Last week I blogged on the need for foreshadowing in novels to help the reader (more specifically, me) follow along on the journey. Commenters had other points of view, and one specifically mentioned the films by Quentin Tarantino. It got me to thinking about his films, specifically From Dusk Till Dawn.
I love Tarantino. I love how he combines brutal violence and quirky humor. My college advisor (the late Dr. Hadley Tremaine) once said that humans use humor to help them deal with frightening and taboo subjects – and that these vary by culture. I was doing an independent study on early Saxon tales. The violent stories of war and battle often had little bites of comedic commentary. One man was run through by a sword and killed. The blade entered his mouth and out the other side of his skull. And “that food tasted strange to him