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Quentin TarantinoPoetics and Politics of Cinematic Metafiction$
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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

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“He’s Just Not Used to Seein’ a Man Ripped Apart by Dogs Is All”

“He’s Just Not Used to Seein’ a Man Ripped Apart by Dogs Is All”

Violence and Spectacle

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(p.270) Chapter Eight “He’s Just Not Used to Seein’ a Man Ripped Apart by Dogs Is All”
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Quentin Tarantino
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David Roche

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496819161.003.0009

It analyzes both the treatment of violence and the metafictional discourses that the body of films develops on the topic. Despite the director’s claims in early interviews, the movies reveal an awareness of how sensitive and complex it is: violence is a core feature of the films not so much by token of its presence, but because it is the point where the aesthetics, ethics and politics of the films converge—this explains why discussions of violence inevitably crop up in each chapter, as in writings on Tarantino in general.

Keywords:   Violence, aesthetics, Ethics, Politics, Spectacle

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