Finally, I get to check that movie off my my To-Watch List. I don’t know what happened. We had the original DVD but somehow only the case remained. The actual DVD was lost.
My favorite Tarantino movie of all time is still Kill Bill (Vol 1 and Vol 2) but Pulp Fiction is definitely up there. This movie reminds me of the Big Lebowski from the Cohen brothers. Random shit happens and a lot of F-bombs and guts explode.
I really love the dialogue in Pulp Fiction. It’s the first thing I noticed. The conversation about “Royal with Cheese” made me crave burgers! It’s the whole pointlessness and delivery that made it authentic. I’ve been subjected to pointless conversations like these all the time.
The stories are amazing vignettes of the life in organized (and disorganized) crime. Totally random events that connects characters to each other. Feminist me didn’t like the portrayal of some of the women in the stories especially the sniveling Fabienne in the “Gold Watch” part of the movie, but you don’t watch this movie to see strong women characters. I was puzzled by the cab driver Esmeralda’s obsession with death though.
Send in the Gimps!
One of the most memorable scene in the movie, aside from that very famous dance sequence, is the gimp scene. I think it will forever be burned in my memory…unfortunately. I do love how Butch (Bruce Willis) refused to leave Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) to the mercy of the sick dudes. Although he probably just did that so Marsellus owes him. It’s always nice to see enemies become frenemies and bond in the face of homosexual rape.
Pulp Fiction is on every list of must see movies and I’ve got to say, it deserves to be there. I think Quentin Tarantino is one of the most unpretentious genius in cinema today.
P.S. It was hilarious as hell!