*I wrote most of the words, except where noted. I shamelessly cribbed all these anon pics from the internet and I am sorry. If you see this and want credit for anything, let me know.
I hadn’t seen a simple timeline of all the various stuff that links all of Quentin Tarantino’s movies together. So here it is, in boring, linear, concise format. I am taken these things for granted. Tarantino has confirmed almost all of this, but I am being fairly matter of fact. Yes, there’s the kahuna burger and apple cigarettes that appear all over his films. Yes. But there’s more….
At the bottom, you will also see that people have spent way more time than me, figuring out that John Shaft’s universe is connected via Django and Broomhilda… Shaft is their descendant. Her surname is “Von Shaft”. Then there’s the Elmore Leanord universe…. so yeah, I am sure I missing some stuff. Let me know!
1) Django Unchained –
Tarantino confirms that his universe is linked in this film, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3b2dH6n3Qg
Christopher Walken, “Koons”, aka watch up the rear gent from Pulp Fiction is a descendant of the guy from the poster.
But, the minor character could be this minor too:
a comment from that article about Tarantino’s interwoven realities:
“””””The ‘minor character’ QT mentioned is probably that of Paula Schultz, the woman who’s grave Beatrix was buried in in Kill Bill…her tombstone indicates that she died in the late 1800’s, which would have been the time King Schultz died naturally if he wasn’t killed…so, she was probably a wife…””””””””
Kill Bill’s Beatrix was in Schult’z wife’s grave. This wouldn’t fit with Quentin’s “Movie movie universe” theory of Kill Bill being a movie his characters would watch in his reality. But as you will see later about Lawman McGraw, there’s crossover character’s so I think it’s pretty loose.
2) Inglorious Basterds:
Cracked theory extrapolated on Reddit here: http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ubaqq/what_fan_theories_have_blown_your_mind_with_their/c4tzvnn
but *VERY* summed up:
Donny “The Jew Bear” Donowitz brutally kills Hitler in a movie theatre in QT’s “real” reality. The following years have a movie and pop culture obsessed, violence desensitized, public who celebrate theatres as holy places… and are used to absolutely brutal violence in most ways. There’s the reality of Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, etc… and the movies that those people would see are Death Proof, Kill Bill, From Dusk to Dawn (which are all extremely violent by QT’s standards, and the products over a hyperviolent world).
But the public has been desensitized.. For example- Jules and Verne don’t flinch when the kid’s head gets blown off in Pulp Fiction… they actually just seem annoyed. Or Butch with the gimp scene and killing people, or Vega in Reservoir Dogs casually cutting a cop’s ear off and joking around about it. The public eats up violence… and the mind blower:
Donny The Jew Bear Donowitz, WWII Hitler killing hero, is True Romance’s Lee Donowitz’s father. Remember that movie producer who was producing war movies? Would it be surprising that a hero’s son would end up producing violent war films like “Bring ’em Home in a Body Bag”.
Brad Pitt’s stoner character on the couch of True Romance was “the grandson of Sergeant Donnie Donowitz from Inglourious Basterds” per IMDB
3) Reservoir Dogs
Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction and Mr Blond, aka Vic Vega from Reservoir Dogs were brothers. Tarantino was going to write a hitmen brother prequel, but they got too old. Look! he internet had fun with pics:
The diamonds in Reservoir Dogs are in the briefcase in Pulp Fiction. In Reservoir Dogs, Big Joe says he is going to unload the diamonds on a guy “Marcellus”.
Harvey Keitel, in Reservoir Dogs, said he had a partner named Alabama, as well… which links Reservoir Dogs and True Romance.
And Blond’s parole officer was named Scagnetti, like the name of the cop hunting Mallor and Mickey Knox in Natural Born Killers. But that’s probably a “movie movie”, and they are probably not related?
4) Pulp Fiction
Butch’s samurai sword is related to Beatrix’s?
Mia Wallace’s failed TV show plot, “Fox Force Five” sounds an awful lot like the plot for Kill Bill.
5) Kill Bill
Earl McGraw, lawman, is also in Death Proof and From Dusk to Dawn, as a crossover character.
There’s a theory that The Wolf from Pulp Fiction will turn up in Kill Bill 3 as the villain. Not sure that’s true, but hey, why not. This is born from the fact that QT called him a crossover character, yet we’ve only seen him once.
What did I miss? To be updated. OH YES… and here’s what was really inside the briefcase in Pulp Fiction: