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48393, Its sucked then, and it sucks now.
Posted by Orbit_Established, Wed Aug-17-05 10:43 PM
Note: You have a right to your opinion, and I have a right to completely disagree. Not personal.

You're right about the inside joke part. Pulp Fiction was an inside joke.

The inside joke was that Tarantino could make a movie about absolutely nothing, with hidden maguffins, camera angles, tribute shots, suitcases, and obscure references, and pass it off as an intelligent movie to fund his mediocre, bland, uneventful film career.

The inside joke was that he could pass off a decidely bland, simple, unfunny movie, and it could attain this "underground", "alternative", "indepedent", "hidden gem" status that causes people to forcefully manufacture reasons to like the movie, solely because its the "intelligent" thing to do, not because these people can ever actually point out to me, or anyone else, what the hell it was about.

Its ironic-- The most intelligent guy(as in like, real genius) I know is the only person I've ever known who openly admitted to me that he didn't understand a single fucking thing about that movie. Tons of idiots, on the other hand, love to school me on its profundity.

I'll change my opinion the minute someone can actually tell me what the film was about. I know its alternative, but alternative-ness dosen't mean the film can be a collection of scenes about nothing.

Pulp Fiction completely fucked up movies, because it ushered in this era of films that were made to be DISCUSSED and not WATCHED.

I think its no coincidence that coffee shops started to become more popular after its release.

And film would be a better place without Uma Thurman, hands down the least sexy sex object I've ever seen.

Keep it moving.

>At the time that Pulp Fiction was released, I was about
>18-19. And I remember going to see it when it first came
>out...in a nearly empty theater (this was pre-Oscar hype), and
>being one of the only ones laughing almost the whole way

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