Cinema Speculation

By Quentin Tarantino,

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A unique cocktail of personal memoir, cultural criticism and Hollywood history by the one and only Quentin Tarantino.

The long-awaited first work of nonfiction from the author of the number one New York Times bestselling Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: a deliriously entertaining, wickedly intelligent cinema book as unique…

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2 authors picked Cinema Speculation as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I miss the video store, but the next best thing is Cinema Speculation by Quentin Tarantino, a delightful blend of memoir and film criticism, with the Pulp Fiction auteur riffing on his favorite films from the Sixties and Seventies.

Tarantino’s tastes run toward violent, action-oriented films like The Getaway and Rolling Thunder. Many of the films he writes about I don’t even like, but his passion is infectious, and I’m ready to watch them again. The book shines brightest during the stories of his growing up with his single mother and the string of boyfriends trying to earn her…

Whoa! Prepare to be amazed as the world’s most controversial filmmaker himself sits you down, writes from the heart, and reels through his most cherished films of the New Hollywood era.

Part memoir part film analysis stuffed shirts may feel this impinges on traditional film criticism, but this is how you write, what would otherwise be a specialist book, for the general public. I’m all for it. 

"And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers" who appreciate this book…or something. Far out, my gnarly bros.

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