Friday, December 6, 2013

Voltaire and Tarantino

While I read Candide, I keep thinking that Voltaire and Tarantino would have been great friends. Both include a lot of dark humor and satire in their stories. Tarantino’s films always seem to poke fun at some part of society and somehow make gore and war humorous. If anyone has seen Inglorious Bastards, Reservoir Dogs, or even his newest Django Unchained, you'd see the similarities. While I’m watching a Tarantino film, I’m surprised at how much I would laugh at someone’s head blown off. Similarly, while I read Candide I keep noticing his use of satire and casualness with gore and brutality. Voltaire also succeeds in critiquing basically everyone in society. 

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