Siskel & Ebert: The Tarantino Generation

In a special 1995 episode of At the Movies dedicated to Pulp Fiction and its creator, famed critics Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert discuss the surprise smash hit and the meteoric rise of its young director, debating whether Quentin Tarantino is “a one man new wave or just a flavor of the month.” Along the way, they compare the film’s violent intensity & reverberating impact to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde and Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. In the second half, Ebert explores the “dozens of Tarantino areas” on the internet and how “the information super highway is buzzing with worldwide discussions about every frame of this movie” while Siskel sits down with star Samuel L. Jackson to talk about some of the heated reactions to his film.

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