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Quentin Tarantino: Shooting From The Hip

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  182 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This roller coaster ride through Quentin Tarantino's life and work is based on over 100 in-depth interviews with friends, colleagues and family and was written with the invaluable support of Quentin' mother, Connie. Perceptive and compelling, Quentin Tarantino: Shooting from the Hip penetrates the eccentric world of Hollywood's hottest movie director. It is essential ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 24th 1995 by Piatkus Books
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Ivan Lutz
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jedan od boljih prikaza genijalnog redatelja i njegovog osebujnog karaktera. Ono što ovu knjigu izdvaja od drugih je pristup prema Tarantinovoj opsesivnosti prema filmu. U sjećanje mi se urezala epizoda gdje je opisano kako je on gledao Miami Vice i secirao svaki kadar, scenu, dijalog, iznova i iznova... A TArantino nije nikakav luđak, sotonjara ili psihopat, nego veliki veliki umjetnik - skroman i predan svom radu. A to što ima muda, to je već druga stvar i što može od govneta napraviti zlato ...more
Well, depending on how accurate it is, a pretty engaging and revealing look at the man. Some of it seems slapped together, some parts a bit tabloidy (delving too deep into otherwise insignificant salacious tales0, but I enjoyed it. Didn't read it all the way through, but most of it (what else is new?). Worth a look.
Mar 26, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aarf-yuck-ugh
It's a darn shame that the author found it necessary to repeat the word "Quentin" over ten times on every single page. I only found a handful of pages without that word. Where was the editor? Was there even an editor to point this out?

Maybe a subsequent edition can find a way to find a pronoun or delete some of the thousands of times the word "Quentin" appears in the book. ugh.
Fabian Beltran
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast, easy read. Did a great job tying together Tarantino's early life and days to his two big screenplays - True Romance & Natural Born Killers - and his two big movies - Reservoir Dogs & Pulp Fiction. Book slowed down a bit after that, but so did Tarantino. Lots of great references to what inspired Tarantino, write them down and check out!
Rathan Krueger
Jun 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is quite an informative read. Along with telling you about the man, it also doesn't shy away from his bad, sometimes disturbing behavior towards a few people in his life.
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