Pulp Fiction In Chronological Order | ScreenRant

Director Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film Pulp Fiction presents three intertwined stories presented in such a way that it’s key you figure out the chronological order of all the episodes. Pulp Fiction elevated Tarantino’s status as a must-see director, cementing his aesthetic, thematic interests, and the kinds of stories he was interested in telling as a filmmaker.

One of the biggest selling points of Pulp Fiction is its cast, which includes John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Amanda Plummer, and Eric Stoltz. This cast comes together to tell three different stories, so to say, which are all woven together. One storyline follows two hitmen (Jackson and Travolta) whose day starts off normally before quickly descending into chaos; another storyline follows Travolta’s character taking his boss’s wife (Thurman) out for a little fun and things quickly going sideways when she overdoses; the final storyline follows a boxer (Willis) who has to go on the lam and, in a twisted turn of events, finds himself fighting his way out of the basement of a pawnshop owner. Things get very strange and very intense easily and quickly in Pulp Fiction, making it all the more compelling to watch.

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One of the most notable parts of Pulp Fiction is the fact that it’s not a linear story. Over the course of the film’s runtime, it becomes clear this story is cutting from one time of day to another and it’s tough to tell just how much time is passing between events, or “episodes.” Figuring out Pulp Fiction‘s chronology benefits the story, especially because it adds some more stakes and context to what’s going on. What follows is the chronological order of events from Pulp Fiction, a film which takes place over the course of two days.

Captain Koons’ (Walken) time may be brief in Pulp Fiction, but he certainly knows how to make a lasting impression. As the film transitions from one protagonist, Vincent (Travolta), to the next, Butch (Willis), viewers are first shown a flashback scene. The story briefly goes back to the mid-’70s and we see a young Butch sitting in front of the TV. His mother enters with Koons, introduces Koons as a man who knew Butch’s father when they were both in a Vietnam War POW camp, and lets Koons take over. Koons proceeds to tells Butch a long story about a gold watch Butch’s father wants Koons to get to his son because he was going to die in the prisoner camp.

As Koons tells the story Butch’s father ostensibly told him about the gold watch’s journey from its purchase in the early 20th century and through the generations, it seems like such an inspiring tale; the Coolidge men have done whatever necessary to make sure their son gets the watch. Koons’ story takes a turn for the surprisingly disturbing when he reveals how Butch’s dad kept the gold watch safe in the POW camp so his son could have it: by storing it in a body cavity that was definitely not his mouth.

The Pulp Fiction timeline jumps back into the main events with the chronologically first episode where Vincent and Jules (Jackson), two L.A. hitmen who work for Marcellus Wallace (Rhames) are shown on the job. It’s unclear where Vincent and Jules are headed but Vincent spends some time telling Jules about his recent trip to Europe, complete with the French version of a Quarter Pounder – a “Royale with cheese” – and the bars in Amsterdam.

By the time the story is finished, Jules and Vincent are heading up to Brett’s (Frank Whaley), an associate of Marcellus’, apartment. The men proceed to shake Brett down for something he owes to Marcellus. The conversation ends with Jules and Vincent shooting Brett as well as two of his friends and taking Brett’s friend Marvin (Phil LaMarr) as a hostage to answer to Marcellus for Brett. They take the mysterious briefcase and head towards Marcellus’ house with Marvin, but things go from bad to worse when Vincent accidentally shoots Marvin in the face, making a makes a big mess inside the car.

Jules and Vincent immediately head over to Jimmy’s (Tarantino) house in Toluca Lake. The hitmen know they need to get the car cleaned up and themselves cleaned up as well. It will be an incredible undertaking and only one man knows the right steps to fix it: The Wolf (Keitel). The Wolf, an old-school pro who’s been in more than one of these kinds of situations in his time, arrives at Jimmy’s house. Over a cup of coffee, he coolly tells Jules and Vincent every excruciatingly minute detail they have to take in order to clean the inside of the car, dispose of the body, and get themselves cleaned up before they can go back to work. The episode ends with Jules and Vincent out of their sleek suits and now dressed in colorful shorts and T-shirts, which they’ll be seen in a few more times in other episodes later in the day.

