Monday 29 May 2017

Video: Duo's 'Pulp Fiction' spoof gets ultimate thumbs-up

Eoin O'Leary and David Williams with lecturer Bob Jackson
Eoin O'Leary and David Williams with lecturer Bob Jackson
Quentin Tarantino
John Travolta in 'Pulp Fiction'
Majella O'Sullivan

Majella O'Sullivan

A SCENE from 'Pulp Fiction' dubbed in thick Kerry accents by two third-level students has been given the thumbs-up by the filmmaker himself, Quentin Tarantino.

Students at Tralee Institute of Technology, Eoin O'Leary (25) and David Williams (24) created an internet sensation when their 'Pulp Fiction Kerry Shtyle' went viral after it was posted on YouTube late last year.

And it received further acclaim when chat show host Graham Norton showed it to Tarantino, who was a guest on his BBC show – watched by over three million viewers each week.

The pair behind it said they only did it for "a laugh".

"It was absolutely amazing. We never knew it was going to happen at all," Mr Williams told the Irish Independent.

Although Tarantino, who co-wrote the screenplay with Roger Avary, appeared not to have even heard of Kerry, confusing it with Stephen King's 'Carrie', he laughed heartily when shown the clip. "That was great. I encourage you guys to do the whole movie. You have my permission," he said.

The students of music technology dubbed a scene from the cult movie using Kerry accents to replace the voices of John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson. The whole thing came about when lecturer Bob Jackson was doing a project with the class on dialogue recording using soundless film footage.

"Myself and Eoin thought it would be funny to do 'Pulp Fiction' with Kerry accents," said David. "We often thought it would be hilarious if Samuel L Jackson got to see it but we never imagined Tarantino himself would."

Irish Independent

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