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Every wondered where Tarantino got the overdose/adrenaline shot story in Pulp Fiction?

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American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince is a 1978 documentary directed by Martin Scorsese. Its subject is Scorsese’s friend Steven Prince, best known for his small role as Easy Andy, the gun salesman in Taxi Driver. Prince is a raconteur telling stories about his life as an ex-drug addict and a road manager for Neil Diamond. Scorsese intersperses home movies of Prince as a child as he talks about his family. When talking of his years as a heroin addict, Prince tells a story about injecting adrenaline into the heart of a woman who overdosed, with the help of a medical dictionary and a Magic Marker. This story was re-enacted by Quentin Tarantino in his screenplay for Pulp Fiction. Prince also tells a story about his days working at a gas station, and having to shoot a man he caught stealing tires, after the man pulled out a knife and tried to attack him. This story was retold in the Richard Linklater film Waking Life.

Here is the script for Pulp Fiction, written by Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary. (NOTE: For educational purposes only)

We just took all the best scenes we had ever written, and we packed them up, and we went to Amsterdam. Quentin rented this apartment, and we laid them out on the floor and basically just started moving them around… Our one requirement was that every scene should be able to stand on its own and be able to be performed in an acting class. A couple of actors should be able to do it together and it should be contained that way. No establishing shots… No wasted space, no traveling here and there, just no fat. It had to be the best material we had written to that point. We laid it out and we started changing names and piecing it together… It underwent a number of passes and pretty soon it was what you see. When we finished that script it was taken to… TriStar and a producer named Mike Medavoy. We turned it in and they said ‘this is the worst screenplay that this film company has ever been handed. This is awful. It’s not funny. It makes no sense. This guy’s dead, he’s alive. What’s going on?’ They put it into immediate turnaround…

You have to remember, Reservoir Dogs, in the United States, made less money than Leprechaun. I didn’t have huge expectations for this. I wasn’t thinking we were going to change film history with this movie. I just thought we put our hearts and souls into this thing, and it is what it is… Thank god for Harvey and Bob Weinstein who immediately picked it up out of turnaround and gave Quentin the power to make the script as it was. Not a single thing was really changed. Some things were removed, there were a couple of scenes that were taken out in editing, but truth be told, Quentin was given complete and total command to make that movie exactly as he sees it in his head. That’s a gift to be given that. I’m really grateful to Harvey and Bob for that.

Since then, I’ve bumped into those executives who were in that room (at TriStar) and each one tells me ‘I was the one fighting for you. I was the one guy in the room fighting for you, fighting for that brilliant script.’ The only guy who was really honest about it was Mike Medavoy who was running TriStar at the time. I met with him later on and he actually said, ‘I made a mistake. I got to tell you, it was a weird time in my life, I didn’t really understand it. It just read very violent… And I was wrong.’ And that’s rare. I so deeply respect Mike Medavoy… It’s a real testament to him that someone in Hollywood would say ‘I was wrong’ because that never happens. —Roger Avary, Tarantino’s co-writer on Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction

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American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (Martin Scorsese, 1978)

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The story of India’s Independence, minimally.

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 Brilliant new trailer for Looper: watch now
Looper has released an awesome new international trailer that focuses more on the mood and look of the film than it does on ramming the plot down your throat in a thirty-second blast of explosions and quick-cuts…

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Brilliant new trailer for Looper: watch now

Looper has released an awesome new international trailer that focuses more on the mood and look of the film than it does on ramming the plot down your throat in a thirty-second blast of explosions and quick-cuts…

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iPhone, the most successful phone history has ever seen and the eyes of the beholder, a properly cool phone.  Every year we get to see a new one, some change everything (iPhone 4) others don’t (iPhone 4S) and looks like we could expect real ‘change’ this year. Read more »

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iPhone, the most successful phone history has ever seen and the eyes of the beholder, a properly cool phone.  Every year we get to see a new one, some change everything (iPhone 4) others don’t (iPhone 4S) and looks like we could expect real ‘change’ this year. Read more »

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Happy independence day! This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re happy that India is independent or it doesn’t mean that you’re( I almost became an anti-nazi there) independent it is just an other day to show that you can become whoever you want, whenever you want. This doesn’t mean you’re versatile it just means you’re a wannabe, and in this case a patriot. 

