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2013-02-04 11:24:35 AM  
Sometimes I felt like I was the only person in the world that didn't like Pulp Fiction.
 
2013-02-04 11:26:26 AM  
1994.
 
2013-02-04 11:31:04 AM  

Mangoose: Sometimes I felt like I was the only person in the world that didn't like Pulp Fiction.


Thank you for stepping forward. We were aware of your presence, Winston Wolfe and our team will contact you shortly
 
2013-02-04 11:36:35 AM  

jim32rr: Mangoose: Sometimes I felt like I was the only person in the world that didn't like Pulp Fiction.

Thank you for stepping forward. We were aware of your presence, Winston Wolfe and our team will contact you shortly


I'll wait. I'll sit tight. I just. I just don't want to live in a world where everyone liked that movie anymore. It's too much now. It's just all too much for me to take. Did you know what it was like for me? Having to listen to gimp jokes for a year? Did you know what it was like to listen to you people say "Zed is Dead" every time someone killed a  mosquito or stepped on a cockroach?

I WON'T MISS IT. I WILL NOT. MISS. ANY OF IT.
 
2013-02-04 11:52:52 AM  

Mangoose: Did you know what it was like to listen to you people say "Zed is Dead" every time someone killed a mosquito or stepped on a cockroach?


God!

The line is "Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead."

If you're going to hate something, hate it properly.
 
2013-02-04 12:00:36 PM  

dramboxf: Mangoose: Did you know what it was like to listen to you people say "Zed is Dead" every time someone killed a mosquito or stepped on a cockroach?

God!

The line is "Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead."

If you're going to hate something, hate it properly.


I saw the movie once when it was still in theaters. What did you expect? For me to memorize the whole damn thing just so 20 years later, I could attempt to pull off some joke on the internet?
 
2013-02-04 12:05:58 PM  

Mangoose: I saw the movie once when it was still in theaters. What did you expect? For me to memorize the whole damn thing just so 20 years later, I could attempt to pull off some joke on the internet?


[thatsthejoke.jpg]

See, I was playing the part of the over-zealous fan. The nerd that knows the entire script by heart. YOUR part was to be the outraged iconoclast who can't be bothered and are frustrated by my insistence that you're even HATING a movie "wrong."

I thought that was obvious, but then again...here we are.

;)
 
2013-02-04 12:31:40 PM  

Mangoose: Sometimes I felt like I was the only person in the world that didn't like Pulp Fiction.



Well, you and Armond White.
 
2013-02-04 12:52:36 PM  

dramboxf: Mangoose: I saw the movie once when it was still in theaters. What did you expect? For me to memorize the whole damn thing just so 20 years later, I could attempt to pull off some joke on the internet?

[thatsthejoke.jpg]

See, I was playing the part of the over-zealous fan. The nerd that knows the entire script by heart. YOUR part was to be the outraged iconoclast who can't be bothered and are frustrated by my insistence that you're even HATING a movie "wrong."

I thought that was obvious, but then again...here we are.

;)


SEE I DON"T BELONG IN THIS WORLD. I'm going to go cut myself

another slice of cake
 
2013-02-04 01:06:08 PM  

Sybarite: Mangoose: Sometimes I felt like I was the only person in the world that didn't like Pulp Fiction.


Well, you and Armond White.


I agree with everything he said there. Now look what you've done.
 
2013-02-04 01:13:50 PM  

jim32rr


Mangoose: Sometimes I felt like I was the only person in the world that didn't like Pulp Fiction.

Thank you for stepping forward. We were aware of your presence, Winston Wolfe and our team will contact you shortly


You're 30 minutes away. He'll be there in 10.
 
2013-02-04 01:15:29 PM  

Mangoose: jim32rr: Mangoose: Sometimes I felt like I was the only person in the world that didn't like Pulp Fiction.

Thank you for stepping forward. We were aware of your presence, Winston Wolfe and our team will contact you shortly

I'll wait. I'll sit tight. I just. I just don't want to live in a world where everyone liked that movie anymore. It's too much now. It's just all too much for me to take. Did you know what it was like for me? Having to listen to gimp jokes for a year? Did you know what it was like to listen to you people say "Zed is Dead" every time someone killed a  mosquito or stepped on a cockroach?

I WON'T MISS IT. I WILL NOT. MISS. ANY OF IT.


Wow. Never heard that line actually used in public. You must hang out with some assholes.
 
2013-02-04 01:30:21 PM  
"Oh man! I shot Marvin in the face!"

I dont know why but that line cracks me up every time
 
2013-02-04 01:31:07 PM  

MagSeven: Mangoose: jim32rr: Mangoose: Sometimes I felt like I was the only person in the world that didn't like Pulp Fiction.

