Pulp Fiction’s enduring influence is still being felt 20 years on, with searches for the Oscar-winning movie reaching over 57 million1 on eBay globally over the past year alone, cementing its position in pop culture.
A hyper-violent box office smash, the black-comedy-crime-thriller solidified Quentin Tarantino as one of the greatest indie-turned-blockbuster directors and catapulted the young starlet Uma Thurman into the spotlight. Unsurprisingly, us Brits still regard Pulp Fiction as Tarantino’s #1 flick on ebay.co.uk2 , even with an extensive repertoire:
1. Pulp Fiction
2. Django Unchained
3. Reservoir Dogs
4. Kill Bill Vol. 1
5. Kill Bill Vol. 2
6. Jackie Brown
7. Inglorious Basterds
Pulp Fiction merchandise has also proved a hit with eBay shoppers worldwide, keen to own a slice of the neo-noir action. The most coveted item is the iconic movie poster, featuring a raven-haired Uma Thurman, with an average of 15 selling worldwide, each day3.
Another must-have item for any self-confessed fanatic, is character Jules Winnifield’s now legendary ‘Bad M.F.’ wallet, featured in the gripping café robbery scene. The wallet, used to negotiate with the robbers during a hold-up was originally John Travolta’s personal possession, before becoming one of the most desirable film props of all time. Twelve ‘Bad M.F.’ wallets still sell on eBay globally, every day4 .
The innovative style of Tarantino’s cultural watershed still influences TV, literature, music and style.
Chanel Rouge Noir, the vampish shade of red-black nail polish, now synonymous with alternative style icon Mrs Marsellus Wallace, has gained a cult-like following since the film’s release. Worn during her unpredictable date with Vincent Vega as they hit the dance floor at Jack Rabbit Slims, the colour has recently seen something of a revival, with sales in the month leading up to the 20th Anniversary, increasing by 144%5 .
eBay spokesperson, Laura Wilkinson-Rea comments, “From DVDs and iconic movie posters to offbeat objects and beauty products, the film is still as popular as ever and eBay is the perfect shopping destination to hunt for a Tarantino treasure.”