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A Look at the How Quentin Tarantino Uses Violence in His Films

London filmmaker Julian Palmer of The Discarded Image series has created a new video essay where he looks at the various ways that director Quentin Tarantino uses violence in his films. Related Laughing Squid PostsHow Close-Ups Are Used in Quentin Tarantino FilmsA Look at the Stylish Way That Quentin Tarantino Uses Slow Motion in His […]
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A Supercut of Extreme Close Up Shots From the Films of Quentin Tarantino

Humor / odd : Laughing Squid

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How the Use of Slow Motion Helps to Convey the Director’s Intent Within a Scene

Humor / odd : Laughing Squid

In his latest video essay, director Julian Palmer of The Discarded Image takes a look at the manner in which slow motion is employed in films in order to pinpoint details, express emotion, convey mood, call out particular action and...

A Supercut of Some of the Best Visual Film References in Quentin Tarantino’s Movies

Humor / odd : Laughing Squid

Filmmaker Jacob T. Swinney has created a fantastic supercut video for IndieWire‘s Press Play series, Genius Directors in Three Minutes, of some of the best visual film references in Quentin Tarantino‘s movies. Many filmmakers pay ho...

From Wong Kar-Wai to Scorsese: Video Essay Discusses the Use of Slow-Motion in Film

Humor / odd : Geekosystem

Julian Palmer of The Discarded Image's most recent video essay covers the use of slow motion in films, and takes a look at how the technique is used. Examining Kubrick, Scorsese, Wong Kar-Wai, and more, Palmer describes how slow-mot...


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