Quentin Tarantino and the Power of Food
Dig in, everyone!
Iconoclastic and uber-referential filmmaker Quentin Tarantino makes movies full of characters with voracious appetites: for violence, music and movies, and of course, for hearing themselves talk. But as hungry as they are for blood, spectacle, and banter, have you ever noticed that they’re also really into food? Uma Thurman’s two-handed burger grip in Pulp Fiction and Michael Madsen’s “Wrap your lips around this” margaritas in Kill Bill Vol. 2 are just two examples that spring immediately to mind, though if you start to think about it, you’ll come up with many more. This video sinks its teeth into the power of food in Tarantino’s oeuvre as a way to pump up the deliciousness of onscreen tension and reveal something flavorful about a character’s…well, character.