Armond White Movie Review of the Quentin Tarantino film “Pulp Fiction” (QUOTE from the Armond White book “The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World”)

 

104)  Armond White Movie Review of Quentin Tarantino’s film Pulp Fiction    -1994-

 

 

Pulp Fiction itself is a misleading title; it should simply be renamed

 

 

 

 

 

Trash.  It keeps within the shallow, thoughtless boundaries of cheap

 

 

fiction (potboiler crime novels and B movies), but no ugly mean truth gets revealed.  Here’s the catch: Quentin Tarantino shows such an unenlightened, film buff’s faith that he fails to redeem or improve the pulp genre in any way that matters.  Pulp Fiction is a modernized rehash of the fast killings, stylish poses and affectations that appeal to the adolescent taste for pop.  This trash aesthetic often is carelessly valorized in the postmodern age as a preference over the staid, conventional style and pleasures of classical film and fiction.  However, Quentin Tarantino’s…”

 

 

To read more of Armond White’s take on Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction film, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.

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