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Let's face it; Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece "Pulp Fiction" still remains a major cornerstone in the world of independent filmmaking, and a landmark in recent, modern cinema. Set during a 3-day time period in Los Angeles, the many varied stories, plotlines and characters unfold before you in a way that no other movie ever has before. Tarantino has assembled a multi-talented cast that features John Travolta as Vincent Vega and Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winfield, 2 hitmen working for Marcellus Wallace, played by Ving Rhames. Also in the cast are Tim Roth and Amanda Plummer as would-be robbers, attempting to hold up a diner; Eric Stoltz as a drug dealer and Rosanna Arquette as his wife; Maria DeMediros as Fabienne; Christopher Walken appearing in a flashback sequence as a military man named Capt. Coones; and Bruce Willis in perhaps his best screen performance as Butch, a two-bit prizefighter. There has never been dialogue quite like what is heard in this movie. The soundtrack also is first rate, featuring songs by such artists as Dick Dale, Kool & The Gang, Al Green, Ricky Nelson, Dusty Springfield, Chuck Berry, The Statler Brothers, Brothers Johnson and The Markettes. With this much on-screen talent along with this much high quality music used for the background, it is easy to see why "Pulp Fiction" was Oscar-nominated for Best Picture, and won the award for its original screenplay. The film also recieved the prestigious Palm D'ore at the Cannes Film Festival, and the MTV Movie Award for Best Movie. This is gutsy moviemaking from a cinematic maverick.
One of my favorite movies of all time. Here are my favorite movies... if you like the others but haven't seen this one.... drop what you are doing and get it NOW!
1. The Evil Dead 2. My all-time favorite movie. I've seen this movie about 20 times, in fact my family usually watches it every Halloween. It's a classic, what can I say? It's funny and scary, and Bruce Campbell is astounding. Army of Darkness is the sequel, and it's almost as good. Dead by Dawn, Dead by Dawn!
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This is a tough list, since I'm mixing genres. But, I don't have any doubt that this is hands-down the funniest movie ever made. Every time I watch this I'm rolling on the floor. If you don't think this movie is funny, you should exit this site now!
3. Natural Born Killers. Well, I can say without a doubt, that Quentin Tarentino is my favorite writer/director. But, it was still a brainstorm to let Oliver Stone direct this one. And the casting... who would have seen Woody Harrelson from Cheers as the perfect psychopathic killer? This version on DVD, in particular, is awesome for the extra footage. Entire characters, including Ashley Judd and Dennis Leary were cut out - the extra scenes add a whole extra hour to the movie! Sick movie, but I never get tired of it.
4. Pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarentino will have the most movies in my top 100 as writer and director, and many will say that this is his best movie (although I personally like NBK better). Every actor he casts in a movie is catapulted to fame, and/or their careers are revived. After seeing this movie, it's no wonder that John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman are "A"-list. Then you add in Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Christopher Walken.... sheesh, how could this not be in my top 5?
5. Total Recall. Arnold Schwarzenegger is not the greatest actor, but he did an incredible job picking movies. He has a lot of great movies; you are going to see a few more in my top 100. But there is no doubt in my mind that this is, and will remain, his best movie. The collectors edition is really nice, in a tin can that looks like Mars!
6. The Usual Suspects. This movie is amazing, the first time I saw it... right when it ended I watched it again. It was just as good the second time. Kevin Spacey and Gabriel Byrne are two of my favorite actors, but actually this entire cast is fantastic. I guess this would be considered a crime movie, and yes - I liked it better than Goodfellas, Scarface and The Godfather!
7. Army of Darkness. The second movie from Bruce Campbell in my top 10, an amazing follow-up to Evil Dead II.
8. True Romance. The third movie by Quentin Tarentino in my top 10, and it's a solid entry. Not his most well known movie, but an all time classic in my book. With stars like Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper and Brad Pitt I guess I should have expected as much.
9. The Terminator. I think a lot of people's favorite movies are influenced by how their life was going when they first saw the movie that they are reviewing. As I mentioned above, I don't count Arnold S. as one of the finest actors of all time, but this is his second movie in my top 10. I was at a good place in my life when this came out, and it blew me away. I'm sure glad my name isn't Sarah Connor.
