PapayaTapper said:Stonk said:Saw a Few Good Men and Reservoir Dogs. Great movies. I particularly think Reservoir Dogs was Tarantino's Magnus opus despite the praise Pulp Fiction got.
Pulp Fiction was actually great because of the editing. The camera work and dialogue were fantastic but it was the non linear / symmetrical timeline story telling that were truly groundbreaking.
Not only the editing, but the dialogue was so crisp in Pulp Fiction. Characters would just have conversations about whatever. Prior to that dialogue was just a means to advance the plot of the film.
I dipped my toe into French New Wave the other night. I watched Jean Luc Godard's first film, Breathless. They say it's up there with Citizen Kane. It was one of the first films to use jump cuts.
Ebert said "It is dutifully repeated that Godard's technique of "jump cuts" is the great breakthrough, but startling as they were, they were actually an afterthought, and what is most revolutionary about the movie is its headlong pacing, its cool detachment, its dismissal of authority, and the way its narcissistic young heroes are obsessed with themselves and oblivious to the larger society."
Without this film you don't have Badlands or Bonnie and Clyde. Godard broke all the rules from the beginning.