Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Running time: 154 minutes
Described as “the film of the decade” by critic Roger Ebert, Quentin Tarantino's second movie, the hugely successful Pulp Fiction, is a black comedy crime thriller which revived an interest in the so-called 'blaxploitation' genre of movies as well as the flagging careers of several of its key stars. With its ironic mix of humour, stylised violence, ultra-snappy dialogue and self-conscious cinematic and pop culture references, its a cult film that energetically pushes the boundaries of what can and can't be covered in comedy. Written by Tarantino with Roger Avary, it's put together in a non-linear manner, structured around an anthology of three interrelated stories that feature John Travolta as Vincent Vega, a mid-level Los Angeles hitman, prizefighter Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) and Vincent's fellow contract killer Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson). Uma Thurman plays Mia Wallace, the wife of Vega's mob boss who orders Vega to take her out for the night, culminating in one of the most famous movie scenes in recent years. Pulp Fiction takes its name from the graphically violent, humorous pulp magazines and hardboiled crime novels popular during the mid 20th century and the film is self-reflexive and unconventional from the very start; a truly 'postmodern' film. A game-changing, independent movie that enjoyed critical and commercial success, it was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, winning both Best Original Screenplay and the Palme d'Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.
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