A Beginner’s Guide to Quentin Tarantino

In our latest beginner’s guide, Tom Jolliffe looks back at the films of Quentin Tarantino

With the recent Cannes premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s latest magnus opus, I thought it high time that the latest directors beginners guide focused on the cinematic legend. An auteur of invigorating flair upon breaking in, with an unconventional approach to the system, Tarantino appears to have had carte blanche since his debut. Such was the strength of his Reservoir Dogs screenplay, he managed to convince heavy hitters like Harvey Keitel to come on board, and despite the low budget, find a large audience. It was a long way from the days of working in a video store, or picking up dog shit off the beach whilst working as a production assistant on a Dolph Lundgren workout video called Maximum Potential. It didn’t take long for Tarantino to realise his maximum potential.

Reservoir Dogs,
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