The story moves from Toluca Lake to the Hawthorne Grill diner, the scene that actually opens the movie, shortly after Jules and Vincent’s encounter with The Wolf in the morning. A young couple, Pumpkin (Roth) and Honey Bunny (Plummer), sit in a booth. They discuss the merits of robbing all of the people currently in the diner as well as the diner itself. They calmly come to the agreement that they’re going to go through with the robbery. At that moment, Pumpkin hops up on to the table while Honey Bunny stands on the ground and both point their guns at the diner patrons. Pumpkin calmly explains what’s going on and that he and Honey Bunny will be collecting everyone’s money and valuables.

It’s revealed Jules and Vincent have also gone right to the Hawthorne Grill for lunch after their debacle earlier that day. The men eat in their newly-acquired outfits and chat about why Jules doesn’t eat bacon as well as what just happened to them. Vincent gets up to go to the bathroom, leaving Jules all alone when Pumpkin and Honey Bunny hold up the diner. Pumpkin makes his way to Jules, demanding whatever is in the briefcase. Jules tells him that’s a bad idea because it’s the property of Marcellus and robbing Marcellus is a very bad idea. Jules instead offers Pumpkin all of the money in his wallet. At this same time, Vince exits the bathroom, sees what’s going on, and holds up Honey Bunny as insurance against Pumpkin doing anything to Jules. Jules convinces Pumpkin to take the money and leave with his girlfriend.

Once they’re gone, Vincent reminds Jules they have to go see Marcellus, so they put their guns in their shorts, take the briefcase, and leave. The last time we see them together, it’s that same afternoon as they meet up with Marcellus, who is having a conversation with Butch about throwing a boxing match later that night because it will benefit Marcellus and Butch. Vincent encourages Butch to really consider what Marcellus is offering.

The present-day part of the “Gold Watch” prelude cuts to the evening of the same day as Jules and Vincent’s mishap with Marvin, Honey Bunny and Pumpkin holding up the Hawthorne Grill, and Vincent talking with Butch about throwing the boxing match. Butch wakes up from dreaming about this memory of Koons giving him the gold watch. It seems Butch is having downtime in between rounds so, as the prelude ends, Butch is shown leaving the room and preparing to finish the fight.

That night, Vincent shows up at Marcellus’ house to take Marcellus’ wife, Mia (Thurman), out for a night on the town. It’s not romantic, but more of a favor Vincent is completing at Marcellus’ request. Vincent picks Mia up but before they go, Mia has a few bumps of cocaine to get the night started. Vincent drives Mia to a ’50s-themed restaurant, Jack Rabbit Slim’s, where all of the employees are dressed like famous celebrities from the 1950s. Over the course of their conversation during dinner, Mia tells Vincent about her short-lived career as an actress. At one point, Mia gets up, goes to the bathroom, and does another line of cocaine. She comes back to the table and she eats. About halfway through dinner, one restaurant employee announces there’s a dance contest starting, which Mia encourages Vincent to participate in with her. The pair get up on a stage on the center of the restaurant and start dancing to Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell.”

The couple leaves the restaurant and goes home. They make it back to Marcellus and Mia’s house, and while Vincent is in the bathroom, Mia discovers his heroin and, mistaking it for more cocaine, does a line and overdoses. Vincent panics, thinking he’s about to watch his boss’s wife die. He rushes her to the home of his drug dealer, Lance (Eric Stoltz), to see if he can help. Lance figures out the only way to revive Mia is to take a large needle filled with adrenaline and plunge it into Mia’s heart. Vincent does the honors and successfully wakes Mia up. He takes Mia, in new clothes and looking a lot worse for the wear, back to her house and then leaves.

The “Gold Watch” episode begins right after the boxing match, which we now know is happening at the same time Mia and Vincent are at Jack Rabbit Slims. Butch leaves the match, having won and somehow knocked out his opponent (the one Marcellus wanted Butch to purposely lose to) to the point he killed him. Butch makes it back to his apartment but knows he and his girlfriend, Fabienne (Maria de Medeiros), can’t stay there. Butch manages to get her to come with him to a motel where they hide out for the night.

