A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
10/14/1994 Pulp Fiction opens
October 14, 1994. Quentin Tarentino's crazy masterpiece Pulp Fiction opened on this date. Several storylines weave through, with thematic connections rather than chronology. The hero (or at least anti-hero) of one story is the villain in another, and a character we see die, strolls by cheerfully in a later scene that (in real time) takes place earlier. It was nominated for several Oscars, winning for Best Screenplay. (Forrest Gump beat it for Best Picture.) It won the Edgar for Best Movie, natch, and restarted the career of John Travolta.
I love you, Pumpkin. Pumpkin: I love you, Honey Bunny.
[Standing up with a gun]
All right, everybody be cool, this is a robbery!