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Old 02-17-10, 03:36 PM
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I also don't agree that both Willis and Travolta were "dead in the water" before Pulp, but again, if that's your opinion, you're entitled to it.
PULP FICTION was widely credited -- in 1994 and beyond -- for rejuvenating and reviving John Travolta's film career, which was pretty much dead in the water and had been so for years.

Yes there's the exception of the "Look Who's Talking" film, the first one was a hit, but widely accredited to the "goddamn talking baby" gimmick and more of a Kirstie Alley vehicle anyhow.

In 1994, Bruce Willis still had a career but it was on a MAJOR decline (after "Die Hard 2", from 1990 to 1994, he starred in a string of big-budget flops like "Bonfire of the Vanities", "Hudson Hawk", "Billy Bathgate", "The Last Boy Scout", "Death Becomes Her", "Striking Distance", and "Color Of Night".)
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I did love the chop-schlocky Kill Bill 1 (and liked 2, even though the ending really fell apart)
That was because the Bride turned out to have real, human feelings, right? and that was disappointing because you'd grown so fond of the cartoon of The Bride that was Kill Bill Vol. 1
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Happy to see Jackie Brown get so much love but everyone knows that Pulp Fiction is his masterpiece. If Pulp Fiction was released this year, it would sweep the Oscars. While Dogs was groundbreaking, the dialog isn't even in the same stratosphere as Pulp Fiction.
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That was because the Bride turned out to have real, human feelings, right? and that was disappointing because you'd grown so fond of the cartoon of The Bride that was Kill Bill Vol. 1
Yes. Yes that's exactly it. My god sir, what the fuck are you doing pissing your life away on the Internet when clearly you can read minds with pinpoint accuracy?
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Happy to see Jackie Brown get so much love but everyone knows that Pulp Fiction is his masterpiece.
Nope.
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Didn't know where else to post it, so here are some pretty fucking sweet fan-posters made for Inglourious Basterds that should never see the light of day in Weinsteins campaign for the Oscar....
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Most guys who try to say that Pulp Fiction wasn't Tarantino's best picture are just being contrarians. It's the same type of guys or gals who say, "such and such band is great but their first album was their best"
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Re: Favorite Quentin Tarantino Film?

Originally Posted by brocklanders View Post
Happy to see Jackie Brown get so much love but everyone knows that Pulp Fiction is his masterpiece.
I'm a huge Tarantino fan but I gotta disagree here.....Personally I Like Pulp Fiction more than Jackie Brown but I have a lot of friends and know quite a few people that I'm not really close to who would immediately disagree.

As of now, I'm torn between Inglourious Basterds and Reservoir Dogs but only because I still haven't seen Inglourious Basterds enough yet but I gotta say...it looks like for right now that I may have new favorite film.
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Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
Yes. Yes that's exactly it. My god sir, what the fuck are you doing pissing your life away on the Internet when clearly you can read minds with pinpoint accuracy?
Relax, dude. I was having a laugh.
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I think Hokeyboy was actually being sincere in his compliment.

Of course, I'm insanely naive.
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Re: Favorite Quentin Tarantino Film?

Originally Posted by hardercore View Post
Didn't know where else to post it, so here are some pretty fucking sweet fan-posters made for Inglourious Basterds that should never see the light of day in Weinsteins campaign for the Oscar....
This is pretty badass



I also like the one where the Nat-zi is getting spanked and the one that's kinda a take off of the District 9 poster with the shooting range target.
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^ that was my favorite too
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Why do they say that John Travolta had a comeback with Pulp Fiction? Was he really a star in his previous movies? I'm assuming that Saturday Night Fever was his break-out role, and then was he known as a "big star" in Grease, Urban Cowboy, and Blow Out. Was he huge during that time when those three movies came out? Then what was his fall - Staying Alive?


Concerning Battlefield Earth, why did John Travolta choose a crappy director for that film? Compared to all his other movies, Roger Christian did as good as he could with Battlefield Earth. If I was Roger Christian, I would be pretty proud of Battlefield Earth because all of his movies before and after it probably suck even more.

