104) Armond White Movie Review of Quentin Tarantino’s film Pulp Fiction -1994-
“Pulp Fiction itself is a misleading title; it should simply be renamed
Trash. It keeps within the shallow, thoughtless boundaries of cheap
fiction (potboiler crime novels and B movies), but no ugly mean truth gets revealed. Here’s the catch: Quentin Tarantino shows such an unenlightened, film buff’s faith that he fails to redeem or improve the pulp genre in any way that matters. Pulp Fiction is a modernized rehash of the fast killings, stylish poses and affectations that appeal to the adolescent taste for pop. This trash aesthetic often is carelessly valorized in the postmodern age as a preference over the staid, conventional style and pleasures of classical film and fiction. However, Quentin Tarantino’s…”
To read more of Armond White’s take on Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction film, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.