The Other 'Pulp Fiction' Writer Arrested in Car Slay

Roger Avary, the guy who wrote 'Pulp Fiction' but isn't Quentin Tarantino, was arrested for killing a man in a car. He was charged with vehicular manslaughter and DUI on Sunday after a fatal car crash. The life of Avary, a direct descendent of a Canadian pirate, is a parable of Hollywood's need for oppositional characters like Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield, Art Buchwald and Paramount Pictures, or Quentin and Avary. Though after 'Pulp Fiction' Avary went on to write 'Killing Zoe' and 'Rules of Attraction' by the time of the accident, the last project he had worked on was that shitty animated version of 'Beowulf'. And then he got drunk, drove and killed a man. In fact, it would make a great non-linear neo-noir movie except the only one to write it is in jail.