Ponder Picks: Pulp Fiction
If you haven’t seen Quentin Tarantino’s inspiring and influential, Pulp Fiction, then you better run to your nearest blockbuster before Marcellus Wallace orders a hit. The controversial (yet humorous) film focuses primarily on the appalling situations in the lives of thugs. Tarantino’s beautifully structured shots offer suspenseful lighting and perpetual interest in their developing characters. Centered shots, long car drives, and over-extended tracking shots give this film a sense of realism that separates it from others. Tarantino's suspenseful and realistic scenes are a result of his superb script writing. But you can't forget the important contributions of artful sound design, great acting, and toasters.
When watching Pulp Fiction you'll notice the changes in the story-line that are created through the progression of the script. Tarantino incorporates thugs, spouses, and innocent bystanders into his film to show the differences between one another. However, because the thugs are the protagonists, your sympathy will carry with them even through their most violent measures. Tarantino’s pensive script writing could interest anybody willing to be open-minded. His writing fancies reappearing characters that indulge you into the different sides of one story. I advise you to experience this piece of cinematic genius.