• Publication date: March 5, 2011


You Won't Know The Facts Until You've Seen the Fiction!

Pulp Fiction revisits the ...

You Won't Know The Facts Until You've Seen the Fiction! Pulp Fiction revisits the seedier side of Los Angeles following director Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 Reservoir Dogs with this funny, violent, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the less "classic" side of filmmaking. The film interweaves three tales, told in a circular, fractured manner, which only fully connect by the time the final credits roll and features deftly woven plotlines, creating a mythic underworld of drug dealers, molls, affable hitmen, restaurant-robbing lovers, and a boxer out to scam the mob on his last professional bout. The first story focuses on Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield, two hit men on duty for "the big boss," Marsellus Wallace, whose gorgeous wife, Mia, takes a liking to Vincent. Jules and Vincent head to a Los Angeles apartment to retrieve a briefcase that was involved in a failed deal for their boss. They also have to kill Brett, the one who was supposed to have set up the deal, and his cohorts. The briefcase is a classic MacGuffin, whose contents are never revealed except indirectly as a glowing, gold light. Jules shoots Brett's cohort and then, after a long and bizarre conversation led by the scripture-spouting Jules, Vincent and Jules execute Brett in a hail of gunfire. They spare their informant, Marvin, who happened to be there with the gang. In the second, a down-and-out pugilist, who is ordered to take a fall, decides that there's more money in doing the opposite. Pumpkin and Honey Bunny discuss robbing restaurants instead of liquor stores, their normal target, due to lack of awareness in restaurants. They decide to rob the one they are currently in and pull out their guns. Tarantino wears his cinematic influences proudly, bringing them to life in the ironically hip, self-referential 1990s. The result is a work that changed the face of independent cinema forever, making it a legitimate player in the Hollywood mainstream. The all-star cast steps into their roles with obvious glee, and Tarantino once again uses his soundtrack to up the "cool" ante yet another notch, making for a motion picture event that has worked its way into our national vernacular. The movie won several awards for its screenplay and was also nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture.