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You're Still Not Fooling Anybody (1997)

Mike White goes after Quentin Tarantino again in this sequel of "Who Do You Think You're Fooling?". In this follow-up, Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" is the analyzed object and this time White ... See full summary »

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Mike White goes after Quentin Tarantino again in this sequel of "Who Do You Think You're Fooling?". In this follow-up, Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" is the analyzed object and this time White presents the heavily borrowed elements taken from several films (like Aldrich's "Kiss Me Deadly" and Scorsese's "American Boy") that end up making part of Quentin's classic. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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What happened, Mike?
30 April 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Not long after watching the fairly interesting documentary "Who Do You Think You're Fooling?" by Mike White, which makes good comparisons between Reservoir Dogs and City on Fire, I watched this 'sequel'... where Mike - as opposed to seeming like a bright man with good, argumentative points - just comes off like a whiny little kid. With the exception of one or two of the five(count 'em, five) minor similarities between Pulp Fiction and other, earlier films, none of them have any real merit, and/or are too obvious to waste time mentioning. This starts off with a reply from Tarantino to White's first documentary, which is fitting... but from there on out, it just falls flat. The comparisons range from vague to downright embarrassing. It's like Mikey got real drunk one night, got the idea for this and didn't sober up until it was too late... until the film was out and had been seen by too many people to be forgotten, its existence denied. Why he felt it necessary to make a sequel to the first, I have no idea. This is just embarrassing. Should only be watched by those seeking to take perverse pleasure in watching White mess up. I recommend this only to the Tarantino-lovers who were offended by the(arguably quite meritorious) criticisms of the first documentary and who's looking for a cheap laugh. 3/10


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