...And so, dear friends... so ends MAN MOVIE week, here at The View From Here. I hope you have enjoyed the selection of MAN MOVIES... from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Before we completely close the door, your faithful correspondent would be remiss in his MANLY MAN duties, if I left out this little gem.
Pulp Fiction is a MAN MOVIE even before you get to it's rather unusual plot. It earns it's MAN MOVIE status because of it's Seinfeldian nature. Seinfeldian in that it is a movie that is essentially about nothing. Oh, sure, lot's of "nothing" happens in this movie... from the opening scene with Brett (Frank Whaley) and the other young fellows that get terminated with extreme prejudice by Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent (John Travolta), all the way beyond the point where Marcellus (Ving Rhames) gets raped by a couple of whacked-out rednecks.
No, this movie is a MAN MOVIE in all aspects... it has great one-liners, LOTS of gunplay, fist fighting, a short chase scene, and good dialogue. This movie also has great music, from the opening credits with classic songs like "Miserlou" from Dick Dale(If you don't know this one, look it up), to the old standard "Jungle Boogie"(1973), by Kool & The Gang
I mentioned the opening scene and the well written dialogue at the very beginning of this post, so I am going to show you an example of what I meant... now, this isn't for the squeamish, so all of you nice ladies, close your ears if you play this...
Ahem. Moving on.
I don't know what else to say about Pulp Fiction... I mean it only had this huge cast... Bruce Willis, and Harvey Keitel were in this movie... Eric Stoltz was in this movie. Uma Thurman was in this movie (and I am an Uma fan, despite the fact that she is so skinny). One of those Arquette chicks was in this movie (I get them confused), That Tim Roth guy... from Rob Roy was in this movie. Saturday Night Live alums Julia Sweeney and Phil Lamarr were in this movie... This movie was so damned good, even Christpoher Walken was in this movie! (and you know that Gunfighter loves some Christopher Walken... he is almost as bad a MoFo as I am!)
So, MAN MOVIE week is over. Sometime in the next month or so, I will continue my list of MAN MOVIES, because there are waaaay too many good ones to stop now.