John Travolta has lashed out at Hollywood's big studio culture, accusing them of ruining good scripts 'by committee".

The 50-year-old actor is adamant that, had the seminal classic Pulp FICTION been made by a big studio instead of then-fledging independent Miramax, his character, Vincent Vega, would have turned out very different.

Travolta claims studio committees would have questioned why the hitman's hair was so long and why he was "shuffling" in director Quentin Tarantino's 1994 classic.

He says, "It's a disaster. When you do a small independent film, you say you will agree to this but if they change a word, you won't do it.

"With the studios you can do it to a degree, but there' not a guarantee that there won't be a committee input, removing a scene, adding a scene, manipulating it."

06/09/2004 13:59