Thomas Tarantino is an award-winning film director and writer. His work explores the intersection of New Hollywood and Blaxploitation cinema.
His recreation of 1969 – including music, posters, clothes and lingo – is truly fascinating to experience, while in an age when film dialogue tends towards grunts and catchphrases his dialogue is strikingly elegant.
Early Life and Education
Though this short film might seem distant from Tarantino’s later work, its tribute to cinema history and pop culture sampling mark its start of Tarantino’s artistic style that would later appear in feature films like From Dusk Till Dawn and Jackie Brown.
Pulp Fiction (1994), directed by Quentin Tarantino, offered audiences an unexpected thrill ride filled with violence and pop-culture references. John Travolta played Vincent Vega – an underworld hitman – while Uma Thurman served as his accomplice.
Tarantino had long admired blaxploitation movies as a child and this successful tribute launched his directing career. Tarantino has gone on to write and direct more than two dozen films; his latest, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars DiCaprio and Pitt.
Tarantino, with nine films (including two Kill Bill installments), is an influential tastemaker known for producing offbeat cinema. His war film Inglourious Basterds cast a fictional film critic that wasn’t just some uncaring nerd but instead an alpha male played by Michael Fassbender – not your usual harsh critic!
Tarantino’s latest project, The Manson Family Murders, will focus on the 1969 murders committed by Charles Manson’s followers in Los Angeles and is scheduled to feature Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as leads.
Tarantino is also an accomplished author and prolific writer, having written Cinema Speculation to study American cinema from 1968-1981 and examine how Hollywood intersected at this pivotal period when spangly fashion and Top 40 were on top while New Hollywood left its mark behind.
Achievement and Honors
Quentin Tarantino has won two Oscars for Best Original Screenplay (Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained). Additionally, he was honored with both a BAFTA Film Award and Golden Globe. Additionally, two Academy Award nominations (Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained) recognize his talents.
Christoph Waltz is a three-time Oscar winner for his performances in Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Additionally, he has received nods for Golden Globe, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice awards in recognition of these roles.
Sergio Leone Spaghetti Westerns are an inspiration to him, which can be seen throughout his filmography. In 2015 he was honored with a fellowship award by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as recognition for their contributions to society.
Tom served in both capacities of the United States military as both an Enlisted Civil Affairs Specialist and Cavalry Officer during deployments to Bosnia and Iraq. Since leaving military service he has worked in public policy and government sectors and now serves as the Chief Policy Officer of Logitech.
There are three essential kinds of good nonfiction: those produced through meticulous professional work with thorough research, organizational clarity, analytical insight and wide-ranging knowledge as well as writerly style; those which take readers on an inaccessible journey into seemingly remote realms with passion-fueled exposition – this book falls squarely into this latter category.
Quentin Tarantino boasts an estimated net worth of $120 Million. He is renowned for his signature style of filmmaking that blends aestheticized violence, satire and nonlinear storylines into one film.
At first, his breakthrough came with 1992’s Reservoir Dogs which was met with critical acclaim, garnering him more work. Following that success came Pulp Fiction which cemented his standing as a critically acclaimed filmmaker.
Tarantino made headlines with his 2009 blockbuster war film Inglorious Basterds and in 2012 released Django Unchained as his highest-grossing film to date. Now he is working on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood starring Margot Robbie as actress Sharon Tate who was murdered by followers of Charles Manson, set for release sometime between 2024-2025.