Thank you for stepping forward. We were aware of your presence, Winston Wolfe and our team will contact you shortly

I'll wait. I'll sit tight. I just. I just don't want to live in a world where everyone liked that movie anymore. It's too much now. It's just all too much for me to take. Did you know what it was like for me? Having to listen to gimp jokes for a year? Did you know what it was like to listen to you people say "Zed is Dead" every time someone killed a  mosquito or stepped on a cockroach?

I WON'T MISS IT. I WILL NOT. MISS. ANY OF IT.

Wow. Never heard that line actually used in public. You must hang out with some assholes.


Yeah, never heard anyone say it either. I love that movie too, and never even occured to me to ever use that line in any context at all. If anything, " its a chopper baby." line was more memorable to me.
 
2013-02-04 01:38:44 PM  
Esmerelda Villalobos was incredibly hot in that movie.
 
2013-02-04 01:43:47 PM  
The problem with watching Pulp Fiction is that I realize how let down I was by Django Unchained.
 
2013-02-04 01:45:54 PM  

Mangoose: Sometimes I felt like I was the only person in the world that didn't like Pulp Fiction.


I go back and forth. Most of the time I like it, but occasionally I'm struck by...something, I'm not sure what. Like it tries too hard to be cool and that takes away from it or something? I don't know. But I can get why people might not like it.
 
2013-02-04 01:51:30 PM  

SurfaceTension: Mangoose: Sometimes I felt like I was the only person in the world that didn't like Pulp Fiction.

I go back and forth. Most of the time I like it, but occasionally I'm struck by...something, I'm not sure what. Like it tries too hard to be cool and that takes away from it or something? I don't know. But I can get why people might not like it.


Uma Thurman.  She's just trying to hard whenever she's on the screen.
 
2013-02-04 01:52:23 PM  

SurfaceTension: Mangoose: Sometimes I felt like I was the only person in the world that didn't like Pulp Fiction.

I go back and forth. Most of the time I like it, but occasionally I'm struck by...something, I'm not sure what. Like it tries too hard to be cool and that takes away from it or something? I don't know. But I can get why people might not like it.


PULP FICTION was the last time Tarantino did something other than wallow in his own ego.
 
2013-02-04 01:58:54 PM  

dramboxf: Mangoose: Did you know what it was like to listen to you people say "Zed is Dead" every time someone killed a mosquito or stepped on a cockroach?

God!

The line is "Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead."

If you're going to hate something, hate it properly.


Man, I don't even have an opinion
 
2013-02-04 02:08:20 PM  

ArkAngel: dramboxf: Mangoose: Did you know what it was like to listen to you people say "Zed is Dead" every time someone killed a mosquito or stepped on a cockroach?

God!

The line is "Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead."

If you're going to hate something, hate it properly.

Man, I don't even have an opinion


Well, you gotta have an opinion...
 
2013-02-04 02:13:23 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: PULP FICTION was the last time Tarantino did something other than wallow in his own ego.


What does that even mean? Or is that a reference to something?
 
2013-02-04 02:24:47 PM  

Sybarite: Mangoose: Sometimes I felt like I was the only person in the world that didn't like Pulp Fiction.


Well, you and Armond White.


And Oprah.
 
2013-02-04 02:25:52 PM  

Hetfield: DjangoStonereaver: PULP FICTION was the last time Tarantino did something other than wallow in his own ego.

What does that even mean? Or is that a reference to something?


Almost every other Tarantino film since then has been an excuse to show off how versed he is in crappy
obscure cinema and write rambling monologues that have little to do with the plot.
 
2013-02-04 02:27:13 PM  
Pulp fiction was the only movie I saw in the theatre more than once, and I think it stands up pretty well as time has gone by.
 
2013-02-04 02:31:56 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Almost every other Tarantino film since then has been an excuse to show off how versed he is in crappy
obscure cinema and write rambling monologues that have little to do with the plot.


I'm not seeing that at all. I'm sorry.

liam76: I think it stands up pretty well as time has gone by.


I agree.
 
2013-02-04 02:35:04 PM  
 
2013-02-04 02:46:06 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Hetfield: DjangoStonereaver: PULP FICTION was the last time Tarantino did something other than wallow in his own ego.

What does that even mean? Or is that a reference to something?

Almost every other Tarantino film since then has been an excuse to show off how versed he is in crappy
obscure cinema and write rambling monologues that have little to do with the plot.


In general I immensley enjoy his monologues.
 
2013-02-04 02:55:50 PM  
i enjoyed pulp fiction, but many of tarantino's other films are pretty much film-nerd tugjobs. jackie brown was unwatchable.

