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The Tarantinian Ethics / Edition 1
     

The Tarantinian Ethics / Edition 1

by Fred Botting, Scott Wilson
 

ISBN-10: 0761968377

ISBN-13: 9780761968375

Pub. Date: 03/22/2001

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The screenplays and films of Quentin Tarantino raise profound comic and ethical dilemmas. Developing ideas from Lacanian psychoanalysis, Botting and Wilson explore ethical issues in relation to Tarantino's work, postmodernity and recent cultural theory. They argue that Tarantino's texts provide a provocative and telling contribution to theorized accounts of

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The screenplays and films of Quentin Tarantino raise profound comic and ethical dilemmas. Developing ideas from Lacanian psychoanalysis, Botting and Wilson explore ethical issues in relation to Tarantino's work, postmodernity and recent cultural theory. They argue that Tarantino's texts provide a provocative and telling contribution to theorized accounts of contemporary culture.

The term 'Tarantinian' has been coined to refer to a set of sampled, self-authorizing signs that are cinematically assembled in processes of 'consuming-producing-expending' in the general context of a postmodern capitalism that enjoins excess. The Tarantinian ethics are elaborated, in the midst of a homogenized fast-food, movie and video culture, in

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761968375
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/22/2001
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

The Ethics of Personality
The Ethics of Professionalism
The Ethics of Romance
The Ethics of Consumption
The Ethics of Horror

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