The Cinematic South: A Look into the South According to Quentin Tarantino

Necaise, Justin Tyler (2018) The Cinematic South: A Look into the South According to Quentin Tarantino. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Andrew Harper from Center for the Studies of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the eight films directed by Quentin Tarantino. More specifically, it examines how Tarantino portrays the American South, southernness, and southerners throughout his filmography. I watched each film countless times, read each screenplay, and read many articles written about the films. I also read many biographies, and I watched many interviews with Quentin Tarantino. In this work, I find that Tarantino exploits the South in order to create much more despicable characters, which furthers the stereotype that the South is in some way lesser to the rest of the United States. The South according to Quentin Tarantino is perverted, grim, racist, misogynistic, and all around despicable. This work explores each of those elements and how they are used in the films and the dialogue they add to national discussions of the American South.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Necaise, Justin Tyler
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Southern Studies
Thesis Advisor: Andrew Harper
Thesis Advisor's Department: Center for the Studies of Southern Culture
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F001 United States local history
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Justin Tyle Necaise
Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 19:44
Last Modified: 11 May 2018 19:44
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/1189

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