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Pulp Fiction, should it have won Best Picture [1994]

Old 03-23-04, 01:03 PM
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Pulp Fiction, should it have won Best Picture [1994]

Yes, and this is coming from someone who hadn't seen it until I bought the DVD blind.
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A huge yes.
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I can't think of every movie that year, and I'm too lazy to look, so I based it on those two. And based on those two, I would have picked Pulp Fiction, by a mile.

Edit: I got slightly less lazy. Here are the nominees for best picture that year:
Forrest Gump (1994) - Wendy Finerman; Steve Starkey; Steve Tisch
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) - Duncan Kenworthy
Pulp Fiction (1994) - Lawrence Bender
Quiz Show (1994) - Michael Jacobs (II); Julian Krainin; Michael Nozik; Robert Redford (I)
Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) - Niki Marvin

One of the better crops of nominees, IMHO. All good movies (even Forrest Gump--I really enjoyed it when I saw it but in retrospect found it a bit overly schmaltzy). Out of these 5, I would have picked Pulp Fiction, but Shawshank would be close, and Four Weddings and a Funeral (yeah, it's a chick flick, and has some of the most annoying stars ever, but it's damned funny) wouldn't be far behind. Quiz Show would probably be my fifth choice, but it's still a good movie.

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Definitely pulp Fiction, no other movie nominated comes close.
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Even though I watched Pulp Fiction way more than Forrest Gump, I still vote for FG. Both are very excellent plus I don't really care what movies get Best Picture.
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I love Pulp Fiction, but I think Shawshank Redemption has to be right up there too. As time goes on, I find myself popping Shawshank in the dvd player more often than Pulp Fiction.
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yes.
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Yes. Gump would've been a distant 4th from that list of nominees, in my book.
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Wow, Forrest Gump, Quiz Show, Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction were all out that year? I would've had a hard time choosing between those four had I been voting. I've never seen Four Weddings & a Funeral, so I can't comment on it.

Between FG & PF though, I'd have to go with Pulp Fiction. Even though I enjoyed both films immensely, I thought PF was just a touch better.
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Annie Hall should have won.
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Totally. It's my all time favorite move. Forrest Gump is very good, but even Shawshank and Quiz Show are better than it IMO.
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No, Shawshank Redemption should have won.
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1. Shawshank
2. Pulp
(Very, very close)

3. Forrest
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Yes.
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I love Pulp Fiction... Great, great film. Saw it several times in the theater. However...

The Shawshank Redemption should have won Best Picture.
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I would've voted

1. Four Weddings and a Funeral
2. Quiz Show (one of my favorite movies of all time)
3. Forrest Gump
4. Shawshank Redemption
5. Pulp Fiction
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PF should get the best film of the '90s award (if there was such a thing).
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Originally posted by Johnny Zhivago
......The Shawshank Redemption should have won Best Picture.
Agreed. No Pulp, No Gump, Yes Shawshank.
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I think Gump deserved it. Although i can see how a case can be made for both Pulp Fiction and Shawshank. I love them all. But something about Gump always warms my heart
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Yes!!
I've watched Gump a few times and still can't get into the movie.
The results of the poll are closer than I thought they would be.
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While Forrest Gump was also excellent, Pulp Fiction was the defining film of its decade, let alone its year. It certainly should have won Best Picture - but the Academy wasn't as daring in those days.

If it was up just a couple of years ago, or if you could have the Academy vote again, I think we'd see PF win.
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Those three are pretty even to me. Each film is incredible in its own way. Pulp Fiction got the screenplay Oscar that it definitley deserved.
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I'd put Shawshank slightly above Pulp Fiction, and both miles ahead of Forrest Gump.

Of course, I don't like Forrest Gump, so I'm not the best person to ask when comparing movies to Forrest Gump. But I do love both Pulp Fiction and Shawshank Redemption, so I can compare those two.
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Gump deserved it, but asking this on the internet, QT's gonna win everytime.
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Gump deserved it, but asking this on the internet, QT's gonna win everytime
What about versus LOTR?

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