Mr. Pink’s Tipping Aversion Explained

An interesting theory about character duplication in Tarantino’s films in the comments at io9 by Spangarang

I’ve always imagined that Jimmy (QT’s character) from Pulp Fiction is the same guy as Mr. Brown in Reservoir Dogs. Also, I think Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) is the same character as the Buddy Holly waiter in Pulp Fiction. He’s so paranoid about people knowing who he really is, he vehemently objects to tipping in the diner lest anyone find out he’s actually a waiter himself.

No Mistaking A Tarantino Film

Variety has a pretty long (for them) article about Quentin Tarantino’s directing style. Its an interesting inside look at his methods and how the actors involved perceive them.

“The first thing he does is clear the entire set of all crew, and you just run the scene until you’ve got it down, and everyone feels their movement and behavior are natural in the space,” Roth says. “His movies are so detailed and beautifully composed, you feel like he has a graphic novel in his head. But it’s the opposite. All the camerawork is determined by the actors.”

Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare Style

Cool story about a Shakespearian adaptation of Pulp Fiction  called Bard Fiction. I’d go see that if it was near me.

The storyline is faithful to the original film with a few Shakespearean twists. Christopher Walken’s character, which exists in a flashback in the film, appears as a ghost in the play. Any use of cell phones in the film is replaced with a messenger, cleverly named Sprint. There were no hamburgers or McDonald’s in 17th century England, of course. Instead Jules and Vincent discuss what cottage pie is called in France — hachis parmentier.