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The Cannes International Film Festival brought back three key members of the Pulp Fiction team to celebrate the iconic film’s 20th anniversary. Actors Uma Thurman and John Travolta joined writer/director Quentin Tarantino to toast the film.
Prior to the screening of the film, Tarantino gave a long press conference, in which he expressed disappointment over digital filmmaking. While he said that it may be good for young filmmakers, it didn’t make sense to him why an established filmmaker would shoot in digital.
“The fact that now most films are not shown in 35mm means the war is lost,” Tarantino told the media. “The death of 35mm is the death of cinema.”
With that in mind, it makes sense that Pulp Fiction was screened on film, not with a digital version.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, there was also a pre-screening party hosted by Miramax and a red carpet event. As Express points out, Thurman was seen wearing a gorgeous yellow gown and everyone looked excited to talk about the popular film again.
“I've seen Pulp Fiction under every circumstance a person can see it except this one,” Tarantino told the audience before the movie started. "Now rip out a joint and light it up. Are we ready to get started?"
Pulp Fiction was a huge success around the world when it came out in 1994 and won the Palme D’Or that year. Travolta, Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson were all nominated for Oscars and Tarantino won for his Original Screenplay.
Tarantino is also in Cannes to introduce a new resortaiton of A Fistfull of Dollars, while Trovolta was promoting The Expendables 3.