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CLASSIC REVIEW: Pulp Fiction (1994)

Is it just me or do newer Quentin Tarantino films feel like they’re always trying to live up to this masterpiece? The new films look great, but lack the realness and raw dialogue of Pulp Fiction. (Inglorious Bastards came close though.)

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I saw Pulp Fiction in 1995 when I was 15 and I thought it was like a documentary on life in LA. I was only a few years away from manhood and knew I had a lot of growing up to do to be half as cool as these characters. Now that I’m 40, I can confidently confirm that I never came close.

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It’s one of the few films that get better each time you watch it, especially if you’re much older when you do. I highly doubt my kids have seen it. They’re old enough to watch it now, and the next time they complain too much, I’m going to make them watch it and tell them that it was what life was like when I was a kid and they should be happy with things today.

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Anytime someone is searching for me on any kind of list, I always tell them I’m the one that’s labeled, bad motherfucker. Only one out of about 10 people will get it, the rest look at me like I’m insane. I always forget that not everyone has seen this gem.

Main Characters

If you’ve never seen Pulp Fiction before, then I don’t want to ruin anything, so I will just show the three main characters in some of my favorite scenes without spoilers.

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Butch is a boxer.

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He’s loves an old watch that his dad wanted him to have.

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Vincent is a hitman who just came back from a European vacation.

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Jules

Samuel L. Jackson’s character, Jules, really steals the show. Pulp Fiction is what shot Mr. Jackson into the stratosphere and his performance alone is enough reason to see this.

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Pulp Fiction is remembered as one of the greatest films ever and most consider it Tarantino’s best. It won many accolades including an Academy Award for Best Orginal Screenplay. It boosted many of these actors into stardom as well.

Spoilers and Unanswered Questions

If you have not yet seen Pulp Fiction, please stop now and just let me say this film is a five out of five, a masterpiece, a must watch before you die, and one of my favorite movies of all time. The film still leaves you with questions though.

  • What is inside the briefcase?
  • How did Vincent and Jules survive the gunfight?
  • How did they get rid of the body?
  • What does Marsellus Wallace look like?
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Way Back Home LYRICS LESSON

Learning with music is fun because we remember the real language used in our favorite songs.

Listen to 2018’s Way Back Home by Shaun featuring Justin Bieber one time WITHOUT reading any lyrics, then see what you can repeat…

What words, sentences, or expressions got stuck in your head that you can repeat? Listen and read the lyrics this time…

(Lyrics)

Remember when I told you
No matter where I go
I’ll never leave your side
You will never be alone
Even when we go through changes
Even when we’re old
Remember that I told you
I’ll find my way back home

I could never let you go
Couldn’t run away if I tried
‘Cause even when I’m all alone
You still got a hold on my mind
And I’ll always let you know
That I’m always gonna hold on

And I told you right from the start
You just say the word and I’ll go
No, it doesn’t matter how far
‘Cause your love is all that I know
Baby you just stay where you are
And you know I won’t be too long
Hold on
Hold on

Remember when I told you
No matter where I go
I’ll never leave your side
You will never be alone
Even when we go through changes
Even when we’re old
Remember that I told you
I’ll find my way back home

조용히 잠든 방을 열어 기억을 꺼내 들어
부서진 시간 위에서 선명히 너는 떠올라
길 잃은 마음속에 널 가둔 채 살아
그만 그만

멈춘 시간 속 잠든 너를 찾아가
아무리 막아도 결국 너의 곁인 걸
길고 긴 여행을 끝내 이젠 돌아가
너라는 집으로 지금 다시 way back home

세상을 뒤집어 찾으려 해
오직 너로 완결된 이야기를
No, I won’t ever lose
As long as you’re there
빛이 다 꺼진 여기 나를 안아줘

눈을 감으면 소리 없이 밀려와
이 마음 그 위로 넌 또 한 겹 쌓여가
Even when we go through changes
Even when we’re old
Remember that I told you
I’ll find my way back home

Apply to real life.

Take parts of the song and use it your own way. For example:

Even when students are lazy, I still love them.
Remember when we went outside without phones?
I’ll always be a gamer.
I’ll never do that again!

No you try. Make your own sentences or expressions.

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