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    Pulp Fiction: interesting random facts

    Probably my favorite movie, its been on HBO the past two weeks so we got to talking about it at work, and we got into a arguement over whether or not Samuel Jackons says "Check out the big brains on Brad" or if he says Brett, my name is Bret so I clearly remembered the charactor's name being the same but so long story short I was looking online to find out for sure to prove him wrong and found a page with some cool little facts about Pulp Fiction, it was cool to watch it again and look out for them, some are kinda lame i guess if you aren't really into the movie, but still it makes me like the movie even more knowing the little details they put into it that most people would never even notice, several links to Quentine's previous film Reservoir Dogs, he actually originally wrote Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and From Dusk til Dawn as a single related story line but broke them up somewhat, Dusk til Dawn was changed so much that he actually asked his name be removed from the credits, but you can still see a few things linking Reservoir Dogs to Pulp Fiction

    *In the beginning when Yolanda and Ringo are discussing robbing the restraunt you can see John Travolta(Vincent Vega) walking to the bathroom in the back ground, if you listen very carefully you can hear Samuel Jackson speaking to Travolta about his "moment of clarity"

    *John Travolta's charactor Vincent Vega is actually the cousin of Vic Vega from Reservoir Dogs, when The Wolf call's Joe to dispose of the body in the back of Travolta and Jackson's car, it is actually Joe from Reservoir Dogs who used legitimate shops such as the junk yard in Pulp Fiction as a front for his illegal incomes

    *The contents of the mysterious brief case Samuel Jackson and John Travolta are after is supposedly the diamonds from Reservoir Dogs

    *After the famous dance scene between Travolta and Uma Thurman, the next scene you see is them walking through her door carrying the trophy, you obviously think they won the dance contest, but later in the movie, when Bruce Willis's charactor is going back to his apartment, you can just barely hear a commercial for Jack Rabbit Slim's restraunt coming from one of the other apartments, they mention that the trophy was stolen the prior evening so they actually lost the contest and stole the trophy

    *When Bruce Willis is driving from his apartment he's listening to a song on the radio, the lyrics go "smokin' cigarettes and watching captain kangarooooo", in a line from Die Hard III when Samuel Jackson asks him what he's been doing he says "oh just smoking cigarettes, watching captain kangaroo"

    *it always bothered me that in a otherwise well made film that when Butch(Bruce Willis) walks back into his apartment and makes pop tarts and stuff that Travolta never heard him and just left his gun on the counter, well after Bruce kills Travolta and goes outside he sees Marsellus Wallace walking down the road, if you notice he has two cups of coffee, so the reason Travolta didn't think anything of Willis walking in the apartment is because he thought it was Marsellus coming back with the coffee and donuts, and its actually Marsellus's gun thats left on the counter

    *After Bruce Willis escapes from "the gimp" he starts to leave the store but pauses, and decides to go back in and save Marsellus, why? On his way out you'll notice theres a neon sign on the wall that says "Killian's Red" but some of the letters have burnt out so it reads simply "Kill ed", well when he picks up Zed's key's he stares at the "Z" on the key chain, creating the subliminal message telling him to "KILL ZED"

    *The buddy holly looking waiter is played by steve buscemi, who was mr. pink from reservoir dogs, ironically the charactor who gave the speach about why he doesn't tip waiters, looks like karma works in the movies too

    *The work "fuck" is used 271 times in the movie making it come in second place for most times the F word is used, Casino is #1 with around 400 and Scarface comes in 3rd

    *This might be obvious to some but I was a little confused why Uma Thurman's charactor, an obviously experience coke user, over doses... I totally missed the connection, but when Travolta buys the heroin from Lance, Lances says "we're out of balloons, is a baggy ok", since heroin is usually packaged in a balloon and coke in a baggy Uma Thurman's charactor thought she was just snorting some coke when it was actually super potent heroin

    *when Butch kill's the other boxer, he flees in a taxi, the woman who plays the taxi driver actually played the same charactor in a little known tv show pilot but in the show she was a crime scene cleaner, which caused her to become fascinated with death, this is why she keeps asking Butch what it was like to kill a man

    don't know if anyone cares but i just thought that was some interesteing stuff to look out for in case you catch it on HBO this week, like i said i already love the movie and that just gives it even more depth, i think its cool that Tarantino gave the movie some kind of connection to other movies and added things that the average person just sitting in the theatre would not know

