In Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” the character Vincent Vega, portrayed by John Travolta, is seen reading the book “Modesty Blaise” during two distinct scenes.
“Modesty Blaise” is a work of fiction that debuted in 1965, originally as a comic strip before being adapted into a series of novels. The story revolves around the titular character, Modesty Blaise, a former criminal mastermind turned secret agent.
Tarantino’s choice to include this book in the film is more than a casual detail; it reflects his personal interest in the character and story.
In fact, Tarantino is such a fan of “Modesty Blaise” that he executive produced a direct-to-video adaptation titled “My Name is Modesty” in 2004.