Pulp Fiction is a crime, drama film starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman, and Samuel L. Jackson. The film was directed by Quentin Tarantino and also written by Quentin Taratntino and Roger Avary. Pulp Fiction was a production by A Band Apart, along with Jersey Films and distributed by Miramax. The film in 2013 was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". (SOURCES: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/movies/library-of-congress-announces-2013-national-film-registry-selections/2013/12/17/eba98bce-6737-11e3-ae56-22de072140a2_story.html?tid=hpModule_ef3e52c4-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394) PLOT SUMMARY In the film Pulp Fiction, Pumpkin and Honey Bunny are a couple eating at a diner and deciding what place they should rob yet. Then they come to the realization that the best place to rob would be the dinner that they are at. Julies and Vincent are two hitmen who got sent on a mission to get a very important briefcase from a person who screwed over their boss, Mr. Wallace. Soon after Vincent is ordered by his boss to show his wife a good time while he is out of town for the night. Then Butch, an aging boxer is paid off by Mr. Wallace to throw a boxing fight. Butch instead crosses Mr. Wallace and ends up killing his opponent in the ring and tries to skip town before realizing that his father’s watch has been left at this
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I have chosen the move Fatal Attraction to depict a character suffering from mental illness. I remember watching this movie with anticipating fear of what was going to happen. This movie is about a happy family compromised by an obsession resulting from an affair. Dan Gallagher is the husband and father in this film who has an affair with Alex Forest and then wants to end it with her. Dan has a happy life with his wife Anne and daughter Ellen, all of which Alex desires. In terms of DSM-IV, I would diagnose Alex with Histrionic Personality Disorder which falls in Axis I category. One characteristic of this is precipitating and perpetuating causes. (Baird, 2011, P. 264; P. 267) Alex appeared to be a strong woman, and may have well been, until the affair happened. This event could have been the trigger for her disorder, causing her to refuse letting him go. As such, the disorder manifested and worsened as time went on. Dan told Alex the relationship was over and that he loved his wife but Alex wanted more and would not let up. She even kidnapped their daughter, Ellen, and took her to an amusement park to live out part of her obsession with him. This leads to the second characteristic of Alex as she demonstrates excessive emotionality and manipulation. (Baird, 2011, P. 275) Alex felt she could not live without Dan and needed reassurance from him that he loved her. She wanted to step right in and take his wife’s place. Her expectations were unrealistic
Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist that laid much of the foundation for Western philosophy. He was a person who sought out explanations that were unorthodox. His principles of common sense were built on naturalism and self-realization, which greatly influenced the world. His systematic concept of logic touched upon ethics. As an illustration, in the movie “Juice,” some of Aristotle’s beliefs and principles on friendship, character, and happiness are heavily portrayed throughout the film.
Quentin Tarantino is well known and often criticized for his depiction of violence in his films. Although at times graphic, Tarantino’s violence holds a purpose. This paper will look at two films, Jackie Brown and Pulp Fiction, and their depiction of violence and the aesthetics used. It will also look at classic film conventions and ultraviolence aesthetics used by Tarantino.
Pulp Fiction is a black comedy crime film written and directed Quentin Tarantino (1994). The film’s “narrative follows the unpredictable actions and reflections of two hit men who philosophically meditate out loud about the Bible, loyalty, and McDonald’s hamburgers” (Corrigan, White, 368). The movie goes against the three-act structure of classic films as the story is told out of chronological order making the film so memorable to its viewers. Tarantino’s film begins in a coffee shop and also ends in the same shop. In the beginning of the film, it appears to be a soft, moist, shapeless matter of mass but as the movie progresses the audience can take away much more from the mundane acts they view on screen. The film’s odd narrative
Goodfellas directed by Martin Scorsese in 1990. This film is an account told by a young man named Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), who is an Irish-Italian teen who aspires to become part of the Mafia at a young age. He later marries a Jewish girl named Karen (Lorraine Bracco) who soon found her life to become absorbed with the Mafia, almost more so than Henry. This movie shadows Henry’s life in the Mafia for about 30 years. It tells of his ideas and infatuations with life consisting of unlimited power and extreme “highs” down to the lows, disloyalty, and deterioration that comes with life in the Mafia. Three other main characters of this film are the “wiseguys”. Paul “Paulie” Cicero (Paul Sovino), who is known as the boss of the neighborhood and becomes a “father” to Henry. Even though his ranking in the Mafia lands him the title of a “bad Guy” he does have a compassionate side. Jimmy “the Gent” Conway (Robert De Niro) is more of your lower level mobster, who just does what Paulie tells him to do. Since he is Irish he can’t be a big wig in the mafia. Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) is another one of Paulie’s trusted mobsters and actual member of the family. He is a loose cannon ready to explode at any time, who has grown up in the mob family.
