What is it about Tarantino’s writing that elevates his work?
Chapter 1: Of Milk and Men
Tarantino is widely heralded as one of the great writer/directors. Yet new writers are advised to avoid emulating Tarantino because his voice is so strong. Only Tarantino can get away with being Tarantino. Or so the theory goes.
But if Tarantino is that good, why shouldn’t we look under the hood and analyse his screenwriting? You don’t have to want to emulate his voice to want to understand why his craft is so good.
Chapter 2: The Bloodied Purpose
To that bloodied end, Chas and Stu look at three scripts from distinct phases of QT’s career: TRUE ROMANCE, KILL BILL (Volume 1), and INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. Stu and Chas break down QT’s use of structure, detail and – in particular – dramatic irony in an attempt to understand how Tarantino’s films are that good.
Chapter 3: Epilogue, or, Links To Things We Talk About
- USC School of Cinematic Arts: James L. Brooks and Larry Moss at USC (YouTube)
- Eric Sean McGiven: List of Intentions
- Wordplayer: The Task
- TRUE ROMANCE by Quentin Tarantino
- KILL BILL by Quentin Tarantino
- INGLORIOUS BASTERDS by Quentin Tarantino
- The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith: Writing for Tony Scott: A Quentin Tarantino & Richard Kelly Q&A
- Chicks Who Script Podcast: Lexi Alexander And The Power Of Determination
- Draft Zero: DZ-05: Shifting audience point of view and heightened emotions
- Draft Zero: DZ-08: Status Transactions and the Power of Washing Machines
- BoardGameGeek: Dominion