I edited a trailer for ‘Unbreakable’ set to the music of Iron Man 3’s trailer. A testament to a director who I honestly believe was once one of the best in Hollywood.
You can’t have 100 percent security and then also have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience. You know, we’re going to have to make some choices as a society.
Obama’s remarks on the NSA phone scandal could have been written by George Orwell. (via ryanoshea)
When the Ten Thousand things are viewed in their oneness, we return to the Origin and remain where we have always been.
Sen t’san (Jianzhi Sengcan)
Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Louis Malle and Roman Polański
Cannes International Film Festival. On May 18, 1986 several filmmakers took over the large room of the Palais and interrupted the projections in solidarity with students and labour on strike throughout France.The next day the festival was halted.
There appears to be an error here. It was the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, not 1986. Truffaut died in 1984.
Are our thoughts constrained by language?
I once met a man who was as terrified of sleep as he was of death. He was convinced that every night a person went to sleep, he was killed and replaced by an indistinguishable “copy” - or something along those lines. Most of the time he accepted this prospect of inevitable, certain death, but on occasion he became filled with incredible dread of his impending doom. Either way, he always eventually fell to sleep, and woke to mourn the death of his former self.
Needless to say, this man was crazy, and I would never have met him had my mother not had been a nurse who worked private practice at the time. But despite being crazy, he was incredibly intelligent, and at times, thoroughly convincing. For every “crazy” theory he had, he had one that seemed entirely plausible - such as his ideas on reincarnation and how since our particles are never destroyed, we never really die (he was adamant to point out that the particles that compose our bodies once composed the bodies of stars), even if our consciousnesses come and go. He had a number of odd beliefs, sometimes ones which were contradictory, but they were always incredibly fascinating.
His beliefs didn’t really carry much weight upon analysis - a large aspect of his “proofs” was one’s inability to disprove them, but they really were fascinating ideas. I inquired upon him whether it was possible that we only live 10 minutes at a time before we are “killed” and instantly replaced by a “copy” which retained all our thoughts and memories, and he came back proposing it might be every 10 seconds.
Pulp Fiction trivia: Speculation abounds as to the nature of the mysterious glowing contents of the case:
- Could it be Elvis’s gold suit, seen worn by Val Kilmer (as Elvis) in True Romance?
- The most persistent theory (most usually attributed to a friend of a friend who saw it posted on a message board by someone whose brother had read a report of a radio interview with Tarantino himself) is that it is Marcellus Wallace’s soul. The story goes that when the Devil takes a person’s soul, it is removed through the back of the head (this isn’t part of any known religion, but this is what the message board posters say). When we see the back of Marcellus’s head he has a Band-Aid covering the precise spot indicated by tradition for soul removal. Perhaps Marcellus sold his soul to the devil which would also explain why the combination to open the briefcase is 666.
- Quentin Tarantino has said that the band-aid on the back of Marsellus Wallace’s neck had nothing to do with an allusion to the Devil stealing Marsellus’s soul… but that the actor Ving Rhames had a scar on the back of his neck he wanted to cover up.
- Or could it be simply a 20-watt light bulb?
- According to Roger Avary, who co-wrote the script with Quentin Tarantino, the original plan was to have the briefcase contain diamonds. This seemed neither exciting nor original, so Avary and Tarantino decided to have the briefcase’s contents never appear on screen; this way each filmgoer could mentally “fill in the blank” with whatever struck his or her imagination as best fitting the description “so beautiful”. The orange light bulb (projecting shimmering light onto the actors’ faces) was a last-minute decision and added a completely unintended fantastic element.
- In a radio interview with ‘Howard Stern’ in late 2003, Quentin Tarantino was asked by a caller the contents of the briefcase, and he answered, “It’s whatever the viewer wants it to be.”
Does no one watch the movie closely? It’s even revealed in the movie the contents of the case. Jules says it in this scene.
It’s his boss’s dirty laundry.
That’s right. Case closed.
You also bring up the Band-Aid. Marsellus wears a Band-Aid because he’s a bitch, and bitches wear Band-Aids for their boo-boos. Remember, this is a man who was literally sodomized by some hillbilly in a basement, can’t control his druggie wife and yet still entrusts her with an incompetent druggie gangster (who always seems to be in the bathroom when something important happens), can’t take care of an older, aging boxer, and ends up losing his arguably best gangster (who decides it would be better to “walk da earth” as a poor bum than continue working for Marsellus). Marsellus is literally a horrible gang boss, and a bitch, thus why he wears the Band-Aid. This would also explain Brett has trouble answering Jules’ questions - indeed, Marsellus Wallace does look like a bitch. It was, in fact, a trick question.
Tommy was a chemist’s son,
but Tommy is no more;
What he thought was H20
i don’t believe it.
as in I actually don’t believe it
The movie Up is actually about an old man who starts abusing his medications after his wife dies.
What happens when you put liquid paper on a bee?
What happens when you put liquid paper on a b?
How to draw a Penrose Triangle