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  • ISBN: 9780063112582
  • ISBN: 0063112582
  • Physical Description: 391 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2022]

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Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Little Q watching big movies -- Bullitt (1968) -- Dirty Harry (1971) -- Deliverance (1972) -- The Getaway (1972) -- The Outfit (1973) -- Second-String Samurai : an appreciation of Kevin Thomas -- New Hollywood in the seventies : the post-sixties anti-establishment auteurs vs. the movie brats -- Sisters (1973) -- Daisy Miller (1974) -- Taxi Driver (1976) -- Cinema speculation : what if Brian De Palma directed Taxi Driver instead of Martin Scorsese? -- Rolling Thunder (1977) -- Paradise Alley (1978) -- Escape from Alcatraz (1979) -- Hardcore (1979) -- The Funhouse (1981) -- *Floyd Footnote.
Summary, etc.:
"In addition to being among the most celebrated of contemporary filmmakers, Quentin Tarantino is possibly the most joyously infectious movie lover alive. For years he has touted in interviews his eventual turn to writing books about films. Now, with Cinema Speculation, the time has come, and the results are everything his passionate fans--and all movie lovers--could have hoped for. Organized around key American films from the 1970s, all of which he first saw as a young moviegoer at the time, this book is as intellectually rigorous and insightful as it is rollicking and entertaining. At once film criticism, film theory, a feat of reporting, and wonderful personal history, it is all written in the singular voice recognizable immediately as QT's and with the rare perspective about cinema possible only from one of the greatest practitioners of the artform ever"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Tarantino, Quentin.
Motion pictures > United States > History and criticism.
Genre: Film criticism.

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