||Quentin Tarantino’s hip-talking, ultra-violent indie cinema reinvigorated mainstream American film. Jim Smith’s essential guide looks in detail at Tarantino’s now world-famous works: Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and the two-part Kill Bill. It also examines the scripts he wrote that were made into films by other directors (True Romance, Dusk Till Dawn, and the controversial Natural Born Killers), the episodes he wrote for NBC’s ER, and his projects as an actor, producer, and presenter. Smith explores in detail Tarantino’s novel use of favorite actors, his anachronisms, his borrowed music, and his recurring themes. An essential read for students, filmmakers, and fans.