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Pulp Fiction - gunplay good?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lightsped, Sep 8, 2003.

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  1. Lightsped

    Lightsped Member

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    Ok, so I am like one of three or four people who has never seen Pulp Fiction.

    I am considering buying the DVD, but want to know how the gunplay/action is. What makes this movie so well known? Is it worth buying the DVD?
     
  2. Monte Harrison

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    The gun handling is a little, ah, unknowledgable. Don't get me wrong, Pulp Fiction is one of my all-time favorite movies just for the characters, very sharp dialog and totally unpredictable story line(s). You might just wince a little when Samuel L. Jackson refers to his 1911 with the huge hole in the muzzle as "Mr. 9mm," or when he shoots someone with a gun that had just hit slidelock a minute ago.
     
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    dialog is what makes the movie. It's the whole concept of 'everyday average joe' criminals that make the movie so interesting. The gun handling (both by actors and editing/props) isn't good.

    Although, and this won't spoil it for you, The Scene in the car is a good example of how bad gun handling can kill....hehe.
     
  4. ETCss Phil McCrackin

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    That scene where the dude blasts his "hand cannon" at Sam Jackson and The dancin' machine is worth a few laughs. Not only for the slidelock scene described above, but when the holes are already in the wall behind our heroes before the guy emerges from the bathroom, its a head-scratcher!
     
  5. ElToro

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    and that bright nickle 1911.. nice

    or the scene in the dungeon where bruce willis keeps going to the meaner weapon..

    Am i the only one who counts shots in movies ? probly not knowing this crew who frequents this place..
     
  6. Justin

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    PF isn't a gun movie. It's got fantastic characters, a brilliant story, and excellent cinematography.

    But it is most assuredly not an action/gun movie.

    "We should have shotguns for this deal."
     
  7. Partisan Ranger

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    I thought it was pretty odd when Jackson was talking about 'Mr. 9mm." I'm no expert, but I thought he was carrying a 1911.
     
  8. Keith

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    I think Jackson is using a Browning P-35.

    Keith
     
  9. Autolite

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    Mr Jackson's Mr 9mm

    IIRC Mr 9mm was indeed a Browning HP. I remember this as I was surprised to see a BG in the movies using an old SA 9mm. It is evident in the last 'restaurant' scene that the gun was a High Power but I ain't for certain if he was possibly carrying a 1911 in earlier scenes ...
     
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    when jacksons character first shoots to slidelock, in the follow scene that supposedly happens IMMEDIATELY after, his once empty and locked back gun is now fully charged. obviously the scenes were shot seperately.
     
  11. BigG

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    Gunplay good?

    No, but the ND caused me to spew beverage thru my nostrils. :eek:
     
  12. Abenaki

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    I didn,t care for the movie........But the sound track was cool!
    Dusty Springfield sends shivers down my spine!!!!!!!!!
    Not only that, but I dig the heck out Dick Dale........Surf music rules!!!!!!!

    Abenaki
     
  13. Dean Speir

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    That "ND" scene was the best part of the gunplay…

    Anyone who was any sort of gunperson just had to wince when Travolta's character was waving his gun around with his finger on the trigger, thinking" "Moron! Rule #3… why don't they ever show what should happen in that situation?!? "

    And before you know it, it did happen!

    I for one was most gratified!

    Also liked the scene when the character no one realizes is there, screws up his courage and rushes out of the bathroom with that 6-inch L-frame, right up to Vincent and Jules and blasts all six at them at no more than four feet away… with six misses! Gotta like that, 'cause it's pretty true-to-life, #1, and, #2, it was a life-altering moment for Jules.

    As enjoyable a flick as is Pulp Fiction, another Tarantino film from the previous year, True Romance (directed by Tony Scott), would be the superior DVD purchase.

    G-R-E-A-T dialogue, good characters, and a terrific cast… check it out on IMdb. And some major gunplay, too, although the classic scenes are between Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken, and later between Patricia Arquette and James Gandolfini.
     
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    I paused that scene in the restaurant at several angles where you get a really good view of it to make sure. Did this awhile ago actually because I was like "Wth did he just refer to his 1911 as Mr. 9mm." And I was thinking in the back of my mind that it might be a BHP, but it's definately a 1911. Not a HP at all, look at the front of the slide. Totally obvious.

    Could be a 1911 in 9mm....but why would you want a 1911 in 9mm as a "badass" gun. You'd want either a Hi-cap 9mm or a .45.....:rolleyes:
     
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    Sam Jackson's gun is a 1911 but I noticed it also had an external extractor which is also uncommon.

    Quentin Tarantino doesn't seem to be that knowledgeable about handguns and he probably wrote "Mr. 9mm" because 9mm was probably more familiar to him. Although Pulp Fiction (nor Reservoir Dogs) are not great examples for being the most "technically correct" the shootouts seem more spontaneous and not choreographed, which makes it more realistic than most "gun movies".

    Another great scene was when Bruce Willis surprised ******** with the silenced Mac-10. That scene just came out of the blue and it really shows Tarantino isn't too sentimental about his own protaganists. :D
     
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    Another vote for the ND in the car scene. THough it was an aweful accident I did get a laugh out of the whole scene from the shot to the "Cleaner".
     
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    Hahahaha, that's my favorite part in the whole movie.
     
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    Gun handling is not the reason to watch Pulp Fiction. Its a dialog movie.

    I love the scene when Travolta takes the chick to the cafe and she orders a $5.00 milk shake.

    These guys are dealing millions of dollars of drugs and killing people as if life has no value...and he is blown away by the idea of a $5.00 ****ing milkshake."

    Great movie.
     
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    Actually, "Mr. 9mm" is a 9mm, a Star Model B, in fact. Take a good look at the gun, and then take a good look at the nickeled Star Model B's sold by SOG. It's the same gun, right down to the nickel-plated grips.
     
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    How about a screen capture of this chrome pistol that is debated to be a 9mm or .45.
     
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    If you think that ND was funny, you oughta see the one in Boondock Saints. You'll laugh your head off! :eek:

    BOONDOCK SAINTS
     
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    Screen Capture of pistol and another of the ND.

    Edited to say; hhhhmmmmmmm
     
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    This is my all time favorite movie. Whoever said to buy it for the dialog, cinematography, and dialog nailed it. The dialog in this movie is written so that every line is entertaining. There isn't any part of this movie that gets slow.

    BUY IT! :D
     
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