Why we still love Pulp Fiction, 20 years on


Pulp Fiction directed by Quentin Tarantino (Picture: AP Photo)

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival has already seen a universally derided opening film, a host of ageing action stars driving a tank down the Croisette and a false-nosed Steve Carell being tipped for the Oscar.

But will the eventual winner of the Palme d’Or, the festival’s top prize, even be remembered in 20 years time?

We only ask because, two decades ago this month, the Palme d’Or was scooped by a film that would change cinema; Pulp Fiction.

Quentin Tarantino’s $8m foul-mouthed indie movie went on to gross over $200m, winning the best screenplay Oscar and shaking up a fusty Hollywood landscape.

Here’s five moments that mean Pulp Fiction has stood the test of time.

Christopher Walken’s monologue

The weirdest-voiced man in movies delivers an icky, yet oddly moving soliloquy about the unlikely journey of one pocket watch.

The gold timepiece makes it way through two World Wars…

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