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If you thought the stories of making a movie with Samuel L. Jackson were interesting, wait until you read this latest story of how a case of mistaken identity would help Jackson nail one of his most iconic roles.
The man who played The Gimp in Quentin Tarantino’s legendary Oscar-winning crime-comedy, Pulp Fiction, has opened up about the role, and he’s revealed that it had rather terrifying consequences on his life. Steve Hibbert has admitted that he got calls from over 20 people asking him on a date after they saw his disturbing portrayal.
Truth be told, as remarkable as that passage is, the Ezekial speech from Pulp Fiction isn’t even the first dialogue chunk I think of when I recall Samuel L. Jackson’s Pulp Fiction character. I mean, his diner speech with Tim Roth in the closing moments of the Oscar-winning film might be my favorite Jackson scene.
Mary Poppins is a timely addition, with the recent biopic Saving Mr. Banks winning over most audiences this holiday season. John Sturges’ legendary western The Magnificent Seven also made the cut, as what will probably be a misguided remake looms on the horizon.
"You're gonna die screaming, and I'm gonna watch." "I'm gonna punch you in the ovary. That's what I'm gonna do." "I must break you." "Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns." Some memorable movie threats induce chills. Others make us laugh. Check out this super-cut of the 100 greatest movie threats of all time and see if you can identify all of the movies featured in it, and if your favorite movie threats made the cut.
Tarantino opened up recently about how hard he had to fight to get John Travolta cast as Vincent Vega in Fiction. In its thorough oral history to the making of Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, Vanity Fair elaborates that produce Harvey Weinstein fought the director’s choice for Travolta, suggesting Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn and William Hurt (!!) for the part of a foot-massage-loving hit man.
It's well known in the movie world that Quentin Tarantino never attended film school. Instead, the writer/director, who is actually a high school dropout, got his education working in a rental store and doing nothing but watching just about every title that the medium has to offer.
Hard as it is to believe, Pulp Fiction still isn't on Blu-ray. It's one of those movies that you'd just assume already would be, but nope, thus far Vincent and Jules have been stranded in the fuzzy wilds of standard definition. Thankfully, that's about to change.
Anyone who has ever sat captivated in a theater knows that there are some movies that could go on for an entire day and never get boring, earning their running time with complicated stories, well-drawn characters, or just damn good filmmaking. So in the interest of presenting the other side of the coin
Do you know how many curse words there are in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction? Care to wager a guess YouTube user TheCussingChannel believes they have the answer: 429. And they’ve isolated every single one in a Pulp Fiction Supercut of only the curses, and nothing else.
It’s a sad day for movie fans. Miramax is officially dead. The Disney owned indie brand has been in trouble for some time now. Truthfully things haven’t been right since the company’s founders, Bob and Havey Weinstein