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Homework # 8

The use of cinematic time travel in La Jetee is very brilliant. The impact this film had on a lot of viewers is massive. I have seen 12 Monkeys before and I can see where the influence of La Jetee comes in. La Jetee is significant because it showed the impact of a rotten Paris town after World War II. It  highlights the absurdity and tragedies of what war is like and how it can destroy a town. Similarly to La Jetee, 12 Monkeys shows what the world is like in a future Earth. It displays the horrible coming of a disease that wipes out more than 90% of the human population. In the movie, James Cole (Bruce Willis’ character) travels back to a World War II time period and injures his leg. I’ve seen a few other time traveling movies like the Terminator, and a classic Back To The Future.

Homework #2 – Pulp Fiction opening scene

First off, Pulp Fiction has got to be one of my favorite movies of all time and Quentin Tarantino definitely deserves all the credit. In this opening scene, actors Tim Roth and Amanda Plummer open the movie by discussing their strategy for robbing places as a resort to get money. If you’ve seen this movie, you’ll know that this scene only appears at the beginning and at the end of the movie, which is what makes it so good. Throughout the rest of the movie, Jules ( Samuel Jackson) and Vince (John Travolta) go through a series of life changing events in which at the end, they end up at the same diner that actor Tim Roth is about to rob. What makes this movie so enjoyable to watch is the comedy involved but also the action and storyline along with it. Samuel Jackson also plays an incredible character in this movie. I loved this movie because it was breathtaking to see how the plot of the movie develops and everything in this movie connects to each other. It just all makes sense in the end and was truly a genius piece of work by Quentin. This movie is truly a classic.