What the f**k is that? In Pulp Fiction, a movie full of iconic imagery and great monologues, he has easily the worst of both of those things, spending the entire time in a boring-ass mid shot without particularly good lighting. Now compare that to even a static image from Christopher Walken's legendary "uncomfortable watch" monologue.
Look at that. Careful warm lighting (standard movie shorthand for flashback), shot from below to indicate that the first-person POV is that of a child, presenting the valuable object in the foreground but keeping the speaker in focus. It's a wonderfully composed scene, and it makes you wonder why Tarantino, a guy who loves seeing himself on screen, doesn't seem to bother.