Pulp Fiction Analysis - Matt Hickle EN140-01 Dr Froehlich...

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Matt Hickle EN140-01 Dr. Froehlich May 2, 2004 Pulp and Circumstance When a film starts with a definition, it can be viewed as a sign of weakness, using someone else’s words to convey something that the filmmaker just couldn’t figure out how to say, or a sign of greatness, using someone else’s words to vindicate and confirm ideas that are bound to be fleshed out in the film to follow. In the case of Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 release Pulp Fiction it is the latter. The movie is a complex collage of cultural stereotypes and comments about life in Los Angeles. The film follows two hitmen (hired assassins), Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) as they complete various jobs for their boss, Marcellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). These jobs involve procuring a stolen briefcase, tracking down a two-timing boxer named Butch (Bruce Willis), and the most risky of all: treating Wallace’s wife, Mia (Uma Thurman), to a night out on the town. While the movie may seem like a shallow crime romp to the casual observer, it is actually a complex look at the working class and a journey of self-discovery
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and actualization as the characters wonder if there is more to life than making money by dubious methods. Pulp Fiction
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course EN 140 taught by Professor Hecht during the Spring '06 term at Southeast Missori State University.

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