Date First Watched: 11/10/2006
Date Last Watched: 3/04/2011
# Viewings: 3
As I just rewatched Pulp Fiction as well, it was easy to spot similarities between the two. Once again, dialogue and characterisation shines. Both films are told similarly, which helps build the tension and character development nicely. The acting is perfect from everyone. Keitel was always my favourite, but they’re all great.
One thing I noticed – as mentioned previously I hate it when people call Tarantino’s films ‘violent’ and ‘graphic’ – the majority of the violence in the film occurs off-screen; eg when Mr Blonde cuts the policeman’s ear off, the camera pans away to a door until it’s done. It’s not until we see the aftermath of the heist that we see any violence which makes it doubly effective because we’re seeing it through Mr Orange’s eyes after we’ve gotten to know him.
I think I do prefer Pulp Fiction now, but it doesn’t mean I love this film any less. It’s hard to believe this is a debut low-budget film.