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What is "Real" Pulp Fiction?

Submitted by Pulp on September 30, 2011
Real Pulp Fiction
The term "pulp fiction" refers to a literary genre used to describe magazines printed on cheap "pulp" paper in the first half of the 20th century.

Before the days of TV, pulps were how young adults learned about popular culture and the criminal underworld. Stories were often grossly exaggerated and explicit for the times. It is this energy of the genre that Tarantino is trying to exhibit in the film Pulp Fiction, the same way he exhibits his love for the film genre grindhouse in the 2007 film of the same name (also shown separately as Death Proof).

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There are 3 user comments

by Ooh the Sloth on October 04, 2011
Interesting... thanks!

by mccutcheon on October 04, 2011
I knew that. You should post an archive of old pulp covers on the site. I love that style of art. --McCutcheon

by Pulp Sloth on October 04, 2011
You may want to check out this site... it has all kinds of pulp fiction covers and you can even order post cards






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