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“A slight duplication of efforts”: redundancy and the excessive camera in Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds : A Manipulation of Metacinema

Continuum, 2012

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...At the end of the opening credits, a white-on-black title appears: Chapter One/Once upon a time … /in Nazi-occupied France. It is the first of five titles that divide Inglourious Basterds into chapters. After the title, the first shot...

“Black in white”: Language, world-making and the American contract in the cinema of Quentin Tarantino

The Global Auteur : The Politics of Authorship in 21st Century Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Quentin Tarantino’s cinema is a cinema of words and transactions. Speech is often literally mise-en-scène in his films, as in the fabled dialogues of Pulp Fiction (1994). It is sometimes doubled by camera placement, movements, and editing...

“Crowdsourcing” “The Bad-Ass Slave”: A Critique of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The philosophy of Franz Fanon articulated in his books The Wretched of the Earth (1963), the bible of the Black Revolution, and Black Skin, White Masks (1967) reached its apogee during the turbulent decade of the 1960s. Fanon theorized...

The “D” Is Silent, but Human Rights Are Not: Django Unchained as Human Rights Discourse

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Life, liberty, and the pursuit of vengeanceWe hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit...

Hark, Hark, the (dis)Enchanted Kantian, or Tarantino’s “Evil” and Its Anti-Cathartic Resonance

Dara Waldron

Dara Waldron is a Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies at the Limerick Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland, with a particular focus on Lens-Based media (differing forms of moving image practices). He is the author of Cinema and Evil: Moral Complexities and the “Dangerous” Film (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...“Okay,” he said, “listen to this.” He started to pace between the drawing tables, looking down at his feet, declaiming in a sharp, barking tenor that Joe recognized from the announcers on American radio. “To, uh, to all those who, uh, toil...

“Fire!” in a crowded theater: liquidating history in Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds : A Manipulation of Metacinema

Continuum, 2012

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...Quentin Tarantino maintains a consistent obsession with the cinema as cinephilia, which he invites his audience to share, in his work’s explicit and ironic play with film history. His films present us with clever, wry, and often...

Dr. “King” Schultz as Ideologue and Emblem: The German Enlightenment and the Legacy of the 1848 Revolutions in Django Unchained

Robert von Dassanowsky

Robert von Dassanowsky is Professor of German and Film, and Carnegie/CASE Professor of the Year (Colorado) at U Colorado, Colorado Springs. Publications include Austrian Cinema: A History; Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (ed); New Austrian Film (ed. w/ Oliver Speck) and Hofmannsthal’s “Der Schwierige” (ed. w/Martin Liebscher). He is also an independent film producer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Austrian actor Christoph Waltz embodied a negative take on Austria’s troubled postimperial identity and relationship with Nazism as the identity shifting SS officer Hans Landa in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009). The director creates...

“What shall the history books read?” The debate over Inglourious Basterds and the limits of representation

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds : A Manipulation of Metacinema

Continuum, 2012

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...In the early 1990s, Mike Godwin formulated a theory of internet behavior that has since become known as Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler...

Of intruders (and guests): The films of Michael Haneke and Aleksey Balabanov

Jeremi Szaniawski

Jeremi Szaniawski is the editor of Directory of World Cinema: Belgium and the author of The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox (both 2014), as well as the translator, into French, of Thomas Elsaesser’s and Malte Hagener’s Film Theory: An Introduction Through the Senses (2011) and Alexander Sokurov’s V tsentre okeana (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Global Auteur : The Politics of Authorship in 21st Century Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Without music, life would be a mistake.Many readers are likely already familiar with the tale of the frog boiled alive when a flame is lit underneath the pot in which it is leisurely bubbling. With the temperature rising, the warmth...

Experimental Films II: Lost and Found (Footage)

Aaron Kerner

Aaron Kerner is an Associate Professor in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and the Holocaust : New Perspectives on Dramas, Documentaries, and Experimental Films

Continuum, 2011

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...Introduction: Look What I Found Found footage films are works that adopt a technique of assemblage to make meaning from images; that is, a strategy of collecting and editing together ephemeral material to fashion something entirely new....