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A Crash Course In Quentin Tarantino Using Supercuts

Monttaaage! Sorry anytime I hear the word montage I can’t help but sing the South Park Montage song.

I’ve long argued profusely that Quentin Tarantino is American Cinema’s greatest Auteur. I know that’s an incredibly bold statement, but hear me out.

The auteur theory deems the director as the major creative force in a motion picture. Over the course of a director’s film career, they tend to develop a personal style that is present in all of his/her films.

Tarantino’s Auteur-ness (I’m not sure if that’s a word) is best demonstrated by watching various Supercuts by fans on the interwebs. And there are so many out there right now! We’re living in a true golden age where different Video Editors are making Supercuts (No, not the haircut place, silly) showcasing all of Tarantino’s directing techniques.

First up is a montage of all of his God’s Eye POV shots. According to the Tarantino wiki, the God’s Eye Pov is a shot

filmed with the camera directly above the actors. It is used to convey something bigger than the characters is watching them and what they are doing. In other words, a cinematic inner conscious.

Take a look:

This is an excellent edit by . My only suggestion would be a change of music. Dick Dale’s Miserlou is a sweet surf rock tune, but I’d prefered True Romance’s You’re so Cool. But again that’s just me.

Next up we have Tarantino’s use of Camera Push/ Zoom Ins. This is edit is beautiful and mesmerizing:

Along the same lines as Camera zooms, we also have Tarantino’s use of Crash-Zoom which is used to draw the audience’s attention to a specific part of the screen. It’s also a throwback to 1970s cinema and more specificly kung-fu movies. (This one you have to view on Vimeo, sorrie.)

Quentin Tarantino takes a fun and unique approach to filming his characters driving. Using a variety of interesting angles, Tarantino keeps us visually in tune as some of his most crucial narrative moments unfold.

Seriously, just watching these cuts is worth about a semester of Film School. So everyone that reads this, please send $31,231 (the current cost of a semester of college) to damian.thomas@dapsmedia.com.

kthxbai!

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