The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino's Masterpiece
"Author Jason Bailey pays tribute to what is not only the director's greatest work, but one of the greatest works of the past twenty years. Pulp Fiction, the film that single-handedly brought the indie film genre to the forefront, brought us an unforgettable soundtrack, infinitely re-quotable dialogue ("Royale with cheese," anyone?), and the resurrection of John Travolta. Bailey goes through how Pulp was made, as well as special features and deep dives into the movie, the cast and of course, Tarantino." - Televisionwithoutpity.com
"This is an impressive book-debut or otherwise-and many readers will no doubt become as enamored of Bailey's writing as they are of the film about which he writes." - Pop Matters
"Who would’ve thought a book could outdo any DVD or interactive video assemblage on a film or filmmaker? Bailey (film editor, Flavorwire) not only culls the complete story of Quentin Tarantino’s most influential work (arguably his masterpiece) but does so with visual panache and verbal wit and style using Tarantino techniques such as nonlinear structure, cutaways, and enlightening reveals. The book provides an immersive treasure trove of illusory and original photos, posters, maps, and infographics, thereby making local and linear the film’s nonchronological order. There are album covers, product labels, pulp film posters, and book jackets, not to mention guest essays (on music, pulp novels, the F-word, and blaxploitation). Even those who are not fans of Tarantino must acknowledge that cinema has never been the same since Pulp Fiction, with its eccentric characters, deadpan violence, Rashomon-like revisitations of scene and perspective, metamovie commentary, and small-talk dialog—and Bailey eruditely reveals why. In the same manner as Q.T., he makes us more cinematically aware and intelligent viewers in the process. VERDICT Recommended for students, cinephiles, geeks, fans, and marketing reps/graphic designers (for the great designs and effective visual narrative devices used)." - Library Journal
“Illustrated with Pulp Fiction-inspired artwork, the tome also includes behind-the-scenes photos and movie stills as well as features on the origin story, the casting process, deleted scenes, and the film’s impact on critics and audiences alike.” - Entertainment Weekly
"Who would've thought a book could outdo any DVD or interactive video assemblage on a film or filmmaker? VERDICT: Recommended” - Library Journal
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