Tuesday, October 13, 2009


How do Parker and Stone keep making South Park so consistently funny?


Joel said...

I watched "Pulp Fiction" last night and it now has a permanent spot, not in my top ten, but in my top FIVE of all time. I simply cannot believe I waited this long to see it. And I'll be damned if that movie didn't have three of the finest performances in the history of movies (Jackson of course, Travolta, and surprisingly enough, Thurman). The dialogue is utterly amazing; the conversations are fascinating.

I know this sounds crazy, but I would put it fourth on my all-time favorites list. Right below "GoodFellas" at #3 and "The Godfather" at #5.

Actionman said...

Nothing crazy at all about loving it that much -- it's in my top 5 of all time as well, or at least, my top 10. Glad to see you catching up with some modern classics. Pulp Fiction changed my life; it's the film that made me want to love/make/discuss/write about movies.

Joel said...

That's me with "12 Angry Men," "The Godfather," and "GoodFellas." Sort of a collective effort, I guess. Lumet's film remains the finest ever made, in my opinion, but I saw all three of them within the same two month period, and they confirmed that I wanted to write about movies. Same thing happened with five other movies this year: "Magnolia," "Raging Bull," "Fight Club," "Fargo," and now "Pulp Fiction." Turning out to be a defining year in my movie-watching career.

My school's library has an unfuckingbelievable collection of films I've never seen, so in my spare time, I am doing so. "Pulp Fiction" was the first of those. This will be going on throughout the school year, until I see all or most of them. It's lucky that there's no limit to the movies I can check out. And I just landed a job today, so I'll be renting other ones that for some reason are not in that library. I'll temporarily update you with what I've seen, and I'm sure I'll do a DVD Classics Roundup series in the near future. I'm thinking my next film will be a triple feature of Tom Tykwer's "Run Lola Run," "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer," and "The Princess and the Warrior."