July 18, 2016

'Pulp Fiction' Gets Deconstructed in This Full-Length Film Analysis

Quentin Tarantino has made some spectacular films during his 24-year career, but none have been more talked about, dissected, and studied than Pulp Fiction.

If you're a fan of Tarantino's work you may be slightly disappointed by his reluctance to do any commentary tracks for his own films (strange, considering how talkative he is). You're kind of relegated to gather whichever interviews or film critiques you can find on the internet, but if you've been looking for something along the lines of a traditional commentary, you're finally in luck.

Video essayist Darren Foley provides a full-length commentary of Tarantino's seminal project, Pulp Fiction, which not only provides great information on the production of the film, but also includes some excellent film analysis. This video is best watched alongside the film itself, but you can probably get away with simply listening in. So, get ready and hunker down for 2 1/2 hours of goodness.

This video gives us something a little different than we might expect from a popular video essayist like Foley. We get a little break from the highly intellectual and complex film analysis that many video essays provide to enjoy an educational format that most of us are probably familiar with. In fact, film commentaries were probably where you got your first taste of film education, right? 

Granted, we're not getting insight from the director or other people who worked on the project, but we are getting plenty of helpful information that will help us become better filmmakers.     

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Sally JoAnne Menke, a brilliant editor, saved PF and every QT film up until her tragic death.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Menke#Filmography

July 19, 2016 at 5:00PM, Edited July 19, 5:01PM

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Daniel Reed
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Sat down last night and watched Pulp Fiction with your commentary on. Absolutely loved it. It's one of my fave films anyway but I enjoyed it this time around listening to the running dialogue. An absolute treat. Thank you

July 22, 2016 at 6:34AM

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Steve Evets
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Thanks for the link, PF is my all time favourite! Anybody know if there's a version available in Canada? The YouTube link is blocked up here :(

July 22, 2016 at 2:37PM

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