When giving a film and evaluation it is obvious that acting, setting and plot would fit in every gender, however to evaluate a crime movie the expectations and feedback changes. Crime movies are known for having a flexible plot that allows mystery and tension build up, characters and acting that will maintain their role alive and transfer emotions and dialog that stays clear and understandable. Writing that is able to keep the audience concentrated through long dialogs and it also has its unexpected twists.There are other basic requirements for example: camerawork, costume design and sound editing. Only a few movies have had the privilege to this day be considered works of art in the “crime” gender, movies like “the Godfather” or “Scarface” have been critically acclaimed and have become classics.
Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” has been critically acclaimed and became a cult movie instantly because of its unique and the catching differences. The movie follows multi-story non-linear plot that ensures to keep you wondering about each scenario as it switches between characters that often cross paths.Although the movie was made only on a eight and a half million dollars budget it features acclaimed actors like: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman and Bruce Willies, 3 of them were nominated for academy awards.
Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed “Pulp Fiction” and received an Academy Award in the category Best Writing, the film received many other international awards. The Film follows in the day of the life of different criminals in a non-linear way; characters cross paths at unexpected times and a series of events become the domino effect.The story of the film is like nothing you’ve seen before, it takes many turns that seem to lead nowhere but have been put there to form part of the big picture. The fact that the movie is about two hours and half long it doesn’t mean that you will be caught in boring parts, because it always has something interesting going on. For example when Vincent and Jules have a conversation about the metric system in McDonalds is later a reference used in the film itself.
The film being portrayed in a mixed order of events makes the audience think deeper or confuse them, at one point one character is killed in a gun fire only to appear in the next chapter like alive. Non-linear movies have a way to give the plot a more unique touch but also can cause confusion. The characters maintain their role alive and transfer emotions and dialog that stays clear and understandable. The characters variety from the wife of a mobster to a retired boxer all supported by excellent actors with great character development.Uma Thurman plays the wife of a gangster that is on a “friendly date” with John Travolta and together they find themselves in a peculiar situation, both actors identify with the character in calm stages and react with chemistry in intense parts of the movie.
Both Travolta and Thurman were nominated for academy awards for their work. Samuel L. Jackson is “The tough guy” needless to say he fills the movie with memorable quotes. As an actor he brings the best out of his role and at the time, it was his first time working with Tarantino but he put his character in the hall of fame.Jackson was also nominated for an academy award for Best Supporting Actor. It’s interesting how Jackson portraits a hit man but also shows the interest of a normal person which shows how flexible characters can become.
Other actors like Bruce Willis are also present and too bring characters to the test by putting them in unexpected situations. Settings change from a Diner at a 50’s theme restaurant to gun fire in a department but you can rely on good acting and interpretation from one to another.Writing that is able to keep the audience concentrated through long dialogs and it also has its unexpected twists it’s a key part. Crime movies often move slowly, they build up suspense and situations and they give you a bone here and there so you don’t get bored and stay until the climax of the story. “Pulp Fiction” is unique, it’s wonderfully written so each line fits on the designated actor. The story continues on and on with always interesting dialogs.
The story takes its wild turns, one more unexpected than the last one. Moments that will take you by surprise are bound to happen.The writing is really fluent in the sense that in each individual scene there’s so much to like, and the best part of it, is the fact that none of the direction or the writing ever seems forced, but quite natural. The movie won’t feel rushed out, it takes times for discussions to go through, the dialog aren’t always attached to what the whole idea of the movie. For example; Vincent and Jules having a discussion about what a TV pilot just seems like a regular conversation between two guys but it doesn’t lose interest as it progress, it’s just interesting.Just like the writing Quentin Tarantino also directed the movie and like the writing, he gives everything its time.
The way the movie is shot is quite interesting. In most movies a shot lasts a few seconds but Tarantino’s scenes can go from ten to twenty seconds, sometimes leaving characters out of the field of view allowing more suspense to build up. Musical score was all selected from already made records, but the choice in music seemed to fit the 90’s rave. “Pulp Fiction” has become one of the best acclaimed crime movies in the film industry.The movie will turn twenty years old next year but it will surely live forever as it has become an American classic. The different components the movie is made of ensure an enjoyable time.
The film features a well-supported yet dazzling plot shaped by the self-taught director. The characters are represented as they are; the actors hit it spot on and can deliver emotions and speech consistently and help with the character development and the writing for the film ensures you a neat and interesting scene at all times. Needless to say “Pulp Fiction” is a must see.