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Re: Has Pulp Fiction dated?
« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2011, 12:49:00 PM »
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Look at this. Couldn't they just photoshop some Jheri curls on Sam Jackson?

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Re: Has Pulp Fiction dated?
« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2011, 02:48:50 PM »
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Look at this. Couldn't they just photoshop some Jheri curls on Sam Jackson?



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Re: Has Pulp Fiction dated?
« Reply #47 on: March 24, 2011, 03:47:01 PM »
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I think those photos were taken prior to the film's production, i remember reading the curls were a last minute decision.

Also don't forget, the oringal photoshop came out in 1990! maybe it wasn't sophisticated enough to deal with that much grease :P
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Re: Has Pulp Fiction dated?
« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2011, 05:33:28 PM »
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I got pretty hammered and watched it last night after not seeing it for years.

Wanted to drop a few more thoughts while it's still fresh in my mind.

It really is THAT good. Top 10 movie of all-time, easily. I don't think it can ever be dated. If anything, it's ahead of its time. In the 90's, filmmakers were getting away with things they probably couldn't get away with now. Some examples are Casino and Pulp Fiction. Both movies are brutally violent. Especially the former. And Pulp Fiction did something that you almost never see and certainly don't now -- it made doing heroin look cool and chic. When Vincent shoots up, then takes a nighttime drive with the top down while smoking a cigarette, it looks COOL. You can't get away with that now. Even the language. The word nigger is used often, but it's okay. It's never offensive.

Another thing it has in common with Casino (I only keep bringing it up because I watched it a few months ago as well and it's another movie that I cite as getting me interested in cinema) is that they both share the same DP. Both films look so good, but this one just screams independent cinema. It's a thing of beauty. I had to watch it on DVD and it really reminded me how much better blu-ray is and how huge a step up the technology is. I used to be awed by DVD. I remember when Magnolia and the Boogie Nights SE DVD's came out (SAME DAY!) and just how beautiful they looked. Now I watch the DVD's and they're ugly and hurt my eyes. This was no exception. It's a shame it's not out on blu-ray. I'm sure it's being saved for a giant money grab, but the format has already been around so long, you would think it would be out by now.

And the music -- it's overplayed now and if there is one soundtrack everyone here has bought during the course of their lives, it's this one, but it's like that way for a reason. The choice of musical cues coupled with the editing is just something special in this film. Another thing it has in common with Casino.

It's so good. Everything about it.
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Re: Has Pulp Fiction dated?
« Reply #49 on: March 24, 2011, 05:58:37 PM »
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Another thing it has in common with Casino (I only keep bringing it up because I watched it a few months ago as well and it's another movie that I cite as getting me interested in cinema) is that they both share the same DP. Both films look so good, but this one just screams independent cinema. It's a thing of beauty.

They don't, man. Andrzej Sekula is not Richardson, but I agree with you on everything else you and other have been writing. It's clearly the movie that made me like movies a lot to really love movies, and to call my attention to the fact that these things were written and directed by someone. One of the things that made the most impact in my life was reading "Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino" at the end of Pulp Fiction. I was in awe of the movie, and right then and there, I understood what a film director is. Complete masterpiece.

Despite all this pants-creaming moment, I still say Jackie Brown is my personal favorite.
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Re: Has Pulp Fiction dated?
« Reply #50 on: March 24, 2011, 06:17:08 PM »
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Oh snap, you're right. Why did I think Richardson did them both?  :doh:
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Re: Has Pulp Fiction dated?
« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2011, 08:08:46 PM »
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Why did I think Richardson did them both?  :doh:

I got pretty hammered and watched it last night
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Re: Has Pulp Fiction dated?
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2011, 10:02:26 AM »
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:lol:
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Re: Has Pulp Fiction dated?
« Reply #53 on: March 25, 2011, 11:14:59 AM »
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Oh snap, you're right. Why did I think Richardson did them both?  :doh:

Richardson started working with QT after jackie brown. though i think death proof was shot by the man himself.
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Re: Has Pulp Fiction dated?
« Reply #54 on: March 25, 2011, 02:36:38 PM »
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No one could get away with this now, not even him, because it was a total surprise. Even after Reservoir Dogs, no one could have imagined something like this. If he tried to make something like this now it would be too self-conscious, it just wouldn't have the same effect on people. THIS film should have been called "Sucker Punch" (but not really, but you know what I mean.)
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Re: Has Pulp Fiction dated?
« Reply #55 on: March 25, 2011, 04:01:56 PM »
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agreed, i also believe it's probably the only screenplay that has turned a profit after being published.

I was in highschool when this film came out. Dated or not, this really did inspire a generation of youth to not only become film makers but push the boundaries of mainstream storytelling. So many people wanted to write their own Pulp Fiction. So many did, and there were so many failures. Everyone I knew that wanted to tell stories in one form or another got their start/muse from this film during that time.

Call QT whatever you want, but if you lived through the release of this film (and remember it), it was THE shining light for independent cinema.

I'm sure a lot of people influenced by PF moved on to other things, and as they grew older and tastes got more refined, they stored it away under inferior adolescence. Regardless, it's nothing short of a masterpiece.
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Re: Has Pulp Fiction dated?
« Reply #56 on: December 09, 2011, 11:57:27 PM »
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Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

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Re: Has Pulp Fiction dated?
« Reply #57 on: March 02, 2012, 12:15:35 AM »
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Pulp Shakespeare



Conclusive proof it has not dated and possibly CANNOT date.
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