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Posted by skywalker95 (251 posts) 5 days, 2 hours ago

Poll: Goodfellas or Pulp Fiction (28 votes)

I'm Funny How? 43%
Say What Again! 57%
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Which of these 90s Crime Classics do you like more?

I love both but its Pulp By a Nose.

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#1 Posted by Luellas (1236 posts) - - Show Bio

Pulp Fiction is my favorite movie so my choice is obvious

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#2 Posted by Ready_4_Madness (10384 posts) - - Show Bio

Goodfellas is the best film ever made.

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#3 Posted by mimisalome (4240 posts) - - Show Bio

Goodfellas

never like that overrated Poop Fiction.

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#4 Posted by BullPR (4879 posts) - - Show Bio

Both are great.

Goodfellas is the better film (for me) but I watched Pulp Fiction more times...

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#5 Posted by Crimson_Lord (212 posts) - - Show Bio

Tough call, but I think I like Goodfellas more.

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#6 Posted by General_Disarray (1276 posts) - - Show Bio

i aint through with you by a daaaamn sight

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#7 Posted by modernww2fare (5791 posts) - - Show Bio

Goodfellas

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#8 Edited by Quinlan58 (824 posts) - - Show Bio

I like both, but I definitely prefer Goodfellas.

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#9 Posted by Vertigo- (16104 posts) - - Show Bio

Goodfellas, by a small margin. Pulp fiction is really good

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#10 Posted by Renny (2419 posts) - - Show Bio

Wasn't all that impressed with Pulp Fiction. I love Goodfellas.

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#11 Posted by TheOneWhoPullsTheStrings (1847 posts) - - Show Bio

Jackson and Travolta scenes alone solo this contest. I wasn't overly impressed with Goodfellas either, so, there is that.

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#12 Posted by HeroUp2112 (15635 posts) - - Show Bio

No question...Pulp Fiction. It was a better movie and pretty much everyone of the bad guys were either redeemed (sort of) or got what they deserved by the end of the movie. What did the lead in Goodfellas get as punishment? A "boring" life paid for by the taxpayers that most people would dream of living. Screw that movie.

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#13 Posted by 03S7 (1893 posts) - - Show Bio
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#14 Posted by Pharoh_Atem (44061 posts) - - Show Bio

Goodfellas.

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#15 Posted by silkyballfro94 (8363 posts) - - Show Bio

They're really different movies. Goodfellas is pretty much perfect. Every scene is a punchline and it's masterfully written. A top tier crime/gangster film. Pulp Fiction is great and all, but it really isn't as good as Goodfellas. It's more of a pop culture type thing.

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#16 Posted by gamiz7 (1247 posts) - - Show Bio

I think pf is more rewatchable but i hvent seen gf without commercials so i might be wrong

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#17 Posted by The_Hajduk (3342 posts) - - Show Bio

Let's think about it.

On one hand, we have Uma Thurman.

On the other, we could not have Uma Thurman.

Seems like a cut and dry case if you ask me.

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#18 Posted by The_Hajduk (3342 posts) - - Show Bio

Goodfellas is pretty much perfect. Every scene is a punchline

That's a really interesting way of putting it. I'm thinking back to every scene that I remember, and you are largely right.

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#19 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (9065 posts) - - Show Bio

@heroup2112: "Goodfellas" was based off real event's. Henry Hill is very real and very much alive living in the witness protection program.

The movie couldn't just kill him when that isn't what happened.

On topic. I prefer Pulp Fiction but love GF

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#20 Posted by The_Hajduk (3342 posts) - - Show Bio

@heroup2112: "Goodfellas" was based off real event's. Henry Hill is very real and very much alive living in the witness protection program.

The movie couldn't just kill him when that isn't what happened.

On topic. I prefer Pulp Fiction but love GF

Yeah, and also even if it wasn't sticking to reality, I don't think a movie needs to punish all evildoers by the end. Goodfellas isn't trying to be that type of movie, wrapping it all up like that is just way too neat and standard. Henry's punishment is appropriate if you ask me. All he's ever wanted his whole life was to be a gangster. He can no longer be the person that he is and wants to be.

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#21 Posted by LEGACY6364 (6394 posts) - - Show Bio

Goodfellas!

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#22 Posted by Super_ninja (3037 posts) - - Show Bio

Goodfellas.

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#23 Edited by Guardiandevil83 (9065 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_hajduk: Exactly. To guys like that, the quiet life is torture. He isn't even sharing with his wife and kids anymore.

He can't even go on vacation. He has to stay in his small ass community forever.

Not to mention the worst of them were killed or incarcerated for life.

