On October 14, 1994 “Pulp Fiction” was released.
The black-comedy crime film was directed by Quentin Tarantino, and starred John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bruce Willis. The film, written by Tarantino and Roger Avary, has been cemented in pop culture due to its eclectic dialogue, and blend of humor and violence. The film’s plot focuses on the interweaving story lines of small-time criminals, Los Angeles mobsters, as well as a mysterious briefcase.
During its release, it became a commercial and critical success. On a budget of $8.5 million, it grossed close to $215 million worldwide, as well as receiving various accolades. The film received seven Academy Award nominations, with acting nominations for Travolta, Jackson, and Uma, as well as nominated for Best Picture, with Tarantino and Avary winning the 1995 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In addition, it won the highest prize at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or. Furthermore, “Pulp Fiction” has found itself in various publications listing it as one of the all-time greatest films ever made, such publications include Time magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and the American Film Institute.
The famous dancing scene from “Pulp Fiction”:
Random Pop Culture Fact: During his presidential candidacy, Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole famously attacked the American entertainment industry for glorifying violence, citing various works of Quentin Tarantino. In September 1996, he accused “Pulp Fiction,” a film he had not seen, as promoting “the romance of heroin.”