Pulp Fiction

Topics: Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction, Communication / Pages: 2 (755 words) / Published: Feb 1st, 2008
I based my movie project on the film, Pulp Fiction, by Quentin Tarantino. This film stars such names as John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, and Bruce Willis. The movie has a few different aspect that takes form thoughout the plot. One of which is about John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson's characters, who play a couple of deadly, cold hearted hit-men. Another is about an over the hill boxer, played by Bruce Willis, who scams the head boss of a mafia-like cartel for some big time money. When Bruce Willis's character rips off the head boss, and he inturn sends his thugs, played by Travolta and Jackson to take care of him. While this is all going on many other crazy things take place, which in my opinion makes this movie one of the best ever made. The movie contains many interpersonal communication concepts thoughout the story line. The three interpersonal communication concepts I chose to examine are empathy, non-verbal communication, and dramatic changes in self-concept.

Empathy is defined as the ability to project oneself into anothers point of view, so as to experience others thoughts and feelings. This is best illustrated in the scene of the movie where Travolta and Jackson's characters are talking about Johnny Rockyhorra getting thrown off his four story balcany into a glass green house below by the head boss, Marcellus Wallas, for giving his wife a foot massege. While they are discussing this, John Travolta's character shows empathy toward Mr. Wallace, and his actions of throwing Mr. Rockyhorra off the balcany by putting himself in the place of Mr. Wallace, and discribing how he feels. He talks about how a foot massege is a sentual thing, and should not be given to another man's wife, and if that line is crossed then it is well within the husbands rights to throw the man off a building. On the other hand, Samuel L. Jackson's charater shows empathy toward Johnny Rockyhorra by putting himself in Mr. Rockyhorra's place, and discribing how a foot

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