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AFI # 94 - Pulp Fiction

I \m/ love this movie. Quentin Tarantino is a movie god, and hands down my \m/ favorite director. I just love every aspect of this movie. Serioulsy, Tarantino is a \m/ genius. I have no idea how he comes up with these stories. And I love the gritty feel and the funky music (which I just added to my download list) and the fantastic cast and just everything. I wont argue with anyone who says its Tarantino's best, but to be honest I actually prefer Reservoir Dogs. Mostly I just prefer the story.

I also like some of the subtle interconnectedness with Reservoir Dogs, the big one being that Vincent Vega is Vic Vega's (Mr Blonde) brother. There's also one theory about the case that the contents are the diamonds from 'Dogs. Personally, I prefer the theory that its Marsellus Wallace's soul. I just dont think the characters would react to the contents the same way if it weren't something priceless and incredible.

Watching it again, I was thinking that I sorta wish I could be watching it for the first time. And then I wished I could be watching it a theater. In particular, I was thinking about Christopher Walken's speech and how out of nowhere it is. I just wanted to feel that initial shock again.

And such killer dialogue thru the whole \m/ movie. The opening sequence is brilliant, as are all of Tarantino's openers, and it just gets better as it goes on. While there are so many quick-witted quotes to chose from, I actually do have a favorite, and its one that has a lot of personal meaning to me: "Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bullshit in order to be comfortable?...That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence." Those of you who know me know that Im usually very quiet. If I dont have something worth saying, I keep my mouth shut. I've seen some of my friends get used to that slowly over time. And yeah, it is special once you have that unspoken understanding.

Geez, throughout the whole thing I kept on noticing stuff I wanted to point out, but now Im just basking in the awesome and I cant remember the rest of my points. And Im also a bit sad that I didnt get to do the Tarantino-esque production of Bat Boy I'd wanted to direct. Maybe in another five years when it comes back around.

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