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48446, can't say i totally disagree
Posted by nbtnmwoltz, Tue Dec-06-05 09:20 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
>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.

i don't believe it sucked or was awful but it wasn't nearly as deep made it out to be. i think because it had multiple plots of seemingly unrelated characters taking place it supposedly became complex. some of the acting was overdone, it's like everyone was the superlative of their particular character, they couldn't just be damn regular, too over the top. don't get me wrong, it was entertaining, but it was hardly a movie that made me scratch my head and think. he put a lot of people together and made a lot of things take place. so it was busy enough, but i think it became viewed a classic moreso because of the influence it had on things after it, not because it was so profound on its own.