Kill Bill Vol. 1: Quentin Tarantino as Mash-Up DJ
Join us for an evening at Brooklyn Boulders as Professor Geoff Klock (the man who won a grant to study Kill Bill) shows us through an hours worth of clips from his favorite Tarantino film.
Tarantino steals music, dialogue, fight moves, costumes, and set design from an international host of D-list movies. But Kill Bill is more than a game of Spot that Reference – Tarantino is making an argument about the value of trash culture, race, influence, globalization, America, and why movies matter.
In this class we’ll learn what Tarantino is stealing from, and why. We’ll be debating whether Quentin Tarantino is a superficial derivative hack or the movie equivalent of a brilliant Mash-Up DJ.
Teacher: Geoff Klock
Geoff Klock has a doctorate from Oxford and is an associate professor at BMCC-CUNY, where he teaches mostly comp, but sometimes film, and old school Brit Lit. 8 years of that. He is the author of three books, two about comic books and one about poetry. His new one will be about Hannibal Lector, the TV one.
Tickets $25, includes beer