Review: Pulp Fiction Essay

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Movie Review: Pulp Fiction
     Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction is one of the most daring, puzzling, and ultimately exciting pieces of cinema to hit the screen in years. As wholly original as it is a copy of hundreds of films before it about tales of hit-men and criminals, it dares you to step out of the dull and enter a colorful, exhilarating world that could only be Los Angeles. The intensity level of the movie is off the scale. People are laughing like crazy in the theater to the intelligent dialog and other scenes that have the audience gasping for air in shock over what just happened. Although one might say that Pulp Fiction is overly violent and disturbing, it is in fact, one of the greatest movies ever
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Part of the genius of this film is the way Tarantino manipulates the conventional plot structure to make the impossible possible. It is an odd phenomenon how he could alter time so intentionally, yet finish with a product that is not only easily understood, but flows more smoothly than it would have it he had told it in a linear fashion.
     The intense acting in the movie Pulp Fiction, as well as the narration, is another aspect that made the movie as great as it was. The two hit-men, Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), make the best screen pair. Travolta and Jackson play off each other with perfect timing and relaxed ease, carrying on intriguing conversations about the slight differences between Europe and America, “In Paris, you can buy a beer in McDonalds,” the nature of miracles, and the relative importance of foot-messages. In a way Travolta and Jackson deliver the defined dialogue written by Tarantino, which makes even the most ordinary people both hilarious and fascinating. Travolta is, indeed, very good as Vincent, but the fact that he has perhaps the most screen time of the whole cast also helps. The standout, however, is Samuel L. Jackson. His Biblical quoting, profanity- filled speeches are, by turn, magnetic and hilarious. Jules is a no-nonsense hit-man whose life is on the

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