Pulp Fiction

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    Reed To Black

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    So I know how fantastic this movie is supposed to be. I just watched it, and I have to say I don't understand what all the hubbub is about. I know there's supposed to be a deeper meaning to the movie, but I'm just lost right now as to what it is. Can someone please try explaining the significance of the story? Because right now I have no clue what I just watched.
     
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    TobinKnowsBest

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    Tim

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    There really isn't a deeper meaning to the story. You're not missing anything. You just don't like it.
     
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    travz21

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    There is no deeper meaning. It's some of the best dialogue ever written, the story is ridiculous, and it's told in a nonlinear fashion.
     
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    Pretty much.
     
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    Reed To Black

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    Dang. Oh well, I love Django and Kill Bill. I'm probably gonna rent Inglorious Basterds this coming weekend
     
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    SuperDude526

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    There is a deeper meaning, I'm just too lazy to explain it. Watch Sam Jackson's speech in the diner scene.
     
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    Erica

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    Yeah, I think the Hubbub is really over the dialogue. At least that's what I love about it. Banter just doesn't get any better. I mean, it's a great story as well, but that almost takes a backseat.
     
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    Probably the most quotable movie in history.

    I love its non-linear fashion and how the characters run into one another.
     
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    Gibs

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    I consider Pulp Fiction to be one of the most overrated movies of all-time. It's in no way a bad film, it's just not the utter masterpiece that people hype it up to be. Inglourious Basterds easily blows Pulp Fiction out of the water.
     
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    Alexrednex

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    :samuel:

    Pulp Fiction is much more quotable and unique in its story telling. I mean it has so many iconic and memorable scenes, that you probably will remember for the rest of your life.
    I would say they are on par with each other but Inglorious Bastards is probably a slightly better movie overall.

    With that said - Pulp Fiction's soundtrack, dialogue and actor performances are so fucking good.
     
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    Erica

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    I love Inglorious Basterds, but it doesn't have the memorability (word?) that Pulp does. I guess can agree that probably is the generally better movie, but the scenes with Travolta and Jackson, forget about it. I don't think there is a soul alive that doesn't know "Say what again, mother fucker! I dare you! I double dare you!"

    Edit: I also can't believe it took me this long to point this out. My avatar isn't just about my love for Doctor Who. Anyone else seeing it? Lol
     
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    SuperDude526

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    The phrase you're looking for is "staying power."

    Relevant to OP: https://philosophynow.org/issues/19...d_Nihilism_in_Quentin_Tarantinos_Pulp_Fiction
    There are parts of the analysis where the writer loses me, but this has really shaped the way I think about the film since I read it.
     

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