Note: I’m stoned and by ‘you’ I am referring to myself. 
Now I’m going to portray my self as a graphic artist by posting a picture of a Yamaha R15( the most wannabe bike) logo. Yes I’m a graphic artist, I clicked this picture using my iPhone, no wannabe DSLR bitches, and tweaked it using a cheap app, and hence graphic designed. 
Semantics doesn’t really matter here. 


Cheers, wannabe blogger and wannabe stoner

Happy independence day! This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re happy that India is independent or it doesn’t mean that you’re( I almost became an anti-nazi there) independent it is just an other day to show that you can become whoever you want, whenever you want. This doesn’t mean you’re versatile it just means you’re a wannabe, and in this case a patriot.

Note: I’m stoned and by ‘you’ I am referring to myself.

Now I’m going to portray my self as a graphic artist by posting a picture of a Yamaha R15( the most wannabe bike) logo. Yes I’m a graphic artist, I clicked this picture using my iPhone, no wannabe DSLR bitches, and tweaked it using a cheap app, and hence graphic designed.
Semantics doesn’t really matter here.


Cheers, wannabe blogger and wannabe stoner

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Gooner, a social outcast. Even for a tambrahm

Yes the topic is straight forward and any EPL fan or better, the ones who have seen the EPL advertisement would understand it
Note: I tried for wordplay in the title but “gunnerfied” sounds to Harry potter-ish

I’m an tamil-Brahmin or better known as tambrahms. And my relatives no matter how distant( in terms of relation ) they are, are obligated to have a meaningful conversation with me. I dont know if there is some kinda of tambrahm rule book or sketching, but this meaningful conversation will have no boundaries, i.e., it can be about academics( and we don’t talk anything below the IIT level) or movies (rarely) and the frequent sports Convo to show that they are youthful in their heart.


Similarly, an uncle of mine ( my dad’s-mother’s-father’s-brother’s-daughter’s-sister’s-son) had come the other day. Yes, he is an IIT graduate. And I hadn’t known he had come. Had I known I wouldn’t have come anywhere close. But sadly I hadn’t known and so as I entered my own house, I saw him sitting on the couch sipping his filter coffee which he couldn’t refuse when offered. Seeing him made me so alienated in my own house. And the moment I dreaded happened, he called me and made me sit next to him. I felt like a student caught by the principal for chewing gum.

So he tries to be cool and strikes up a conversation after Thr regular “do you remember me?” monologue.

He asked “what is your favorite sport?”. If I had answered cricket, then the conversation would’ve ended right there after a few sweeping statements about Sachin’s 100th century. But no, I decide to play favoritism there and say “football” which I shouldn’t have.

The obvious response “oh! Manchester untied is your favorite team ah?” he asked munching on some grand sweets mixture.

My second mistake, I should’ve said yes and ended the Convo with some comments about how great Manu is from the person who is never watched a manu game ever in his life.

I agree, I’m too proud to be a gooner and I don’t give up that easily. So I reply to him ” not manu, arsenal”

His immediate reaction was as if I had asked his daughter for marriage and he says “arsenal ah? They keep losing no”. I think he was referring to the 4-0 Milan defeat and somehow magically forgets the next 5 victories. Even before I could respond, he comes up with an other statement ” my son is a manu fan” and the son he is talking about is a definite IIT candidate in the Near future who doesn’t know that Portsmouth got relegated and he might have spoken about Manu somewhere sometime in some context.

No matter who, where and whenever ( and by whenever I mean, even if arsenal does a double ) normal people who don’t know shit about football and the crazy football addicts, the ones who know the different years in which manu have won, won’t leave you without making your life miserable for being an arsenal fan. And whenever you have to face such a situation, just tell them “why do we need batman when we have robin” and walk away. You will look so stupid and dumb than the Chelsea fans, that they won’t have anything to reply and the argument ends there. This is how you deal with jerks


Cheers
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