Cinema Speculation, by Quentin Tarantino (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2022)

A discussion of a dozen or so formative movies, mostly from the 1970s. A hugely entertaining blend of opinion, anecdote, and autobiography explaining how and why genre movies of the 70s (and cinemagoing) are fundamental to the director‘s approach to cinema. A little bit like the first half of Stephen King‘s On Writing: key context for a pop culture maven.


My own books are here, if that’s your thing. Newest is noir thriller East of England.