Aneesh Chaganty

Movie #62 Pulp Fiction

In Uncategorized on November 23, 2010 at 6:48 AM

Movie #62 Pulp Fiction

(1994, US, d. Quentin Tarantino)

Understanding Tarantino’s films in a way is just to understand his influences. Don’t get me wrong: He doesn’t just like a few films. Tarantino, like Scorcese, is hailed as being a true cineaste, immersing himself in any film he can get his hands on. One of the most self-reflexive and self-referential and post-modern films ever made, Pulp Fiction is a beautiful pastiche of homages and pop-culture references set against the backdrop of Americana dreams in a black comedy crime endeavor. And if you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out. It’s mostly ruled by its eclectic and strangely interesting dialogue that seems non-sensical orĀ irrelevantĀ at first but slowly finds a way to delve into characters’ perspectives on life and their place in the world. It’s violent, hilarious, creepy, exhilirating, and makes you just aspire to be a general bad-ass.

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