Wednesday, 4 June 2008
Pulp Fiction 
Quentin Tarantino entered the pantheon of master directors – the Ivy League – with this wild, quirky, whacky, outrageously violent and epic tale of American eccentricities, crime, non-conformity and machismo. The fractured, non-linear structure, the ultra-cool dialogues, the kinetic direction, and superlative performances from its ensemble of fantastic character actors like the brilliant Samuel L. Jackson and Harvey Keitel, and hugely underrated stars like Bruce Willis and John Travolta, the ebullient pop music sound track, the effervescent travel through a concoction of film genres ranging from gangster, noir, crime drama, to musical, gentle satire and comedy – these all combined to ensure that Pulp Fiction would forever be recognized as the single most important film of the 90s. After watching this supremely entertaining and engaging flick I realized that only a former video store clerk, someone who is in love with the language of cinema, could have conceived a movie like this. Tarantino’s iconoclasm and idiosyncrasies, especially in Pulp Fiction, are perhaps the sum total of the off-the-cuff cerebral content of the Coen brothers and the magnetic visual style of Wong Kar-Wai.
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Genre: Crime Thriller/Comedy Drama/Ensemble Film/Gangster Film/Satire/Avant-Garde