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Pulp Fiction: A Quentin Tarantino Screenplay

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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
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 1st 1994 by Miramax Books
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Xwirus
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Guión original de la segunda película de Tarantino

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Recomiendo ver la película mas que ver el guión, pero si tenéis curiosidad por saber que diferencias hay entre la versión final y el guion, en un spoiler mas abajo os he puesto la diferencia mas notable.

Es difícil explicar de que va el filme sería un ejercicio en futilidad. Quentin se adueña de la forma y fondo del género, y hace con él lo que quiere, destruyendo a su paso cualquier convención que pudiéramos tener alrededor del cine "de crimen",
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Randy
Sep 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Asghar Abbas
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing


Pump it!

Louder.

Black Eyed Peas, anyone ?

I don't know, there is something about Tarantino's visual style that extends even to the written form.

High off Hateful Eight. QT, one of my personal heroes.
Chloe
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tarantino's work is timeless and above all memorable. The story focuses on more than one story which makes it interesting enough to stay engaged. Reading the screenplay was a different experience than watching the film because you get to read the scenes that were added and deleted. Being able to read the screenplay and visualize the scenes was also a plus. I would recommend any Tarantino and/or Pulp Fiction fan to read this screenplay as it makes the Pulp Fiction experience a little more interes ...more
Michael
Feb 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
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Steven
May 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Just read this again and it is so freaking over-the-top. What's amazing is how far QT stretched. Not easy to go that far out-of-bounds.
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.
Bic Edres
May 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
Mo
Feb 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Elvira
Sep 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: script
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.
Luke
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
May 1993. Last draft.
Marthe Bozart
May 21, 2014 rated it liked it
"Pulp Fiction" was the first work by Quentin Tarantino I ever read. Since then I've moved on and I've read "Reservoir Dogs" too. I'd heard a lot about Quentin's writing and I'd seen snippets of the Kill Bill-movies. I don't think I was prepared for the style of Pulp Fiction though, very surprising and fun.

Quentin Tarantino is (obviously) not a literary writer, he's a moviemaker: "Pulp Fiction" is a screenplay. This might not matter to some people, but for me it really changed my reading experie
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Brian
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have seen this movie but many years ago when I didn't understand it. I remember little of the experience other than it was too long.

Well, that kid doesn't know what he's talking about. Pulp Fiction is really fantastic, at least in script form. Sure, it's not a traditional narrative, and sure, I would understand how 'one story about three stories' might be confusing. But I loved it.

It is truly genius the way each story passes by each other from time to time. Sometimes they brush against each ot
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Bradley Paul Valentine
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love Tarantino. Obviously his writing is wonderful. He changed the game for a lot of years. This work is a blast and we’re all lucky to have it. My one complaint would be about its influence, haha. Tarantino makes it look easy. However, whenever we see imitators, it’s hard not to cringe. Probably only P.T. Anderson really got away with the QT influence, and it’s probably arguable how influenced he actually was, given P.T. was already releasing films when PF hit.

If you’re a student or trying t
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Dr Zorlak
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: screenplays
As brilliant on paper as it was on screen. Roger Avery is the unsung hero in Tarantino's glorious journey. Lots of scenes got cut out, definitely for the better. The part where Vincent admits to being related to Suzanne Vega (first cousins!): priceless.
Saman Kashi
Aug 28, 2007 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 ...more
David Ross
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even on the page this film zips along at an incredible, exhilarating pace. It oozes charm and cool at every turn. Obviously it retrospectively benefits from the voices of Samuel L & co being burned into your consciousness but this is only possible if the material and the performances are perfect. When you read it on the page, it is obvious that the former is there in spades. Still one of the most influential films for me , especially now that I'm a filmmaker myself. The pacing and style of t ...more
Frank Palardy
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-scripts
Don't like everything he does, but this was good.
Lei Kit
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016
Confession: I'd never heard of Quentin Tarantino before.

I wanted to know this guy because of Elmore Leonard. I read that Quentin Tarantino is a big-deal film director. He is a huge admirer of Elmore Leonard and they shared the same immaculate ear for dialogue and the ability to use dialogue to characterize and move scenes. And guy loves writing. He writes his own stuff. That's enough information to get me interested. Then I picked Pulp fiction, his best-known work, and since I'm a weird guy who
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Kien Pham
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My favorite movie, and one of the best of all time. There's a reason why Pulp Fiction won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, and it shows.
Larry J. Wilsendberg
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
antes de decir cualquier cosa. Que sepan que soy un fanatico inato a Quentin Tarantino (No por nada tengo su apellido en Twitter) pero tengo que decir que el guion se me hizo un poco... Extraño. No se si es por la traduccion o porque fue sacado en una version diferente al del original o si en esa epoca los guiones eran así.
Pero aqui veo mucho errores como poner descripciones de planos de camara. o acciones en medio de dialogos. Esto en un guion de alguien tan profecional como este hombre me sor
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Maaz
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Since the movie remains one of my top 10 of all time, and having watched it like four times already and this is exceptional since I never watch a movie twice, I decided to have a go at the screenplay.

And guess what? My expectations were met with this book. Pulp Fiction will always be a standard for me. It is less about the plot, than the dialogues themselves. I connect with the characters and get a perception of their personalities through the conversations they have, and not only that Tarantino
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Pearson Bolt
Jan 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Mark Green
Jun 10, 2011 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
Istvan
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After planning it for years I've finally re-watched the movie. Interestingly, just 2 days later I bumped into this book in a thrift store. It was interesting to read the screenplay with a fresh memory of the actual movie; to compare the slight differences here and there. So was to read some scenes which were left out from the final movie. Super-easy read too.
Tata
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Читая книгу больше задумываешься над смыслом истории.
А смысла на самом деле больше, чем может казаться.

Первый раз я посмотрела фильм, когда была еще подростком и это была просто "крутая история", много плохих парней и много крови. С возрастом начинаешь вслушиваться/вчитываться в фразы и находишь в них что-то новое, глубокое.

Так бывает с Тарантино.
José Herrera
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
No soy adicto a leer un libro en dos días, pero este fue inevitable. Buen libro, me entretuvo mucho. No me acordaba de la película pero a medida que lo iba leyendo recordaba algunas partes. Uno agradece que tarantino este enfermo de su cabeza para hacer estas películas. Hay cosas del libro que no están en la película
Pradeep Badatiya
Jul 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 27, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: from-my-youth
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.
Darin Strachan
Apr 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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.
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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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“Ezekiel 25:17. "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities 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 the 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 attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you." I been sayin' that shit for years. And if you ever heard it, it meant your ass. I never really questioned what it meant. I thought it was just a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker before you popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this mornin' made me think twice. Now I'm thinkin': it could mean you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. .45 here, he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could be you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin, Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.

he became the shepherd instead of the vengeance.

Jules Winnfield- Samuel L. Jackson”
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