The next morning, Butch realizes he left his father’s gold watch at his apartment. Butch leaves Fabienne at the motel and returns to the apartment to retrieve it. Upon entering, he suspects someone else is in there. He grabs the watch and sees Vincent, sent there by Marcellus to kill him. Butch shoots and kills Vincent, then leaves the apartment. As Butch is driving back to the motel, he happens to see Marcellus crossing the street. Butch tries to run him over and the two men get into a fight and end up in a pawnshop. Things get extremely unsettling very quickly as the pawnshop owner and his friend, a security guard named Zed, take them hostage in the pawnshop owner’s basement where Butch, with the help of Zed, rapes Marcellus. Butch puts aside his differences with Marcellus and rescues him. Butch agrees to leave town and never speak of the incident, leaving Marcellus behind to brutalize his captors. Butch takes Zed’s motorcycle (actually a chopper) and goes back to the motel and drives off with Fabienne.

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Pulp Fiction Cast & Character Guide

Pulp Fiction was the film that firmly established Quentin Tarantino as one of the greatest filmmakers of his generation, so let’s revisit the cast and characters. Pulp Fiction was only Tarantino’s second film after Reservoir Dogs and told three interlocking locking tales. The film’s instantly quotable dialogue, unique structure, shocking outbursts of violence and fantastic cast made it a smash hit in 1994.

Tarantino would follow up with arguably his most underrated film Jackie Brown, and while he’s made lots of great movies in the years since like Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction is still considered one of his defining works. The film would also lead to a lot of other filmmakers attempting to copy his zippy dialogue and style, though few could do it as well.

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Pulp Fiction is also famous for its sprawling cast, so let’s look back on the main characters and the actors who played them.

John Travolta – Vincent Vega

Vincent is a hitman working for crime boss Marsellus Wallace and is partners with Jules. In the opening, the pair retrieve a briefcase for their boss and murder the men who took it. Vincent is dismissive of Jules’ spiritual awakening after they survive a shootout, and is later tasked with taking Marsellus’ wife out for food, which ends with her almost dying of an overdose. Vincent is later killed in Butch’s apartment. Pulp Fiction revived John Travolta’s acting career leading to Get Shorty and Face/Off.

Samuel L. Jackson – Jules Winnfield

A hitman working with Vincent but after they survive a close range gun battle, he decides to leave the business. He also imparts some wisdom to a couple robbing a restaurant. Jules would be a star-making role for Jackson, who has rarely stopped working since and recently appeared in Glass and Captain Marvel.

Uma Thurman – Mia Wallace

Mia is Marcellus’ wife, a former actress who forms a connection with Vincent after they have dinner and win a dance competition together. Vincent later saves her from a drug overdose. Pulp Fiction would also be a star-making part for Thurman, who re-teamed with Tarantino for the Kill Bill movies and was recently seen in The House That Jack Built.

Bruce Willis – Butch

A boxer who goes on the run from Marsellus after he’s supposed to throw a fight – only to end up killing his opponent. Butch risks his life to return home to retrieve his father’s prized watch, leading to him shooting Vincent. Butch and Marcellus are later captured by a sadistic pawnshop owner. Willis was already a huge star when he made Pulp Fiction and recently re-teamed with Samuel L. Jackson in Glass, a sequel to 2000’s Unbreakable.

Harvey Keitel – Winston Wolf

When Vincent and Jules leave a literal bloody mess in their car, cleaner Winston Wolf is called in to help them fix it in record time. Screen legend Keitel previously worked with Tarantino on Reservoir Dogs and will next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. He also reprised Wolf for a series of adverts in the UK.

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Tim Roth – Ringo

One half of a duo that tries to rob a restaurant Vincent and Jules just happen to be eating in. Jules holds Ringo at gunpoint and explains why he’s not going to kill him after his recent day from hell. Roth later worked with Tarantino on The Hateful Eight and plays the lead role in TV thriller Tin Star.

Amanda Plummer – Yolanda

Ringo’s girlfriend who doesn’t react well when he’s held at gunpoint by Jules. Ringo and Yolanda leave the restaurant together after Jules lets them go. Amanda Plummer has also appeared in The Fisher King and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Ving Rhames – Marsellus Wallace

Pulp Fiction’s powerful and feared crime boss, who tasked Vincent and Jules with recovering a mysterious object from a briefcase. He and Butch are later taken hostage in a pawnshop, with Marsellus making peace with Butch when the latter saves his life. Ving Rhames is a regular presence on the big screen, recently taking roles in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2 and Mission Impossible – Fallout.

