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"Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino" is a title card which appears in the credits of the majority of the films written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Online, the phrase has been often used for the purposes of jokes about Quentin Tarantino's speculated foot fetish. In September 2019, the phrase spawned a viral spoonerism "Quentinen and Tarantined by Writtin Directino".
Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino
On October 9th, 1992, crime film Reservoir Dogs, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, premiered. In the credits of the film, the title card "Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino" appears. In the following years, the phrase would appear in all feature films written and directed by Tarantino for the exception of Kill Bill: Volume 2 (compilation shown below).
Tarantino's Foot Fetish
The 1994 film Pulp Fiction, written and directed by Tarantino, contained multiple shots of actress Uma Thurman's feet. Many of the subsequent feature films directed by Tarantino, including Kill Bill, Death Proof, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood included similar scenes. The 1996 film From Dawn till Dusk, written by Tarantino, includes a scene in which actress Salma Hayek puts her toes in Tarantino's character's mouth.
Tarantino's perceived obsession with feet led to speculations that the director might have a foot fetish, which has been a prominent subject of memes about the director and his films (compilation shown below).
Online, Quentin Tarantino's speculated foot fetish has been a notable subject of memes and other humorous posts on Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms. For example, an April 16th, 2019, post by Facebook community Shittier Movie Details received over 1,800 reactions and 1,600 shares (shown below, left). A September 16th, 2019, post by Facebook user Hamza Ahmad received over 1,000 reactions and shares in Quentin Tarantino Gourmetshitposting group (shown below, right).
Quentinen and Tarantined by Writtin Directino
On August 31st, 2019, Twitter user @gonzawarudo tweeted a spoonerism "tarantined by quentin directino," with the tweet receiving over 4,800 retweets and 20,400 likes in five months (shown below, left). On September 1st, 2019, Twitter user @dmonzodherve designed a title card based on the tweet, with the tweet gaining over 100 retweets and 410 likes (shown below, right).
On September 3rd, 2019, Twitter user @7878789a tweeted a spoonerism "Tarantined and quented by writtin directino," with the tweet gaining over 8,800 retweets and 29,800 likes in five months. On September 6th, 2019, Facebook user Ferdinando Grasso designed a title card based on the tweet, with the post receiving 87 reactions and 160 shares on Facebook (shown below, right).
On September 7th, 2019, Twitter user @PartyAvantHarde reposted the image, with the tweet receiving over 60,300 retweets and 246,900 likes in five months. A September 8th, 2019, repost to /r/sbubby received over 15,600 upvotes until being removed.
In the following months, the design gained popularity online, with the phrase also being used as a caption for various memes about the director, including those referencing his speculated foot fetish.
 Wikipedia – Reservoir Dogs
 YouTube – Every 'Written And Directed By Quentin Tarantino'
 Sleek – All of Quentin Tarantino's Filmic Foot Fetish Moments
 ScreenRant – What's Up With Quentin Tarantino & Feet?
 Odyssey – Quentin Tarantino Has A Foot Fetish
 Twitter – @gonzawarudo
 Twitter – @dmonzondherve
 Facebook – Ferdinando Grasso
 Twitter – @PartyAvantHarde
 Facebook – Shittier Movie Details
 Facebook – Hamza Ahmad
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