Tarantino Films as Classic Paperbacks
Here's something really neat: artist Sharm Murugiah has re-imagined Quentin Tarantino's films as vintage book covers, including the writer/director's screenplay True Romance, which was directed by the late Tony Scott.
Each image graphically reconstructs a scene from the film it embodies, the effect of which is both visually pleasing and builds up narrative intrigue. So for instance, the Kill Bill Vol. 2 cover looks amazing, and if you don't know the story, you'll ask yourself, "So what's up with the buried-alive girl?" This of course will prompt you to pick up the book and read it— exactly what a good cover should do.
Unfortunately, Murugiah's works do not currently adorn published screenplay editions of the films, but if you're reading this Mr. Tarantino, you could do worse than make a deal with this artist. A whole lot worse.
Lucky for the rest of us, each print can be purchased from Society6, an online artist's retail shop, for $12.48 a piece, about the price of a paperback novel. Framed art prints and stretched canvas are also available. Check it out!
Who wants to pick one of these up? Any favorites among the bunch? I particularly like both Kill Bills and Jackie Brown.
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