Pulp Fiction

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Crime, Drama
1994

Director: Quentin Tarantino CastJohn Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Phil LaMarr, Frank Whaley, Burr Steers, Ving Rhames, Paul Calderon, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Maria de Medeiros, Bronagh Gallagher, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel

Academy Awards: Best Original Screnplay (Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary)

Also Nominated For: Best Picture; Best Actor in a Leading Role (John Travolta); Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Samuel L. Jackson); Best Actress in a Supporting Role  (Uma Thurman); Best Director (Quentin Tarantino); Best Film Editing

I First Saw In: c. 2000

Synopsis: The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Quotables: JULES: Saw ‘what’ again. Say ‘what’ again, I dare you. I double dare you motherfucker, say ‘what’ one more Goddamn time.

And now a Word from the Guise:
Pulp Fiction: the standard for pretentious cult classics. Don’t get me wrong, I like the movie well enough, but having to listen to each character try to tower their own wit over one another is mind-numbing. It’s like listening to high school kids philosophize their existence. Easily the best scene in the film is the diner robbery at the end. The tensions get so high that you find yourself watching with bated breath. Admittedly, this is probably Tarantino’s best work; that being said, it’s not my favourite of his.

Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233