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Pulp Fiction

Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Produced by Lawrence Bender
Written by Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary
Starring John Travolta
Samuel L. Jackson
Uma Thurman
Harvey Keitel
Tim Roth
Amanda Plummer
Maria de Medeiros
Ving Rhames
Eric Stoltz
Rosanna Arquette
Christopher Walken
Bruce Willis
Cinematography Andrzej Sekula
Editing by Sally Menke
Distributed by Miramax Films (U.S. theatrical)
Release date(s) May 1994 (world premiere—Cannes Film Festival)
September 23, 1994 (U.S. premiere—New York Film Festival)
October 14, 1994 (U.S. general release)
Running time 154 min.
Country United States
Language English

Pulp Fiction is another film that I just watched on Foxtel. I have watched this film many times since I first saw it in the cinema in 1994. It is undoubtedly one of my favourite Tarantino films and perhaps one of my favourite movies of all time. It features lots of Tarantino’s clever and snappy dialogue full of obscure references. Much of the music is great too.

It’s pretty futile talking about the plot of this film, since most of the population of the Earth has seen it. Samuel L. Jackson is brilliant as Jules, whilst this film helped to resurrect John Travolta’s career. There is also the dance sequence between Travolta and Thurman as well that everyone remembers.

The film is great there are only two things about it that are disappointing: 1) that Tarantino has not made a sequel that features Jules walking the Earth getting into adventures and sharing his wisdom and philosophies, 2) that we never got to see Fox Force Five on TV, as that sounds one thousand times better than any of the shit that is currently on TV. Both of these ideas would be awesome.


Grease

Directed by Randal Kleiser
Produced by Robert Stigwood & Allan Carr
Written by Musical: Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey
Screenplay:Bronte Woodard
Starring John Travolta
Olivia Newton-John
Stockard Channing
Jeff Conaway
Barry Pearl
Michael Tucci
Kelly Ward
Didi Conn
Jamie Donnelly
Dinah Manoff
Music by Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey & Michael Gibson
Cinematography Bill Butler
Editing by John F. Burnett
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date June 16, 1978
Running time 110 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Grease is one of those movies that you just can’t help but like. It has a great, 50s inspired soundtrack, some good young actors, led by the charismatic John Travolta, who look as though they are having the time of their lives on-screen and a good screenplay based on the hit stage musical. It is very hard to pinpoint just one factor that made Grease such an enjoyable film.

I have seen Grease probably a thousand times since I was a kid and it’s a film that I still love to watch. My sister used to be obsessed with Grease and more specifically with John Travolta, which is one of the reasons why I watched the film so often. My sister also liked to watch Grease 2 a lot as well but I never really liked that movie so much.