The A-Zed's Of American Film-maker Quentin Tarantino

'A' is for .... A Band Apart

A production company created by Tarantino and frequent collaborator Lawrence Bender.

The company has been given a Cult-status due to the popularity of Tarantino's films.

'B' is for ..... Big Kuhuna Burger

A fictional brand of burgers created by Tarantino. The brand has featured most famously in Pulp Fiction where it is described as a 'tasy burger' by Samuel L. Jackson.

'C' is for ..... Cameo Apperances

In each of his films Tarantino makes a small cameo appearance in his films, perhaps as a small character or even a background character but he is in there somewhere. For example: Mr Brown.

'D' is for ..... Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino's most recent film. Released in 2013. This time taking on a genre he is unfamilar to Slavery and Western. In fact you can read our review of it just ... here.

'E' is for ..... Ezekial 25:17

The famous fictional quote from the Bible as read by Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) in Pulp Fiction. 'And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt...'

'F' is for ..... From Dusk Till Dawn

A film by Tarantino's close friend Robert Rodrigeuz. The film sees two criminals, George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino take on vampires in a Texan bar.

'G' is for ..... Grindhouse

Grindhouse is a 2007 colaboration made with close friend Robert Rodrigeuz. It is a feature film presentation of a film from each directors into the horror 'Grindhouse' style. With Tarantino's 'Death Proof' and Rodrigeuz's 'Planet Terror', which is bizzare in all.

'H' is for ..... Hostel

Hostel is a 2005 American horror film written, produced and directed by Eli Roth and starring Jay Hernandez. The fim is notably produced by Quentin Tarantino.

'I' is for ..... Inglorious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth and Diane Kruger. The film tells the fictional alternate history story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany's political leadership, one planned by a young French Jewish cinema proprietor (Laurent), and the other by a team of Jewish-American soldiers led by First Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Pitt).

'J' is for ..... Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown is a 1997 crime drama film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is an adaptation of American novelist Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch and stars Pam Grier in the title role. The film pays homage to 1970s blaxploitation films, particularly the films Coffy and Foxy Brown, both of which also starred Grier in the title roles.

'K' is for ..... Kill Bill

Kill Bill is a two-part 2003–2004 action/thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Kill Bill was originally scheduled for a single theatrical release, but with a running time of over four hours, it was separated into two volumes: Kill Bill Volume 1, released in late 2003, and Kill Bill Volume 2, released in early 2004. A third installment was planned for the year 2014, but in a 2012 interview from Tarantino, concerning Kill Bill: Vol. 3, he remarked, "we'll see, probably not"

'L' is for ..... Lawrence Bender

Lawrence Bender (born October 17, 1957) is an American film producer. He rose to fame by producing Reservoir Dogs in 1992 and has since produced all of Quentin Tarantino's films with the exception of Death Proof and Django Unchained.

'M' is for ..... Music

Music is the inspiration for Tarantino when choosing a film, or the scenes features or anything really! he has stated in many interviews that he listenings to music and then thinks of the scenes and script secondary. The muscial scores in each of his films are notably unique.

'N' is for ..... Nazi's

Nazi's. Indy hates these guys and so does Quentin Tarantino. In his 2009 feature film Inglorious Basterds - the film tells the fictional alternate history story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany's political leadership, one planned by a young French Jewish cinema proprietor (Laurent), and the other by a team of Jewish-American soldiers led by First Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Pitt).

'O' is for ..... Oscars

Oscar are nothing unfamilar to Quentin Tarantino. Since 1992 he has picked up a total of two Oscars for his screenplays as well as many nomination and the actors and cast in his films also winning.

'P' is for ..... Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film is known for its eclectic dialogue, ironic mix of humor and violence, nonlinear storyline, and a host of cinematic allusions and pop culture references. The film was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture; Tarantino and Avary won for Best Original Screenplay.

'Q' is for ..... Quentin Tarantino Presents

In recent years, Tarantino has used his Hollywood power to give smaller and foreign films more attention than they might have received otherwise. These films are usually labeled "Presented by Quentin Tarantino" or "Quentin Tarantino Presents". These films include the recent 'The Man With The Iron Fists'.

'R' is for ..... Red Apple Cigarettes

'S' is for ..... Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L Jackson has starred in numerous films by Quentin Tarantino. With his wide charisma and cheekiness' he is usually one of Tarantino's best written characters and also that of the most memorable. See Pulp Fiction's Jules and Django's Stephen for example. Highlights of both films.

'T' is for ..... Trunk Shot

In each of Tarantino films he has a 'Trunk Shot'. And that is as easy to explain as I wrote it, but literally just a camera in a boot facing towards the cameras, usually a person in the boot or them looking at something.

'U' is for ..... Uma Thurman

Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model. she rose to international prominence in 1994 following her role in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award. Her career was revitalised when she reunited with director Quentin Tarantino to play the central role in two Kill Bill films (2003/2004) which brought her an additional two Golden Globe Award nominations and a BAFTA Award nomination.

'V' is for ..... Vincent Vega

Vincent Vega is a hitman and associate of Marsellus Wallace in the film 'Pulp Fiction'. He had a brother named Vic Vega who was shot by the police. He worked inAmsterdam for over three years and recently returned to Los Angeles, where he has been partnered with Jules Winnfield.

'W' is for ..... Waltz (Christopher)

Christoph Waltz, born 4 October 1956) is an Austrian-German actor. Internationally, he is best known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. He received acclaim for his supporting roles as SS-colonel Hans Landa in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Tarantino's Django Unchained (2012). For each performance, Waltz won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.

'X' is for ..... 'Xplicit

All of Quentin Tarantino's films are highly known for the supportive explicit content and use of violence. For example the scalping of heads or decapitation of body parts.

'Y' is for ..... Yellow

Yellow. A colour most people stay away from. Tarantino however has made this yellow work iconically with Kill Bill, giving his lead female character a yellow bike jumpsuit in major parts of the film, as well as the marketing of the film.

'Z' is for ..... Zed

'Zed is dead baby, Zed is dead.' Peter Greene is possibly best remembered for his role in Pulp Fiction, as Zed who rapes Marsellus Wallace. Once of the other - other highlights of Pulp Fiction.

Article Updated On:
December 30, 2014 9:02 PM

Words By:
Charlie Green
Charlie Green

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