Tarantino's and Bender's company is called A Band Apart, after Bande a Part (Band of Outsiders), the 1964 film about two hoods and a femme fatale that Jean-Luc Godard
based on an American paperback novel. But where Godard used pulp fiction as an excuse to discuss the philosophy of the boulevards
and the boudoir
, Tarantino is true to the genre's moral muscularity; he's interested in the philosophy of the abattoir
. His tough guys chat about life's iniquities
, about hamburgers, the Bible, the ethics of foot massage, the perfidy
of women. Sometimes they sound like catty old fishwives. But this is a very male form of gossip — verbal machismo. With their edgy patter
, the guys test themselves, their friends, their victims …
boudoir = a lady's bedroom or private sitting room.
abattoir = A public slaughterhouse for cattle, sheep, etc.
perfidy = Deliberate breach of faith; calculated violation of trust.
patter = A quick succession of slight sounds; as, the patter of To mutter; as prayers. The language or oratory of a street peddler, conjurer, or the like, hence, glib talk; a voluble harangue.