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To D Hunter:
I read a review of Pulp Fiction which compared it to the British
Merchant-Ivory productions (A Room with a View, Howard's End etc) in
the sense that it was really a period piece celebrating the era of
pulp magazines in the 1930s. But there is also a nostalgia for film
and television characters and genres from the 1970s.
 That is why film buffs like QT so much: he refers
nostalgically to their beloved past. People faced with a difficult
and uncertain present, not to mention a bleak future will always rely
on the past certainties of childhood, a safe place where nothing can
change. Of course, as with Merchant-Ivory in Britain, this is
a thoroughly reactionary instinct.
Department of Film and Television Studies
University of Warwick
CV4 7Al