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pulp fiction: non-linear way of story telling

Ezekiel 25:17
“The path of the rightous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and justice shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truely his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children and I will strike down upon thee with great vengence and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brother and you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.”

When Winnfield repeated his words at the end, i began feeling interested in this cool man, he was experiencing such tough situation and he could use his smart and calm to slove those problems. I really appreciate Samuel L.Jackson’s acting, he made this cool, calm, efficient man. Although i don’t understand the words clearly, i liked this character.

Cause their speaking speed are a bit fast, and the plot is non-linear, i don’t understand so clearly at the first time. So i had watched the moive twice, it was so wonderful, all the characters are just….too cool!! Now i gonna say something about the movie that i can apply to my project.

Actually, this movie is telling story of several characters, but they are connected to each other (more or less), each one experienced differently, separately, they don’t know each other, but they came to one point at the end, a robbery in restaurant. Taking drugs, killing people, transmitting money, all these little story made up the story point–pulp ! The story is non-linear, but every part is narrative, that’s key point of this movie.

As for my project, i am telling a chess war story, can i try to follow this way? I also have characters: kings, queens, knights, pawns… i can tell their stories separately, but also they are part of the whole war story. Dividing the war into 3 or 4 parts, beginning, middle game, ending? Then show it in non-linear way, letting users choosing which part they want to see first, letting users choosing which characters they want to know first.

That’ what i got from watching the movie, which might be useful…

July 24, 2006 Posted by | Master Project | 1 Comment