PRINT March 1995

bell hooks

While all Quentin Tarantino’s work so far plays around with the same themes (in regular Hollywood style), his stuff fascinates precisely because of the way each piece distinguishes itself, signifies on previous work—his or that of others. Cinematically he is a master deconstructivist. No wonder then that everything he produces has such post-Modern flavor and seduces both those who read and those who don’t. When it comes to flavor he is definitely an equal-opportunity employer. Unlike most contemporary border-crossing “eat the other” culture bandits, he is not afraid to publicly pimp his wares.

Tarantino has the real nihilism of our times down. He represents the ultimate “white cool”: a hard-core cynical vision that would have everyone see racism, sexism, homophobia, but behave as though none of that shit really matters, or if it does it means nothing cause none of it’s gonna change, cause

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