Sunday, February 11, 2007
The QT Cult of Violence
Smokin Aces and the emptiness of the stylized gore of Tarantino and company. Why do these films repulse so? The self-conscious use of racist lingo? The piggy backing on old genres; blacksploitation, noir and Asian martial arts? The feminist pose while dealing exclusively in adolescent male themes of titilation, revenge and shoot em' up? Journeying into the land of Huston, Wilder, Lang, Scorcese, et. al. where character was king and the larger morality, or lack there of, is the currency, the QT genre style's it up with technicolor and yellow leather and motorcycles but in the end the suit is the only remnant.