Pulp Fiction (1994) is one of the most influential films of the ’90s. 1994 was a big year for the movie industry. This was the year when big hits like Forrest Gump, Shawshank Redemption, True Lies, Ed Wood, Speed, Natural Born Killers, and Leon the Professional was released.
Pulp Fiction is Quentin Tarantino’s homage to the B-film’s he grew up watching – as are many of his films. The dialog in the movie is excellent, as is typical for Tarantino’s scripts. The film is bright, vulgar, and funny. Borrowing themes and archetypes from noir films, gangster, and crime novels like the urban setting (L.A.), the flawed hero and aging boxer Butch (played by Bruce Willis), and scenes that take place in dives, bars, and diners, Quentin plays around with conventions of the noir and B-film genres.
It is still one of the greatest dance sequences in the history of cinema. With Uma Thurman as Mrs. Mia Wallace – the wife of Marsellus Wallace – and John Travolta as Vincent Vega, dancing in a 50s themed restaurant. Showing off their dancing skills to You Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry – this is just one of the great songs that are on the terrific soundtrack for the film.
I do believe Marsellus Wallace, my husband, your boss, told you to take ME out and do WHATEVER I WANTED. Now I wanna dance, I wanna win. I want that trophy, so dance good.