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“The Man from Hollywood” 1995

Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Following Pulp Fiction and an episode of television’s ER, Tarantino decided to handle some light fare by directing the final short in the anthology film Four Rooms. In “The Man from Hollywood” Ted the bellboy (Tim Roth) arrives at the penthouse with a cart full of seemingly unconnected items. After a night filled with witches, psycho-sexual drama, and a babysitting job gone horribly awry, Ted is on the verge of quitting when beckoned to the penthouse by movie director Chester Rush (Tarantino). Right out of the gate Tarantino directs with the zeal of Rope, using two consecutive one takes or long takes, the second of which clocks in just shy of ten minutes with out a single cut. These long takes introduces: (1) all of the characters in a near 360 degree shot around the room; (2) Rush’s monologue about the »

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