History Film / PulpFiction

1st May '16 11:19:26 AM WildeOscar
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** Also, smoking is apparently permitted in Jack Rabbit Slim's even though it was actually illegal in California restaurants in the 90s. This taps right into the idea of recreating the 50s, when it was perfectly acceptable to smoke in restaurants.
1st May '16 6:22:31 AM darkpowrjd
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** A case rumoured but untrue--Marsellus didn't throw Tony Rocky Horror out a window because he massaged his wife's feet.

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** A case rumoured but untrue--Marsellus didn't throw Tony Rocky Horror out a window because he massaged his wife's feet.[[note]]Actually, if you put together some of the subtle clues (Marsellus doesn't like to be fucked by anyone other than Mrs. Wallace, him telling Butch to never speak of him getting raped by Zed, the FateWorseThanDeath for Zed, and Jules' line to Brett of if he looks like a bitch), one could think that Zed might've not been the only person that raped Marsellus.[[/note]]
4th Apr '16 11:48:01 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* CatapultNightmare: Butch is seen waking up and flipping himself up twice. The first isn't strictly a nightmare (he was apparently dreaming about his father's watch and its backstory), while the second isn't shown.

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* CatapultNightmare: Butch is seen waking up and flipping himself up bolting upright twice. The first isn't strictly a nightmare (he was apparently dreaming about his father's watch and its backstory), while the second isn't shown.
4th Apr '16 11:45:30 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* BerserkButton: Vincent gets really pissy and defensive when people keep pointing out his incompetence, especially Jules after he shoots Marvin in the face by accident.
** Butch completely loses his shit when he learns his girlfriend forgot to pack his father's watch. Granted some of it may be down to the stress of the situation they're in but his outburst is still hugely disproportionate.

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* BerserkButton: Vincent gets really pissy and defensive when people keep pointing out his incompetence, especially Jules after he shoots Marvin in the face by accident.
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Butch completely loses his shit when he learns his girlfriend forgot to pack his father's watch. Granted some of it may be down to the stress of the situation they're in but his outburst is still hugely disproportionate.
4th Apr '16 11:44:43 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* YouLookFamiliar: According to WordOfGod, this is set in the same universe as ''Film/ReservoirDogs''. Several actors (Creator/HarveyKeitel, Creator/TimRoth, Tarantino himself) return.

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* YouLookFamiliar: According to WordOfGod, this is set in the same universe as ''Film/ReservoirDogs''. Several actors (Creator/HarveyKeitel, Creator/TimRoth, Tarantino himself) return.
return as different characters.
4th Apr '16 11:43:41 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: In the first scene, when Pumpkin and Honey Bunny are discussing the merits of robbing liquor stores or restaurants, Vincent can be briefly seen heading for the bathroom, and Jules can be overheard in the background (listen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64Ys-jOyA5U here]] starting at 3:06).
** Flipped at the end of the film where we see the same scene from Jules and Vincent's point of view, you can see Pumpkin and Honey Bunny having their discussion in the background, including the "Garcon! Coffee!" line repeated.
* MeaningfulName: Butch has a discussion regarding the meaning of names with a taxi driver who has some interest in the subject. He claims that for Americans, "our names don't mean shit". Which seems rather a strange thing for a professional boxer named Butch to say.

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: MeaningfulBackgroundEvent:
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In the first scene, when Pumpkin and Honey Bunny are discussing the merits of robbing liquor stores or restaurants, Vincent can be briefly seen heading for the bathroom, and Jules can be overheard in the background (listen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64Ys-jOyA5U here]] starting at 3:06).
** Flipped at the end of the film where we see the same scene from Jules and Vincent's point of view, you can see Pumpkin and Honey Bunny having their discussion in the background, including the background. Eventually there's a cutaway shot of Pumpkin shouting "Garcon! Coffee!" line repeated.
to make it obvious.
* MeaningfulName: Butch has a discussion regarding the meaning of names with a taxi driver who has some interest in the subject. He claims that for Americans, "our names don't mean shit". shit." Which seems rather a strange thing for a professional boxer named Butch to say.



* OnlyAFleshWound: By the way Marsellus says what specific time period he's going to get on the ass of the guy that just raped him, you get the impression that the guy would live to face it. Despite the fact that he just shot him in his ''[[GroinAttack crotch]]'' with a shotgun! [[ShownTheirWork However, birdshot or anything smaller than buckshot penetrates quite poorly]], so the chance of his injuries being fatal may be...unfortunately small.

