PULP FICTION
1994, Park Circus/Miramax, 153 min, USA, Dir: Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino’s dazzling, nitro-fueled homage to 1930s crime fiction, Elvis Presley flicks, Los Angeles diners, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville and much more was easily the most audacious and exciting American film of the 1990s. The movie’s brilliant, against-type casting includes John Travolta (in a career-reviving performance), Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Harvey Keitel, Eric Stolz, Maria de Medeiros, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Christopher Walken and Ving Rhames. Nominated for seven Oscars and winner for Best Screenplay. Winner of LAFCA Awards for Best Picture, Actor (Travolta) and Screenplay (Tarantino and Roger Avary).


SHOOT THE SUN DOWN
1978, 100 min, USA, Dir: David Leeds

Christopher Walken, Margot Kidder, Geoffrey Lewis and A Martinez star in this stylish counterculture Western from writer-producer-director David Leeds. Walken plays a Confederate war veteran who is now a bounty hunter, Kidder is an indentured servant trying to escape to freedom, and Lewis is a brutal mercenary; when their paths cross, the result is a powerful examination of violence in the American West.


WHO AM I THIS TIME?
1982, SpectiCast, 53 min, USA, Dir: Jonathan Demme

Shy hardware store clerk Christopher Walken becomes a different person when performing in local theater; new arrival Susan Sarandon is cast opposite him in “A Streetcar Named Desire” without realizing that his Stanley Kowalski is just an act. This production for TV’s “American Playhouse” series was adapted from a Kurt Vonnegut short story and features music by John Cale.


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