Have you ever found yourself wishing that the events in Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction were presented in a “normal” sequence? I suppose that we’ve all wondered at one point or another how the movie would turn out if this were done. While I don’t obsess about it, I think that would be pretty cool – I cannot deny that when it first came out, I had to watch the movie at least twice to make sense of it. The order of the events just screwed me up the first time – but that is part of the beauty of it all, isn’t it?
Unsurprisingly, I am not alone in this. A dude named Arthur Reeder came up with the not-so-novel idea of editing Pulp Fiction so that the events would unfold chronologically. I say not-so-novel simply because it probably has occurred to countless people. What makes Reeder awesome is that he actually went out and did something about it!
Armed with the original DVD, mencoder converted the film to a xvid/ac3 high resolution encoding. Kdenlive preserved the 5.1 surround sound during editing and when I was done, I had another high resolution xvid/ac3. Using Avidemux, Kdenlive, The GIMP, Handbrake, and FFMPEG the film has been re-encoded to a Xvid for everyone to download.
No need to exercise your brain trying to figure out what the heck just happened and trying to piece the fragments together. Call it Pulp Fiction for dummies, if you will. I am going to download it now at Arthur Sucks.