[quote]Looks can be deceiving. Ã‚Â I bet Pulp Fiction had more gore in its original script than what turned out to be in the final film. Ã‚Â Same with Braveheart or Gladiator. Ã‚Â Remember, QT must get passed the censors. Ã‚Â Too much gore and the film won’t make the mainstream theaters, and I want to see this movie up on the BIG SCREEN!
Winning an Oscar for BEST Cinematography is just as importaint as winning for Best Picture. Ã‚Â It’s still an Oscar just the same. Ã‚Â Besides I don’t go to the movies just for the Oscar winners. Ã‚Â I go because the film looks interesting to me.
Again we shall see what happens. Ã‚Â That is all we can do. Ã‚Â I’m just glad that David Carradine is finally getting to do something that may very well get into the mainstream. Ã‚Â Years ago he had been nominated for his part as Woody Guthrie in Bound for Glory (I believe), but the studios chose to back Silvester Stallone as Rocky. Ã‚Â Both moves were not mainstream films, and both movies were excellent, not only in their cinematography, but in their acting. Ã‚Â It’s about time a few movies that are not considered mainstream be scrutinized once again. Ã‚Â There is more there than just the action and the gore to consider. Ã‚Â What about the acting? Ã‚Â Only time will tell.
One thing that is great about Quentins films is a certain kind of violence most films dont have. “Black Comedy violence” maybe? I still dont know how to categorize what he does. I never see movies that make me kind of squirm or jump in my seat like QTs films do. Most of todays movies just puss out in the violence/shock area. I like to be thrilled when I see a thriller. Movies are so dull these days, thats why I dont goto movies much anymore. (I will definitely go see Gangs of NY and Femme Fatale this Fall) But usually, it just seems to be the same old thing going on. I hope with Kill Bill, QT brings back some real excitement to movies like there should be. Pulp Fiction is the last movie that really shook things up in Hollywood. I hope Kill Bill does the same thing but with even more craziness.
Pulp Fiction didnt win an Oscar for Best Picture in 1994, but I consider it the Best film of the 90s. It did get a place on AFIs Top 100 Films of all Time and its QTs SECOND FILM!! That says ALOT. Kill Bill doesnt have to win any awards, it might be the best film we’ve seen since Pulp for some of us. The whole Oscar thing, as you guys know, is just like a big popularity contest. Most of the films I hold in high esteem are films that wouldnt even be nominated at the Oscars. So screw that stuff.
QT has a great way of making movies that are neither mainstream or independent. They seem to fall somewhere in the middle of both worlds. To me, his films look like the mainstream Hollywood cinema, but they have a dirtiness to them right under the bright exterior. Its like some Bizarro Hollywood World he creates thats just cooler than any other director working today.
Id like to see QT go on to make movies for himself and his fans. If he gets some recognition for it along the way, thats even better.