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Why do they say that John Travolta had a comeback with Pulp Fiction? Was he really a star in his previous movies? I'm assuming that Saturday Night Fever was his break-out role, and then was he known as a "big star" in Grease, Urban Cowboy, and Blow Out. Was he huge during that time when those three movies came out? Then what was his fall - Staying Alive?
Travolta was GI-NORMOUS in the mid/late 70s. Probably the biggest superstar on the planet with the knockout punch of both "Saturday Night Fever" in 1977 and "Grease" in 1978. These were both mega-blockbusters/phenomena with him in the lead roles. The soundtracks to both albums -- which he owned a piece of, and I believe still does -- were mega-platinum and on the radio everywhere at the time.

Then in the 80s everything... sorta went downhill fast. The early/mid 80s was marked by a HUGE anti-disco/anti-70s vibe, and Travolta was basically the poster boy for that era. "Urban Cowboy" was a big movie, and "Blow Out" got good critical reviews but didn't get much box office. What followed was a list of stinkers that stopped his career fast: "Staying Alive" (although a hit, was critically lambasted to hell and beyond), "Two Of A Kind" (a shithole of a film that reunited him with Olivia Newton-John, the film bombed and rightfully so: it's bloody embarrassing), "Perfect" (anything but, another major stinker and flop), and "The Experts" (which I believe went straight-to-video, with good reason).

Concerning Battlefield Earth, why did John Travolta choose a crappy director for that film? Compared to all his other movies, Roger Christian did as good as he could with Battlefield Earth. If I was Roger Christian, I would be pretty proud of Battlefield Earth because all of his movies before and after it probably suck even more.
No idea. They probably were looking for a director who would do whatever the producers wanted, no matter how inane. A novice who had only done special effects before is easily pliable.
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Re: Favorite Quentin Tarantino Film?

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I haven't seen Jackie Brown or Reservoir Dogs
You're missing his top two.

Worst for me is Death Proof by far, all the rest fairly close, with Inglourious Basterds being near the bottom.
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Apart from resurrecting Travolta's career, QT's films have also given these actors their only Academy Award nominations: Robert Forster, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, and Christoph Waltz (who is likely to be a winner next month). And Pam Grier was primarily known as a blaxploitation star before her critically acclaimed performance in Jackie Brown (which should have been nominated for an Oscar IMO).
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Re: Favorite Quentin Tarantino Film?

Kill Bill Volume 1 is my favorite.
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The thing that excludes Reservoir Dogs for me is that it's pretty much a blatant rip-off of City On Fire. Tarantino claims that he had never seen the film, but it's pretty hard to buy that story once you've seen it.
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The thing that excludes Reservoir Dogs for me is that it's pretty much a blatant rip-off of City On Fire. Tarantino claims that he had never seen the film, but it's pretty hard to buy that story once you've seen it.
Controversy aside, Tarantino still did it better.
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Controversy aside, Tarantino still did it better.
I totally agree. City On Fire isn't a very good film. It just bothers me that he refuses to acknowledge where he got the material from. First he says "I'm dying to see it!" and then years later he says "I've got the poster right here. That's Danny Lee. Ringo Lam is like my second, after Jackie Chan, third favorite of all the Hong Kong directors."
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Re: Favorite Quentin Tarantino Film?

1. Reservoir Dogs
2. Inglourious Basterds
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Kill Bill Vol 2
5. Kill Bill Vol 1
6. Jackie Brown
7. Death Proof - The only QT movie that I do not like.

If writing was also included, True Romance would slip in as #3 and From Dusk til Dawn would be #7.

And although he's only credited with "story by" for Natural Born Killers, I wouldn't add it at all because it's one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
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Didn't Stone totally change up the story?
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Didn't Stone totally change up the story?
Yeah, QT disowned it. The final product doesn't even resemble his script.
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How good was the script?
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The thing that excludes Reservoir Dogs for me is that it's pretty much a blatant rip-off of City On Fire. Tarantino claims that he had never seen the film, but it's pretty hard to buy that story once you've seen it.

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