Pulp Fiction (1994, English)
1 Jan 2013
Director: Quentin Tarantino (154 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (94%), IMDB (9.0), Wikipedia, Amazon.

Watch online: NetFlix.

Similar movies: intense.

Summary: Pulp Fiction won an Oscar for Best Screenplay. Dialogues are really really good. Violence in the movie was distasteful for me. But as Roger Ebert points out, it's not in excess of regular movies (Hindi or English).

The nuanced and passionate discussions in eloquent English between Travolta and Jackson reminded me of two friends at Google whom I've known for many years. My favorite dialogues:

"Would you give a guy a foot massage?", followed by a pause.. which sealed the first argument in the movie.

"It's unfortunate what we find pleasing to the touch and pleasing to the eye are seldom the same." (in the beautiful love making sequence with dialogues centered around pot bellies).

Mia: Don't you hate that?

Vincent: What?

Mia: Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bullshit in order to be comfortable?

Vincent: I don't know. That's a good question.

Mia: That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.

.. and the closing long dialogue by Jackson where he decides to quit crime.

Other memorable dialoguesDetailed analysis by Roger Ebert who points out the spiritual elements in the movie.


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