In desperately seeking the missing six episodes of my favourite, if incomprehensible, Spanish thriller, "We Know Who You Are", I came across "Pulp Fiction" by Quentin Tarantino which I must have recorded absolute yonks ago and then forgotten. I had also forgotten that it is a very episodic film which is excellent because it allows me to watch it one bite at a time on my recorder-thingie. I remember that I was bowled over with it when I first saw it on a big screen and I am delighted that my original judgment is proving sound.
I am particularly admiring of John Travolta, an actor to whom I owe an apology! The first time I saw him, or even heard of him, was in a very short trailer for the film "Grease". Watching him cavort around I assumed it was some sort of satirical comedy and I fell about laughing - until I realised that I was the only one laughing in the cinema! I haven't seen too many of his other films but his performance in "Pulp Fiction" is simply superb, an example of screen acting at its very best.
The film itself, I am reminded from re-watching the first few episodes, is a work of cinematic genius. Of course, it is stuffed full of the biggest collection of brutes and brigands and tarts and strumpets you could ever wish to avoid normally but somehow, in some way, Tarantino and his 'motley crew' entice you into his underworld and against your better judgment you become involved. I can't wait to watch the rest of it.