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I have made a move.... (7.58)

Taylor: When our reduced AUM goes public, our investors will be wondering about our stability and flowing out with him.

Mafee: I still look at you like Vincent Vega did Jules Winnfield the smartest and toughest fella in the room.

Taylor: Thank you, Mafee. But I really don't need people telling me how smart I am. I don't feel very smart at the moment. I built a turbo engine here and the nitrous tank blew up in my face.

Sara: So we've learned that lesson and now: we do the thing you do best. Both of you. Go invest in undervalued equities. Let me do the thing I do best: create the most helpful environment in which for you do it.

Taylor: Yes.

Sara: To that end, I have made a move. Investor Relations. You know how Winston Wolfe solved dead body problems? This one solves dead balance sheet problems.

These are all characters from Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 masterpiece Pulp Fiction, an American crime film  based on a story by Tarantino and Roger Avary. Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Ving Rhames, and Uma Thurman, it tells several stories of criminal Los Angeles. The film's title refers to the pulp magazines and hardboiled crime novels popular during the mid-20th century, known for their graphic violence and punchy dialogue. Tarantino wrote Pulp Fiction in 1992 and 1993, incorporating scenes that Avary originally wrote for True Romance (1993). Its plot occurs out of chronological order. The film is also self-referential from its opening moments, beginning with a title card that gives two dictionary definitions of "pulp". Considerable screen time is devoted to monologues and casual conversations with eclectic dialogue revealing each character's perspectives on several subjects, and the film features an ironic combination of humor and strong violence. TriStar Pictures reportedly turned down the script as "too demented". Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein was enthralled, however, and the film became the first that Miramax fully financed.