Review: A story of intertwining lives of a group of characters involved in criminal activities.
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Actors: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and Tim Roth
Genre: Crime, Drama and Thriller
This was widely considered the most influential American movie of the 1990’s. A very clever film that involves a lot of concentration. All of the characters in this are believable. The script is brilliantly written, and has got everything you need in it. This is a cult movie which broke new ground and will always be very influential. Two questions from the film is what was actually in the brief case that was opened by Vincent and with another scene people ask the question why are there visible bullet holes in the wall? Someone on the set of the film asked Quentin Tarantino what was in the brief case and his response was ‘It’s whatever you want it to be’. When this film came out in the cinema it passed for cinema release uncut. It is believed that there was a 3 second shot that was re-framed on home video release. They re-framed it to not show a needle penetrate the arm. After the BBFC reviewed it again when it was coming out on Blu-Ray they put the cuts back in. At the Academy Awards in 1995 this won one Oscar and that was for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary). At the Golden Globe Awards also the same year it won Best Screenplay – Motion Picture (Quentin Tarantino). At the Bafta Awards it won 2 awards and they were for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Samuel L. Jackson) and for Best Screenplay – Original (Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary). In 1994 Quentin Tarantino won the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival.