Jan 31, 2011 TAB rated it it was amazing
This being my second foray into the Pop Culture and Philosophy series, I was mesmerized by the simple and eloquent way these scholars are able to present what I used to think was beyond my realm of understanding. These books about films or videogames or sensations that we are bombarded with everyday in colloquial discussion or unrelenting marketing are the perfect source for figuring out what philosophy you are interested in and what primary texts you think you have the salt to tackle. Tarantino ...more
Jason
Aug 29, 2012 Jason rated it liked it
Some of these theses are very informative and gives insight into certain aspects of Quentin Tarantino movies (not only the ones he directed).
Ronit Jadhav
Oct 18, 2015 Ronit Jadhav rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I'm a huge fan of Tarantino. I idolise his work and adore his films. This book was a treat to read.
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Kate Moxon
Oct 01, 2016 Kate Moxon rated it liked it
I love Tarantino films - while not usually a fan of bloody violence I find his style to be so over the top the gruesome bloodiness always takes on an unreal and (in a surreal kind of way) beautiful quality. This book of essays opens the lid on the big themes that run through all his films - violence, revenge, mercy, justice - and debates the rights, wrongs and the in-betweens. It's a book I've owned for years, flicking through and reading the odd bit of here and there, and it never fails to fasc ...more
Ivan Castellucci
Uno come me, un tarantiniano convinto, uno che ha sempre sostenuto che nei film di Tarantino ci fosse qualcosa di più del semplice intrattenimento, non poteva perdersi un titolo del genere.
Ed infatti non me lo sono perso.
Di norma questi libri sono delusioni, ma questo non è il caso.
La mia recensione sul mio blog : http://capitolonero.blogspot.it/2014/...
Kiran Pasha
Being hard core fan of Quentin i thoroughly enjoyed this book.This book is a feast for people who love dark comedies.

One word- Outstanding...
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Richard V. Greene is a Professor of Philosophy at Weber State University. He is involved with research in metaphysics, the history of modern philosophy, medical ethics, and philosophical topics related to pop culture. He is also the Executive Director of the Society for Skeptical Studies, a philosophical society formed to promote discussion and research on topics related to skepticism.
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