Quentin Tarantino is one of the most influential and distinctive filmmakers at work in the world today. His films are so admired that nearly every one he makes becomes an instant cult classic. Here, Tom Shone presents in-depth commentaries on each of the nine films Tarantino has directed, from Reservoir Dogs to The Hateful Eight, as well as looking at his early life, acting career, and his indisputable talent for scriptwriting. Illustrated with more than two hundred film stills and behind-the-scenes images, Tarantino: A Retrospective is a tribute to the great auteur's unique talent.
Tom Shone was the film critic of the Sunday Times from 1994 until 1999, when he moved to New York. His articles have appeared in many newspapers and periodicals, including the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement, Intelligent Life, Arete and Vogue. He is the author of Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer, In the Rooms and Scorsese: A Retrospective, the last also published by Thames & Hudson. He currently teaches film history and criticism at New York University.
The Movies Reservoir Dogs (1992) * Pulp Fiction (1994) * Jackie Brown (1997) * Kill Bill: Vol.1 (2003) * Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) * Grindhouse (2007) * Inglourious Basterds (2009) * Django Unchained (2012) * The Hateful Eight (2015) Other Credits Love Birds in Bondage (1983) * My Best Friend's Birthday (1987) * Eddie Presley (1992) * True Romance (1993) * Natural Born Killers (1994) * Somebody to Love (1994) * Sleep with Me (1994) * Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995) * Desperado (1995) * Dance Me to the End of Love (1995) * From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) * Girl 6 (1996) * Little Nicky (2000) * Sin City (2005) * Death Proof (2007) * Sukuyaki Western Django (2007) * Diary of the Dead (2007)