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.
What you may need to know:
1. This martial arts spectacular is co-written, directed by and stars Wu-Tang Clan legend The RZA.
2. The film is ‘presented’ by Quentin Tarantino. Naturally.
3. RZA previously starred alongside Russell Crowe in American Gangster (2007). Rusty looks like he’s having fun here.
4.Best tagline of 2012: ‘They put the F-U in king fu’.
5. Plus: Possibly the best eye-popping scene since Evil Dead 2.
Release date (Ireland): Unconfirmed
By re-editing the famously unchronological Pulp Fiction into chronological order, Youtuber crimewriter95 has done a very interesting and very awful thing.
We love Pulp Fiction the way it was intended. So we’re not watching it. No way. OK, maybe the first twenty minutes.
From the ‘Quentin versus Coen’ exhibition at San Francisco’s Spoke Art Gallery last June : a feast of eye candy from various artists, all paying homage to the work of the three filmmakers. Available as prints from $30 to $240.
(Above from top: Greg Gossel’s “Quentin vs. Coen Round Two”, Joe Smith’s ‘Far From OK’, Joshua Budich’s “Reservoir Dogs” and Isaac Bidwell’s “Soggy Bottom Boys”)
As part of their Everything’s A Remix project, Kirby Ferguson and Robert Grigsby Wilson take a slick, extended look at how Quentin ‘Kill Bill’ Tarantino pays homage to cinematic history.
You may not agree with every juxtaposition, but most of them are undeniable.