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March 1995, Week 4


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"Leroy, Marc" <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 21 Mar 1995 15:02:23 CST
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Funny thing is, Tarantino has more classical structure to his screenplays
than most writers.  He just disguises his plot points by switching the
chronology of the story.  In fact, the real plot of PF, the story of Jules
redemption, is very linear and follows those plot points exactly.  The same
sort of thing goes for Reservoir Dogs, where we think it's about figuring
out who the cop is, but it's really about the cop's predicament..  My point:
 the best structure these days is that which seems to be without structure.
Marc Leroy
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Subject: Re: Jackson, Tarantino & genre decline
Date: Saturday, March 18, 1995 10:45AM
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IMHO, the one great thing about Tarantino is he puts the lie to all of those
screenwriting seminars that teach impressionable noodleheads about hitting
plot points.
Arn McConnell
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