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This is the exotic, but extremely fitting and appropriate, opening to the 1994 film, Pulp Fiction. Directed by Quentin Tarantino, this film is unpredictable, surprising, and possibly offensive. It forces action and thrill-seeker cineastes to dispose of all predictions and prepositions. The director uses shock, surprise, mystery, absurdity, and summarization, paired with bizarre humor and hallucinatory delight, putting Pulp Fiction in a realm its own. The film is then balanced with ample suspense and seriousness.
Arranging a nonlinear storyline, Tarantino tells of three interrelated stories of mobsters, thieves, and power that are equally filled with irony. The characters depicted voice absurd dialogue that unimaginably alters the traditional violence cliché. Strong, relatable characters are used to create a sense of reality and understanding. The film’s interest is heightened by various improbabilities and a wild series of…