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Out of TimeDesire in Atemporal Cinema$
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Todd McGowan

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816669950

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816669950.001.0001

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Temporality after the End of Time in Pulp Fiction

Temporality after the End of Time in Pulp Fiction

(p.35) Chapter 1 Temporality after the End of Time in Pulp Fiction
Out of Time

Todd McGowan

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter discusses Quentin Tarantino’s claims that the history of cinema failed to recognize the potential of cinema’s relationship with time. He attempted to resolve the failure through Pulp Fiction (1994), a film which was presented out of chronological sequence. The chapter examines the effects of the disrupted chronological sequence of events, as well as the insertion of clichés and quotations to the film’s overall approach of movie presentation. One of the effects of time disruption was the destruction rather than confirmation of the spectators’ expectations for the film.

Keywords:   Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction, temporality, clichés, quotations

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