Written by Melissa Allen, who you can follow on Twitter at @melissajournal
Quentin Tarantino has made some particularly wonderful films in his career, but his 1994 classic Pulp Fiction really sets the bar for brilliance.
A series of events throughout intertwine with the lives of the characters within the film - who are played by a star-studded cast that includes John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson.
The tense and exciting events include a thrown boxing match, a violent English lesson and the robbing of a diner. All this leads to characters crossing paths and a back-and-forth game system implemented by Tarantino, who is so masterful with his work behind the camera.
The film gives you one scene, you take it as it is, enjoy it and move onto the next – the movie itself however does things a little differently; we then go back in time to a previous event, then to the present, then maybe to the future... it sounds problematic but watching and understanding this film is an art form in itself. Towards the end, you connect all the dots and realise the overall plot which is pure mania and absolute genius.
The reputation of this film is outstanding, as if you have not seen it, you will most likely be aware of the dancing scene in which Vince (Travolta) and Mia (Thurman) dance to the classic song You Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry. The scene is so simple, yet has a certain aura to it in the sense that when you hear the song perhaps in another film, you’ll still be thinking of Pulp Fiction.
Despite being released all the way back in 1994, this crime classic is one that stands the test of time. It'll still be being talked about long after we've all gone, having firmly cemented its place in cinematic history. A huge bravo to all who were involved in bringing Pulp Fiction to life.
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