|This article needs to conform to our limits on quotations policy.
The subject of this article is a film, and as a result, there should only be: five quotes per hour (about one quote every 12 minutes).
If you would like to add another quote to the page, you may first need to remove one that is already there in order to keep within the bounds of fair use of copyright material.
"Bring out the gimp"Edit
I feel that this, and many other film/tv pages(Simpsons, Star Wars, I'm looking your way...) are more collections of memorable lines(or whole scenes) rather than quotes which stand up out of context. Is there a policy or guideline page relating to this? Boffy b 18:30, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
- Listen, this is Pulp Fiction, the ne plus ultra of quotable movies. If anything, the entire script belongs on this page. -18.104.22.168 18:42, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
- Listen yourselves, this is Wikiquote. ☺ It is a collection of selected quotes from notable people and creative works, not a copyright-violating transcription of entire scenes, much less complete works.
- Optimists should appreciate that our goal is to cite pithy (i.e., short and memorable) quotes rather than transcribe scenes. This latter activity almost always includes descriptions of information too visual or aural for text readers to appreciate, and detracts from the value of the quotes cited. If a scene isn't sufficiently interesting without such information, it's usually a bad candidate for inclusion here.
- Pessimists would note that anything that might be interpreted as going beyond the notoriously vague guideline of fair use of copyrighted works could get Wikiquote into legal trouble. (Indeed, French Wikiquote was shutdown, possibly permanently, over just this issue.) This is additional motivation for keeping quotes short and sweet. (Okay, maybe more "pungent" than "sweet" for this film, but you get the idea. ☺) ~ Jeff Q (talk) 21:27, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
I just made a small change. The page showed Lance asking "Are you calling me on a cell phone?" After watching the movie again the other day, I changed it to the correct quote: "Are you calling me on a cellular phone?" I don't think the abbreviated phrase "cell phone" existed in 1994. 22.214.171.124 05:08, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
- Minor correction to my previous message: The term "cell phone" did exist by 1994. I checked through Google's newsgroup archive, which goes back to 1981. Still, the term used in the movie was "cellular phone." —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs) 10:32, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
- I would advise not using personal recollection or expectations as a reason to change wording in a quote. Human beings are notoriously fallible in their ability to recall verbiage exactly, which is why so many quotes wind up with huge numbers of variations. One of Wikiquote's primary purposes is to find the original quotes and cite sources for them to resist these inaccuracies. To this end, Usenet newsgroups are no better as sources, as they typically include raw opinions rather than well-sourced information. Usually, the most effective way to verify quotes from a film is to watch the film carefully and base your corrections on this. There are many challenges to this approach, of course, but they pale in comparison to using the Internet rumor mill. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 21:18, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
- I know this is a long time in answering (I'm a Wikipedian, but I haven't gone to this site in a long, long time). My statement about whether the term "cell phone" existed in 1994 was an offhanded comment that didn't really relate to how I got the information (I got it from watching the film directly). But I should note: when I said I used the newsgroup archive, I was not using people's opinions as a source. Rather, the archive serves as an objective record of people's writings at various points in time. The fact that messages dated to long before 1994 used the phrase "cell phone" is fairly concrete proof that the term existed back then. 188.8.131.52 23:03, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
- I'm not sure how I misunderstood your point earlier, 184.108.40.206, but I apologize for that. You are right on two counts — Usenet is, like any other "frozen" publication, an accurate source for language usage, even if not for claimed facts; and watching the film is verifying through a primary source, not the personal recollection I objected to. I can't vouch offhand for "cellluar" vs. "cell", but I trust your primary-source check more than my personal recollection. ☺ ~ Jeff Q (talk) 16:04, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
Royal(e) with CheeseEdit
The original spelling of the "Hamburger Royal" in France is without an "e" at the end. I don't know though, if this spelling would confuse a native English speaker or if "Royale" was used in the original script. If neither is the case I would suggest to change the spelling.
Funny detail: In France the name of this burger isn't even "Royal with cheese" but "Royal Cheese". -- 220.127.116.11 20:26, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
Check copyright tagEdit
I've trimmed a lot of quotes, including some duplicates that were already in the dialogue section. Some additional trimming may be needed, but I wanted to start the process. ~ UDScott 19:41, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
Obviously, the point of Mia's joke is that 'catch up' and 'ketchup' sound alike. A screenplay I found on the internet lists the dialogue as 'catch up', but I feel it'd look better written as 'ketchup'. Any thoughts? 18.104.22.168 23:35, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
- I think it should be "catch up", since that's what one would actually say. Kingdok 17:45, 13 March, 2007
- I think Uma Thurman pronounced it "ketchup" on both times in the movie. Just listen to the audio. <Mia: "...squishes him 'n says 'ketchup'." Vincent: "Hmm." Mia: "Ketchup."> I think Tarantino wanted this. The joke fits better with the atmosphere of the movie if the papa tomato actually said "ketchup" to his son after squishing him. 22.214.171.124 07:56, 11 February 2012 (UTC)