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    Re: Pulp Fiction: interesting random facts

    Quote Originally Posted by Del La Sol 1320
    we got into a arguement over whether or not Samuel Jackons says "Check out the big brains on Brad" or if he says Brett, my name is Bret so I clearly remembered the charactor's name being the same but so long story short I was looking online to find out for sure to prove him wrong
    Should have just used IMDB

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    wow~ thats a lotta intersting shit on one of the best movies of all time. i always thought the contents of the briefcase was marsellus's soul. i kinda inferred this from the bandaid on neck, the '666' code on the briefcase, the glow coming from the briefcase, and the numerous biblical references. but thats just my take on the movie, i guess one of the best things about the movie is how everyone can interpret it a different way.

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    Re: Pulp Fiction: interesting random facts

    Quote Originally Posted by YeloBlitzEclips
    wow~ thats a lotta intersting shit on one of the best movies of all time. i always thought the contents of the briefcase was marsellus's soul. i kinda inferred this from the bandaid on neck, the '666' code on the briefcase, the glow coming from the briefcase, and the numerous biblical references. but thats just my take on the movie, i guess one of the best things about the movie is how everyone can interpret it a different way.

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    not really tarantino related but seth and richie gecko from dusk were cousins to banderas' character in desperado

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    i read that as well, also when Jackson and Travolta unload on Brett you see the same gold glow emit that when the case is opened, in other word's Brett's soul escaping

    Tarantino said the reason they put a band aid on Wallace's next was he had a huge scar there that the make up artist's couldn't cover up, he also said "I wrote the story originally as the brief case containing the diamonds from Reservoir Dogs, but we thought it would be more fun to not actually reveal the contents and leave it up the audience, but the case actually contains a battery and two orange light bulbs"

    So I think the story that it was his soul was more of a rumor, although it definetly would make sense and work in the movie, and it really is left up to you to decide. There was also a wide spread rumor that if you look closely every single clock in the movie is set to 4:20, this is obviously wrong if you look at any of the clocks.

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    i prefer to believe it was his soul, it makes more sense, it fits better than the diamonds from dogs

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    very interesting shit. a good read. I didnt realize the movie was that complex. ha. Quentin is one of my favorite directors. Pulp Fiction, Reservoir dogs, kill bill. Real works of art.
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    I still have yet to see pulp fiction and like all of my friends think I would really get into it, maybe I will go buy a copy today...
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    Re: Pulp Fiction: interesting random facts

    Wow, that was actually pretty good. Congrats on actually making an interesting thread.

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    Re: Pulp Fiction: interesting random facts

    That's some cool trivia info. Here's a site I found on the web that's got some interesting theories on the plot lines of "Pulp Fiction".

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    Re: Pulp Fiction: interesting random facts

    All of that info is almost a decade old, but I guess it's cool that you're just now discovering it. That movie has lead to some very intriguing debates.

    BTW, you are partially right about the Brad VS Brett issue. The matter is actually a flaw/discontinuity in the film. Samuel Jackson DOES say "Look at the big brains on Brad", however in another line, he calls him Brett, which can be confirmed by the subtitles. So you're partially right about his name being Brett, but wrong about what Jules says in that one particular line; he calls him BRAD.

    As far as the contents in the briefcase, it is ALL theory and will never be confirmed. For more info, see the spectacular interview of Quentin Tarantino in one of this year's Playboy mags.

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    actually if you read the script to the movie its says this:

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    "Check out the big brain on Brett.
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    Why would I have the movie script?
    I guess it is debatable; depends on how you interpret it. Always sounded like "Brad" to me. And all of the "discontinuity discussions" I've read about the film indicated that he called him both Brett and Brad, depending on the line. Everybody break out your DVD's and turn the volume up!

    *another item of discontinuity from that scene: supposedly you can see the bullet holes in the wall BEFORE the shots are fired.

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    just to push this discussion along.... when Samuel L. Jackson's character decides to quit and become a peaceful man, he makes an appearance in Kill Bill as the piano player killed in the church where the Bride was 'almost' assassinated. this is all theory of course. but it is true that Samuel L. Jackson played a background role just as Buscemi did as Buddy Holly in Pulp Fiction.
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