Quentin Tarantino Launches ‘PULP FICTION’ NFTs Despite Miramax Lawsuit

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is getting in on the phenomenally overblown NFT (non-fungible tokens) fad. Superb smart-contract technology, to be sure, but currently many of the NFT projects are nothing more than over-hyped clip art. Don’t take my word for it though, a quick search will prove my point. PULP FICTION and its writer/director however—love them or hate them—carry a gravitas of legitimacy. If movie memorabilia is something you enjoy, owning a share of this manuscript NFT might interest you.

Each NFT represents a single scene from PULP FICTION and features the original handwritten screenplay of that scene, alongside unique recorded commentary by Mr. Tarantino himself that contains never-before-known secrets about the film.

The manuscript for PULP FICTION has been sectioned into 7 unique scenes. Tarantino entering the NFT space will perform well in the initial and secondary markets for obvious reason. Whether he will continue to release other properties on the Secret Network blockchain remains to be seen. No one is sure how the lawsuit will effect Tarantino’s NFTs, but the notoriety can only help. That was how I heard about it.

Website: https://tarantinonfts.com/ / Twitter: https://twitter.com/TarantinoNFTs

“Secret Network and Secret NFTs provide a whole new world of connecting fans and artists and I’m thrilled to be a part of that.” ~ QT

If I was endowed with such a disposable income that I could have fun collecting NFTs, I would certainly try to snaffle all instances of screen direction that involved car trunks or feet (film buffs get it).

The first time I heard about an established creator making money selling NFTs was in October 2020. José Delbo, an 87-year-old former DC comic artist in the ‘70s and early ‘80s, auctioned 914 Wonder Woman NFTs in four days, culminating in a profit of $1.85 million. He too faced backlash.

“Heroines – Weight of the World” sold for almost $300,000.

Naturally this event got the attention of DC Comics and Marvel, not just because José Delbo made bank (good on him), but because the fictional character was a trademarked property. If commissioned artwork gets a pass then it seems a double-standard that there should be any talk of lawsuit for creators, seeing as contracts as old as José Delbo’s would not have covered blockchains or art as non-fungible tokens. I would stand by the argument that the artist and their craftsmanship is what gives a drawing value and drives interest in buyers. But I digress; read more of José Delbo’s story here: https://gizmodo.com/dc-comics-tells-artists-to-stay-out-of-nft-business-or-1846466427

Blockchain technology and what it allows users to generate and share is going to be something transformational, and not just for artists and tech-savvy collectors in-the-know. Expect to hear more NFT coverage from all major networks in the coming year as more retailers and industries trial decentralized finance (DeFi) options. The literary landscape will not go unaffected either.

PULP FICTION is a good film, but I’d rather spend fiat money on actual pulp fiction—far less stress than an auction and more surprise than a Big Kahuna Burger.

~ by Fionnlagh on January 22, 2022.

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