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Essay title: Pulp Fiction

Probably the best film of the 1990s, well written with a great director and a superstar cast. Even if you’ve watched it many times it only gets better. If you want to see a great movie, watch Pulp Fiction.

I am interested in many television programs, novels and films, but when posed the question to explain or evaluate a specific favorite, I easily choose Pulp Fiction. Released in 1994 and directed by Quentin Tarantino, the plot of this film lets you take a glimpse into the not so normal lives of two hired killers, a boxer who will sacrifice it all for money, a ruthless gangster and a pair of armed robbers. All whose lives come crashing together in four stories running simultaneously.

In my opinion, there are three specific criteria in producing a great film. First, the film must be well scripted. Secondly, a film needs a great director. And last, but certainly not least, it must have a talented cast who bring the story to life. All must, of course, work in union to achieve this ranking. I believe Pulp Fiction meets, if not exceeds all specified criteria.

The first criteria was met with exceptional writing from Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avery. Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1963. Young Q, as he was sometimes called, dropped out of high school at the age of seventeen to pursue an acting career. After many odd jobs he finally landed a job working at a video rental store in Manhattan Beach, CA. named Video Archives. Quentin began collaborating with co-workers on ideas for a number of films, one of whom was Robert Avery. Avery was born in 1965 in Canada, and had moved to CA in 1980 after winning a Best Film award for his short film, The Warm Turns at the LAFTA Teen film expo. The first major success of this union was with Reservoir Dogs, which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was a huge success and instantly catapulted them into cult film history. Pulp Fiction was released in 1994, and became an overnight success. The innovation of these films was instantly apparent. One example of the writing in Pulp Fiction is what Samuel L. Jackson character Jules says before performing a hit, Jules recites what he calls Ezekiel 25:15. “The path of

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