The Auteur Director: Quentin Tarantino from Indie to Blockbuster

Published: September 1st, 2016

Written by: Emilie

Being a film buff often means that you have directors that you admire and follow their work. We find, nowadays, that auteurship is highly valued in the industry and amongst fans. With the likes of Tim Burton or Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino is an artist with the kooks and creativity that we’ve seen consistently throughout his decades of work.

Tarantino’s iconic style, themes and trademarks have been seen for years, through his independent films and global blockbusters. So, we’ll do a direct comparison of the indie cult film Reservoir Dogs (1992), to Kill Bill Vol I (2003), where Tarantino is well broken into mainstream, blockbuster status and Django Unchained (2012).


1. “The Trunk” Shot

Reservoir trunk shot

Kill Bill Trunk Shot

Django trunk shot


2. Director Cameo

Reservoir director cameo

Kill bill director cameo

Django director cameo


3. Torture Sequence

Reservoir torture scene

Kill bill torture scene

Django torture scene


4. Restaurant Scene

Reservoir restaurant

Kill bill restaurant

Django restaurant


5. Black and White Suit

Reservoir suit

Kill bill suit

Django suit


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