a wax museum with a pulse

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VicNicSor

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Russian
Vincent and Mia are in Jack Rabbit Slim's, a West Hollywood 1950s-themed restaurant.
MIA: What do you think?
VINCENT: I think it's like a wax museum with a pulse.
Pulp Fiction, movie

What do you think "pulse" refer to? Is it understood literally, or does "pulse" refer to the music that the band's playing there?
Thanks.
 
  • VicNicSor

    Banned
    Russian
    Of course I know what a wax museum is!:)

    But "pulse" also has this meaning "a strong regular beat in music", and in that restaurant they have live bands playing music. Or is that absolutely irrelevant?...
     

    Jimbob_Disco

    Senior Member
    British English
    I think that that is irrelevant, particularly as there's no mention of a band (or any other form of music) in the extract you gave us!
     

    autnagrag

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    américain, comme disent les français
    “Pulse” makes for a better sentence by reason of its abruptness. The same idea could be conveyed by “a wax museum with figures that breathe.” This is, however, much more clumsy.
     
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