It's been nearly 20 years since writer/director Quentin Tarantino's second film, "Pulp Fiction," cemented his status as a Hollywood icon and inspired a whole theatrical wave of wise-cracking gangsters. A B-movie junkie, Tarantino has drawn from decades of cinema during his career, paying tribute to genres as diverse as spaghetti westerns ("Django Unchained") and samurai films ("Kill Bill").
Joining host Kevin Fullam is Chicago film blogger Katherine Rife, author of the new book, "If You Like Quentin Tarantino..." For more information on Split Reel, visit kevinfullam.net.
Released in 1984, the unheralded The Terminator not only propelled director James Cameron and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to stardom, but would eventually become recognized as a landmark work that would influence cinema for decades to come. Sitting at the center of a hub of themes ranging from corrupt A.I.s to dystopian futures, The Terminator is the focus of a new book from Scott Von Doviak: If You Like The Terminator, Here Are Over 200 Movies, TV Shows, and Other Oddities That You Will Love. Scott is a cultural critic whose writing has been featured in the A/V Club, Nerve, and numerous other publications.