PROLOGUE Like all great Tarantino features this just wouldn’t be complete without a killer soundtrack and what better way to kick things off than with Dick Dale and the Deltones. CHAPTER 1: THE BIG KAHUNA Quentin Tarantino is many things. … Continue reading Big Kahuna on Set: A Tarantino List for the Purist
I was reading an article recently posted on Cinema Sins concerning the state of the action genre, using the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron as a platform from which to launch their argument. As an advocate of original cinema the second installment in The Avengers franchise didn’t get a rave review from me, or anyone for that matter. While I enjoyed the article and agreed with much of what they had to say it was a comment from a stranger that inspired this article. “It is due to CinemaSins that I critique every single movie I watch nowadays, which … Continue reading Ignorance is Bliss or: How I Learned to Appreciate Cinema and Endure the Flop
“My ass may be dumb, but I ain’t no dumbass.” The legacy of Pulp Fiction is undeniable. Even at the time of release people new Tarantino was Hollywood’s hottest new director on the block and yet he distanced himself from … Continue reading Jackie Brown
American diner robbery, Pumpkin and Honey Bunny style. A wall of ticking clocks. The gentle tap tap of prison shoes en route to freedom.
I miss the smell of the cinema. Of worn seats and popcorn. I miss the beam of light that cuts effortlessly through the anticipation of a packed auditorium. The onomatopoeic ‘rack’ of the curtain as it’s pulled back and the screen slowly takes form as it’s filled with motion pictures. The first few minutes of a film are a special time. You get a feel for what’s to follow. How I wish I was old enough to appreciate Pulp Fiction in all it’s glory all those years ago when it debuted in 1994. But alas, I was only two years old.
The idea for ‘Opening Scene Opinions’ spawned whilst watching Pulp Fiction. When Pumpkin yells “Everybody be cool this is a robbery!” and the sound of Miserlou kicks in the biggest smile stretches across my face. Continue reading “Opening Scene Opinions”
The big one. My first viewing of Pulp Fiction all those years ago happened out of obligation. Everyone said it was amazing but I could never tell if people just wanted to fit in? At the time and even more so … Continue reading Pulp Fiction