ELLROY: But my stuff all makes narrative sense and everything. I think he’s a bad writer and a bad film director. even PULP FICTION was just bad, right-off-the-top-of-his-head writing with little cultural references. The only film of his I liked was JACKIE BROWN, which was very formalized and staid compared to his other films.
And seriously, Pulp Fiction had little cultural references? What the fuck is he talking about? And he liked Jackie Brown because it was more “formalized” than his other films. Which translates to “I’m an old, grouchy motherfucker who only likes films with linear plots that have predictable endings and offer the same old, Hollywood cliches found in most films.”