That Scene From ‘Pulp Fiction’ (1994)

“Hey, have you seen this movie? What did you think about THAT SCENE?!” We have all used that phrase at one point during our discussions of movies with the other person’s eyebrows raising, “Oh yea, THAT SCENE!” You go on to pick that memorable scene apart by listing what you loved or didn’t like, how it made you feel and the impression it left on you. 

In this series, we will do just that. We will take a scene from a movie and discuss its impact on us. Some of these scenes may be frightening, weird, iconic, controversial, hilarious, and everything in between. Let us know your impression of the scene and the impact it left on you the first time you watched it down below in the comments. Enjoy!

 *Warning: May Contain Spoilers*

Movie: Pulp Fiction (1994)

Scene: Opening Scene


Director: Quentin Tarantino

Characters: Amanda Plummer (Yolanda/”Honey Bunny), Tim Roth (Ringo/Pumpkin) and Laura Lovelace (Waitress).


In typical Tarantino fashion, the film opens up with a dialogue scene that introduces you to a portion of the characters you are about to meet. I mean, just the two of them sitting there talking you are immediately sucked into the film. Tim Roth delivers a great opening monologue and Amanda Plummer goes from 0 to batshit crazy in no time flat by the end of it. It’s brilliant.



Minus a few cutaways, this is one static shot. And a lot of movies these days are missing that kind of camerawork if you ask me. Everything is too quick cut these days. But that being said, this is one of the best opening scenes to a movie ever. It’s just two people talking (with a little racist diatribe mixed in), but it really sets the tone for the whole movie. And I love how it all comes full circle later in the film.

“Garson, coffee!!”

What do you think of this scene? Did you find it intense and well done?

Author: K. Alvarez

A king without a throne.