Quentin Tarantino Fans check in! Help with a debate

Discussion in 'General' started by P A Z, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. P A Z

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    Quentin Tarantino shows up in Pulp Fiction. Is that a cameo or a role?
     
  2. junior strikes

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    F it
     
  3. damnthosejs

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    Can I change the question?

    Shaq suits up for the Cavs, is that a cameo or a role?
     
  4. queencitysneakerqueen

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    both
     
  5. appollyon lives

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    It's a cameo.
     
  6. P A Z

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    I argue that its a cameo. A cameo bc it's the director and he's featured in that one scene.
    My gf argues that it's a role bc he has a name and he moves the story along. Its getting pretty heated. Help me out NT
     
  7. big j 33

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    Role*

    And I'd say it's both. Cameos are sometimes non-speaking roles, or they can also be brief roles with speaking and acting. It's probably a role morein this instance since he's there for an entire scene and plays a fairly pivotal part of that story.

    A better example of a cameo in Pulp Fiction is Steve Buscemi played the Buddy Holly impersonator/waiter at Jack Rabbit Slims.
     
  8. servechilled81

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    i say role, just like kevin smith in all his movies

    ben affleck in clerks 2 -> cameo


    I think cameos as more of a wink-nudge kind of thing. Like "hey it's that guy that I kinda expected anyway"
    they really don't add anything to the story

    I agree with what your girl says about a role having some sort of point to the story
     
  9. king beef

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    It's a role. He shows up in the credits as a cast member.
     
  10. getyashinebox

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    ^that's a big clue right there

    I'll also say role b/c a cameo to me is a brief appearance rather than a named character that's important to the plot.
    I also think Tarantino's over-acting is hilarious and entertaining. "Don't Jimmy me, Juuuules"

    btw Quick top 3:
    1) Reservoir Dogs
    2) True Romance (I count it)
    3) Pulp Fiction
     
  11. dvdjamm5150

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    Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction = role

    Samuel L Jackson in Kill Bill Vol 2 = cameo
     
  12. hawtsauce

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    cameos are also called cameo roles soo......
     
  13. johnnyredstorm

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    What about Samuel L. Jackson in True Romance?
     
  14. getyashinebox

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    ^def cameo wasn't he some unnamed pimp/goon at Gary Oldman's place?
     
  15. curiousgeorg3

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    role, cameos add nothing to the movie except a "oh cool, thats ______ ______"
     
  16. sonunox34

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    [​IMG] never knew that.
     
  17. johnnyredstorm

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    Yeah, that's what I figured. Nice name btw[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  18. ninerfaithful

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    i'd say role, he's one of the major characters in the last story
     
  19. slab_diaz

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    i say role..

    directors can have roles too, just like clint eastwood in grand torino..

    cameo, is more of like, adam sandler in a rob shnieder film..