Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sight & Sound Challenge: Pulp Fiction (1994)

Film: Pulp Fiction (36/250) 
Critics Poll: 127th 
Directors Poll: 107th 
First Time/Rewatch: Rewatch

I wish I could've seen this film when it first hit theaters, before Samuel L. Jackson's Ezekiel 25:17 speech, Uma Thurman and John Travolta's dance scene, and the glowing briefcase all became legendary. This film had a reputation and an influence a mile long by the time I finally saw it in my teens, and it definitely lived up to the hype. I didn't know at the time that it would be my future husband's favorite film, but I can certainly see why it would top anyone's list of favorite movies. It just drips with style. The colors, the fashion, the music (Tarantino and Scorsese just nail it every time with their pop music choices, don't they?), everything is completely on point and this film, while certainly paying homage to other sources (as Tarantino is wont to do), feels fresh and original and is unlike anything that came before it. This film is a game-changer. I don't know what else to say about this film, so I'll just kick off my shoes, put on a record, and do the twist!

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