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* OnlyAFleshWound: By the way Marsellus says what specific time period he's going to get on the ass of the guy that just raped him, you get the impression that the guy would live to face it. Despite the fact that he just shot him in his ''[[GroinAttack crotch]]'' with a shotgun! [[ShownTheirWork However, birdshot or anything smaller than buckshot penetrates quite poorly]], so the chance of his injuries being fatal may be...unfortunately be small.



* PantsPositiveSafety: [[spoiler:After ditching their bloodied suits from the Marvin incident,]] Jules and Vincent are seen carrying their guns in the elastic waistbands of their workout shorts.
** Somewhat {{justified|Trope}} in this case. They still need them, but they can't just walk around carrying them in their hands without attracting attention. Workout shorts or not, they've got to put their guns somewhere...

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* PantsPositiveSafety: [[spoiler:After ditching their bloodied suits from the Marvin incident,]] Jules and Vincent are seen carrying their guns in the elastic waistbands of their workout shorts.
** Somewhat {{justified|Trope}} in this case. They still need them, but
shorts, since they can't just walk around carrying them in their hands without attracting attention. Workout shorts or not, they've got have nowhere else to put their guns somewhere...them.


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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome: Jules and Butch exiting the diner as badasses while wearing trashy workout attire, holstering their firearms in the elastic bands of their gym shorts.
4th Apr '16 11:37:06 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: As Vincent is walking to his and Mia's booth toward the back of Jack Rabbit Slim's, he passes - sometimes within touching distance - performers dressed as Ed Sullivan, Creator/MarilynMonroe, Mamie Van Doren, {{Franchise/Zorro}}, Creator/JamesDean, and JerryLewis, among other icons. He doesn't give any of them a second glance.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: As Vincent is walking to his and Mia's booth toward the back of Jack Rabbit Slim's, he passes - sometimes within touching distance - performers dressed as Ed Sullivan, Creator/MarilynMonroe, Mamie Van Doren, {{Franchise/Zorro}}, Creator/JamesDean, and JerryLewis, among other icons. He doesn't give any of them a second glance.glance, though he later catalogs a number of their characters, showing that he is paying attention and getting the references.
4th Apr '16 11:35:11 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* SpeechImpediment:
** {{Discussed}}. Being thrown out of a balcony and falling four stories messed Tony Rocky Horror really good. He developed a speech impediment over it, according to Jules.
** Butch also mocks Fabienne by imitating her with impaired speech. Fabienne demands that he stop depicting her as a "Mongoloid"; Butch answers: "I didn't say 'Mongoloid', I said 'retard'."

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* SpeechImpediment:
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SpeechImpediment: {{Discussed}}. Being thrown out of a balcony and falling four stories messed Tony Rocky Horror really good. He developed a speech impediment over it, according to Jules.
** Butch also mocks Fabienne by imitating her with impaired speech. Fabienne demands that he stop depicting her as a "Mongoloid"; Butch answers: "I didn't say 'Mongoloid', I said 'retard'."
Jules.
22nd Mar '16 3:39:16 AM zekeisaszekedoes
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** In ''The Bonnie Situation'', Jules tries to (unsuccessfully) placate Jimmy by over-complimenting him on how good his coffee tastes. Later on Jimmy makes a cup for Winston Wolf who, upon tasting it, smiles and raises the mug slightly in approval. Evidently, the high quality of the coffee was no lie.

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** In ''The Bonnie Situation'', Jules tries to (unsuccessfully) placate Jimmy by over-complimenting him on how good his coffee tastes. Later on Jimmy makes a cup for Winston Wolf who, upon tasting it, it is audibly impressed, smiles and raises the mug slightly in approval. Evidently, the high quality of the coffee was no lie.



** The bartender's actual name in the script is English Bob (referenced by Jules in the diner scene). But his "My name is Paul and this is between y'all" line was so awesome that he's credited as "Paul" instead.

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** The bartender's actual name in the script is [[Film/{{Unforgiven}} English Bob Bob]] (referenced by Jules in the diner scene). But his "My name is Paul and this is between y'all" line was so awesome that he's credited as "Paul" instead.
13th Mar '16 12:55:57 AM GrammarNavi
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* YouLookFamiliar: According to WordOfGod, this is set in the same universe as ''Film/ReservoirDogs''. Several actors (Creator/HarveyKeitel, TimRoth, Tarantino himself) return.

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* YouLookFamiliar: According to WordOfGod, this is set in the same universe as ''Film/ReservoirDogs''. Several actors (Creator/HarveyKeitel, TimRoth, Creator/TimRoth, Tarantino himself) return.
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