Pulp Fiction’s intellectual choice of words takes hold of our interest while simultaneously making us feel as if we were there. Jules’s words of wisdom respecting Ezekiel 25:17 were emphasized by all the incorporation of slow cut scenes. Adding Ringo’s blurry noggin, the viewer was always face to face with Jules’ eyes as if he could stare right into your soul. This in turn creates a disturbingly hypnotic aspect to this legendary
In the film Pulp Fiction there are a considerable measure of components to this film which makes it an incredible motion picture to watch and love. The structure of the film to the development to the tension scenes of the film all adds up to make this movie sensational. Some portion of the motivation behind why this movie is so darling is on the grounds that it will dependably keep you on the edge of toes to perceive what will occur next. Seeing this film out of the blue may get puzzling at first since its bounces forward and backward from four unique stories which all meet up toward the end for redemption. One of the
I was never a movie guy up until I watched Pulp Fiction two years ago. I have only watched it like four to five time due to how long it is. Amazing movie still. The next movie on the list is director Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Like Pulp Fiction it is also pretty long movie, but because both movies were directed and acted wonderfully those three hours go by fast.Pulp Fiction is directed by Quentin Tarantino as well as another critically acclaimed movie Reservoir Dogs, that I have yet to see. Pulp Fiction takes place mostly in California where most of the movie two hitmen go retrieve a briefcase for their boss, shooting almost everyone they come into contact with. Aside from that, the beginning of the movie starts with diner heist if you believe it or not. This movie is has drug use, gunshots, brain matter, and diner heists, all the ingredients for a crime genre film . On the other side of the spectrum Pulp Fiction is listed a drama genre as well. Quentin adds drama brilliantly in one short scene where John Travolta character Vincent has to keep his boss’s wife named Mia, company while away. After Vincent and Mia, finish their dinner at a car themed restaurant go back to Mia’s place and Mia begins to to OD on Vincent’s heroin after snorting it like coke.
Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino in 1994, is a movie made of various storylines consisting of two hit men, a boxer, a mob boss’s wife, and a pair of bandits, which are interwoven, in a nonlinear fashion in four tales of violence and dark comedy. The movie opens up with a still frame of the dictionary definition of the word ‘Pulp.’ It is clear that the second definition is more relevant to the topic of the movie and sets up the tone for the coming feature. The definition is faded onto and out of the screen with no sound, indicating that Tarantino wants it to be kept in mind throughout the film. The first scene begins In medias res with a medium shot of a couple eating and having a conversation at a diner.
To gain better insight into “Pulp Fiction” the question of what is a noir film is, must be answered. The noir style of film making is marked by a mood of hopelessness, fatalism, and danger. The term was originally applied to this style of film making by French Critics; to American detective and thriller films made between the 1940’s and 50’s. Some of the most prominent noir film directors were Orson Welles, and John Huston. Now to understand if “Pulp Fiction” is a noir film, a basic understanding of the movie is needed. The main characters Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are hitmen with a habit for philosophical discussions at the most in appropriate of times. Their storyline is influenced by, gangster boss Marsellus Wallace; his actress wife, Mia; a struggling boxer named Butch Coolidge; and two unamed armed robbers. The story is told in a disjointed narrative and broken up into four sections. For sanity’s sake, here’s a brief summer of the movie; Vincent and Jules drive to a unspecified location where they
The most influential American movie of 90’s was Pulp Fiction. This thriller is set in Los Angeles underworld and blends three stories of crime, intrigue and black humor. It was directed by Quentin Tarantino who also made “Reservoir dogs”, Kill Bill” and “Inglorious bastards.” It has an awesome script by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary. Jhon Travolta stars as Vincen Vega and Samuel L. Jackson stars as Jules Winnfield. The story takes place when this two hitmen have to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their gangster boss and a serie of bizarre and funny incidents to achieve it. Also Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace, Ving Rhames as Marsellus Wallace, and Bruce Willis as Butch Coolidge have unforgettable performances. The unique soundtrack is a mix
In modern Hollywood film making, the formula for a run-away box office hit is associated with star-studded actors, startling special effects, and a big price tag. The Quentin Tarantino masterpiece Pulp Fiction (1994) completely steps away from high production and focuses on the life and personality of the characters. A well-scripted screenplay, diverse cast of talented actors, and some interesting director decisions make Pulp Fiction a cult classic.
The movies that Tarantino makes are not just violent, but have a great storyline, which he writes. His most famous movies include: Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, and the newest one, Inglourious Basterds (IMDb). Other, less famous ones are: Jackie Brown and Grindhouse (a double-feature consisting of Planet Terror, and Death Proof) (IMDb). To this day, people still talk about how great of a movie Pulp Fiction is. These movies are well known for their graphic violence, and sometimes profanity.
Movie Summary: “Fatal Attraction" The movie stars Dan Gallagher as a well and successful lawyer, who is happily married to Beth for nine years, and has a sic year old daughter Ellen. Dan had a wild passionate affair with Alex Forest client of Dan on a weekend both Beth and Ellen was out of town. Alex is a beautiful, successful and independent editor who works for a publishing company. Because both Alex and Dan had a free time, they spent the one night and part of the next day (weekend) having sex, listening to music, eating homemade dinner, and reminiscing on their old days, which coincide on both happens to love (Madame Butterfly Opera). Although Alex, shows unimpressed with Dan that he was a married man, but she immediately created an intimate relationship with Dan and both spent time walking the central park/having fun. After being intimate with Alex, Dan attempted to break the relationship on the grand that it was just a one-time deal and that he is happily married with Beth. Alex refuses to let the intimacy/affair die. Through that moment, Alex mental state degenerates and the story becomes extremely erratic and dangerous. Alex became vindictive and possessive. Alex began to act erratic slitting her wrists and demanding Dan’s time and undivided attention. When Dan did not acknowledge Alex deranged behavior, Alex went on to calling him at odd hours at his home and work; stating that she is pregnant and wants him to take responsibility; she called Beth and arrange to meet
Pulp Fiction (1994) is a mesmerizing, violent and entertaining movie. It has a bizarre cast of characters, a nonlinear sequence of events and endless references to pop culture. The underlying theme of the movie, however, deals with religion and the transformation of two characters: Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) and Butch (Bruce Willis).