\true romance is his best script.
\\hans landa best character
 
2013-02-04 02:58:11 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Almost every other Tarantino film since then has been an excuse to show off how versed he is in crappy
obscure cinema and write rambling monologues that have little to do with the plot.


And discussions on French Big Macs and foot massages were crucial to the plot?

I would say, without having seen Inglorious Basterds, the distinction I'd make about Pulp Fiction is that it's his only original movie that didn't blatantly "pay homage" to something else (Jackie Brown admittedly was based on a book).
 
2013-02-04 03:07:30 PM  

liam76: Pulp fiction was the only movie I saw in the theatre more than once, and I think it stands up pretty well as time has gone by.


uncomfortable hunk of metal
feel that sting, big boy?
is she the one with all the shiat in her face?

/watched this again Saturday night
//getting a kick
///exercising self-restraint to not thread-hog
 
2013-02-04 03:16:49 PM  

Mugato: DjangoStonereaver: Almost every other Tarantino film since then has been an excuse to show off how versed he is in crappy
obscure cinema and write rambling monologues that have little to do with the plot.

And discussions on French Big Macs and foot massages were crucial to the plot?

I would say, without having seen Inglorious Basterds, the distinction I'd make about Pulp Fiction is that it's his only original movie that didn't blatantly "pay homage" to something else (Jackie Brown admittedly was based on a book).


IMHO, it's not whether or not the dialog has anything to do with the plot, it's that QT has never grown beyond writing in that particular style. It was fresh and original in Pulp Fiction, but he has never shown the ability to do anything else. Yes, i realize that it's his 'signature' style, but by endlessly repeating it he seems like a small child who knows one trick or joke and keeps doing it over and over and over again as if to say, "Look at me! Look how clever I am!"
 
2013-02-04 03:20:04 PM  

Onkel Buck: "Oh man! I shot Marvin in the face!"

I dont know why but that line cracks me up every time


It's Travolta's delivery, at least for me. He says the line in the same way someone might say, "Oh man, I ate the last chocolate chip cookie."
 
2013-02-04 03:21:40 PM  
I gotta stab her three times?
 
2013-02-04 03:22:51 PM  

Mangoose: dramboxf: Mangoose: Did you know what it was like to listen to you people say "Zed is Dead" every time someone killed a mosquito or stepped on a cockroach?

God!

The line is "Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead."

If you're going to hate something, hate it properly.

I saw the movie once when it was still in theaters. What did you expect? For me to memorize the whole damn thing just so 20 years later, I could attempt to pull off some joke on the internet?


Well, if it bothered you so much it would be imprinted on your brain.
 
2013-02-04 03:24:11 PM  

Pyynk: Onkel Buck: "Oh man! I shot Marvin in the face!"

I dont know why but that line cracks me up every time

It's Travolta's delivery, at least for me. He says the line in the same way someone might say, "Oh man, I ate the last chocolate chip cookie."


Heh, exactly.
 
2013-02-04 03:45:47 PM  

Mugato: Pyynk: Onkel Buck: "Oh man! I shot Marvin in the face!"

I dont know why but that line cracks me up every time

It's Travolta's delivery, at least for me. He says the line in the same way someone might say, "Oh man, I ate the last chocolate chip cookie."

Heh, exactly.


The discussion in the article on how they changed that scene around to make Vincent Vega more likeable is pretty interesting.

// Also, who would have thought that doing improv with Julia Sweeney would have led to Phil LaMarr's part as Marvin?
 
2013-02-04 03:50:05 PM  

Sybarite: Mangoose: Sometimes I felt like I was the only person in the world that didn't like Pulp Fiction.


Well, you and Armond White.


And Spike Lee.  Pretty sure he didn't care for it either.
 
2013-02-04 03:59:19 PM  

liam76: Sybarite: Mangoose: Sometimes I felt like I was the only person in the world that didn't like Pulp Fiction.


Well, you and Armond White.

And Oprah.


And Spike Lee.  They're 100% dependable.  It's the Holy Trinity of I Will Probably Like This Movie.
 
2013-02-04 04:00:41 PM  

Bartleby the Scrivener: jackie brown was unwatchable.


Based on Elmore Leonard, and it's still Tarantino's best script.
 
2013-02-04 04:04:11 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Hetfield: DjangoStonereaver: PULP FICTION was the last time Tarantino did something other than wallow in his own ego.

What does that even mean? Or is that a reference to something?

Almost every other Tarantino film since then has been an excuse to show off how versed he is in crappy
obscure cinema and write rambling monologues that have little to do with the plot.


