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Pulp Fiction Single Film Study

jclarke | Monday September 10, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Experimental Film, Pulp Fiction, Directors, Quentin Tarantino, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

For this component, learners must study:

  • two non - English language films, one European and one from outside Europe (two - film study)
  • one documentary film
  • one film option from a 1920s silent film movement
  • one film option from an experimental film movement

Section D: Film Movements - Experimental Film 1960-2000 (single-film study)

  • Vivre sa vie (Godard, France, 1962), 1960s European avant-garde
  • Daisies (Chytilova, Czechoslovakia, 1965), 1960s European avant-garde
  • Saute ma ville (Akerman, Belgium, 1968), 1960s European avant-garde
  • Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, US, 1994), Postmodern film in the 1990s
  • Fallen Angels (Wong, Hong Kong, 1995), East Asian new wave
  • Timecode (Figgis, US, 2000), Digital experimentation

Context

Cinema is always evolving and it’s an exciting process to witness, to explore and to understand. A film such as Pulp Fiction is one film that has gone quite some way in transcending its original moment of release and has become something of a landmark in contemporary cinema, contributing significantly to the crime movie genre and to ideas about film authorship and also in terms of issues of representation and the depiction of physical violence in popular culture. As the hashtag now rightly reminds us: #representationmatters. Since its release in 1994, Pulp Fiction has enjoyed a sustained high profile as i) a major popular cultural product, ii) as a film that is well understood as a successful realisation of the crime movie genre and iii) as a film that is the work of a film auteur whose name has taken on the quality of a brand name.

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