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TOP PULP FICTION? QUENTIN TARANTINO ISN'T EVEN THINKING ABOUT IT. HE'S TOO BUSY MAKING A MOVIE

Say you've been recognized as a revolutionary director of post-modern cinema. Lionized for redefining the independent movie spirit. And canonized for turning a quirky little film made for just $8 million into a worldwide box-office phenomenon that took in an astounding $213 million. What could you possibly do for a really cool follow-up?

That's the dilemma that's been facing Quentin Tarantino, whose 1994 Pulp Fiction jabbed a spike into the art of film noir and established him as a big kahuna in Hollywood. But instead of writing another original screenplay, Tarantino has staked his reputation on a different approach: he has...

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