MoeFOH's Movie of the Week... Week #7


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MoeFOH's Movie of the Week 🎥

Each week we're going to spotlight a movie... be it a classic, new release, hidden gem, or outright turd... and open it for discussion: i.e. post up your favourite quotes, clips, memories... or dive deeper and give us a critique on why you think it's great, overrated, or a complete train wreck... And finally score it for us... :looking: 

All contributors go into a monthly prize draw for a 3-cigar sampler! :cigar:

PM me with suggestions if there's a movie you want to nominate for next week's discussion. :thumbsup:

 

Week #7: Pulp Fiction

This week, no real need for an intro... a complete game-changer for me, and would definitely vie for the number #1 spot in any "top" film list I was to make.

 This film was suggested by itself. :D

Over to you...

Where does Pulp rank for you?

Best moments?... etc, and so on... post 'em up!!

If you've seen it, give us your score out of 10!

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8.5/10. Love this movie it’s funny and action packed. Samuel loves that word Mother F. Both Samuel and John did a good job in this movie and went hand in hand in my opinion. This movie has a lot of good actors all in one movie which I love to see. 

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This movie is pure fun to watch no matter how many times I have seen it. Hard to say best scene as there are so many…some of my favorite monologues are “What now…” Marsellus Wallace and the Christopher Walken watch monologue. 9/10
 

 

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The disconnection and re-connection of the timeline is brilliant.  It's not a movie I seek out to watch again and again which is kind of odd since I like it.  It's on my all time favorite movie list, which is pretty expansive.  Full of great scenes and great stories.

Best line - "Aw man, I just shot Marvin in the face" 🤣

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Probably my favorite movie of all time. You could ask 10 people what their favorite scene is and get 10 different answers. But It's def the Wolf scene, or the diner scene. Or the pawn shop scene, or the apartment scene, or the 2nd apartment scene. Or the Watch scene. 

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10/10

Who’s Zed? 
Zed’s dead, baby. Zed’s dead. 

This was my introduction to Tarantino.  Blew my mind how the timeline was constructed. A non linear story tracing a traditional story arc. Brand new for me. The dialogue (including its 260 f*bombs) was like nothing I’d ever experienced. The whole thing just felt instantly iconic in a way that few things do. Take the dance comp at Jack Rabbit Slim’s. As soon as you saw that you just knew it would be a recognizable reference for decades. It changed movies for me. 

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One of my all time favorite films 9.5/10. A modern masterpiece. Beautifully shot and constructed. Brilliant dialogue. 

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All timer. Has to be in any top 10 list you find. One of the few I remember exactly where I saw it in the theatre for the first time, and even fewer seeing it on the big screen many times. So many classic lines, classic scenes….endless references that nearly always land, no matter how obscure.

It’s 30 minutes away. I’ll be there in ten

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9/10 for me, it was my introduction to Tarantino and his way of storytelling. It was entirely new to me. 

Winston Wolf must be my favorite character, like @BigGuns said: he got there in 10! 

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The 1st R movie I remember seeing in the theater, but this needed extensive rewatching to make any sense of it to me.

I recently watched this and was surprised how poorly certain scenes had aged over nearly 30 years. I can't see it being made today and I wonder what the 10th film will be.

I'd post a clip, but my favorites are all worthy of a ban.

You've lost your LA privileges 

9/10

 

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It's up there with the best. Tarantino wrote some of the best dialog in movies ever and if you haven't see it, watch True Romance. Tarantino wrote it but did not direct.  A search for clips brings up so many great ones that it's impossible to pick one. Christopher Waken and the gold watch monolog is one of my favorites. 

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This along with Resevoir Dogs really seemed to be the first time and unusual 'film clock' hit the mainstream.   i.e. the constant project forwards, and flashbacks, rerunning parts of the film from different perspectives etc.    Although this sort of stuff was common place in art house stuff, it was great to see come to mainstream cinemas.   

As much as people love the standard story arc of stuff like star wars, it wasn't until films like this came out, where you got a bit of variety in story telling

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I remember when this movie came out,my parents had gone to see it,and when I asked my Mom if she liked it she said" I'm not sure". Lol she mentioned a scene that was pretty disturbing to her. I later saw which scene!

Love the dialogue,acting,casting,and the timeline flashbacks and foreshadowing. My favorite scenes are with Bruce Willis. I always say " Check out the big brain on Brad" lol.

Fun movie to watch and it has so many memorable scenes and 1 liners. I give a 9/10.

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Soundtrack!

This film, as with all of Tarantino's films, has an absolutely outstanding soundtrack. I still listen to it regularly. If I hear one of the songs independently, I almost instantly connect it to where it was used in the film. Brilliant stuff. 

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great picture, changed filmmaking for better and for worse. definitely tarantino's high-water mark, all downhill from there. i remember it was released to indie theaters before getting wider release in shopping-mall theaters. when i saw it at a tiny theater, several people walked out, the rape scene got the last few squeamish folks.

the picture is a masterpiece, in that only a master filmmaker could have made it. the timing and editing are impeccable and hugely influential. the non-linear storytelling is largely a gimmick, but it works. the brutally funny moments are probably its greatest quality. the casual profanity and violence contrasted with some super-mundane dialog was definitely a breath of fresh air, and importantly, the characters are presented from a very human and relatable perspective, despite the fact that they're not normal people at all.

unfortunately its success led less-talented filmmakers and studios to hack together mouthy, violent, and "shocking" movies to capitalize on pulp fiction's success. also unfortunate was the license handed to tarantino to make some really bloated and/or bad films in its wake.

top ten? maybe based on the influence it has had, definitely not in my top 10, maybe top 25. i'm probably being unkind, but my taste in film is unpopular.

-dobbs

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9/10 for me. 

Easily the first reason I fell in love with Tarantino flicks. I saw Reservoir Dogs first and thought it was good but not great; this is the movie that flipped a light switch for me. As others have stated the soundtrack is awesome and some of the lines are all time greats. "Royal with Cheese" "Check out the big brain on Brad" etc. etc. 

Possibly my most favorite scene is when Travolta and Thurman are in the diner and enter the dance competition. Not gonna lie I was more than a little giddy to see them rehash that bit at the Oscars this year 

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I think there's been some excellent points raised already about this film. The only thing I wanted to add is that if one was to document the history of cinema, then this period in the 1990s would definitely have to include this film. 10 out of 10 for me.

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i enjoyed it and R Dogs at the time, though not quite as much as some.

but for me, if tarantino had pulled the plug then, he could have kept legendary status. what followed has beyond tarnished that for me. these days, i won't watch anything of his and i am so disgusted by the way he treated his fans with such contempt that i will not even watch reruns of those films. would not feel right. he is for me, a rare talent who too quickly sold out and has simply continued to claim fame based on the early films. gave over to utter, mind-numbing trash and claimed they were art and far too many, who should know better, have swallowed this. has there ever been a more derivitive filmmaker?

if you want to dispute this (and good luck getting past deathrace or whatever the worst heap of crap ever made is called), no point in using anything recent. have not seen them. will not see them.  

he is the ultimate film version of the emperor's new clothes. happy for this film to get 7 or probably more fairly, an 8 at the time. tarantino gets a big fat zero. with no chance of redemption. i will never watch another film of his again. 

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48 minutes ago, Ken Gargett said:

but for me, if tarantino had pulled the plug then, he could have kept legendary status.

Tarantino is a great example of “die a hero or live long enough to become a villain.” His formula didn’t change as tastes did. Maybe not as bad as M Night, but once you knew what you were getting you were left wanting something else.

But… this movie and Reservoir Dogs ushered in a new wave of movies. As mentioned, people were walking out on these. Now, the ear cutting scene wouldn’t make my kids blink. True indies, kicked off the mad dash to discover the next “cool” thing. And he didn’t “sell-out”, I remember thinking how big a deal that was. Ah, the 90’s.

All that nonsense aside, pure distilled entertainment. Every scene packs something. Easy 9/10, lots of fun, really well acted and cast.  

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