Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) and Butch (Bruce Willis) bound with red ball gags in their mouths…an image anyone who has seen Pulp Fiction does not want to remember but cannot forget. The escaped Butch gives in to his morals and elects to save the man who tried to kill him earlier that day; the only question is with what weapon. The slow comedic weapon selection process concludes with a wisely chosen samurai sword that does the trick on Maynard; Zed is left to Marsellus, a pair of pliers and a blow torch.
The Death of Media
The Tarantino-written and Oliver Stone–directed Natural Born Killers is a nonstop barrage of murder and mayhem that goes from 0 to 90 in the first scene and never lets up on the gas until the final hit: the killing of obnoxious reporter Wayne Gale, which captures the symbolic end of sleazy paparazzi-style reporting, as well as the end of Mickey and Mallory’s killing spree.