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5 Historically Accurate Details About Downton Abbey (And 5 That Were Pure Fiction)

Ever since its premiere in 2010, Downton Abbey has established itself has an absolute fan favorite. The period drama surrounding the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley clan and their servants is a wonderful tale. The show provides us with stories of romance, betrayal, loss, and love. All of this enveloped in the talented of an all-star cast, stunning scenery, and a unique soundtrack.

When a series that isn’t set in the 21st-century comes to live, everyone involved should do their best to make sure it respects the period the show is set in. Downton Abbey managed to stay pretty faithful overall, but it also makes some choices that aren’t exactly perfect. With the show’s ending, and a movie on its way, let’s take a look at 5 details from the show that are on point in terms of historical accuracy and 5 that are nothing but pure fiction.

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10 Accurate: Women Don’t Get To Inherit

Going back to the very first episode of the show, we’re transported to the year 1912. The RMS Titanic has just sunk, and it didn’t just take Kate and Leo down with it. We’re instantly informed that the heir to the Crawley family’s estate, Downton Abbey, was onboard of the ship, where he ultimately met his demise.

Here’s the issue – the Crawley family has only managed to produce daughters. Now, if this all happened in this day in age, this wouldn’t be a problem. However, back in the 20th century, women weren’t allowed to inherit estate or titles because of the entail. In the show, this means that cousin Mathew, and not one of the daughters, would get to inherit everything. While this seems harsh and groundless, it was very much a reality for women of the past. The show accurately depicts the issue of the entail and primogeniture, that truly affected many people, stripping them of their rightful inheritance by birth simply due to their sex.

9 Fiction: Servants And Masters Are Way Too Close

Those who tune in every week to watch Downton Abbey, and who will surely line up for its upcoming movie, do it as much for the servants as they do for the Crawley clan. Their storylines are just as compelling, and their relationship with their masters is actually endearing at times.

While that last part is another big reason why the show resonates so much with fans, it’s actually not how it should go down in terms of historical accuracy. The closeness, the advice, the entire relationships we see in general would be considered inappropriate. Plus, servants at the time would be scared to speak to their masters and provide any sort of assurance or advice, in fear that it could lead to them losing their positions.

8 Accurate: Racial Tension

The ’20s were an amazing time – before the whole stockmarket ordeal that eventually led to the Great Depression, of course. There was music, drinks, parties, and fashion was at an all-time high. While it’s incredibly easy to get lost in the midst of all the glitz and glam, some things shouldn’t be forgotten, and Downton Abbey does a great job in helping us with that.

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When fun-loving, crazy niece Rose McClare begins a relationship with Jack Ross, an African-American jazz musician, she shocks her mother and the entire society alike. This storyline bears to the entire audience the very real issue of racial tension and prejudice that didn’t plague the United States alone. These issues would, unfortunately, drag on for many decades to come.

7 Fiction: Carson Putting A Ring On It

Downton Abbey showrunners know everybody loves a good love story, so they made sure to deliver. Everybody went crazy when beloved butler, Carson, proposed to the housekeeper, Mrs. Hughes.  It was sweet and daring, and some tears were definitely shed. However, as much as we wish life in the past went a certain way, it simply didn’t.

The sweet engagement we saw could never happen because back then, housekeepers couldn’t be married. Women who were in this position has to remain Mrs, so as to be told apart from other female employees who ranked below them. If such a situation were to actually take place in the 20th century, it would be enough for either both Carson and Mrs. Hughes to be fired or at least one of them. Harsh, but true.

6 Accurate: Born Into Servitude, Die Into Servitude

The world is far from perfect as it is today, but there’s no denying that, in many senses, it’s a whole lot better than it was fifty, one hundred, or two hundred years ago. Whether we’re talking about education or mortality rates, there’s been very significant increases in the quality of life of the population in general.

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A good example of this is the fact that, back in the 20th century, people who were born into servitude, had little to no chance of improving their lives. Unless they jumped into a ship bound to America, those who came from families with no money, no prospects, and whose entire life was dedicated to serving others, couldn’t escape the destiny that had befallen their parents and their parents before them. This is a reality made very clear in Downton Abbey.

