Up Close and Quentin


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Talented button jockey Jabob T. Swinney (he of the excellent thing we called Quentinnitus) sez  of this nifty montage:

Quentin Tarantino is the master of the extreme close up and utilizes the technique for a variety of reasons. The shots are often used to convey the gravity of a particular situation or the manipulative strength of a character’s vice. Some express power, some express weakness, and others just simply look cool. Here is a look at Tarantino’s masterful use of the extreme close up throughout his feature film career.

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