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Tarantino’s short but impacting directing career has created endless discussions and debates about the justification of violence within his films. Is he too violent? Does the violence make the story? Or is it all just ridiculously exaggerated?
In an interview with Michaela Lathum from bbc.co.uk Tarantino states “I don’t feel the need to justify myself. Violence is a form of cinematic entertainment…I love it. It’s fun.”
However there are critics opposing this claiming that the violence in his films is just way too much.
At the beginning of his career the violence in Pulp Fiction, Jacquie Brown and even Reservoir Dogs seemed excessive with scenes that tested audience imagination to the fullest, when in fact that was all it was, imagination.
The violence was purely instigated and rarely shown, to a certain extent it can be compared to something like Tom and Jerry or even Looney Tunes in the playfulness of it with the combination of humour and music.
The overall effect becoming something choreographed and stylized as opposed to graphically violent and unwatchable that some claim it to be.
The biggest debate comes from Kill Bill Vol’s 1 and 2 where Tarantino revels in violence which can bring about the argument that it is all unnecessary.
With the constant overdose of blood and gore it can be quite uncomfortable to watch at times but this exaggeration can make the scenes cheesy and very unreal and can therefore desensitize us to the violence not making it as harsh to watch and instead making it quite comical.
The exaggeration can also be used for an ulterior reason and that is to shock. “The violence is disturbing as violence should be,” says Tony Bowden whilst looking at underlying messages in cult films.
The violence is not presented in a glamorous way, there is a lot of emotion contained within each character which reveals motives and feeling, and this in turn displays their weaknesses, proving them to be human beings and not just “Hollywood actors.”
This insight to their characters makes the audience identify with them subconsciously presented with a warning of what will happen if a violent lifestyle is lead; showing the brutal effects of violence portraying a “do not try this at home” message