Indie Gems: Pulp Fiction

Do they speak English in What?
Ok, so one could argue that this isn't technically an independent film per se. Miramax financed it, they were an independent studio until Disney bought them out during the time they had Pulp Fiction. Nonetheless, it had a small budget and wasn't given a whole lot for marketing. This is why I label it as in Indie Gem.

Pulp Fiction is about a few intertwining stories. Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfeild (Samuel L. Jackson) are mob hit men trying to retrieve a suitcase containing something valuable for their boss, Marsuelles Wallace. (Ving Rhames) Wallace has also tasked Vincent with taking his wife, Mia (Uma Thurman) out for a good time while he's out of town. Then there's Butch, (Bruce Willis) a boxer being paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. Problems arise for this group of people and suddenly they are all thrown in together.

It's hard to pick out a favorite Tarantino film. When ever I get asked to, I always change my answer. Sometimes its Pulp Fiction, sometimes its Kill Bill. He just makes some damn good movies, and for anyone trying to get into his work. This is a good place to start. The dialogue is my favorite part, it's funny, rapid, and to the point. Sam Jackson in particular gives one of the best performances in his career. He has the best lines, hands down. The entire cast (minus Rosanna Arquette, she was a bit dodgy in my opinion) is great and the film never gets boring. It's violent, but if there's one thing Tarantino handles nicely it's violence. It can be extreme, but he doesn't let it wade into offensive territory.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: A+

Memorable Quote: "Oooh. I'm sorry, did I break your concentration?" - Jules (Samuel L. Jackson)

2 comments:

  1. ah, what a classic! i'm glad you chose this one this week. very great movie.

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  2. the best one is the which comes in the starting of the movie that says...Any of you fucking pricks move, and I'll execute every motherfucking last one of ya! and then the song...it is amazing..legendary movie!!

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