That's like going to a club where the DJ is spinning nothing but awesome rare soul tracks and b*tching that all he's doing is showing off how much he knows about awesome rare soul, and the whole time you aren't even a fan of soul music in the first place. What's the point?  Why subject yourself to that and others to yourself?
 
2013-02-04 04:09:14 PM  

Hawk24: IMHO, it's not whether or not the dialog has anything to do with the plot, it's that QT has never grown beyond writing in that particular style. It was fresh and original in Pulp Fiction, but he has never shown the ability to do anything else. Yes, i realize that it's his 'signature' style, but by endlessly repeating it he seems like a small child who knows one trick or joke and keeps doing it over and over and over again as if to say, "Look at me! Look how clever I am!"


This is really the only argument I've ever heard against Tarantino's style, and it's not even about style, but one's own attitude.  Once you realize that he's not saying "Look at me! Look how clever I am" but "Look at this! Look how cool this is" you can allow yourself to enjoy it.  But you probably won't.  That's a fundamentally hard hangup to get over.
 
2013-02-04 04:12:34 PM  

Hawk24: Mugato: DjangoStonereaver: Almost every other Tarantino film since then has been an excuse to show off how versed he is in crappy
obscure cinema and write rambling monologues that have little to do with the plot.

And discussions on French Big Macs and foot massages were crucial to the plot?

I would say, without having seen Inglorious Basterds, the distinction I'd make about Pulp Fiction is that it's his only original movie that didn't blatantly "pay homage" to something else (Jackie Brown admittedly was based on a book).

IMHO, it's not whether or not the dialog has anything to do with the plot, it's that QT has never grown beyond writing in that particular style. It was fresh and original in Pulp Fiction, but he has never shown the ability to do anything else. Yes, i realize that it's his 'signature' style, but by endlessly repeating it he seems like a small child who knows one trick or joke and keeps doing it over and over and over again as if to say, "Look at me! Look how clever I am!"


Maybe I have seen to many films and read too much but I appreciate interesting dialogue or inner monilogue. I feel I am aware of all the "tales" and only care about motivation.

I guess I'm broken.
 
2013-02-04 04:16:25 PM  

Mugato: the distinction I'd make about Pulp Fiction is that it's his only original movie that didn't blatantly "pay homage" to something else


It pays just as much homage to something else as the rest of his flicks.
 
2013-02-04 04:20:31 PM  
"yippy ki yay, motherfarker!"

best line ever.
 
2013-02-04 04:23:31 PM  

SpikeStrip: "yippy ki yay, motherfarker!"

best line ever.


"I didn't kill my wife!"

"I don't care!"
 
2013-02-04 04:28:31 PM  

thamike: Mugato: the distinction I'd make about Pulp Fiction is that it's his only original movie that didn't blatantly "pay homage" to something else

It pays just as much homage to something else as the rest of his flicks.


Well for one thing, Reservoir Dogs is a carbon copy of a Chow Yun Fat movie "City on Fire". His other films are at least based on something already done in the '70s. A few lines of dialog aside, I can't think of anything blatantly ripped off in Pulp Fiction.
 
2013-02-04 04:35:45 PM  

thamike: Hawk24: IMHO, it's not whether or not the dialog has anything to do with the plot, it's that QT has never grown beyond writing in that particular style. It was fresh and original in Pulp Fiction, but he has never shown the ability to do anything else. Yes, i realize that it's his 'signature' style, but by endlessly repeating it he seems like a small child who knows one trick or joke and keeps doing it over and over and over again as if to say, "Look at me! Look how clever I am!"

This is really the only argument I've ever heard against Tarantino's style, and it's not even about style, but one's own attitude.  Once you realize that he's not saying "Look at me! Look how clever I am" but "Look at this! Look how cool this is" you can allow yourself to enjoy it.  But you probably won't.  That's a fundamentally hard hangup to get over.


That's a good and valid point..but my thinking is, "OK..I see how cool that is and I get. Show me something else that is cool, too. Challenge me with something new."
 
2013-02-04 04:40:52 PM  
The little kid's hand going all "YOINK!" on the watch from off-camera after Christopher Walken's horrific monologue is my favorite moment in that movie.
 
2013-02-04 04:49:15 PM  

Pyynk: Onkel Buck: "Oh man! I shot Marvin in the face!"

I dont know why but that line cracks me up every time

It's Travolta's delivery, at least for me. He says the line in the same way someone might say, "Oh man, I ate the last chocolate chip cookie."


To me it just sounds like something Vinny Barbarino would say"Hey Mr Kotter. I shot Marvin in the face. What? Where?"
 
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