Pulp Fiction has become an iconic film that's nearly everyone on the face of the planet has seen at least once in their lifetime.
Quentin Tarantino has long been my favourite director for a multitude of reasons. From his eternal positive trajectory of cinematographic skills, ever brightening bold colours, outrageous storylines and ever-breathtaking cast ...his films have shaped me as a person.
I don't know what you want to take from that but they have.
Artistically speaking, they have given me an insight into a more fictitious and crazy world where the absolute impossible is possible. Where it is perfectly acceptable to wear a yellow tracksuit in latex whilst brazening a samurai sword, or where a girl with a peg-leg can remove the artificial stump and replace it with a machine gun whilst take on the world during a zombie apocalypse.
Though I am not personally keen on his latest works in entailing cowboys and the Wild West, I appreciate it and acknowledge his cultural influence even in this transitional period of directing.
The movie in question right now however it is as mentioned above Pulp Fiction.
The movie could, in the most simplistic of terms, be described as an odd film. It’s a seemingly complete narrative which has been chopped into vignettes and rearranged like a puzzle.
It’s a gangster film in which not a single policeman is to be found. It’s a montage of bizarre characters, from a black mobster with a mysterious bandage on the back of his bald head, to hillbilly sexual perverts; from henchmen dressed in black suits whose conversations concern what fast food items are called in Europe to a mob problem-solver who attends dinner parties early in the morning dressed in a full tuxedo.
What do you have probably assumed were going to bring focus on here in this article is of course the costume design the fashion the clothing the jiving tuxedos the bold white shirt splattered with blood and the shoes that we slip and slide and hot the gas pedal with in our exciting getaway.
Below are a series of fashion illustrations by yours truly inspired by the movie and coercion with some screenshots and banner designs that I feel will explain Pulp Fiction to even the most laymen of people.
I leave you also with my favourite quote by Mia Wallace of Pulp Fiction, but I hope you will take into this forthcoming week...
"isn't it more exciting when you don't have permission?" -Mia Wallace