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Quentin Tarantino - director of "Reservoir Dogs" and writer of "True Romance" - won the Palme d'Or for best film at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival for "Pulp Fiction, " his unique vision of the underworld, starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Samuel Jackson, and Harvey Keitel. Taking his inspiration from the popular, and often lurid, "pulp" crime stories of the...more
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Published December 1st 1994 by Miramax Books (first published 1994)
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Alot of attention is given to the ultra profane modern jive that Tarantino's characters tend to use in this movie. But there's another reason it gets so much attention. Here is a script that anyone can look through and use as an example as to how to build character through dialog--not just by what a character says and how they say it, but just the simple choice of topic. Even as the action takes place around them and through them, the characters remain distinctly and philosophically themselves....more
Great read. Brought my screenwriting game up. Plus I couldn't stop laughing while reading the exchange between Jules and Brett. "Say what again, I dare ya, I double dare ya motherfucker!"

You serious?

See, my only issue with QT is his overuse of the word 'nigger'. His defense is he grew up around african-american folk, but if this is true, he would know that the way the word would be used by Jules and Marsellus would be "Nigga" not "nigger". And Samuel and Ving caught onto this which is why it cha...more
Jordan Baker
What I love about Quentin Tarantino's writing is the delicately written and well placed dialogue that makes every line just as great as the last. The lines written in this film make even the smallest character seem badass. It's like with each descriptive and quotable line you are put in that charater's place, which is awesome because you could only dream of hearing those perpectual quotes come out of your mouth in real life.
The best script I have read so far. Almost beats my all time favourites - The Royal Tenenbaums. I would even go as far as to say they are on the same level of awesomeness. I haven't seen the movie and I doubt I will (don't want anyone to ruin this script for me; even if they have Turman and Travolta).

This a screenplay masterpiece, Tarantino at his very best.
Bic Edres
ببساطة فيلم بالب فيكشن هو افضل فيلم شاهدته في حياتي الفيلم عبارة عن 3قصص يجمع بينها شخص مشترك القصة الاولي قصة فينسنت فيجا وجولز والثانية قصة فينسنت فيجا( وميا) والثالثة قصة بوتش الملاكم الفاشل يجمع بينهم مارسيلاس والس زعيم العصابة الفيلم يتحدث عن الجريمة وجدواها ونهاية حياة الجريمة في قصة تجمع بين الصدفة والغرابة،قصة معمولة بحرفية وفيلم لازم تشوفه.
The screenplay for one of my favorite movies. The dialogue is at times brilliant with great banter between the characters. Very funny. Tarantino introduces comic touches when you least expect it, and it’s the absurdity of those comments that creates so much of the dark humor. Great example of how to strip dialogue down and have it still convey meaning. He achieves this by having the characters respond to each other’s words, so even though it is stripped down, you never lose the context. He uses...more
Nathan Miller
Interesting to experience how scenes are built, use of camera angles, pacing and the cutting and adding process used in a screen pla. Enjoyed it a lot.
Pearson Bolt
Pulp Fiction, as many critics were compelled to agree, completely redefined Modern American Cinema. Quentin Tarantino's utter brilliance is conveyed most acutely through the conversational dialogue between his offensive characters. The suspension of realism--especially in such absurd situations--is the greatest achievement of this magnificent screenplay. When coupled with the hilarity of dark humor, the conversations of these outrageous characters mold such peculiar occurrences into a believable...more
محمد عبادة
One of the most exquisite scripts that I have ever read ..
Mark Green
Jun 28, 2011 Mark Green added it
Recommends it for: screenplay readers
Recommended to Mark by: Syd Field: Screen writer book
An amazing read. Tarantino is one of the best screen writers in the world. His story is told so well with extraordinary characters, story telling, and an amazing way of telling it. He writes the script like a book. With chapters and story telling that continue to push the story forward. If you think that parts of the movie are unneeded you are completely wrong. I really need to get a hold of other scripts from Quentin Tarantino. His style is perfect. Never in my life have I seen dialogue used so...more
the path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. and i will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. and you will know my name is the Lord when i lay my vengeance upon thee.
Daley James
The first screenplay I ever read... Those were the days... *Sighs*
Pradeep Badatiya
It connects the intersecting story lines of Los Angeles mobsters, fringe players, small-time criminals, and a mysterious briefcase. Although each story line focuses on a different series of incidents, they connect and intersect in various ways.It is described in the structure simply as a "circular narrative."
Tiah Keever
I read this in high school, either freshman or sophomore year. I borrowed it from a guy named Jack in my Geometry class. i think we had another class together as well. I forget his last name, something Irish-y.I think it was the first screen play I read. It was interesting to read a movie at the time.
There's not a lot to say about Pulp Fiction. It is one of my favourite movies, and I was lucky enough to find it on the reading list for one of my classes this semester at uni. The screenplay is very simply the movie, with the actions described just as you would watch the film.
The first screenplay I've ever read. It was great to see what didn't make the film and the setting being described which further serve to illustrate what a great writer Tarantino is.

The Marvin scene in the car was great, I wish they had included the mercy killing.
Darin Strachan
Great movie, great screenplay. One small thing I like about this book is that it give the entire shooting script, but notates what scenes where deleted from the film and which scenes were added or rewritten during filming.
Saman Kashi
Jul 30, 2008 Saman Kashi added it
Shelves: screenplay
فيلم پالپ فيكشن ساخته كوئنتين تارانتينو جزو فيلم‌هاي مشهور و معروف دنياي سينما است. پالپ فيكشن يا قصه‌هاي عامه پسند توانست در زمان اكران و پس از جريان نويني را در عالم فيلم‌نامه نويسي به راه بيندازد و از شاخص‌هاي سينماي جهان شود
I grabbed it and read it almost during one night and it was better then the movie or rather it put new insights in to the movie, which became cult. It is worth of reading, but I think after watching of the movie.
some really great scenes with quintessential Tarintino banter didn't make the film. I also enjoyed re-reading my favorite scenes together with the film direction on the pages.
Juan Espinoza
Nada nuevo por añadir. Probablemente sigue siendo hasta la fecha el mejor trabajo de Tarantino. Hablo solamente del guión, creo que como director ya se ha superado varias veces.
Like certain other people at the time, I bought this and read it religiously. I think I read this more than I watched the film.
Griseo Mitran
Muy recomendable. Por cierto este es de los pocos libros en los que se recomienda ver antes la película para entenderlos mejor.
Bucky K.
"Sodomy and The Judds can still be heard going strong behind the closed door that leads to Russell's old room."
John Leach
Four stories about one story. Changed my life by placing me on the misguided path toward film-making.
David Tendo
The dialogue sizzles with energy and dynamism. Works better on the big-screen though.
Incredibly well written dialogue shows that the actors had very little ab-libbing to do.
one of the best scripts i've ever read, and one of the most quotable movies of all times.
A quick, funny, brutal read - very entertaining and writing is vivid and engaging.
Jonathan Davison
I liked it. It's about drugs, guns, gangsters and one bad ass motherf*%ker.
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Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an Academy Award- and Palme d'Or-winning American film director, screenwriter and actor. He rose to fame in the early 1990s as an independent filmmaker whose films used nonlinear storylines and stylized violence. His films include Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill (Vol. 1 2003, Vol. 2 2004), Death Proof (2007), and Inglourious Ba...more
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