Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Quentin TarantinoPoetics and Politics of Cinematic Metafiction$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David Roche

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496819161

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496819161.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Mississippi SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mississippi.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Mississippi, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSSO for personal use.date: 26 September 2021

“Revenge is Never a Straight Line”

“Revenge is Never a Straight Line”

A Neoformalist Approach Vol. 1: Narrative Structures and Paradigms

Chapter:
(p.127) Chapter Four “Revenge is Never a Straight Line”
Source:
Quentin Tarantino
Author(s):

David Roche

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496819161.003.0005

This chapter proposes to analyze the narrative structures of each film in order to identify general trends and evolutions in Tarantino’s storytelling strategies. Grounded in a structuralist and neo-formalist methodology, it seeks to go beyond the identification of formal features in order to demonstrate that these structures are not just playful. It focuses, first, on the use of titles, then on the relationship between the narrative structures and classical and art-cinema paradigms, and finally on the relationship between the actual story and the narrative, with special attention to Tarantino’s varied approach to the flashback.

Keywords:   Narrative structure, Chapters, Storytelling, Neo-formalism

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.