Pulp Fiction – Number One modern classic

Pulp FictionWords say more than a thousand words. No typo here, I meant what I said, and therefore I will spare you my ramblings and quote Entertainment Weekly: “t’s a low-down dirty tale of L.A. hitmen, palookas, and femmes fatales — and also a time-warping, mind-bending work of movie-mad genius. It’s a feast of ultraviolent thrills — and also a heady pop-literate consideration of surf rock, foot massages, diner culture, and honor among scoundrels. You’d be hard-pressed, by now, to name a moment from Quentin Tarantino‘s film that isn’t iconic. Its revolutionary structure (John Travolta dies…then lives!) opened a new universe of mainstream storytelling, but the eternal joy of Pulp Fiction is that it recast the future of movies by living, so thrillingly, in the moment.” I could not have said it any better. Depending on how our poll ends (cast your vote!), we might pick this modern classic for a little retrospective later this summer.

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Sebastian is the founder and owner of the Tarantino Archives and has been a fan and observer of QT for over two decades now, cherishing his work and the window in the the wider world of cinema his movies have opened up. Inspired as such, he runs the Spaghetti Western Database (SWDb), the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb), Furious Cinema, its German sister Nischenkino and The Robert Rodriguez Archives. He lives in Berlin.

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