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Quentin Tarantino on Violence and History

Tarantino’s style is often hailed/decried as a gratuitous aestheticism of violence.

However, explanations as to why that may be fail to grasp that although Tarantino’s stylized depiction of violence remains consistent throughout his career, his understanding of violence and the purpose it serves evolves in his work.

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Detroit in Ruins: Another Abandoned City Series

Detroit’s decaying facade has been documented through numerous photography series. Yet all of these appear as an autopsy performed on a social body that is, though moribund, not yet dead.

While the occlusion of social life from the frame contributes to the mesmerizing effect of the photos, the narrative they contribute to carefully avoids social issues that pertain to the territory they portray.

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