5 Fiction: Mary’s Long Period Of Mourning

There’s not a single heart out there that remained unshattered with the death of Matthew. And while the character’s death alone was enough to send fans running into the closest supermarket to stock up on chocolate ice-cream, his wife’s reaction made for another string of heart-breaking moments.

Lady Mary’s mourning period was extensive, to say the least. The practice of such a long period of mourning over her dead husband, however, would have been completely out of style at the time, mostly due to Queen Victoria’s withdrawal from her duties when she lost her husband. This practice was ultimately perceived as harmful to Britain, and such behavior was abandoned by society as a consequence.

4 Accurate: Eclampsia & Death

No one watches Downton Abbey for it’s chipper and fun tone, that’s for sure. The show deals with some pretty grim situations, as was the case of Matthew’s sudden demise. Yet another death that completely shocked fans was that of younger sister Sybil, who tragically passed away after giving birth to a beautiful baby girl.

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Sybil is correctly diagnosed with preeclampsia before she goes into labor, but she didn’t want to pursue treatment at a hospital. If preeclampsia isn’t treated correctly, it can lead to eclampsia, which will ultimately lead to death. This is exactly what happened to young Sybil, who choked to death due to seizures, shortly after delivering her first child.

3 Fiction: “Get knotted” & The Likes

A script written for a period piece will never be one hundred percent accurate, and we really can’t blame showrunners for it. Here and there, some expressions that don’t quite fit the time period are bound to make an appearance, but, unless you’re as purist as they come, this is very much forgivable.

Downton Abbey has displayed a couple of such mistakes throughout the show. Good examples are the use of the word “boyfriend” or the expression “get shafted”, which definitely weren’t around in the early 20th century. Furthermore, we once heard William Mason go on about “taking logical pills again”, something that just doesn’t quite seem to fit the show’s context.

2 Accurate: Servant’s Dirty Clothes

The life of a servant is the absolute opposite of the life of his or her master. Their job is to clean, cook, and just tidy up in general, so it’s no surprise that they would be looking dirty – and carrying a smell that matches the look. Keeping in mind that Downton Abbey is a TV show, and forcing the actors who play the servants to constantly look and feel dirty, the show does do a good job depicting the differences between social classes.

For the sake of authenticity, it has been revealed that the costumes are never washed. This results in a dirty, worn-out look that speaks for the hard and demanding tasks servants were expected to perform back in the day.

1 Fiction: Edith Choosing To Raise Her Child

Having children out of wedlock was an absolute no-no back then, especially for ladies of high social status. If this happened, chances were you’d be shunned by your family and society in general. Once Edith had her affair with Michael Gregson and found out she was pregnant, she decided against abortion but instead opted for giving up the child for adoption.

Smart decision, considering abortions in the early 20th century was less than safe. However, Edith eventually does decide she wants to get her daughter back and raise her herself. This would be impossible back in the day Downton Abbey is set, and would not make for a happy ending, but rather dishonor – unless, of course, the single mother status was acquired to the loss of one’s husband in the war.

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9 Pulp Fiction Quotes Everybody Gets Wrong

It’s been 25 years since the world of cinema was graced with Quentin Tarantino’s sophomore effort Pulp Fiction, an interconnected gangster saga about a pair of mob hitmen, a crime boss’ wife, and a boxer who accepts dirty money whose lives become entangled over a wacky couple of days.

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The movie took a bunch of gangster movie tropes and flipped them on their head. Pulp Fiction is best remembered for its witty dialogue and memorable lines. But it can be tough to remember the actual wording of some of those quotes. So, here are 9 Pulp Fiction quotes everybody gets wrong.

9 “Jules, did you ever hear the philosophy that once a man admits that he’s wrong,”

“he is immediately forgiven for all wrongdoings? Have you ever heard that?” “Get the f*** out my face with that s***! The motherf***er that said that s*** never had to pick up itty-bitty pieces of skull on account of your dumb ass.”

There’s a darkly comic edge to Pulp Fiction that is perfectly exemplified in the scene in which Vincent Vega accidentally shoots Marvin in the face, blowing his brains out all over the back window of the car, and it’s played for laughs. Jules is a little irked that he now has to clean up pieces of skull.

