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Academy Award Winner--best Original Screenplay Pulp Fiction

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April
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1995
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Blthough not always easy to watch - and even harder at times to sympathize with - Quenton Tarantino's latest film, Pulp Fiction, is a highly compelling motion picture. Three interlocking stories whose shifts in time and narrative make it a fascinating post-modern faux-noir, Tarantino's Palm d'Or surprise winner at this year's Cannes Film Festival has all the makings of a long-term cult classic. So if it matters, movie fans, you can rest easy. Reservoir Dogs was no fluke. Even at this early point & in his capí reer, no one can doubt that Tarantino's got the makings of a writer and director who cangothedistance. Themovie's most c o m - pelling character is Samuel L. Jackson's incredulous hitman, Jules. This biblequoting hired killer, and his fellow lug, Vincent (John Travolta), must retrieve a mysterious briefcase belonging to their gangland boss that keeps getting repeatedly lifted. Vincent must also contend with squiring the bosses' vixen, Mia (Uma Thurman) in the film's loopy fírst episode, "Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace's Wife." Meanwhile, mob-influenced boxer, Butch (Bruce Willis), must somehow survive a fixed ñght he inadvertently unflxed in The Gold Watch." And ünally, two remarkable twists of life and (mostly) death(s) go a long way towards persuading Jules that he's got to give up his stressful profession in the concluding episode, The Bonnie Situation." There's a maniacally energetic glee to Pulp Fiction. When it seems Tarantino can't top himseif in this film; he does it again - and again. - excerptedfrom a review by John Carlos Cantú in AGENDA, November, 1994. p WHAT'S i i PLAYINGIN i E APRIL j QUENTIN TAR ANTI NOS PULP FICTION NOWPLAYING HOOP DREAMS BACK BY POPULAR BEMAND THE SECRET OF ROAN INISH COMING SO(W I ONCE WERE WARRIORS COMING SOON THE SUM OF US COMING SOON THE PEREZ FAMILY COMING SOON STRAWBERRY& CHOCOLATE mm PLAYINO-ENDS SOON $3 - Students, Seniors. Children $5-Adults 'Bargain Matinees Daily

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