"I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache." --Bette Davis (Opinions Expressed Are My Own)
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Top 100 Movies of the Last 25 Years (1984-2009): Final Part
1. Pulp Fiction - After a long journey that began in May, and has lasted all summer, my summer-long project, alot like my summer, has sadly come to an end. Of course, I'm already working on ideas for next summer, maybe a greatest of all time list? Who knows? But for now, let us celebrate the film named by Entertainment Weekly, and many other publications as the best of the last quarter century, and although I don't like to always follow the pack, this time they got it right. Pulp Fiction is simply one of the strangest, yet fascinating and interesting movies ever made. The best part of it was the fact that to this day, it bewilders all those that take the time to dive into its frames. What exactly happened to Butch? What exactly was glowing in that suitcase? And more importantly, what the hell happened? Like all Tarantino films, the order of the story is never quite right, and the dialogue, while slightly comedic is also immensly cheesy, and can sometimes drag on, but that is the point. Pulp Fiction isn't about hero vs. villains, or a love story, or even a story at all, it is about a style. A stylish crime thriller that confuses, makes you think, and leaves you wondering what really happened. It is about the pulp style, and the characters that happen to bump into each other in a 24 hour, it is simply a work of art, and that is its only purpose. Furthermore, it is a star-studded affair featuring excellent performances from Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Harvey Keitel, Ving Rhames, Rosanne Arquette, and many others. I could go on and on about the greatness of Pulp Fiction, but for now it is simply safe to say that in the last quarter century, there hasn't been anything even close, and just take a gander at the rest of the list to see why that is one high compliment. Thanks to all those that read and enjoyed this list, I know I sure enjoyed the process of creating it, and hope to continue to bring you interesting and in-depth lists and analysis. See you tomorrow for more Emmy Predictions!