I just saw *Reservoir Dogs* and was very impressed by the way it
dealt with violence, by the narrative structure, and by the
characterization.  I was most impressed, however, with the
way the film slowly built up a dissertation exploring the role
of narrative in our lives and the "real life" consequences of
fiction.  I think in this case the unsettling nature of the
film is well justified thematically and I recommend it to those
who have not tried it yet.  However, I think I must have missed
something: I still don't know what the title means.  Can anyone
help me?  (If you need to use spoilers to explain, please e-mail
me privately.)
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