Pulp (1972) Written and directed by Mike Hodges.
Michael Caine as Mickey King.

Mickey King (voiceover): The writer’s life would be ideal, but for the writing. That was the problem I had to overcome. Then I read in the Guiness Book of Records about Earle Stanley Gardner, the world’s fastest novelist who can dictate up to the rate of 10,000 words a day. That was for me. None of that romantic stuff with a typewriter. I had better uses for those two particular fingers.

2 Responses to “Pulp (1972)”

  1. One of the great neglected films of the ’70s. Seriously.

  2. Were it not for Get Carter, I doubt I’d ever have discovered it. It seemed like Hodges was on the verge of a comeback after The Croupier a few years back, but it didn’t quite seem to take.

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