Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Greatest Film of All Time?
Wifey & meself managed to take a quick break from tending to junior last night & me stuck on the DVD of what is arguably one of the greatest pieces of work ever committed to celluloid - Pulp fooking Fiction.
Despite having watched it numerous times, wifey & meself were still spellbound by the hip-as-fook, one-of-a-kind dialogue & the numerous stylistic cues Quentin Tarantino injects into this masterpiece. From De Palma to Goddard, the visual spectacle is akin to having a toke of some very fine buds. And the fooking soundtrack is just BONG-tastic! Absolutely mind blowing!
Though Tarantino's later works hasn't scaled the dizzy heights of this film (which won the prestigious Palm D'Or at Cannes when it came out), he is still one of the few auteurs whose name is used to describe a certain type of scene or film - Tarantino-esque. Besides Alfred Hitchcock, how many other film makers have had their name enter popular lexicon?
Despite it being released over 13 years ago, its genius hasn't dimmed one bit. If anything, its influence on modern cinema is there fer all to see. If ye've never taken the time to watch this film, me urges ye to treat yer senses to one of the finest films made in the name of entertainment. Those who have, do so again. The knowing laughs that 'Flock of Seagulls' line (& many others) will make yer fooking week.
Royale with cheese, indeed . . .
ps: Look foward to reading yer comments on yer fave parts of this film & yer overall view of its cinematic value.
pps: Also yet to see Inglorious Basterds. Hope its a return to form.