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Quentin Tarantino

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Quentin Jerome Tarantino is a filmmaker and actor. His films are characterized by nonlinear storylines, aestheticization of violence, extended scenes of dialogue, ensemble casts, references to popular culture and a wide variety of other films
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Employment of Negro Troops
by Ulysses Lee (Dec 23, 2016)
Tags: history
The work started in the 1940s is written in the vernacular of the period. From the volume - As in the case of some other titles in the United States Army in World War II series, Ulysses Lee's The Employment of Negro Troops has been long and widely recognized as a standard work on its subject. Although revised and consolidated before publication, th...
Quentin Tarantino
Jul 23, 2009
The most profound thing I’ve ever read on both the war and racist America of the 1940s, commissioned by the U.S. Army to examine the effectiveness of their employment of black soldiers. Lee came up with such damning information about the military that it was withheld from public view until 1966. Powerful.     source
Occupation
The Ordeal of France 1940-1944
by Ian Ousby (Mar 31, 1998)
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Tags: history
In this new history of the Nazi occupation of France, Ian Ousby uncovers a reality more complex, more human, and ultimately more moving than the myths and legends that have emerged after the event. Resistance came late. DeGaulle's appeal in 1940 for France to fight on went largely unheard, and the Occupation was fourteen months old before the first...
Quentin Tarantino
Jul 23, 2009
A very good overview that answered all of my questions about life in Nazi-occupied France.     source
The Ministry of Illusion
Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife
by Eric Rentschler (Sep 30, 1996)
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Tags: arthistoryunited-states
German cinema of the Third Reich, even a half-century after Hitler's demise, still provokes extreme reactions. "Never before and in no other country," observes director Wim Wenders, "have images and language been abused so unscrupulously as here, never before and nowhere else have they been debased so deeply as vehicles to transmit lies." More than...
Quentin Tarantino
Jul 23, 2009
A wonderful critical reexamination of German cinema under Joseph Goebbels.     source
LENI RIEFENSTAHL
by LENI RIEFENSTAHL (Jan 14, 1995)
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Quentin Tarantino
Jul 23, 2009
Mesmerizing. Though you can’t believe half of it. That still leaves half to ponder. Her descriptions of normal friendly conversations with Hitler are amazing and ring of truth.     source