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12:27:13 PM May 28th 2016
Pulp Fiction, quote:

"Part of the fun of Pulp," Tarantino said, "is that if you're hip to movies, you're watching the boxing movie Body and Soul and then suddenly the characters turn a corner and they're in the middle of Deliverance. And you're like, 'What? How did I get into Deliverance? I was in Body and Soul, what's going on here?'" (Body and Soul is a 1947 film noir about a boxer; Deliverance is the 1972 Burt Reynolds movie about a river trip that takes a disturbing turn into hillbilly rape.) Although some dismissed Tarantino's genre-shuffling as a cheap postmodern stunt, it was part of a deliberate strategy, along with the timeline jumps, to keep the audience off-balance.
04:40:30 AM Sep 24th 2012
Can we get a photo of Rosario Vampire to add under the Photo page/main page?
02:28:31 PM Jan 5th 2012
edited by Maven
If you follow the development of the story in the supplementary History of the Lord of the Rings volumes, it soon becomes clear that this was actually Mid-Development Genre Shift, as Tolkien kept trying to go forward with the light and humorous tone and the plot kept getting away from him. He kept having to rewrite and revise, and each time he did, the tone shifted darker (although the early concept of "Trotter" (=Strider) as a Hobbit with wooden feet was pretty dark to start out with). Finally he gave up and started letting the characters and the story tell him what he was going to write.

10:10:03 AM Oct 24th 2010
I don't think Dragonball counts. It was always an action series and thus you can't really call it a genre shift. It shifted from being more fantasy- and comedy-oriented to being more sci-fi and serious, but that's more of a tone shift than a genre shift.
09:36:58 AM Oct 16th 2010
Bleach should be counted too? As we know the series started with Ichigo and Rukia hunting hollows but then when the Soul Society arc kicked off the series became more of a normal shounen?
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