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TSR Movie Madness: Group G QF3: Pulp Fiction V A Clockwork Orange Watch

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    2. Pulp Fiction
    81.40%
    7. A Clockwork Orange
    18.60%

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    Movie Madness is an event pitting 64 films against each other in a tournament where only one will triumph (to find out more, click here).
    Who will progress to the next round? You decide.


    Pulp Fiction (1994)
    In a year packed with quality releases (three of which appear in this competition), Pulp Fiction managed both commercial and critical acclaim, landing the Palme D'Or from Cannes. Quentin Tarantino's most celebrated film, it plays fast and loose with the narrative structure, is packed with self-referential humour and larger-than-life characters, and features some of the biggest actors of the time, including Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta and Uma Thurman.

    A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    Stanley Kubrick's reputation for controversy continued in A Clockwork Orange, with the film receiving a 27-year ban in the United Kingdom. An adaptation of Anthony Burgess' novel of the same name, it follows the life of a charismatic, psychopathic delinquent whose pleasures are classical music , rape, and 'ultra-violence.' The film tells the horrific crime spree of his gang, his capture, and attempted rehabilitation via a controversial psychological conditioning technique. Disturbing and thought-provoking, and not to be missed.
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    QT makes a proper film instead of that Django nonsense!
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    A Clockwork Orange. I love that movie. I've always thought Pulp Fiction was very overrated and quite dull though I'm not a fan of Tarintino's movies in general tbh.

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    Oooo..




    Oooooo.




    **** I'm going to have to get back to this one.
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    A reaaaally difficult choice. Both are stylistic masterpieces. I have a picture of Pulp Fiction on my wall - probably the most iconic film ever made. On the other hand, I do love a good old bit of ultra-violence. Its a really haunting film... but at least it has Darth Vader in it.

    EDIT: I like the music to pulp fiction, picked really well... but something about the Clockwork O one sticks:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YABw-ksikLA
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    pulp fiction was entertaining but clockwork orange is about 1000x more complex and interesting - directing is also better.

    cwo by far.
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    (Original post by Yasmin25)
    A Clockwork Orange. I love that movie. I've always thought Pulp Fiction was very overrated and quite dull though I'm not a fan of Tarintino's movies in general tbh.

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    Dull? quite a lot happens in the movie, feel its anything but :P... though Tarantino does have his distinctive style, which I can understand if people may dislike.
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    (Original post by BullViagra)
    pulp fiction was entertaining but clockwork orange is about 1000x more complex and interesting - directing is also better.

    cwo by far.

    That's what my dilemma was, one is a spectacle really with no substance, and the other is actually a really crummy spectacle but over abundance of substance.
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    (Original post by hellodave5)
    Dull? quite a lot happens in the movie, feel its anything but :P... though Tarantino does have his distinctive style, which I can understand if people may dislike.
    I think maybe it was because it was one of those movies friends forever moaned at me to watch and I heard pretty much every scene acted out by them so when I did watch it, there was no surprises or anything if you know what I mean? I've saw a lot of his other movies without friends filling me in on them and I just couldn't really get into them either for some reason :/ I think Reservoir Dogs is the only one of his I have liked.

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    (Original post by Hal.E.Lujah)
    That's what my dilemma was, one is a spectacle really with no substance, and the other is actually a really crummy spectacle but over abundance of substance.
    some kind of love hate thing with cwo.

    i hated it at first, loved it the second time, more after reading the book, and more and more as i kept watching it.

    it did feel like a incoherent "meaningful" mess the first time, but it really is composed virtuously once you actually break into it.
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    (Original post by Yasmin25)
    I think maybe it was because it was one of those movies friends forever moaned at me to watch and I heard pretty much every scene acted out by them so when I did watch it, there was no surprises or anything if you know what I mean? I've saw a lot of his other movies without friends filling me in on them and I just couldn't really get into them either for some reason :/ I think Reservoir Dogs is the only one of his I have liked.

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    Yeah. I haven't seen Jackie Brown, but Resevoir Dogs is one of his slower, more tense films. All the blood!!! D:
    I really like his sort of hyperbolic slapstick style like in Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction . Shame your mateys spoiled PF on you a little!
    EDIT: slapstick was the wrong word, but yeah!
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    Pulp Fiction - easily the best Tarantino, it even survives his acting. One of the best scripts ever.

    A Clockwork Orange - wonderful. It wasn't banned, Kubrick withdrew it. RIP the Scala cinema which went under as a result of showing it.
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    (Original post by Yasmin25)
    I think maybe it was because it was one of those movies friends forever moaned at me to watch and I heard pretty much every scene acted out by them so when I did watch it, there was no surprises or anything if you know what I mean?
    It's a shame when this happens, as you just know that when you finally get to see the darned thing you will be disappointed.
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    (Original post by just a dad)
    It's a shame when this happens, as you just know that when you finally get to see the darned thing you will be disappointed.
    Tbh this happened to me with Pulp fiction. It had been overly hyped up by everyone i knew and when i watched it i was just disappointed since it didn't live up the gigantic pedestal everyone had put it on.

    It was alright but everyone else was like "PMFG, Best Film Ever, you'll die from awesomeness"
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    Pulp Fiction is Tarantino's best work.
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    Not a real fan of either. A Clockwork Orange probably as it's got more to it.
 
 
 
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