Mr. Tarantino may be most celebrated for his imaginative explosions of violence, but his greater talent lies in structuring long periods of inaction, in the leisurely construction of dramatic contexts, in sketching large casts of characters and getting them to interact with one another through dialogue that generally has no direct bearing on the plot.
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A film buff tells a friend that he's finally broken "the code" -- the mystery behind the character and story threads that bleed from one Quentin Tarantino movie or screenplay into the next. His friend is less than impressed.
It calls to mind a rollicking R-rated version of Mad magazine featuring Dave Chappelle and Quentin Tarantino.
Walk down the right back alley in Sin City and you can find anything.
Tarantino and Rodriguez, who worked together on Sin City, will each write and direct an hour-long feature for Grind House, which will be released in early 2006.