Pulp fiction

The dreadful  Ezekiel 25:17 speech Jules delivers in Pulp Fiction (1993) is not totally a biblical verse. Only the final line is inspired by the scriptural passage. The words paraphrasing Ezekiel in the film, as delivered by Jules, are the following: “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good[…]

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Globes: scepters, swords, and crystal spheres

Globes: you often see them when watching television news, documentaries or films. Sometimes, when visiting a  museum,  you can view old, remarkable world globes. The only public museum entirely devoted to globes is in Vienna and it is an imperial collection. There are a number of terrestrial and celestial globes, the majority of them dating from before 1850. Anyway, in museums, there are many small globes that escape your eyes and you don’t easily connect[…]

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