Tag: Quentin Tarantino

Roger Ebert on the exploitation of film violence

Monday, 8 April, 2013 0 Comments

Reviewing Gus Van Sant’s Elephant in November 2003 for the Chicago Sun-Times, the late Roger Ebert had this to say about the uses of violence by the media industry: “Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory […]

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With gore on its hands, Hollywood runs for the exit

Tuesday, 18 December, 2012 3 Comments

Yesterday’s post about Quentin Tarantino’s cynical exploitation of graphic violence for fame and fortune brought instant results. “In the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Weinstein Co. has decided to cancel the Hollywood premiere of its movie ‘Django Unchained,’ reports the Los Angeles Times. CBS News noted that, “In true Tarantino form, […]

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Tarantino’s aestheticization of violence on the road to Newtown

Monday, 17 December, 2012 1 Comment

The US premiere of the new Tom Cruise action film Jack Reacher has been postponed after Friday’s shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, of 26 people. Paramount Pictures says the decision was made “out of honour and respect for the families of the victims whose lives were senselessly taken”. The studio did not mention that Hollywood is […]

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