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#1 Post by Ze » 26 Jan 2003, 11:58

Now, I might have missed something but in Pulp Fiction, when Butch is in the cab, why is background on black and white. Doesn't make the least sense. :o

Anyone got any logical explanation?...or any other weird stuff in the movie.
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#2 Post by Toto le Héros » 26 Jan 2003, 12:06

I think it's a kind of tribute.

To an old movie with the same background or to Alfred Hitchcock who did'nt give a damn about the backgrounds when he was shooting a scene in a vehicule... :)

I remember one (I think it's A Lady Vanishes) where the landscape is moving backwards in a conversation on a train.

But you gotta be careful with Quentin. He's kind of a modern Scorcese (for the movie culture I mean) and my first solution might be the one. :wink:

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#3 Post by rudezombie » 26 Jan 2003, 20:38

yeah, what Toto le Héros said. Kind of a tribute to the old movies that used those cheesy projected backdrops in the auto scenes. Just to add to the whole spaghetti western, pulp comic, B movie feel.
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#4 Post by Patsy Klubb » 27 Jan 2003, 04:04

rudezombie wrote:yeah, what Toto le Héros said. Kind of a tribute to the old movies that used those cheesy projected backdrops in the auto scenes. Just to add to the whole spaghetti western, pulp comic, B movie feel.
Totaly agree, an inspirational piece of cinematography!
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#5 Post by Lazor78 » 27 Jan 2003, 04:07

rudezombie wrote:yeah, what Toto le Héros said. Kind of a tribute to the old movies that used those cheesy projected backdrops in the auto scenes. Just to add to the whole spaghetti western, pulp comic, B movie feel.
Absolutely, an homage to the days when special effects were done with cardboard and glue.
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