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Pulp Fiction: A Quentin Tarantino Screenplay Paperback – December 1, 1994


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Miramax; 1st edition (December 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786881046
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786881048
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I found reading this screenplay just as enjoyable as watching the movie.
Michael Crane
PULP FICTION, the film, is one of my favorites, and I own both the DVD and the screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.
John
I strongly recommend this book to anyone who highly admires Quentin Tarantino.
C. Erb

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By John on July 7, 2004
Format: Paperback
PULP FICTION, the film, is one of my favorites, and I own both the DVD and the screenplay by Quentin Tarantino. Now, as with most things, since Quentin has become ultra-popular, it's suddenly become "cool" to dislike him and his movies (particularly FICTION). Quoting Dave Thomas (SCTV), "Let's get down to the nitty gritty here": Whether or not you like the film, Quentin DOES have a knack for superb dialogue, and here is proof.
Recommended on all levels - one of my hobbies is scriptwriting and this is a definite inspiration as it was written by a man-child who never took a single screenwriting course. He just did it, and that's always been my own strategy when it comes to these things.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Hassan Galadari on January 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
There are two people who write screenplays that are so normal, every day life that it just steals you away, making you as part of the words as the charcatersa themselves. Who are these guys you ask? Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino.
Pulp Fiction is the second installment of QT's first directorial debut Reservoir Dogs. Though the movies stand alone, the action and the dialogue seems as if they are part of the whole picture. QT is a genius with understanding the average man's dilemma with life and captures the mobs' life perfectly, making them sound and talk as human as possible, not just tough as they are.
QT's screenplay in Pulp Fiction is no different in being, smart, creative and downright laugh-out-loud funny at times. There are extra tidbits that have been editted off the movie, so reading them even enhances the effectiveness of each scene.
If ever there was a genius with words, Tarantino is suredly one of those few.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Braunsdorf on April 23, 1998
Format: Paperback
I bought the first edition years ago and loved it. It's printed in its original form, so other than being smaller and printed two-sided, it looks like a script.
I recommended it to my filmmaking buddies as a great presentation of a great script- until I saw the new edition. It is no longer printed in form and has pictures and stuff. Yuck.
I wouldn't buy the new version, but I suppose it's better than nothing. Old version is a 10, new version is an 8 or so.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael Crane on August 16, 2002
Format: Paperback
I found reading this screenplay just as enjoyable as watching the movie. Quentin Tarantino is a very gifted and talented writer, as well as a story teller. He has created some of the most memorable characters ever to come out of fiction.
This is a great read because what is most praised about the movie is the realistic and clever dialogue. That's all you get when you read this, which means you will have it read in no time. And as soon as you are done, you will want to read it again.
The book also offers some b&w pictures from the movie. It also contains little, not major, things that either didn't make the movie or were changed. But I really found it very similar to the movie. All of the most memorable lines are in here.
I recommend the screenplay to "Pulp Fiction" to anyone who is a fan of the movie, or is just a fan of reading screenplays in general. I really did enjoy reading this. Hopefully I will be able to find more screenplays to some of my favorite movies. I don't think this will be a purchase that you will regret. Check it out!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on September 7, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is the original screenplay of 1994's top movie, Pulp Fiction. If you haven't seen this flick, do so. Right now. Afterwards, buy this trade paperback and relive all the high points of the film. The stories are great, the characters leap from the pages, and the dialogue is tight and witty. It's $12.95 well spent, if only so you can deliver all the cool lines at parties. My favorite bit of dialogue involves Butch, a boxer, and Esmerelda, a cab driver.

Butch: ...Esmarelda Villalobos--is that Mexican?
Esmerelda: The name is Spanish, but I'm Colombian.
B: It's a very pretty name.
E: It means "Esmerelda of the wolves."
B: That's one hell of a name you got there, sister.
E: Thank you. And what is your name?
B: Butch.
E: Butch. What does it mean?
B: I'm an American, baby, our names don't mean s***.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 12, 1998
Format: Paperback
Tarentino is a true master of the spoken word. The characters are multi-dimesional and it's difficult to get bored. The humor is overwhelmingly funny at times and keeps the story moving at a very good pace. The story alone makes this a must-have but throw in Tarentinos wit and ability and you have an instant classic, somthing that doesen't come around that often.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By tvtv3 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is the screenplay to one of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1990's. I must admit that I'm not that big of a fan of Quentin Tarantino. His films are ultra-violent, portray a negative view of humanity, and often leave something lacking in the plot. However, I will grant that Tarantino is a great writer. His characters are fully fleshed-out and the words they speak are full of wit and humour. He also does some interesting things in connecting seemingly unrelated events and characters.

This screenplay includes all the dialogue of the film with a few pieces that were deleted. There are also some pictures from the movie and an introduction. Great for any Tarantino fan or any serious film buff.
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