History YMMV / PulpFiction

6th Dec '16 1:45:02 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Unrelated to ''Forrest Gump'', many would say that Creator/SamuelLJackson and Creator/UmaThurman could've made very deserving winners in the supporting categories, yet they lost to Martin Landau (for ''Film/EdWood'') and Dianne Wiest (for ''Film/BulletsOverBroadway''), respectively. Certainly up to debate, though, especially in Jackson's case, as Landau -- aside from being a film/TV veteran -- was seen as giving a tour-de-force performance as Bela Legosi.

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** Unrelated to ''Forrest Gump'', many would say that Creator/SamuelLJackson and Creator/UmaThurman could've made very deserving winners in the supporting categories, yet they lost to Martin Landau (for ''Film/EdWood'') and Dianne Wiest (for ''Film/BulletsOverBroadway''), respectively. Certainly up to debate, though, especially in Jackson's case, as Landau -- aside from being a film/TV veteran -- was seen as giving a tour-de-force performance as Bela Legosi.Creator/BelaLegosi.



** (''Christopher Walken imitation'') "I hid this uncomfortable hunk of metal -- up my ''ass''..."

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** (''Christopher Walken (''Creator/ChristopherWalken imitation'') "I hid this uncomfortable hunk of metal -- up my ''ass''..."



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoUEMZnibS8 The dance.]] Done onstage by Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter on their '95 tour, during the bridge of "Jackson".

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoUEMZnibS8 The dance.]] Done onstage by Johnny Cash Music/JohnnyCash and his wife June Carter on their '95 tour, during the bridge of "Jackson".



** ChristopherWalken's Captain Koons.

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** ChristopherWalken's Creator/ChristopherWalken's Captain Koons.
16th Nov '16 9:11:17 AM jameygamer
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/PhilLaMarr was about a year away from ''Series/MadTV'' (in which he obligingly reprised his role as Marvin for a sketch). He also went on to a [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack successful]] [[WesternAnimation/StaticShock voice]][[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} -acting]] [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague career]].

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/PhilLaMarr was about a year away from ''Series/MadTV'' (in which he obligingly reprised his role as Marvin for a sketch). He also went on to a [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 a]] [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack successful]] [[WesternAnimation/StaticShock voice]][[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} -acting]] [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague career]].
23rd Oct '16 9:20:57 AM LanceOmikron
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** Anyone how knows the geography of the greater Los Angeles area will enjoy some of the minor details. Jules comes from Inglewood, which has a historically large black population. Vince is from Redondo Beach, a whiter and wealthier area, which makes sense considering his nice car and European trips. He also says that he doesn't know the area of Taluca Lake very well, which is farther away from his home town than Jules'.

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** Anyone how knows the geography of the greater Los Angeles area will enjoy some of the minor details. Jules comes from Inglewood, which has a historically large black population. Vince is from Redondo Beach, a whiter and wealthier area, which makes sense considering his nice car and European trips. He also says that he doesn't know the area of Taluca Toluca Lake very well, which is farther away from his home town than Jules'.
27th Sep '16 1:29:40 PM JamesAustin
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** "Confused Travolta" when he meets Mia became popular in 2015».

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** "Confused Travolta" when he meets Mia became popular in 2015».2015.
31st Jul '16 12:39:04 AM AdamC
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* HilariousInHindsight: Jules saying that only "one charming motherfuckin' pig" would cease to be filthy, given ''Film/{{Babe}}'' came out one year later.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Jules saying that only "one charming motherfuckin' pig" would cease to be filthy, given ''Film/{{Babe}}'' came out one year later. Ironically for the movie's plot of avoiding being taken to market by becoming charming, a charming pig would only make Jules want to eat him ''more.''
4th Jun '16 10:36:56 AM maxwellsilver
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** "Five long years he wore this watch. [[AssShove Up his ass!]] Then... [[{{Squick}} he died of dysentery]]."

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** "Five long years he wore this watch. [[AssShove Up his ass!]] ass! Then... [[{{Squick}} he died of dysentery]].dysentery."



** The [[{{Macguffin}} mysterious briefcase]] contains either:

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** The [[{{Macguffin}} mysterious briefcase]] briefcase contains either:



** ''Film/KillBill'' was one of the movies that [[Creator/UmaThurman Mia Wallace]] made during her time as an actress, thus making it a ShowWithinAShow.

