For almost as long as they’ve all existed, there have been a bunch of theories surrounding Quentin Tarantino movies and pretty much every little thing that happens in them.
One of the prevailing themes has been that the movies all take place in the same universe (one of my favourites belongs to a friend who says that Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction take place at the same time – that’s why there aren’t any cops in Pulp Fiction because they’re all dealing with the bank robbery in Reservoir Dogs) and Quentin Tarantino has finally confirmed that this is the case. Sort of.
What he actually says is that there are two universes – the universe that the movies take place in, and also the movie universe within that universe where his more historic and outlandish movies take place. The man himself explains it better than I can:
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There is actually two separate universes.
There is the realer than real universe, alright, and all the characters inhabit that one. But then there’s this movie universe.
So From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill, they all take place in this special movie universe.
So when all the characters of Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction, when they go to the movies, Kill Bill is what they go to see. From Dusk Till Dawn is what they see.
Great. I’m lad he’s kinda cleared that up. I suppose the next question would whether movies like Django/Hateful Eight/Inglorious Bastards are set in the movie universe or the real universe considering they take place in the past, but there are probably enough hints that it’s the real universe to go with that one. For example, Lee Donowitz from True Romance being the son of Donny “The Bear Jew” Donowitz from Inglorious Bastards, and there are hints that Tim Roth’s character in The Hateful Eight is related to someone else from Inglorious Bastards.
There’s also this Mia Wallace monologue from Pulp Fiction that pretty much describes her starring in Kill Bill, although it was a pilot called Fox Force Five in that movie:
So yeah, that’s that. Kinda – maybe Fox Force Five made the jump to the big screen or something? You can all go and work on some other Quentin Tarantino theories now if you want.
As for the man himself, did you hear what his favourite movie of 2015 was?