George Ritzer said that "in the modern world everything seems pretty clear-cut, (but) on the cusp of the postmodern world many things seem quite hazy." This is the case with regard to classifying Pulp Fiction. In contrast to most previous American (modernist) movies, which fit into a specific genre, e.g. Western, comedy, gangster, combat movie, etc., Pulp Fiction breaks with all previous formulas and is therefore difficult to …show more content…
Tarantino's style taught that if done right you could draw any emotion you wanted to out of the audience at any moment during the film. This is why we find all these situations amusing.
I think that Baudrillard summed up Pulp Fiction and postmodernism perfectly when he sad this in 1993;
Disneyland is there to conceal the fact that it is the 'real country, all of
'real' America, which is Disneyland (just as prisons are there to conceal the fact it is the social in its entirety, in all its banal omnipresence, which is carceal). Disneyland is presented as imaginary, in order to make us believe that the rest is 'real', when in fact all of Los Angeles and the
America surrounding it are no longer real, but of the order of the hyperreal and of simulation. It is no longer a question of questioning a false representation of reality (ideology), but of concealing the fact that the real is no longer real, and thus of saving the reality principle.
In this quote he is saying that Disneyland is hiding the fact the rest of America is no longer real by being so superficial and imaginary. I think this is apparent