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** ''Film/KillBill'' was one of the movies that [[Creator/UmaThurman Mia Wallace]] Wallace made during her time as an actress, thus making it a ShowWithinAShow.



** At Jackrabbit Slim's, the dwarf host dressed as a bellboy shouts "Call for Philip Morris!" as he walks away from Vince and Mia's table. This is a reference to old Philip Morris cigarette commercials, which started with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNci0UfRn8U child bellhop making the same announcement]].

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** At Jackrabbit Slim's, the dwarf host dressed as a bellboy shouts "Call for Philip Morris!" as he walks away from Vince and Mia's table. This is a reference to old Philip Morris cigarette commercials, which started with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNci0UfRn8U child dwarf bellhop making the same announcement]].



** When Lance sells Víncent his heroin he says "I'm out of balloons. Bag okay?" which Vincent agrees on. When we first see Mia she snorts cocaine and later OD's while snorting Vincent's heroin. For those that don't remember 90s drug culture: You store heroin in balloons and cocaine in bags; likewise, you shoot heroin and snort cocaine. Mia OD'd because Vincent's heroin was mislabeled and she thought it was cocaine.

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** When Lance sells Víncent Vincent his heroin he says "I'm out of balloons. Bag okay?" which Vincent agrees on. When we first see Mia she snorts cocaine and later OD's while snorting Vincent's heroin. For those that don't remember 90s drug culture: You store heroin in balloons and cocaine in bags; likewise, you shoot heroin and snort cocaine. Mia OD'd because Vincent's heroin was mislabeled and she thought it was cocaine.



* HilariousInHindsight: Jules saying that only "one charming motherfuckin' pig" would cease to be filthy, given ''{{Babe}}'' came out one year later.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Jules saying that only "one charming motherfuckin' pig" would cease to be filthy, given ''{{Babe}}'' ''Film/{{Babe}}'' came out one year later.
4th Apr '16 10:59:18 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* StealthSequel: More like stealth prequel, some like to imagine Pulp Fiction not only takes place in the same universe as Reservoir Dogs but is an indirect prequel. The two films share only four actors - Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel and Quentin himself - and it's not hard to imagine the four actors play the same characters.
** The two movies very much share a universe. Vincent Vega is Vic Vega (Mr Blonde)'s brother. This isn't Fanon. Quentin Tarantino has confirmed this and even mused over a prequel starring both brothers. The question is whether or not the aforementioned actors are the same characters in both films.
** Tim Roth's unnamed Pulp Fiction character was awe inspired by Jules' actions in the diner, gave up his life of crime, became an undercover cop and eventually Mr. Orange. Why did he need Holdaway to make up a story for him? Well, telling the Cabot family of that time a hitman inspired you to give up your life of crime isn't the best idea.
** Steve Buscemi's "Buddy Holly" waiter is clearly dissatisfied with his job - possibly enough to eventually partake in a diamond heist. This would add some background to Mr. Pink's callousness towards waitresses.
--->'''Mr. Pink''': If she doesn't like it, she can quit.
*** [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Maybe the reason he]] constantly apes on about being a professional is because he's in way over his head an he's [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex trying to play it cool.]]
** "Winston Wolfe" sure sounds like an alias. Larry Dimmick of ''Reservoir Dogs'' could easily have his "Winston Wolf" character for clean up jobs. If criminals he helps gets caught, they don't know his true name. Winston Wolfe/Larry Dimmick, the jack of all trades, plays a part in the diamond heist as Mr. White.
** Quentin Tarantino's cameo as Jimmy could be the same person as his cameo in ''Reservoir Dogs''. Jimmy clearly has ties to crime, seeing as he was once Jules' partner, and could easily take part in a jewelry heist as Mr. Brown.
26th Mar '16 3:44:25 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->'''Mr. Pink''': "If she doesn't like it, she can quit."

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-->'''Mr. --->'''Mr. Pink''': "If If she doesn't like it, she can quit."
6th Feb '16 3:29:49 PM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Tarantino's most critically acclaimed and influential film to date.
27th Jan '16 1:52:12 PM Kervinle2500
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** "Pulp Fiction is the best Creator/{{Disney}} film ever.

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** "Pulp Fiction is the best Creator/{{Disney}} film ever.ever".[[note]]Due to Disney's acquistion of Miramax a year before[[/note]]
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