Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film directed by Quentin Tarantino and written by Tarantino and Roger Avary. It was released to critical and public acclaim and is regarded by many as a milestone in movie history, helping to establish an ascendant independent film movement in the United States. Its fragmented storyline, eclectic dialogue, irony and camp influences, unorthodox camerawork, and numerous pop culture references have since colored countless movies. Tarantino and Avary won Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and the film was nominated for seven in total, including Best Picture. The film runs in non-chronological order, as almost all of Tarantino's films do. This style of telling a story in a discontinuous order became a popular film trend that was widely mimicked throughout the 90s.