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17 Copycat Films Spawned From Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • May 22, 2014 1:05 PM
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You are old. 20 years ago this very day (OK, yesterday to be exact), a 31-year-old wunderkind with only one previous film to his name stepped onto the Palais stage in Cannes to accept the Palme d’Or for his modest kitchen-sink drama “Pulp Fiction.” As momentous as that evening must have been for Quentin Tarantino, it’s hard to believe that even he, not exactly legendary for his humility, could have envisaged just how influential his film would be in subsequent years, and just how rabidly lesser talents would rush to try and replicate its success. Because, without wanting to overstate anything, “Pulp Fiction” changed everything.

The 15 "Edgiest" Oscar Best Picture Nominees

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 19, 2014 3:39 PM
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“Ugh, the Academy, so conservative” goes the cliché, as bloggers and pundits the movie world over take a moment to roll their eyes and sigh before diving back in to beaver away on one of a million pieces about this year’s nominations, the pros and cons, the good picks, the bad picks, the odds, the ends (hey, we’ve done a few ourselves with more on the way!) But while that knee-jerk stance is an easy one to adopt (and also comfortable—setting the speaker above the choices in question by virtue of the fact that they’re not challenging enough, not cinephile-y enough, too MOR, too bland), it doesn’t take account of those times when we’ve been surprised by the august body. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which does absolutely skew older-white-male in its demographics (as does the film industry, folks) has, on occasion given us pause—nominating a film which, in content or execution, might seem to be light years away from its wheelhouse: explicit in its treatment of sexuality, or extreme in its violence or just wholly different to our idea of an “Oscar movie.”

Watch 24 Minutes Of 'Pulp Fiction' Deleted Scenes And Learn Vincent Vega Was Suzanne Vega's Cousin & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2014 2:27 PM
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What's the occasion for 24 minutes of deleted scenes from "Pulp Fiction" that you've probably already seen on DVD? Nothing really, but we're still in the early winter wasteland of moviegoing, and the new TV shows for 2014 aren't kicking off until this weekend (with both "Girls" and "True Detective" arriving), so here's another opportunity to revisit them or if you haven't watched them, diving right in.

'Pulp Fiction,' 'Mary Poppins,' 'Roger & Me,' 'Magnificent Seven' & More Added To The National Film Registry

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 18, 2013 9:40 AM
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Another year has passed, which means the folks over at The Library of Congress have added another 25 titles to the National Film Registry. Spanning nearly 100 years of movies, entries (listed alphabetically, naturally) range from 1919-2002 and, as always, the organization recognizes both contemporary and classic films that have made an undeniable impact.

Daniel Day-Lewis Could Have Played Vincent Vega, Matt Dillon Almost Had Bruce Willis' Role In 'Pulp Fiction'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 30, 2013 6:51 PM
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The latest issue of Vanity Fair is about to hit stands, and inside the pages of the magazine is a presumably long and exhaustingly good oral history of Quentin Tarantino's seminal '90s work, "Pulp Fiction." Online, Vanity Fair has published what one assumes is a truncated version of said oral history, but man, it's still damn good.

Quentin Tarantino Says Smaller, 'Jackie Brown'-Esque Film Might Be Next; 'Django Unchained' & 'Pulp Fiction' Connection Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2013 9:05 AM
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Now, before we dive into this little update from Quentin Tarantino on what he might direct next, let's just remember that over the course of the press tour for "Django Unchained," he's had a lot of ideas. He's already teased that 'Django' and "Inglorious Basterds" could be part of a loose trilogy, he's talked about a possible 'Basterds' spinoff entitled "Killer Crow," a desire to shoot a movie in Australia, or maybe make another slavery/western film or gangster picture. You get the idea. But continuing to promote "Django Unchained" as it opens overseas, Tarantino has added a new possible next movie to his list, and one that could find him drawing things down a bit.

Watch: Quentin Tarantino Dances & Explains Influence Of 'The Aristocats' On 'Pulp Fiction' Dance Scene

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 11:40 AM
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Well, we've already seen the kind of questioning that guarantees Quentin Tarantino flying into a "shutting your butt down" rage, but if you want him to get up and dance, just talk about "Pulp Fiction."

'Reservoir Dogs' & 'Pulp Fiction' Returning To Theaters In December For One Night Only

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2012 10:24 AM
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Quentin Tarantino fans are going to have a very, very good holiday season. Not only is the director's latest film, "Django Unchained" (new trailer here), set to drop on Christmas Day, two of the director's landmark films will be headed back to theaters in what should be a nice cinematic appetizer.

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