Pulp Fiction is a trio of stories rotating around the violent misadventures of a collection of outlaws right out of the pages of the old hardboiled pulp fiction. The interweaving of the characters and stories is masterly; the trajectory of the characters' lives drawn with great generosity of spirit. Quentin Tarantino belongs to the new generation of super-literate film-makers whose work is as much about the movies they admire as anything else. But what makes Tarantino unique among his contemporaries is the visceral character of his writing and an exuberant wit and elegant style that makes his scripts compellingly readable.
It's just so fun! Maybe that's why I don't like most gangster movies; they always want to be the next Godfather and don't bother about being any fun.
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