Tag Archives: Quentin Tarantino

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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