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Sequence Analysis Of Pulp Fiction

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Katie Randazzo George Tysh Film Noir & Beyond 17 March 2014 Pulp Fiction- “Sequence Analysis” Pulp Fiction is a film that is structured around three story-lines. Vincent Vega is the lead in the first story. In the second storyline, Butch Coolidge is the lead, and Jules Winnfield, is the lead of the third. Each storyline targets a different series of incidents but they connect and intersect in numerous ways. “The film starts out with a diner hold-up staged by "Pumpkin" and "Honey Bunny," then picks up the stories of Vincent, Jules, Butch, and several other important characters. It finally returns to where it began, in the diner: Vincent and Jules, who have stopped in for a bite, find themselves embroiled in the hold-up”(Tarantino). There are seven narrative sequences: "Prologue—The Diner" Prelude to "Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace's Wife" "Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace's Wife" Prelude to "The Gold Watch" (a—flashback, b—present) "The Gold Watch" "The Bonnie Situation" "Epilogue—The Diner" The second scene of the film opens up to Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield drivi...

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  • Analyzes how pulp fiction is structured around three story-lines, with vincent vega, butch coolidge, and jules winnfield. each storyline targets a different series of incidents but they connect and intersect in numerous ways.
  • Analyzes how the film opens up to vincent vega and jules winnfield driving. the camera opens at a wide angle which allows viewers to see whats happening in the car.
  • Analyzes how the background noise and music from the radio could foreshadow the mood and scene of whats about to happen with the characters.
  • Narrates how vincent's recent trip to europe brought up the differences between europe and america. he joked about the metric system and different names for their burgers.
  • Analyzes how the camera is held at eye level, so it looks like the character is talking to the other. the shadows are cast on vincent so only his eyes, nose and mouth are in clear view.
  • Analyzes how the camera is at a low angle to show the depth of the trunk. after jules and vincent retrieve the guns, the angle is still low.
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