Nevermind he died and remarried.

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#24 Posted by HeroUp2112 (15635 posts) - - Show Bio

@guardiandevil83 said:

@heroup2112: "Goodfellas" was based off real event's. Henry Hill is very real and very much alive living in the witness protection program.

The movie couldn't just kill him when that isn't what happened.

On topic. I prefer Pulp Fiction but love GF

Yeah, and also even if it wasn't sticking to reality, I don't think a movie needs to punish all evildoers by the end. Goodfellas isn't trying to be that type of movie, wrapping it all up like that is just way too neat and standard. Henry's punishment is appropriate if you ask me. All he's ever wanted his whole life was to be a gangster. He can no longer be the person that he is and wants to be.

We just have a different standard for movies. :) You have no idea how many times I was saying shoot him, shoot him, shoothim, shoothim shothimshoothim SHOOT HIM when his wife was standing over him with the gun. :)

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#25 Posted by Quinlan58 (824 posts) - - Show Bio

@heroup2112: It's not even as if Pulp Fiction was significantly better in that regard. After all, Marsellus Wallace will continue to be a crime boss after the movie is over, and Sam Jackson's character never got any punishment for being a mob enforcer besides deciding not be one from now on.

Then again, Pulp Fiction did depict its criminals as lovable idiots, whereas Goodfellas depicted them as people who you think are great friends until they put a bullet in your head because they have something to gain from it.

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#26 Posted by HeroUp2112 (15635 posts) - - Show Bio

@heroup2112: It's not even as if Pulp Fiction was significantly better in that regard. After all, Marsellus Wallace will continue to be a crime boss after the movie is over, and Sam Jackson's character never got any punishment for being a mob enforcer besides deciding not be one from now on.

Then again, Pulp Fiction did depict its criminals as lovable idiots, whereas Goodfellas depicted them as people who you think are great friends until they put a bullet in your head because they have something to gain from it.

Well, like I said they either got what they deserved (mostly...to which I was referring to Marsellus...though he DID get a little of what was coming to him), or were redeemed by which I was referring to Julius (Sam Jackson's character).

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#27 Edited by SocaJunkie (2999 posts) - - Show Bio

The only area Pulp Fiction can be argued to be better than Goodfellas in is the dialogue. The directing, the acting, the cinematography, the editing etc from Goodfellas was superior. In terms of the script, it was adapted from Wiseguys whereas Pulp Fiction was drafted from scratch by Tarantino so he could get more props there.

For directing, there isn’t a scene as masterfully crafted with metaphor and nuance in Pulp Fiction as the club scene from Goodfellas.

Goodfellas was based on a true story anyway so talk of what the main character did or didn’t get in punishment is kinda weird since Scorsese stayed faithful to the source material and real life story of Henry Hill.

That’s life, sometimes bad people get away with shit.

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#28 Posted by MoTM (369 posts) - - Show Bio

Pulp Fiction. Some of the best circular storytelling you'll find.

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#29 Posted by dark-sith123 (1241 posts) - - Show Bio

Goodfellas.

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#30 Posted by The_Hajduk (3342 posts) - - Show Bio

The only area Pulp Fiction can be argued to be better than Goodfellas in is the dialogue. The directing, the acting, the cinematography, the editing etc from Goodfellas was superior. In terms of the script, it was adapted from Wiseguys whereas Pulp Fiction was drafted from scratch by Tarantino so he could get more props there.

For directing, there isn’t a scene as masterfully crafted with metaphor and nuance in Pulp Fiction as the club scene from Goodfellas.

Goodfellas was based on a true story anyway so talk of what the main character did or didn’t get in punishment is kinda weird since Scorsese stayed faithful to the source material and real life story of Henry Hill.

That’s life, sometimes bad people get away with shit.

Which is the club scene?

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#31 Posted by Billy Batson (60357 posts) - - Show Bio

Shine box

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#32 Posted by Buckwheat (1249 posts) - - Show Bio

I preffer Pulp Fiction but that moment "am I funny how" is just cinematographic gold.

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#33 Posted by SocaJunkie (2999 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_hajduk:

Which is the club scene?

Check out my blog.

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#34 Posted by The_Hajduk (3342 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_hajduk:

Which is the club scene?

Check out my blog.

The "and then he kissed me" scene? I checked out your blog, and it was a good blog, but I don't think there is enough there to skyrocket it as far ahead of Pulp Fiction as you are saying. I think a lot of the symbolism you listed falls under the category of searching for nuance, but I can point out a scene in Pulp Fiction with red walls and say this represents them entering hell as well.