QT in his own words.

An awesome essay by a guy who says he doesn’t even like Tarantino movies. It’s about the way QT uses dialogue to describe a character. You should watch the video there, it has great examples of this crafting at work.

Tarantino doesn’t just explore language’s capacity to reveal and conceal motives and personality, he shows how people pick words and phrases (consciously or subconsciously) in order to define themselves and others, and describe the reality they inhabit (or would like to inhabit).

My favorite exchange from Inglorious Basterds:

Bridget von Hammersmark: “A good plan!”

Aldo Laine: “It’s stupid as shit, but what are we gonna do, go home?”

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