The Briefcase & The Band-Aid

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Can anyone tell me what was in the briefcase in Pulp Fiction? And what is the Band-Aid on the back of Marsellus's neck about? Is there a connection? You never see or hear anyone say what's in the case. Thanks!

- Hedy
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COMMENTS

konsol

Ok, so in cultural studies you learn that there are hidden chapters in pulp fiction two being the extraction of marcellous's soul and adam and eve. so 1, marcellous has no soul, 2, that is the forbidden fruit which the two coffe shop lovers (who would represent adam and eve) took a bite of / or would of.... but instead the took a bite out of jules wallet.

Vettedude85

I caught a blooper that I've never heard discussed. When Vincent meets Butch
in the bar, he's already wearing the shorts
and T-shirt. But, later in the movie,
when Butch shoots Vincent in the kitchen,
He's still wearing the suit, as if it happened
Before the shooting of the kid. Did anyone else
catch that ?

Vettedude85

I caught a blooper that I've never heard discussed. When Vincent meets Butch
in the bar, he's already wearing the shorts
and T-shirt. But, later in the movie,
when Butch shoots Vincent in the kitchen,
He's still wearing the suit, as if it happened
Before the shooting of the kid. Did anyone else
catch that ?

mickeee

The simple answer is "it." Flock of Seagulls had "it." Vincent was sent to get "it" back. Each character's "it" was represented by something they would do to get "it" back. Be it the boxers watch or even his pride. The watch he'd do anything risk everything to get "it" back again or his pride that stopped him from throwing the boxing match he'd didn't want to loose "it" in this case for anything. Wallace wanted "it" back & was prepared to kill to get "it" back. And so on. We all have an it. Pulp Fiction was an entertaining film reflecting everyone's "it" in life.

Barba Aurea

I like and respect Tarantino's work.(But I don't know enough on his work)

Anyway,
My take on the briefcase (treating Pulp Fiction independently from other films) is that it contained the match outcome with HUGE ODDS against Butch. Obviously being told to take the fall. ("They're going to keep underestimating you Butch")
Then, I think its safe to assume that we all know how that turned out following the events in that movie.
And maybe, the bandage on Wallace's neck was a representation of Butch stabbing him in the back. And Butch clearly had the chance to do it again (for real this time: i.e. the scene in the pawn shop basement).

In the underworld of Odds manipulation, Greed plays a huge part of that... I'll just skip the theological mumbo jumbo and go ahead and say that in way, the briefcase does contain Wallace's soul. But how much is it worth, exactly, and who decides?