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  •  Thanks for bringing this IreGyre. I was just (4+ / 0-)
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    lamenting upstream that this scene had been cut from the last
    "edited for TV" version of Pulp Fiction I saw, which was sad.  

    I've seen that movie about six times.

    I think I read somewhere that someone is working on a re-edit to put everything in chronological order, so a wider audience might be able to follow it.

    This would so totally change it, that I can't imagine what that would be like.  

    I'll have to ask Rimjob in the next OND, he'll probably know.

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 04:27:31 PM PDT

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    •  Interesting... some stories work better with the (0+ / 0-)

      order of events out of sequence... sure, it ensures some of the more sequential-stories-only audience (with no more than clearly outlined hand-holding flashbacks for the easily confused) will never "get it"... but hey... totally linear can be boring and it is nice to have stories that escape that. (even ones that start with the ending... like "Bridge of San Luis Rey")

      or multiple viewpoint stories... retold several times like "Rashomon"etc. or surreal films that have interwoven reality, dreams, delusions, wishful thinking etc... "Mulholland Drive" or "The Fountain"... actually any surreal and reality tweaking story that plays with perceptions and expectations of the reader or audience is good whether they succeed or fall short and just go to incomprehensible weirdness... ("Sucker Punch"?... heh.. I liked that anyway) but many do not like some of the games storytellers play with the audience's head... Some conventions are acceptable but only well worn comfortable ones.... get too challenging and the bread and circuses consuming audience is quick to reject...

      Ever seen "The Stunt Man"? ... what was real and what was not exactly real was woven through the whole movie and none of it was fantasy... only the misperceptions and belief of both characters and audience... brilliant in a devious way.

      It would be interesting to see a sequential version of "Pulp Fiction" just for the sake of it... to better understand the way the original works on the audience's experience of it... but only for that. To do a re-edit just to draw in the more shallow action-only simpletons would probably not clue them into appreciation of the less obvious things about that movie and for that matter all the other more non linear and darker stories out there whose subtlety is more scary than the overt violence that might co-exist with it....

      That said... we all start off with the superficial as kids... and as we get older a lot of us to come to appreciate other levels... but not all. All too many will stay on the 12 year old level appreciation of most films and books for life... just the surface with explosions, chases and violence... and sex.... miss the subtext and complexities and probably vote Republican too... A pity but that is the way it is and what both limits and dictates the way most movies/TV are.

      Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

      by IreGyre on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 04:39:28 AM PDT

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