Here’s an example of someone with too much time on their hands. YouTube user “crimewriter95” has taken on the herculean task of re-editing Quentin Tarantino’s masterwork Pulp Fiction in chronological order. What made the film so revolutionary was its use of jumbled narrative and jumping around in time. Characters who died in one scene came back in another that happened earlier. In this version, everybody just stays dead. Instead of beginning with Pumpkin and Honey Bunny in the diner, we start with Christopher Walken giving Butch his father’s watch, and the film’s emotional ending, Jules turning over a new leaf in the diner, comes at the 50 minute mark. It’s a very strange thing to watch, and it’s not 100% perfect, but it is a thing that exists and you can watch it if you’d like.
Thanks to Matt Singer at IFC News for the initial post.
As a challenge, I’d like to see someone take an already chronological movie and Pulp Fiction-ize it. I’d do it, but I’m too busy not doing it.
-Kanderson has had sewer rat and it totally tastes like pumpkin pie. Follow him on TWITTER.