8 “Any of you f***ing pricks move,”

“and I’ll execute every motherf***ing last one of you!”

Tim Roth and Amanda Plummer do a great job of playing Pumpkin and Honey Bunny, respectively, in Pulp Fiction, especially since their job is to usher in the whole movie with the opening robbery scene. This weird, funny, cool, hip, urban spaghetti western was a hard sell, and it was up to Roth and Plummer to introduce it to the world.

There are two different versions of this line. Honey Bunny says the first version in the opening scene, but later, when we see the same scene play out from Jules’ perspective, she says, “Any one of you f***ing pricks move, and I’ll execute every one of you motherf***ers!” instead.

7 “I’m Winston Wolf. I solve problems.”

In Harvey Keitel’s Direct Line commercials in which he parodies his Winston Wolf character from Pulp Fiction (and a little bit of the soul of cinema dies), he says, “I’m Winston Wolf. I fix problems.” However, the line is actually “I’m Winston Wolf. I solve problems.”

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It might have something to do with the rights issues involved in using the actual line. Maybe they have the legal right to replicate Winston Wolf’s likeness, but replicating his dialogue might turn the homage into a full-on rip-off. Either way, it means that a lot of people are getting this line wrong.

6 “That was f***ing trippy.”

The adrenaline shot sequence in Pulp Fiction is one of the most intense and exhilarating sequences in all of cinema. Quentin Tarantino originally earmarked the drug dealer role of Lance for himself to play, but he cast Eric Stoltz when he realized he should be behind the camera for the adrenaline shot sequence.

He needed to have his filmmaker cap on to ensure that the scene ended up being as cinematic as it needed to be. Lance’s girlfriend Jody, played by Rosanna Arquette, adds a lot to the scene as she complains about the disruption to her evening.

5 “Don’t you hate that?” “What?” “Uncomfortable silences.”

“Why do we feel it’s necessary to yak about bulls*** in order to be comfortable?” “I don’t know. That’s a good question.” “That’s when you know you’ve found somebody special. When you can just shut the f*** up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.”

This little interaction wouldn’t be anywhere near as memorable if it wasn’t as brilliantly acted by John Travolta and Uma Thurman. The two have excellent on-screen chemistry and Tarantino exploits that perfectly in the Jack Rabbit Slim’s scene when they discuss how to know when you’ve found your soulmate.

4 “Oh, I’m sorry. Did I break your concentration?”

Actor Burr Steers has revealed in the years since the movie came out how he kept screwing up the takes, because he was supposed to be dead and he flinched every time Samuel L. Jackson fired the gun.

“The thing I remember most was how I f***ed up. I was dead for much of the scene. But the blanks were so loud, I couldn’t help but flinch. So, they’re doing the thing to Frank Whaley, or whoever else he shot in [the scene], and they’d go off and I’d go, ‘Ahhh!’ I was supposed to be dead, but no.”

3 “You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?”

“They don’t call it a Quarter Pounder with Cheese?” “Nah, man, they got the metric system. They wouldn’t know what the f*** a Quarter Pounder is.” “What do they call it?” “They call it a Royale with Cheese.”

When most people quote the famous “Royale with Cheese” sequence from Pulp Fiction, they leave out the middle bit about the metric system. This was the conversation that launched cinema into a new postmodern groove. These were not typical Hollywood tough guys – they were sitting in a car, talking about McDonald’s, bantering like Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza.

2 “When you came pulling in here,”

“did you notice a sign out in front of my house that said, ‘Dead N***** Storage?’”

Quentin Tarantino’s flagrant use of the N-word and other racial slurs in his movies has always been one of the most controversial points of his filmography. It’s been endlessly debated, with his critics like Spike Lee claiming a white director shouldn’t have such a romantic obsession with such a horrible word.

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Tarantino himself claims he’s simply reflecting real life by using racial slurs in his movies. But in this case, the fact that he wrote a slur-laden monologue for himself is pretty questionable.

1 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 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 my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.”

For years now, movie buffs have tried to memorize Samuel L. Jackson’s Ezekiel 25:17 speech from Pulp Fiction. It’s actually a misquote in and of itself, as the real Ezekiel 25:17 in the Bible is worded differently. But this one’s way cooler.

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2019-03-21 01:03:00

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