Quentin Tarantino’s filmography operates like an interpretation of our cultural times. Pulp Fiction is one of his most outstanding pieces.
On the other hand and for some time now, psychoanalysis has been addressing the effects of the so-called “fall of the Other.” The starting point of Pulp Fiction is precisely the fact that in its narrative structure, editing, plot and portrayal of characters –among other aspects-, it is assumed that the world already works without the Other.
We take this as a point of departure, and we wonder: if the traditional Other that used to organize the social discourse has fallen, what is it that organizes today the lives of subjects?
Part of an answer for this question is contained in Lacan’s proposal back in the seventies. In that time Lacan noted that as the Other falls, the object rises to the social zenith.
This paper evolves towards a reading of the film, Pulp Fiction, built on a selection of scenes which tries to spot the effects of the fall of the Other and the rise of the object to the social zenith, in the subjectivity of our times.
Key words: Times | the Other | object | addiction | subjectivity
This article is, for the time being, only available in Spanish: Pulp Fiction: Una interpretación sobre la subjetividad contemporánea