Pulp Fiction film by Quentin Tarantino, 1994

I am a huge fan of the phenomenal Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction released in 1994. Even though it's been 30 years since it was released, I still regularly find my inner cinephile hankering after this stone cold classic, or at the very least craving a wee read around the subject matter, perhaps open up the Wikipedia page or find a YouTube analysis of the film.

Why is Pulp Fiction so good?

As well as an unwavering sense of nostalgia that keeps me returning to this film, there's also a hypnotic je ne sais quoi about Pulp Fiction that keeps it fresh no matter how many times I revisit this work of art. Maybe it's that I was an impressionable young whippersnapper in the year 1995 when I first discovered Pulp Fiction, or the fact that Quentin Tarantino were absolutely at the top of their game when they released said film. It's hard to pinpoint something so transcendental. Once you love a piece of art you become faithful to it's ethos.

Pulp Fiction is a film that is still relevant

One thing's for sure though, Pulp Fiction has stood the test of time and then some. It remains as powerful and relevant today as it did in 1994. And why wouldn't it? With non-linear storytelling like that, it's no wonder people return to this film again and again. I can't imagine life without it John.

Quentin Tarantino knocked it out the park

But it's not just the non-linear storytelling that make this film great. It's the overall package. The endlessly quotable dialogue is a tour de force. The iconic and ubiquitous soundtrack is integral, as is the innovative cinematography. And who can forget "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe". When Quentin Tarantino created this timeless classic, never mind the ball park, they knocked this one out of the solar system. This bad boy is in danger of bothering Voyager.

Has Pulp Fiction stood the test of time?

Of course, there are other films out there to be argued for. Harder, better, faster, stronger. Some might argue that Blade Runner 2049 is better than Pulp Fiction, or that Denis Villeneuve is better than Quentin Tarantino. They may well have a point. But for me, Pulp Fiction will always hold a special place in my heart. And 30 years tickling the meridian response does not lie.

Pulp Fiction in conclusion

To sum up, Pulp Fiction is a wonderful thing, a film of unrivalled quality. It's a film that has etched itself into the psyche, distributing untold tingles up the spine, hogging synapses and monopolising neurons that could otherwise be put to use appreciating more important, or perhaps more useful information. But no matter what life throws at me, I know I can always rely on Pulp Fiction to deliver the goods.

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