Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis
Four stories that in a strange way intertwine. One about the lives of two hit men, others about a gangster’s wife, a corrupted and conflicted boxer, and two diner bandits.
As many of you know I am not a huge fan of Tarantino. Not because he isn’t talented (He certainly makes high quality films), but because I find no joy in his content. Filled with violence and drug use. He almost always paints a darker vision of this already dark world.
There is no question however that has had a major influence on movies, particularly with the nonlinear fashion in which he constructed this film. In fact the nonlinear way they make this film annoys me to no end. I credit it for being original in that aspect, but personally I hate that style
. However, nearly every scene in this film is memorable, the actors work wonders together. The cameo in this film is even iconic.Pulp Fiction is among the very best films made in the 1990’s considering its cast, directing, and overall production.
Few if any can use dialog as masterfully as Tarantino and it is in full view during this film.
It’s hard for me to talk about any of his work because I have both great respect, but also an intense distaste. I suppose that’s the best we can hope for. Have respect, but carry ourselves in two very different manners by very different creeds.
A modern masterpiece.