Tarantino the cartoonist

Pallant, C. (2007) Tarantino the cartoonist. Animation, 2 (2). pp. 171-186. ISSN 1746-8477.


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In cinema it is not uncommon to see the interrelation of animation and live action but, despite this, the ascription of characteristics of one medium onto the other has been largely one-dimensional: live action upon animation. The films of Quentin Tarantino, however, illustrate an attribution of a cartoon-like aesthetic in live-action sequences, which the author subsequently terms `cartoonism'. `Cartoonism' and its development have been highlighted in Tarantino's work, showing his continual desire to realize this aesthetic in his own work whilst, ironically, only fully achieving this aesthetic in another's film. The conclusions are illuminating with respect to Tarantino's filmic politics and provide a potential mode of inquiry within film theory.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1600 Drama > PN1993 Motion pictures
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Media Art and Design
Depositing User: Dr Chris Pallant
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 13:35
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2016 16:31
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/13693

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