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"Illustrated with Pulp Fiction-inspired artwork, the tome also includes behind-the-scenes photos and movie stills as well as features on the origin story, the casting process, deleted scenes, and the film's impact on critics and audiences alike." - Entertainment Weekly



"Who would've thought a book could outdo any DVD or interactive video assemblage on a film or filmmaker? VERDICT: Recommended" - Library Journal



"Who would've thought a book could outdo any DVD or interactive video assemblage on a film or filmmaker? Bailey (film editor, Flavorwire) not only culls the complete story of Quentin Tarantino's most influential work (arguably his masterpiece) but does so with visual panache and verbal wit and style using Tarantino techniques such as nonlinear structure, cutaways, and enlightening reveals. The book provides an immersive treasure trove of illusory and original photos, posters, maps, and infographics, thereby making local and linear the film's nonchronological order. There are album covers, product labels, pulp film posters, and book jackets, not to mention guest essays (on music, pulp novels, the F-word, and blaxploitation). Even those who are not fans of Tarantino must acknowledge that cinema has never been the same since Pulp Fiction, with its eccentric characters, deadpan violence, Rashomon-like revisitations of scene and perspective, metamovie commentary, and small-talk dialogâ??and Bailey eruditely reveals why. In the same manner as Q.T., he makes us more cinematically aware and intelligent viewers in the process. VERDICT Recommended for students, cinephiles, geeks, fans, and marketing reps/graphic designers (for the great designs and effective visual narrative devices used)." - Library Journal



"It's a must have for Pulp Fiction superfans, but also for fans of Quentin Tarantino himself. It's a well put together volume that is sure to hold a place of honor on your coffee table of bookshelf." â?? GamesFiends.com

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In this first-ever complete history of the movie dubbed “nothing less than the reinvention of mainstream American cinema” by Entertainment Weekly, discover everything about Quentin Tarantino’s brilliant 1994 film—from its origins to its sensational release (screaming women! fainting men!) to its phenomenal effect on how movies are both made and seen. We’ll get down to brass tacks, describing what Marsellus Wallace looks like (and what might be in his briefcase), why hamburgers—preferably Big Kahuna burgers—are the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast, and much more. The book is illustrated throughout with glorious Pulp-inspired artwork, images of movies and cultural touchstones that influenced Tarantino, and a stunning selection of movie stills and behind-the-scenes photos from the film’s production—included thanks to the generous cooperation and support of Quentin Tarantino and Miramax Films.
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  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press (November 11, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760344795
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760344798
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.9 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Denis Vukosav TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 28, 2013
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“Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story” by Jason Bailey is a new book that discusses the phenomenon of “Pulp Fiction” movie that brought back to life some forgotten actors, and its director Quentin Tarantino raised to the deserved stars.

Jason Bailey who obviously knows a lot about the movie matters is exploring what made this movie so different, great and influential in the history of cinema.
He discusses several key aspects of the movie, starting with the fabulous dialogues that are trademarks of this and all subsequent Tarantino movies, memorable characters which are still fresh in the memory even 20 years after the movie was released, references which appeared during the movie that connects it with other artistic genres and pop culture, as well as the enormous impact that the movie caused on following movies and the movie industry in general.

For many movie fans great news is that the author in his work also included numerous movie stills and behind-the-scenes photos from the Miramax Films production company and Tarantino himself which enable additional sneak peek in some lesser known aspects of this movie.

Therefore, this book can be recommended to all those who have all these 20 years many times watched “Pulp Fiction” enjoying some missed detail with each new view, and also because when you compare it with the large majority of modern production even more we can realize what masterpiece Quentin Tarantino created.

For all such people the author has written a book that you will quickly read, and then often flip through...
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Scott Baker on December 6, 2013
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Movie geeks like me were thrilled beyond words when Tarantino first arrived on the movie scene back in 1992. With RESERVOIR DOGS, he showed us that filmmaking didn’t have to be bland and lifeless; it could be violent, vibrant, and saturated with dramatic intensity. I’m sure there are very few people in the industry that would argue the fact that he truly helped to reinvent American cinema. As a result, a whole new era of filmmaking was brought forth, and the entertainment world will never be the same.

Tarantino’s second film, PULP FICTION, would become his magnus opus and forever solidify his name as an iconic filmmaker. This film is the focus of Jason Bailey’s recent release, an epic undertaking that shows us the methodology behind the madness that is PULP FICTION. This amazing inside look lets us peek into Tarantino’s mind and show us the inner-workings within.

If you are any kind of fan of Tarantino’s films, then this book will be a must-own for you. It doesn’t just show behind-the-scenes footage of the film, it lets you into Tarantino’s psyche. It describes his inspirations, his ambitions, and more. One might even say it is semi-biographical, as it relates how specific milestones in his life can be found reflected in his films.

PULP FICTION: THE COMPLETE STORY OF QUENTIN TARANTINO’S MASTERPIECE is amazingly thorough and chocked full of articles and photos related to PULP FICTION and Tarantino himself. My favorite aspect of this book is how it shows the influence the film has had on everyday life, not just in the movie industry. The impact it has had on pop culture is almost immeasurable. From quotes to gestures to facial expressions, we can see this film almost everywhere in both subtle and straightforward features.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B.T. on June 9, 2014
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Our adult son, who is a big Pulp Fiction fan, enjoyed this book immensely. He said it was crammed with interesting facts for those who liked the movie. I recommend it to anyone who is also a fan!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristopher G. Reed on January 22, 2014
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I hate to even beg the question, but are you looking at this because you DIDN'T LOVE Pulp Fiction? NO! you're looking at it because you did. if you loved the film, you'll love the book, period
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Howard Levine on July 16, 2014
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If you love this movie , like I love this movie, this book is a must have.
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I bought this as a gift for my husband as he is a fan of the movie. It is a nice sized book with good photos and any fan would appreciate perusing the pages.
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By don on December 18, 2014
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Adds new info to what you thought you knew about Pulp Fiction. It makes a "curious" coffee table book that others want to pick up.
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