- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Miramax; 1st edition (December 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786881046
- ISBN-13: 978-0786881048
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pulp Fiction: A Quentin Tarantino Screenplay Paperback – December 1, 1994
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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.
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.
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?
E: Butch. What does it mean?
B: I'm an American, baby, our names don't mean s***.
I think this book is for the fans of Tarantino and his movies.
The format of the book is exactly as a script, is printed with a typeface that resembles the font that typewriters used to have, and has all the annotations for the actors or camera movement to play the movie. Don't get me wrong, it's not a technical book, it's just the script with all the long dialogues we all love from this movie.
I would recommend it if you enjoyed the movie, nice book to display and it almost reads as a novel, I really really liked it.
Someone around there said that there is a different eddition for this book with the dialogue along with photographs and other external annotations. At least this edition is only the script, to pictures at all, but that's exactly what I wanted in the first place.
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!
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
bought it for a friends birthday, PERFECT gift for anyone who loves the movie and TatantinoPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Read the great script that earned Tarantino's claim to fame and won him his first academy award.Published 5 months ago by M.
The book is in really good quality! Also, thank you very much for the bonus! :)Published 11 months ago by Xizhi Guo
The script is outstanding. There is a reason why he won awards for his screenwriting. If you want to learn how to write scripts, I suggest looking at the format of this script.Published 13 months ago by Trent Ledford
I love reading screenplays, and I really love Quentin Tarantino's movies. It's interesting to read Tarantino's descriptions of characters and the details of all the settings.Published 16 months ago by M