Cinema Speculation - Paperback

Cinema Speculation

Tarantino, Quentin

New York Times Bestseller

Now in paperback with brand new bonus material, Quentin Tarantino’s New York Times bestselling first work of nonfiction: a deliriously entertaining, wickedly intelligent cinema book as unique and creative as Tarantino himself.

“Consistently engaging; with its zinging and zipping observations, its casual opinion-flinging, and its sharp-edged divisions of personalities and eras, it seems designed to arouse fruitful arguments. Like the experienced fictioneer that he is, Tarantino creates images and stories and scenes, tells tales that entice and bewitch even as they invite the same sort of criticism that his movies do. Above all, Cinema Speculation is a vision, in motion, of a Hollywood-centric mind.”—Richard Brody, The New Yorker

In addition to being among the most celebrated of contemporary filmmakers, Quentin Tarantino is possibly the most joyously infectious movie lover alive. For years he has hinted at his eventual turn to writing books about films. Now, with Cinema Speculation, the time has come, and the results are everything his passionate fans—and all movie fans—could have hoped for.

Organized around key American films from the 1970s, all of which he first saw as a young moviegoer at the time, this book is as intellectually rigorous and insightful as it is rollicking and entertaining. At once film criticism, film theory, a feat of reporting, and wonderful personal history, it is all written in the singular voice recognizable immediately as QT’s, and with the rare perspective about cinema possible only from one of the greatest practitioners of the art form ever.