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The Making of Pulp Fiction →


Mark Seal, looking back at the making of Pulp Fiction on its 20th anniversary, for Vanity Fair:

Just seven years earlier, in 1986, Tarantino was a 23-year-old part-time actor and high-school dropout, broke, without an apartment of his own, showering rarely. With no agent, he sent out scripts that never got past low-level readers. “Too vile, too vulgar, too violent” was the usual reaction, he later said. According to Quentin Tarantino, by Wensley Clarkson, his constant use of the f-word in his script True Romance caused one studio rep to write to Cathryn Jaymes, his early manager:

Dear Fucking Cathryn,

How dare you send me this fucking piece of shit. You must be out of your fucking mind. You want to know how I feel about it? Here’s your fucking piece of shit back. Fuck you.

A brilliant fucking retrospective.

Quentin Tarantino refuses to discuss any link between movie violence and real life violence during a heated interview with Channel4NewsKrishnan Guru-Murthy about his latest film Django Unchained.

Tarantino reveals plot for Django Unchained

The plot expands on the story revealed in leaks from bloggers claiming to have read Tarantino’s screenplay


Quentin Tarantino’s favorite camera angle — looking up at the actors.

 (TIME via Have You Seen This)




Pulp Fiction and Inglorious Basterds.

“I steal from every movie ever made.”

Quentin Tarantino on The Rachel Maddow Show tonight
(pic via topherchris)

Quentin Tarantino on The Rachel Maddow Show tonight

(pic via topherchris)



For four days we sat in the dark, tiptoeing through “Pulp Fiction” one scene at a time, using a laserdisc machine so you could freeze a frame or slowly creep through the movie. There were about 300 of us, and democracy ruled: Anybody could make an observation, and we’d stop and discuss it. Our mission: to take a VERY close look at this labyrinthine film.

Of course there are people who intensely dislike “Pulp Fiction.” It is possibly the most unpopular movie ever to gross $100 million at the American box office. I’ve received mail from those who hate the movie. They say it is too violent, too graphic, too obscene, or “makes no sense.” Many say they walked out after 20, 30 or 60 minutes. (Given its circular time line, of course it made no sense to them; this is literally a movie where you have to wait until you can say, “This is where we came in.”)

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