Day 14 – A Film That You Used To Love But Now Hate
Pulp Fiction (1994 D: Quentin Tarantino, W: Quentin Tarantino)
I wouldn’t say that I hate Pulp Fiction. But watching it recently, it feels a little like the bloom is off the rose. I wanted to catch up on Tarantino’s work after having a pretty confused take on Django Unchained. I watched Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown and Pulp Fiction, all in one day. And I can tell you, that’s too much Tarantino for anyone to take. He repeats the same lines from film to film, his arch dialogue hits too many off-notes (especially taken in bulk), and Samuel Jackson seems, at times, to be Tarantino’s own permission slip to use the N-word. I wish I liked this movie as much as I did when it came out. I don’t.