10. Star Wars Trilogy. Most of my friends think this is my favorite movie of all time, and it's #10!
The whole idea that three intersecting Arcs of story line, surrounded by many other colorful characters and their path in this movie were groundbreaking in 1994, when Quentin Tarantino wrote this Masterpiece.it delivers a great and unforgettable cast, including a pair of low rent hit men (John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson) their boss's beautiful wife (Uma Thurman)and Prizefighter(Bruce Willis)bringing an original fast moving, and exhilarating motion picture adventure that both thrill and tantalize.
Pulp Fiction may be the single best film ever made, and quite appropriately it is by one of the most creative directors of all time, Quentin Tarantino. This movie is amazing from the beginning definition of pulp to the end credits and boasts one of the best casts ever assembled with the likes of Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth and Christopher Walken.
Pulp Fiction is a truly outstanding movie, it is a must-see for anyone who considers themself a film buff.
Academy Award® Winner (1994)
Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen, Quentin Tarantino
Academy Award Nominee (1994)
John Travolta, Best Actor
Samuel L. Jackson, Best Supporting Actor
Uma Thurman, Best Supporting Actress
This movie is a must for any and all fans of Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, and to say the least for Quentin Tarantino
I can watch this movie over and over and enjoy it everytime
Pulp Fiction is my favorite movie ever. If you like action, suspense, and just great sculpted dialogue, i cannot recommend this movie enough, the movie is jam packed with stars, from uma thurman to samuel jackson, john travolta is amazing, bruce willis. They combine with even more amazing actors to put together a great piece of work. The actors are complemented however with the AMAZING directing styles and skills of Quentin Tarantino, one of the most amazing directors ever. If you like action movies with the addition of intelligent and supreme dialogue, then i cannot more highly recommend his movies, from Pulp Fiction of course to Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs, and Death Proof is okay, and of course look for him in all upcoming movies of his.
Pulp Fiction is about a couple of mobsters that go on a job for their boss and nearly get killed. It's the nearly part that makes the movie so interesting. Since it was such a close call, one of the mobsters decides it's a sign from God that he should get out of the "business". During this film, these guys have other issues to deal with, such as: the boss's wife overdosing, a fixed boxing match gone bad, amature robbers holding them up, and the accidental shooting of a companion by one of the mobsters after they have left a job. However, it's the witty conversations and the various hoops they have to jump through that makes the movie so amusing. To make matters even more entertaining, the writer even puts the film out of order. So, you have to watch the whole thing before you can put it all together. Even then, you may need some time to think about it. If you love mob movies, thought provoking conversations, and a good shoot 'em up, you'll love Pulp Fiction. I'm sure it's the graphic violence, drug usage, and language that were the driving forces behind the movie's R rating.
Quentin Tarantino has made great movies, always with a "Tarantino" touch full of weird characters in every movie and this one is one of the best ones, from John Travolta to Uma Thurman to Bruce Willis, they show in the movie representing people we can hardly find in real life, only in the mind of this great director / producer and (ok) actor.
Pulp Fiction stood the world of film-making on its head when it was released, and continues to be the standard for comparison for new films in the crime/drama genre.
Combining a killer ensemble cast with fantastic dialog and pinpoint direction, oh, and an entertaining meld of storylines, Pulp Fiction is truly one of the very best films ever made. This is not to say THE greatest, but definitely well high up on the list !!!!
Not for everybody, with almost non-stop violence, sexual references, foul language, drug use and abuse, and plenty of blood, the film yet manages to retain a great level of humor to temper the sometimes harsh imagery and words that are on the screen.
Thoroughly enjoyable (if you have a brain and a pulse!) and a film that can be watched over and over and over and over.....!!!!
Pulp Fiction reads like a book on the big screen. When I first saw the film, I was in a small smoke filled theater somewhere in Paris, France. The crowd was ecstatic as the characters entertained us on the big screen. Quentin Tarantino directed this piece of art with timeless precision as the viewer becomes part of the twisted never ending story.
This is a must have DVD, and no question one of the best top 100 Holywood films ever made.
Enjoy the adventure over and over. I have and will continue to do so.
Pulp fiction is one of the greatests FILMS ever made. The two-disc set is great and any Tarantino fan MUST have this DVD in their collection. I'm biased towards this movie because it has one of the greatests casts ever assembled. This movie resurrected John Travolta's career and skyrocketed Uma Thurman into movie-star status. What more can I say???