RARA-AVIS: Re: Tarantino, master of parody

From: Dave Zeltserman ( dz@hardluckstories.com)
Date: 05 Jul 2007

Who would've guessed that Tarantino would be as devisive on this list as The Long Goodbye? I'm in the Tarantino camp--loved Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and especially Jackie Brown, and probably would've loved Kill Bill if he hadn't chopped it into two movies--after the first one I left the theatre feeling dissatisfied with only seeing half a movie. And I also liked Death Proof, although it's a minor Tarantinto effort, but there was something very subversive about the ending that I really dug.

--Dave Z.

>Miker wrote:
> The one Tarantino movie that does apply to this list
> is Jackie Brown, and it is a pitch perfect imrovement
> of the Leonard oeuvre.
> *********
> Tarantino is a valid subject on the list. He has done
> movies adaptations of hardboiled/noir novels. I don't
> know why you think that Reservoir Dogs doesn't
> qualify.
> And as far as politics goes, it is rare that a
> hardboiled or noir novel doesn't pose social questions
> that extrapolate out to the political. For you to
> somehow think that these issues are verboten is to
> deny a significant aspect of literary discussion. I
> don't buy that.
> miker
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