Melbourne, Australia. Film teacher for 15 years.
When Pulp Fiction was released I saw it in the cinema, fell asleep half way thorough and, as a result, I spent almost 30 years rolling my eyes at this film. I just watched it all the way through and it is more fun than I gave it credit for. I can leave the bullshit dialogue, but I like the slap-stick goofiness of the situations.
Also, STEVE BUSCEMI PLAYS THE BUDDY HOLLY WAITER at the 50s diner - why have no film-bros ever mentioned this to me???!!!
It was fine. There were some 'Romy and Michele' vibes and some funny sequences in Barb and Star (the Trish story on the plane) but... I feel like American comedians have been trying to do the Aussie 'Kath & Kim' style humour for a while and not quite getting there. On the other hand, maybe there was some uniquely USA-centric humour in here that I missed? The seagull musical interlude was also good lol
All I was thinking during the entire film, was "Imagine if Nolan went back in time to the 80s and had to make this movie with only analogue effects."
P.S. I saw this on 70mm film as my first cinema experience IN 8 MONTHS (I am in Victoria Australia and we've just come out of the longest, strictest lockdown in the world) and honestly, I was just happy just to be there.
If a narrative is supposed to have a beginning, middle and end, what would the story of your life be if there was no end? Just an infinite middle?
Maybe it would be like being a teenager sitting in your room, languishing around to dreamy music, smoking clove cigarettes out the window, knowing EVERYTHING, thinking about mushrooms and waiting for nothing to happen.
I loved it.