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Exploring Intertexuality and pastiche in Tarantino films, in light of this, is there a "Tarantino genre"

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Jack Barrett

on 31 May 2013

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Transcript of Exploring Intertexuality and pastiche in Tarantino films, in light of this, is there a "Tarantino genre"

To explore Intertextuality and pastiche in Tarantino films and the idea of a "Tarantino genre" Elements of Postmodernism in Tarantino genre Interwining yet disjointed narrative, content and subject is surreal in places.
Out of place dialogue and absurd characters.
Intertexuality and allusions is a very prominant feature.
Ignores mainstream conventions. Intertexuality "I steal from every single film ever made.
I love it." Reinventing the old, retaining orginality Exploring examples of allusions and intertextuality

Obvious and obscure references spanning across all elements of film Kiss me deadly (1955) Pulp Fiction (1994) Genre influences:

Self proclamied film fanatic.
Kung-Fu films,spaggetti Westerns and exploitation films influence Tarantino.
Cinematography, mise-en-scene,sound, editing. Pop-culture
influences and references "Not one movie, they are movies" Tarantino Genre TV shows/cartoons Muscians/Bands Celebrities Pop-culture references are mainly seen in Pulp Fiction Grindhouse as a homage to 60s and 70s explotiation genre “blurring of genres and cinematic styles” “the use of “high” art literary devices and “low” art popular culture” “intertextuality is a fundamental element of modern and (especially) post modern popular culture” “narrative always takes a backseat to some form of spectacle” “ Division of the double feature marks the cinema as a nostalgic architecture" Style Editing Adds to the idea of a "Tarantino genre" Reusing actors Uma Thurman as Tarantinos "Muse" Sound adding to the idea of Tarantino genre merging of the two "sound worlds" "ironic disjuncture between audio and visual tracks" Juxtoposition of "catchy music and brutal imagery" Music as identity for the film Exploitation cinema: revival of the dead genre "Self-parodying" Tarantino's characters all have an essence of his previous characters.
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