|"'Right now, the question has to be asked, does American film have even a remote bearing on the amazing and troubling realities of American life?' says Thomson. ' Is there someone out there who could make an ambitious and extraordinary film about the end of the American empire? I think that someone is either Paul Thomas Anderson or Quentin Tarantino. Thomas Anderson hinted at that epic scope with Magnolia, but so far Tarantino has only been epic in style. He certainly has that [Howard] Hawksian ability to tie narratives together, no question. I really think he could make the big film we all want him to, but, in order to do that, he would have to apply his sensibility and his extraordinary narrative command to truly serious social subject matter.' "
Good article, thanks. Big goof: "His hired killers, Jules and Marcellus, argue about hamburger brands and foot massages, as they go about their grisly trade." Actually, it's Jules and Vincent Vega that do the arguing.