With stories by Abe Goldfarb, Nat Cassidy, and Jason Bailey
Dir. Quentin Tarantino. 1994, 155 mins. 35mm. With John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson. Tarantino’s indie blockbuster with elaborately intertwining stories about a pair of hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a couple of petty crooks earned more than $100 million at the box office. It also reignited John Travolta’s screen career, capped by his dance-floor duet with Uma Thurman to Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell.” No original score was created for the film; the soundtrack consists entirely of an unforgettable mix of rock and roll, surf music, and soul songs.
Abe is an actor and performer who has worked with Jean Cocteau Repertory Company, Studio 42 and The Pumpkin Pie Show. He also emcees burlesque under the pseudonym Bastard Keith.
Nat is an award-winning actor, writer, and musician who was recently commissioned by the Kennedy Center to write the libretto for a world premiere opera with composer Scott Perkins. He was named a NYTheatre.com Person of the Year in 2011.
Jason is Film Editor at Flavorwire. He is also the author of Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece.
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