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Quentin Tarantino

Director/ Writer

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Jerome Tarantino made his first crime film in 1992, named Resvoir Dogs. This film was very successful and helped to kickstart his A-list lifesyle that he now lives. Resevoir Dogs had a budget of a standard $1,200,000 to gross a massive $2,812,029 which amazed the world. This inspired Tarantino to go further with his directing career as he followed up Resevoir dogs with another film sensation, only two years later which of couse was, Pulp fiction. Pulp Fiction raised the bar of the gangster film genre for many years to come as no one had quite seen anything like it. Tarantino showed off his new partnership with a lot of violence and a lot gore which no one had ever really seen before. Thanks to the funding from Tarantino's previous success he was able to spend $8,000,000 on this 154 min cinema spectacular to gross almost $11,000,000. Pulp Fiction premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and won the coveted Palme D'Or award. However Pulp fiction didn't stop there as at the Academy awards it was nominated for "best original screenplay", " Best Director" and "Best Picture"; Despite these three nomination it only came away with "Best original screenplay. Quentin Tarantino at this point was known now globally and the road to more great films was well on it's way. As the years went by Quentin Tarantino continued to make other great films such as True Romance, From Dusk Till Dawn and Jackie Brown. However it wasn't untill 2003 that Tarantino's directing career, once again rocketed beyond anyone before him. It was in 2003 when Tarantino had written and directed the beyond famous Kill Bill which amazed everyone who saw it. The story and screenplay was fantastic and allowed Quentin to be described as one of the best Directors in the film industry at this time. Kill Bill had a massive budget of $30,000,000 which was thought to be way too much especially at this time for just a film. Despite these negative allegations Kill Bill managed to gross $70,098,138 which is over two times it's budget showing that whatever Tarantino was doing was far above average standard. Only one year later Tarantino released Kill Bill Vol:2 which also had a budget of $30,000,000 which held hopes high for this sequel. Despite the first movie being a great success and having the same massive budget Kill Bill Vol:2 only grossed just over one million dollars. This was a great dissapointment for Quentin Tarantino as he and the fans of the first movie had such high expectations for the outcome of the this film but they were let down. Quentin Tarantino has been known to have his own signatures on his films that make his films stand out from the rest or just let you know that the film you're watching was made by Tarantino. For example he sets the majority of his films in Los Angeles such as Pulp Fiction. Tarantino also likes to frame many of his characters in doorways to show off only that character so that the viewers attention is just on them. Tarantino also likes to make sure that his films seem as real as possible by having normal conversations between characters that don't neccesarrily contribute towards the story of the film at all. This adds to the realism of the film and helps the viewer to fully immmerse themselves.

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