The Source of Awe

Too many good things in this Oral History of Pulp Fiction—close casting calls, improvisations, the accidents of genius—but in addition to explaining the band-aid on the back of Marcellus Wallace’s head, the Mystery he seeks at quite a cost is revealed for what it is:

The mysterious briefcase, which glows in Travolta’s face when he opens it, was filled with “two batteries and a lightbulb.”