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The latest issue of Vanity Fair is about to hit stands and inside the pages of the magazine is a presumably long and exhaustingly good oral history of Quentin Tarantino's seminal '90s work, "Pulp Fiction." Online, Vanity Fair has published what one assumes is a truncated version of said oral history, but man, it's still damn good. There's lots of juicy bits inside. Uma Thurman wasn't sure she wanted to appear in the picture because of the gimp/rape scene, Harvey Weinstein was dead-set against giving the role of Vincent Vega to John Travolta and more. But perhaps the most striking elements are the early casting choices. Weinstein instead wanted Sean Penn or William Hurt for the Vega role, but according to Mike Simpson, Tarantino’s agent at William Morris Endeavor. “Daniel Day-Lewis and Bruce Willis, who was the biggest star in Hollywood, had both gotten their hands »

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