Film_Analysis_Example3 - Your Name Mr Weber SLCC 1 A Soft...

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Your Name Mr. Weber SLCC April 21, 20111 A Soft, Moist, Shapeless Mass of Matter Pulp Fiction is an appropriate film for our concerns, combining film, television (the conversations about TV pilots), pulp fiction (the book Vince is reading in the bathroom), and the kitsch music that plays throughout the film, even from radios the characters pass. There are different kinds of pulp popping up everywhere. At the beginning of the film, we even see two definitions of "pulp": "1. A soft, moist, shapeless mass of matter" and "2. A magazine or book containing lurid subject matter and being characteristically printed on rough, unfinished paper." Pulp is, in many ways, then, a recurring subject in this movie. The main criticism of the movie as voiced by Gary Groth is the casual nature of the violence: "When Travolta’s Vincent is machine-gunned by Willis’ Butch . . . one feels nothing because Tarrantino didn’t bother to sculpt Travolta’s character into a human being we could care about" (Groth 188). More about this in a moment. The violence and the apparent amorality of the movie are what its critics and its fans point to as central. The intellectual fans of the film find the amoralism refreshing because Tarrantino does
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 337 taught by Professor Jackson during the Winter '10 term at Grand Valley State.

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