FS #390: Pulp Fiction / Au Hasard Balthazar / Top 5 Films of 1994
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Friday, 16 March 2012 01:00

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Bring out the gimp... Inspired by this week's Top 5 Films of 1994, Adam and Josh revisit Quentin Tarantino's classic "Pulp Fiction" to see if it remains a great movie, or a lesser movie that's a captive of its time. Plus, the penultimate film in Filmspotting's Robert Bresson Marathon, "Au Hasard Balthazar."

Filmspotting #390

Filmspotting #390
:00-28:45 - Reconsidering "Pulp Fiction"
Music: Heartless Bastards, "Parted Ways"
29:41-35:46 - Massacre Theatre
35:47-39:02 - Polls / Notes
39:03-55:08 - Bresson #4: "Au Hasard Balthazar"
Music: Heartless Bastards, "Got To Have Rock And Roll"
56:29-58:33 - Donations
58:49-1:15:10 - Top 5: Films of 1994 
1:15:11-1:18:20 - Close

BONUS CONTENT

- None this week, sorry

MUSIC

- Heartless Bastards

NOTES

- With regard to the importance of the spoken word in "Pulp Fiction," there were so many more examples that we didn't have time to mention, including: "Say 'what' again. Say 'what' again, I dare you." / "In the fifth, your a** goes down. Say it." / "Do you love me? Say it."

- Another great "Pulp Fiction" bit: The way we're introduced to Butch in close-up being told a 'story' by Marcellus, and this shot and look is replicated later when the young Butch is hearing Christopher Walken's story.

- Massacre Theatre winner: Kenneth Rudnicki

LINKS

- IMDb Top 250

- Year-by-Year Countdowns

- Top 5 Films of 1994

- Ebert's reversal on "The Graduate"

- "The Birds" at the Music Box

- Discuss with fellow Filmspotters at the Forum

SPONSORS / PARTNERS

- The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith-iTunes