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View Poll Results: Pulp Fiction Vs The Shawshank Redemption - Which one is the better movie
Pulp Fiction is better
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The Shawshank Redempion is better
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They both are good, but overrated
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They both suck
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I haven't seen one or the other
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Pulp Fiction Vs The Shawshank Redemption

Old 12-05-08, 03:52 AM
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Pulp Fiction Vs The Shawshank Redemption

The battle of the two most highly regarded movies of the 1990's. My prediction for the winner? Pulp Fiction, because if it doesn't win, Arpeggi won't be happy
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Old 12-05-08, 04:08 AM
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Good but overrated . . .
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Old 12-05-08, 05:14 AM
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Old 12-05-08, 07:49 AM
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SR is the better movie, but I love PF too.
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Old 12-05-08, 07:56 AM
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I didn't vote in the other thread, but while Pulp Fiction is a great and well crafted movie, but it is way overrated. Shawshank for the win.
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They're both good and not overrated. It's not really an option.
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Old 12-05-08, 12:07 PM
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Pulp Fiction is a great movie.

Shawshank is a perfect movie.
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PopcornTreeCt I will follow suite Ditio.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
They're both good and not overrated. It's not really an option.
This.
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Old 12-05-08, 12:55 PM
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Can't I love them both equally?


I guess if I have to pick one, I'll go with Shawshank. Uma Thurman and Bruce Willis' French girlfriend always annoyed the piss out of me. Shawshank solved that problem by not having any women with speaking roles aside from that lady at the bank and Rita Hayworth.
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Old 12-05-08, 01:04 PM
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SR all the way
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Old 12-05-08, 01:05 PM
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Love 'em both. I'd probably go with Shawshank.
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Old 12-05-08, 02:13 PM
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SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is the most overrated film in the annals of overrated films. It's not a bad movie, maybe a 6 or 7 out of 10, but far from deserving of all the accolades it seems to attract from fawning millions. QUIZ SHOW was the best film of 1994.

PF for the win here.
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Old 12-05-08, 02:28 PM
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Shawshank Redemption is a good, popular movie, but unremarkable as a representation of the craft of filmmaking.

Pulp Fiction is already on the cover of film class textbooks and will be remembered as one of the most influential movies of all time.

It's a fairly easy test: how many knockoffs/imitations of Shawshank Redemption have there been vs. Pulp Fiction? That one's easy to answer.
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Old 12-05-08, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Matt Millheiser View Post
SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is the most overrated film in the annals of overrated films. It's not a bad movie, maybe a 6 or 7 out of 10, but far from deserving of all the accolades it seems to attract from fawning millions. QUIZ SHOW was the best film of 1994.

PF for the win here.
Pfft, Ed Wood was the best movie of 1994
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I dont know Leon was pretty good as well.
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Old 12-05-08, 02:43 PM
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There you go. Now you guys had to make me pull out my '94 Shrine again.
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Old 12-05-08, 02:55 PM
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Pulp Fiction.

I need to see Shawshank again, and I did really like it. But I'll take as an indicator the fact that I've seen Shawshank once in the theatres and haven't really felt the need to revisit it whereas I've lost count how many times I've seen Pulp Fiction.
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Old 12-05-08, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
They're both good and not overrated. It's not really an option.
Agreed.

Why isn't this an option?
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Old 12-05-08, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
They're both good and not overrated. It's not really an option.
I would've picked this too.
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I would have picked "they are both great and not overrated"
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
I dont know Leon was pretty good as well.
LEON is one of those movies I'll have to watch again. I saw it once and thought it had a good opening, a great ending, and a REALLY DULL, LIFELESS, AND UNBELIEVABLY PONDEROUS hour or so in between.

I'm not a fan of wall-to-wall-action in lieu of storytelling, character, or narrative flow (if so, I would have LOVED Quantum of Solace), but they really needed something to make Act II interesting.

But like I said, it's been well over a decade so maybe I should give it another shot.

But Luc Besson pooped in my watermelon once so I dunno...
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Shawshank Redemption is a good, popular movie, but unremarkable as a representation of the craft of filmmaking.
Pulp Fiction, while not 100% original at least has alot of good filmmaking influences all over it. Just watching it you can see the impact that Godard, Kubrick, Fuller, Truffaut & Melville had on this film and it's technique.
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Old 12-05-08, 04:19 PM
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Pulp Fiction, IMNSHO. It's re-watchability is nearly unmatched by any film. Shawshank? Liked it very much; but have seen it several times...don't really care to watch it again for a very long time...if ever.
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They both suck and they're both highly overrated.
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