Proof Quentin Tarantino is actually an alien from a type 3 civilisation just hanging out here, amusing himself.

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Every self-respecting Tarantino fan knows about the link between Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs … but it turns out that the connections between his movies go much, much deeper than that.

In Pulp Fiction, John Travolta plays a guy called Vincent Vega. In Reservoir Dogs, most of the characters are known only by their code names – except Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen), who happens to be called Vic Vega. Coincidence? Nope, Tarantino has confirmed that they are brothers, and at one point he even considered doing a prequel about the two before they died in their respective movies (though he says it’s unlikely now because of the actors’ ages).

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though. As you might recall, Tarantino’s movie Inglourious Basterds ends with the slightly unrealistic scene where Hitler is gunned to shit by a group of Nazi-hunting American Jews in 1944, rather than killing himself in his bunker the following year. If you ever wondered what the world would be like if World War II had really ended that way – well, it turns out Tarantino has been showing us that reality for the past 20 years.

You see, in Inglourious Basterds, Eli Roth plays a character called Donny “The Bear Jew” Donowitz.

And in True Romance (written by Tarantino), there’s a film producer called Lee Donowitz, who has been confirmed to be Donny’s son. One of the main characters in True Romance is a woman called Alabama – the same Alabama Mr. White mentions as a former partner in Reservoir Dogs. Since we’ve already linked Reservoir Dogs to Pulp Fiction, this means that almost every movie Tarantino has done is set in the Inglourious Basterds timeline. We could go even further and link all the rest through Tarantino’s fake brands, like those Red Apple cigarettes that appear in a lot of his movies (including Kill Bill).

It makes a sort of sense when you think about it – the world would be a very different place if Inglourious Basterds was historically accurate and everyone knew that the Nazis were defeated not through strategy and air power, but by sending a handful of pissed-off guys to do this

If that’s what you’re taught in school, it’s only natural that people should become desensitized to violence – for some, shooting someone in the face would be something you could do as you’re, say, making small talk about what type of hamburgers they have in Amsterdam.

Also, the fact that the Nazi high command was gunned down and/or burned alive during a hijacked film premiere would perhaps cause society to lend more importance to pop culture: It’s no coincidence that the son of the man who killed Hitler in a movie theater went on to become an important film industry figure. If people constantly stop to talk about comic book characters or ‘70s rock music trivia during incongruous moments, that’s because in this reality that’s some important, history-changing shit.

But IGN takes it a level further (above image from there):

In fact, we should give Tarantino more credit than that: he’s created two universes in one. Quentin has confirmed that From Dusk Till Dawn (which he co-wrote) and Kill Bill are “Movie movies” i.e. they’re films that the characters from his /other/ films enjoy. For instance, in the little-seen, Tarantino-produced drama Curdled, a character is seen watching the Gecko brothers from FDTD on TV. This goes some way to explaining their cartoonish violence and supernatural elements; it’s also why no one in Reservoir Dogs lives in fear of a vampire attack. The rest of Tarantino’s films exist in the ‘Realer Than Real’ universe, which is marginally less ludicrous but nonetheless abides by the rules of our world. Brands like Red Apple Cigarettes and Big Kahuna Burger might exist in both universes, but characters can’t cross between them.

This information leads you down all sorts of exciting paths. Is it feasible that, having watched Kill Bill and marvelled at The Bride’s expert swordsmanship, Pulp Fiction‘s Butch Coolidge had his eye drawn to the samurai blade in that ill-fated pawn shop? Even more out there: can it be mere coincidence that Mia Wallace’s description of her failed TV pilot, Fox Force Five, sounds so much like the plot of Kill Bill? Is it Uma Thurman playing The Bride, or Mia Wallace?

Hang on a minute. Maybe you noticed Michael Parks’ lawman drawling his way through From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill /and/ Death Proof? That’s Sheriff Earl McGraw, and he’s an exception to the rule. Tarantino considers him a crossover character, capable of existing in both the ‘Movie Movie’ universe and the ‘Realer Than Real’ universe. Why? Just to be difficult, we imagine. Tarantino also considers Harvey Keitel’s fixer ’The Wolf’ a crossover character (despite the fact his only appearance is in Pulp Fiction), so don’t be surprised if he turns up as the villain in Kill Bill Vol. 3 in the year 2024. We’re through the looking glass here, people.

BUT WAIT! Kill Bill is itself is built out of our own filmic universe:


Everything Is A Remix: KILL BILL from on Vimeo.

And that’s how Tarantino built his own multiverse for lulz.

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