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Why does Quentin Tarantino add non-plot related dialogue in his movies?

Not everything has to drive the plot. His characters are supposed to be real people. Real people have those types of conversations. It humanizes the characters, whilst, at the same time, setting up ...
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Why does Quentin Tarantino add non-plot related dialogue in his movies?

Because the plot is not the narrative A simple reading of a film plot will often show the primary narrative structure of a film: greed is harmful, and so the greedy villain is punished by losing ...
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What did Col. Hans Landa mean at the beginning of Inglorious Basterds

He was not at all insinuating anything - he was merely asking to have a private conversation with the farmer. What he says is: COL LANDA: Monsieur LaPadite, what we have to discuss would be better ...
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How does Quentin Tarantino write dialog for a language he doesn't speak?

Specifically for Inglorious Basterds, Tom Tykwer and Nicholas Richard are credited for "German Dialogue Translation" and "French Dialogue Translation" respectively: Tom Tykwer is ...
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Why does Quentin Tarantino add non-plot related dialogue in his movies?

It makes the characters more real and relate-able. They seem more like actual people than caricatures playing rubber-stamped movie prototype roles. Actual people, when interacting, most of the time, ...
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Why does Quentin Tarantino add non-plot related dialogue in his movies?

One simple, superficial answer is that Tarantino is a genius at juxtaposing violence and comedy. Just when the violence gets too much, he flips to something absurd. However there is more to it than ...
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Why did Warren tell the story of the "no dogs or Mexicans" sign?

Warren was attempting to evoke a reaction from Bob to confirm his suspicion that Bob was lying. The film establishes Warren as someone who regularly lies and fabricates stories, e.g., the Lincoln ...
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Did Leonardo DiCaprio accidentally cut his hand and smear blood to Kerry Washington's face in Django Unchained?

It was real. A simple Google of "Dicaprio cut hand" would have dug this out: Additionally, it's in a WatchMojo list of on set injuries:
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Did Leonardo DiCaprio accidentally cut his hand and smear blood to Kerry Washington's face in Django Unchained?

All sources claim that DiCaprio really cut his hand so it seems to be true and there is no reason to think otherwise. Here's a video with Christoph Waltz talking about that incident.
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Did both anti-Nazi parties know about each other?

No, there is no depiction of collaborative effort to annihilate Nazi leadership because Shoshana and Marcel never met anyone from Lt. Aldo Raine's team at any point in the movie. Both plans were ...
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How did Tarantino choose the song "Little Green Bag" for Reservoir Dogs?

Reservoir Dogs has two credited music supervisors plus one credited assistant music supervisor. It’s possible their work was limited to obtaining clearance (licensing) for songs chosen by Tarantino, ...
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Is Quentin Tarantino's scene in Pulp Fiction meant to feel different from the rest of the movie?

According to CinemaBlend.com: Robert Rodriguez Directed Quentin Tarantino's Scene In Pulp Fiction It's always good to have a friend. Ever since they premiered their debut films at the 1992 Sundance ...
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Does "The Hateful Eight" belong to the Tarantino Universe?

Yes,it is indeed a part of the "Tarantino Cinematic Universe", as is evident from the following points: Mexican Bob smokes a Manzana Roja cigarette which translates to Red Apple cigarette, the ...
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Why does Quentin Tarantino add non-plot related dialogue in his movies?

For the Reservoir Dogs example, it's a smaller story before the larger story and in my opinion drives a underlying question. "Is there honor among thieves?" The bit about Madonna's "Like a virgin" is ...
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Do all of Quentin Tarantino's movies have a common underlying theme?

I don't think that there is a common theme as such. He's obviously a huge movie buff and he seems to deliberately mix and match from all kinds of genres and drop all kinds of references in there for ...
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Did Quentin Tarantino act in all of his movies?

Quentin Tarantino appears in several movies he has written or directed but not in all. Just some examples: He's Mr. Brown in Reservoir Dogs and Jimmie in Pulp Fiction. On the other side he only ...
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Why does Quentin Tarantino add non-plot related dialogue in his movies?

I believe its a technique he likes to use to heighten the impact of the violent scenes in his movies. If you were accustomed to every moment being an action movie scene, those action sequences wouldn'...
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Has Tarantino explained why the bad characters in almost all of his movies make bad decisions?

I haven't seen any explanation from Tarantino, but I can assume it's to inject some realism: because they're people, and in real life people make the most stupid mistakes all the time. Too much good ...
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Are the historical differences in Tarantino's alternate history movies mentioned in any of his other movies?

In what Tarantino himself calls the "realer than real universe" the world operates a lot like the real one, where fictional characters can interact with real ones (such as Sharon Tate, ...
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What are the 5 American western films that deal with slavery according to Tarantino?

I'm not sure which movies Tarantino had in mind, but some possibilities are (compiled from this list) Santa Fe Trail - Dramatizes the events leading up to John Brown's failed rebellion against ...
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Is Quentin Tarantino's scene in Pulp Fiction meant to feel different from the rest of the movie?

'Opinions are like assholes: everybody has one': Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan, 'The Dead Pool'. Here's mine: Quentin Tarantino is not a bad actor; he plays limited character types. He's ...
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What did Col. Hans Landa mean at the beginning of Inglorious Basterds

Having seen the film a dozen times, and having read the whole script, I would say that Quentin Tarantino, the writer director, wants you to have a certain amount of respect for Hans Landa, up until ...
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Do all of Quentin Tarantino's movies have a common underlying theme?

Revenge & Redemption and Deception are common themes in all his films. Mr Orange attempting to redeem himself by confessing who he is, and Mr White killing him as revenge. Kill Bill, obviously. ...
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