I’ve always thought of Quentin Tarantino’s loopy masterpiece as a case of the parts being better than the sum of the whole. So I don’t see this reconstruction as sacrilege. It’s an interesting experiment that illustrates how editing can alter the dynamic of a film. Tarantino’s use of flashbacks and flash forwards in PF gave the movie a kind of metaphysical spin that ultimately proved to be hollow. A mind game not a mind expander. But it did inspire a lot of directors to attempt to replicate Tarantino’s time folding in on itself approach to editing.
Pulp Fiction begins in the middle, goes backwards and forwards further and further in time, before returning and ending in the middle.
Here’s what happens when the movie gets all linear on your ass.