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Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy

In Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy, seventeen professional thinkers shamelessly exploit the cinematic achievement of Tarantino for all the steamy, sensational metaphysics and epistemology they can wring out of it.Are these eruptions of intelligent thought merely a cynical hypnotic manipulation of our cerebral cortexes? Or can we somehow relate them to the human values that really matter-pyrotechnic car chases, Mexican standoffs, and exploding heads?Is the philosophers' preoccupation with quoting other philosophers nothing more than incestuous indulgence? Or are they somehow conveying a deeper point about the enduring validity of amputated ears and anal rape?In the final analysis only you, the viewer, can decide.What can Reservoir Dogs teach us about the evolution of co-operation? Is Beatrix's revenge in Kill Bill both justified and self-destructive? Can we agree completely on what has happened and disagree on whether it was a miracle? How is Pulp Fiction's Vincent doomed because of his messy bathroom habits? Does Grindhouse/Death Proof reflect the epoch in which everything that actually occurs is unreal? "With Tarantino and Philosophy, it's the little differences, like having your Royale with cheese dissected by a grease monkey with a blowtorch. It's so bad, it's good."
Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy
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In Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy, seventeen professional thinkers shamelessly exploit the cinematic achievement of Tarantino for all the steamy, sensational metaphysics and epistemology they can wring out of it. Are these eruptions of intelligent thought merely a cynical hypnotic manipulation of our cerebral cortexes? Or can we somehow relate them to the human values that really matter pyrotechnic car chases, Mexican standoffs, and exploding heads? Is the philosophers' preoccupation with quoting other philosophers nothing more than incestuous indulgence? Or are they somehow conveying a deeper point about the enduring validity of amputated ears and anal rape? In the final analysis only you, the viewer, can decide. What can Reservoir Dogs teach us about the evolution of co-operation? Is Beatrix's revenge in Kill Bill both justified and self-destructive? Can we agree completely on what has happened and disagree on whether it was a miracle? How is Pulp Fiction's Vincent doomed because of his messy bathroom habits? Does Grind house/Death Proof reflect the epoch in which everything that actually occurs is unreal?
"With Tarantino and Philosophy, it's the little differences, like having your Royale with cheese dissected by a grease monkey with a blowtorch. It's so bad, it's good."
Author
K. Silem Mohammad, Greene Richard
Publisher
ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Year
2010
ISBN-10
1459601092
ISBN-13
9781459601093
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2010-08-24
Imprint
ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Subtitle
How to Philosophize with a Pair of Pliers and a Blowtorch
Place of Publication
Richmond, BC
Country of Publication
Canada
Short Title
QUENTIN TARANTINO & PHILOSOPHY
Language
English
Media
Book
Pages
392
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Product Classification Type
PR
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