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Samuel Jackson delivered: Jules (pulp fiction) vs Rufus (kill bill 2)

Samuel Jackson's voice does have characters. I enjoy listening Samuel's dialogue in his movies. It can be funny, horrible, dumb or very serious. Behind these phonetic characters, I feel elegance, if I must say.

The pulp fiction scene I compiled here is a long "boring" lecturing. I say it's "boring" because I really felt so and skipped part when I was first watching it. Years after, when I got really bored in the real life, I went back to my dust collecting DVDs. All of sudden, these lectures are interesting and fun to watch. They do have meaning and are delivered in a great performance. John Travolta's short break-in is also funny and punchy.

The Rufus part in "Kill Bill 2" clearly shows a jazz veteran's experience, sort of run-himself-into-the-ground feeling.

In IMDB, Some said the two scenes are kind of connected. Because in pulp fiction, Jules did say that after he quits the gangster life, he might just wander around in his future and to do some different things as long as he can keep on searching his religious path, so a musician ended at a Christian church could be a logical choice.

Sure, I give a big credit to the writer/director Quentin Tarantino for composing these, but It's Samuel's acting that punched lines. Salute!


Marilyn Monroe scenes in "ALL ABOUT EVE" (1950)

The major roles were played by Bette Davis, George Sanders, Anne Baxter. Marilyn was unknown back then. She played Miss Casswell in the movie and that might be her first important role. Lovely, sexy but a little bit overdoing... You know what, maybe she's not acting. If that's the case, we can also say that her acting style is so natural and smooth, which is a not a bad thing for an actor/actress.

The dialogues in the scene also carry some weight if you try to understand what they were saying...




When little boy meets a beautiful young lady

"How green was my valley" was the big OSCAR winner in 1942. It's just a flat, strait story telling movie to me, I have no idea how it can beat "Citizen Kane", the same year masterpiece. 

However, I do appreciate the scene when that 10 year old sunny boy (Huw) met a beautiful young lady (his future sister in law). It's so pure and beautiful and does carry lots of lively thoughts on its own. That ice cream licking part pushes all the feelings to the top.


who doesn't like movie

Modern movie making is very complicated. You can easily tell as long as you pay attention to those rolling credits after any movie ends. There are hundreds of crews involved to make just one movie, and sometime it took years to make one.

Lots of factors and moving parts together produce the final movie, and nobody can tell up front if it is a hit or not. Famous directors and super stars can produce bad movies. It happens very often. Only time can tell a movie is either a classic or just a flop. 

Each year, thousands commercial movies are made and played for profit. But just a few of them (or even just a little part of the whole movie) somehow mixed most of the chemistry elements right either by design or by some sort of luck. Its timing, its style, its smell, its tone, are just right! And this is the ART part of the movie.

I really appreciate the art part of the movie and decide to make some small documentary clips on it.  These clips are nuance and details of the art and I believe it's worthwhile to document them and share with others. Of course, the clips just represent my personal opinion and might not fit yours. But at least, I hope they can trigger some of your thoughts.