Quentin Tarantino: The Art of the Movies.
"Storytelling has become a lost art. There is no storytelling, there's just situations. Very rarely are you told a story." These phrases are from Quentin Tarantino, a screenwriter, storyteller, producer, director, an actor, and film maker. Though his films are often said to be too diabolical, they are being looked at as a "breath of fresh air" and have become influential to modern day filmmakers ("godamongdirectors.com"). Tarantino's films are unique and artistic. The films have created space for many films and films to come. Even though violence is used in all the films, the most important aspects include the manipulating of music, race, religion, and thought provoking dialogue.
Before analyzing Tarantino's films, Tarantino's background must be looked at. What has made him the artistic and original filmmaker he is today? It could be how he grew up, or how he was brought into the cinema business. Tarantino started out watching and analyzing films very young. Living in the diverse city of Los Angeles, he grew up around many different kinds of people and films. Some kids would be watching Kung Fu and "Shaft" movies, which gave him inspiration for his latest movie "Kill Bill", while everyone else was watching artistic films and gore ("quentintarantino.org"). Films became a glorified past time for Tarantino. Even in present day, watching films and talking about them is his passion. Combining many movies with all flavors of characters, and relating the story with all kinds of genres is what makes the films art and Tarantino one of the most original and distinct film makers of all time.
When Tarantino's films are looked at, they must be examined for what makes them exclusive. Two important films to explore are "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction." These films have become legendary for dialogue, soundtrack, and most important, the art of film. Both films take a study of "relationships and moral dilemma, mistrust and paranoia" (Bowden 1).