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Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Jackie Brown

More than any other director, Quentin Tarantino uses his films as love-letters to the genres he worships. Reservoir Dogs is a gangster film; Kill Bill is a pastiche of spaghetti westerns and Chinese and Japanese martial arts movies; and Jackie … Continue reading

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5 Genre-Bending Modern Westerns

During last week’s podcast on True Grit(s), we talked about our favorite Classic Westerns. (Mostly they were John Ford movies or anything shot in Monument Valley.) However, as we noted the Classic Western has basically disappeared. The scholar Richard Slotkin … Continue reading

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Comic Con 2012 Part 2: Hall H

Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Trust Peter Jackson (I apologize in advance for the poor photo quality) San Diego Comic Con is honeycombed with halls and ballrooms of various shapes and sizes, and at the heart of … Continue reading

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