Quentin Tarantino's Use Of Cinematic Techniques In Pulp Fiction

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The feature film Pulp Fiction directed by Quentin Tarantino uses film structure, cinematography, and production design in an amazing way to create a suspenseful and dramatic movie. There is a variety of different camera positions used throughout the film that help give Pulp Fiction it’s dark and dramatic feel. As well as, lighting techniques, costume design, and set designs. The movie starts out with a shot of how the movie eventually ends where we are watching Ringo and Yolanda discuss their plan to hold up the diner. This scene helps to set up how the rest of the movie will follow with the violent and crazy storyline that is involved with this film. Yolanda and Ringo are sitting in a typical truck-stop type restaurant enjoying their meal. In the middle of their conversation revolving around holding up places to rob, a waitress comes over to refill their coffee and a close-up shot is used. This shot seems to be sort of ironic in that Yolanda is polite to her, but they are going to hold a hostage situation in the restaurant soon. Throughout their time sitting in the booth, realistic lighting was used because of their position in relation to the window causing shadows to darken half of both of their faces.…show more content…
This scene has some interesting uses of camera position and focus. The scene starts with us hearing Marsellus talking, but the camera is on Butch’s face and you can barely see any movement from Butch for several moments. Once Butch receives the money from Marsellus, the camera moves to behind Marsellus and focuses on the back of his neck. Shallow focus is used to force the viewer to focus on Marcellus’ head and the back of his neck which has a band-aid on it causing the viewer to question what happened to him. Everything about this scene is dark including the lighting, costumes, and

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