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The Role Of Quentin Tarantino In Pulp Fiction

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Today in an era of action movies with tons of CGI explosions and simple cheesy dialogue, there are very few directors who have their own signature style of filmmaking. Quentin Tarantino is one of the world’s most known directors. “Each of his films is highly anticipated, as he draws upon the subjects and themes of previous films to produce a fresh storyline” (Quentin Tarantino: The Cinematic Mastermind of the Mix and Match Genre Theculturetrip.com). His films are in my opinion, some of the best made in the past 20 years. Many say his movies are so one of a kind that you can argue that Tarantino has his own sub-genre.

One reason why Quentin Tarantino is so respected and considered to be “one of a kind” is because he is one of the few most
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This is because no matter what the film is, they all have the same or similar plot structure. All of his movies are organized in chapters, which are often discontinuous. These discontinuous films such as Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and The H8teful 8 fall into a “non-linear narrative” format. To be specific, the film will start at a point towards the end or middle of the story and flash forward to an earlier moment. In Pulp Fiction, the plot is all over the place. The story begins towards the end of the plot, then rewinds past significant events, which are covered later in the movie. I’m not sure if I worded that well because I’m not great at describing visual arts with words, but if you have seen Pulp Fiction, you know exactly what I am talking about. This is done to trigger confusion and curiosity among the…show more content…
All of his films are related to each other, set in the same universe. Fun fact: Mr. Blonde AKA Vic Vega, the cold blooded murdering criminal from Reservoir Dogs is the brother of Marcellus Wallace’s business associate Vincent Vega from pulp fiction. Another Tarantino Easter egg is in Pulp Fiction when Vincent Vega Takes Mia Wallace, played by Uma Thurman, out to dinner she describes the plot of a pilot she starred in. The character she played was described as the deadliest woman in the world with a knife; this is also the character summary of the Bride in Kill Bill who is also played by Thurman. I also shouldn’t forget to mention that Lee Donowitz from True Romance, a film written by Tarantino, is the son of Donnie Donowitz, the Jewish-American soldier known as “The Bear Jew” and is highly feared by German soldiers. I will also mention that The Hateful 8 was originally supposed to be a Post-Civil War sequel to Django Unchained, but that never happened. There are no coincidences in Tarantino’s movies. Few directors have such an obsession with hiding homages to other films, plot clues, and Easter eggs into their movies. In an interview with The Project, Tarantino stated “There's the realer than real universe, alright, and all the characters inhabit that one. But then there's this movie universe. And so From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill, they all take
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