Pulp Fiction

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Miamax, Dec 1, 1994 - Performing Arts - 176 pages
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Quentin Tarantino - director of "Reservoir Dogs" and writer of "True Romance" - won the Palme d'Or for best film at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival for "Pulp Fiction, " his unique vision of the underworld, starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Samuel Jackson, and Harvey Keitel. Taking his inspiration from the popular, and often lurid, "pulp" crime stories of the thirties and forties, Tarantino intertwines three narratives and introduces a variety of fascinating characters; thick-witted hit men, a double-crossing prizefighter on the run, his absent-minded French girlfriend, the hit men-hiring mob boss, his exotic but drug-addled wife, and two young lovers contemplating a career change - namely whether to start sticking up restaurants instead of liquor stores. Full of wicked humor, dazzling dialogue, and riveting action, "Pulp Fiction" is a master screenwriter's look at today's Hollywood and its dark criminal culture.

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"Pulp. Polpa. Una massa soffice, umida, informe, malleabile. Pasta di stracci o di legno per fare la carta. Rivista o libro che si stampa su carta ruvida, grezza non lavorata, e che contiene materiale letterario di bassa qualità. Pulp fiction. Il titolo cui per ora giunge il percorso di Quentin Tarantino sembra dichiarare senza ambiguità il materiale di cui è fatto il sogno del suo cinema. Stampato su pellicola di alta qualità, con una maestria tecnica e di pura regia sbalorditiva. Uno schermo grande, di sontuosità rara nel presente filmico dominato dalle arditezze pigre della cultura visiva post pubblicitaria e zeppa di citazioni autosufficienti. Tarantino non cita il cinema, non lo prende, lo ruba e lo mangia." (Enrico Ghezzi)  

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Quentin Tarantino is the award-winning writer-director of several highly acclaimed films, including Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, and Pulp Fiction. He lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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