#38 – Pulp Fiction 1994

Written & Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Starring: John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Harvey Keitel, Ving Rhames, Tim Roth and Christopher Walken

The story for those of you who don’t know is excellently crafted and presented to the audience. The film follows several stories and shows them through a non linear narrative.

It really ties my sitting room together

The Story

Pulp Fiction follows 2 hitmen Vincent Vega and Jules Winfield played by John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson. Bruce Willis plays a fighter past his prime named Butch. Harvey Keitel is The wolf and this non linear story and mixing together of multiple story lines kicks off with a diner robbery by pumpkin and hunny bunny a couple that realise where the easiest money may be for them to attain.

My thoughts *Spoilers *

There’s not much that’s been left unsaid when it comes to Pulp Fiction. It’s regarded as a classic, one of the greatest films of all time, Tarantino’s finest and a uniquely Tarantino film as well as a pop culture icon.

The dialogue of pulp Fiction is so unbelievably quotable and rewatchable. Whether it’s a conversation about a royale with cheese burger, the ezekiel 25:17 monologue, delving deep into the price of a $5 milkshake or shooting Marvin in the face. Pulp Fiction is overflowing with memorable characters, dialogue and scenes.

The acting and casting is phenomenal in this film. John Travolta had his career resurgence based on his performance in this film and it really jump started the career of Samuel L Jackson with arguably his most iconic character to date as Jules Winnnfield. Bruce Willis is fantastic as Butch and his scenes with Ving Rhames are both hilarious and traumatising.

Pulp Fiction is such a cool movie. It’s dug itself into pop culture like a tic and thankfully it looks like we aren’t gettin rid of it.

The soundtrack for this movie is so full of pop, funk and surf music it’s so enjoyable to listen to. The way the songs transition at the start with radio frequency like it’s a changing radio station is such a great idea and works well.

I’ve always looked the Jack Rabbit slims twist contest. That whole scene with Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega from their discussion about her TV pilot, milkshakes and dancing, the scene is just effortlessly cool. I’ve always wanted to grab a big kahuna burger, $5 shake and take in the scenery at this place, Maybe in another life.

The story is engaging, fun and full of so many twists and turns that it keeps you hooked right up until the very last shot. Pulp is one of those films that’s better on a second or third or fiftieth watch. I almost always seem to notice a new thing about the film each time I go back or a new reference or callback it’s full of them.

So in summary of my chatting on here I leave you with these words of wisdom.

“Hamburgers: the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast.” –Jules Winnfield