14 Facts About Pulp Fiction

1. Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, who conceived it with Roger Avary.

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2. Pulp Fiction won the Palme d'Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, and was a major critical and commercial success.

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3. Pulp Fiction is widely regarded as Tarantino's masterpiece, with particular praise for its screenwriting.

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4. In 2013, Pulp Fiction was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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5. Pulp Fiction recites the biblical passage, expresses ambivalence about his life of crime, and allows the robbers to take his cash and leave.

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6. Pulp Fiction read for the roles of Jules Winnfield and Brett before being cast as Marvin.

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7. Pulp Fiction was joined there by Avary, who contributed "Pandemonium Reigns" to the project and participated in its rewriting as well as the development of the new storylines that would link up with it.

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8. Pulp Fiction premiered in May 1994 at the Cannes Film Festival.

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9. On October 14, 1994, Pulp Fiction went into general release in the United States.

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10. Pulp Fiction was the top-grossing film at the US box office its first weekend with a gross of $9,311,882, edging out a Sylvester Stallone vehicle, The Specialist, which was in its second week and playing at more than twice as many theaters.

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11. Variety estimated that Pulp Fiction grossed $8.6 to $9 million for the weekend.

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12. The website's critical consensus reads, "One of the most influential films of the 1990s, Pulp Fiction is a delirious post-modern mix of neo-noir thrills, pitch-black humor, and pop-culture touchstones.

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13. Pulp Fiction's proposes that it "can be seen as effecting her resurrection from the dead, simultaneously recalling and undermining the Gothic convention of the vampire's stake.

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14. Pulp Fiction won eight major awards from a total of twenty-six nominations, including a Best Original Screenplay win at the 67th Academy Awards.

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