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How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-15 22:07:07 Reply

Alright, any diehard Quentin Tarantino fan should know that a certain number of his movies take place in the same, canonical world. It's been speculated about how many movies actually make up this "universe", although the actual number is unconfirmed. (As far as I know, the only two confirmed by Tarantino himself have been Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.)

Which Tarantino movies do you believe are part of the same universe?

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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-15 22:07:51 Reply

could be possible man. all his movies have the same groove.


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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-15 22:08:32 Reply

I read something on Cracked about it. Apparently, most, if not all of his movies, share the same universe.


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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-15 22:17:05 Reply

At 3/15/13 10:08 PM, Grotty wrote: I read something on Cracked about it. Apparently, most, if not all of his movies, share the same universe.

What about Kill Bill? I don't know, that one seems a little extreme to be placed in a universe with Reservoir Dogs IMO.

Then again, I'm not Tarantino.

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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-15 22:20:45 Reply

At 3/15/13 10:17 PM, T3XT wrote:
At 3/15/13 10:08 PM, Grotty wrote: I read something on Cracked about it. Apparently, most, if not all of his movies, share the same universe.
What about Kill Bill? I don't know, that one seems a little extreme to be placed in a universe with Reservoir Dogs IMO.

Then again, I'm not Tarantino.

Well, you have the Vega brothers, they connect Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. The Bear Jew from Inglourious Basterds connects that movie to True Romance. Red Apple Cigarettes connects Kill Bill to Pulp Fiction, From Dusk Till Dawn, etcetera.

It goes on and on and on and on.


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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-15 22:28:30 Reply

Lol, I'm watching Death Proof and they just mentioned Big Kahuna Burger.

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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-15 23:13:07 Reply

Here's the deal: there are two universes in Tarantino's work:
One is the "real" universe (Django Unchained, Inglorious Basterds, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown) and the other is a "movieverese" which is basically the movies the characters from his other films enjoy (Kill Bill, From Dusk Till Dawn, Death Proof).


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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 00:27:25 Reply

None / who cares

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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 00:28:36 Reply

At 3/15/13 11:13 PM, creepyboy wrote: Here's the deal: there are two universes in Tarantino's work:
One is the "real" universe (Inglorious Basterds)

you must be one retarded son of a bitch

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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 00:36:33 Reply

I think he just likes putting little references in his films and whatnot

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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 00:40:20 Reply

At 3/16/13 12:36 AM, Entice wrote: I think he just likes putting little references in his films and whatnot

I'd do that if I made movies


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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 00:42:51 Reply

At 3/16/13 12:42 AM, Ma1achi wrote:
At 3/16/13 12:40 AM, Xenomit wrote:
At 3/16/13 12:36 AM, Entice wrote: I think he just likes putting little references in his films and whatnot
I'd do that if I made movies
You won't though will you, probably won't amount to anything.

I don't want to amount to anything


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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 00:46:17 Reply

At 3/16/13 12:42 AM, Ma1achi wrote:
At 3/16/13 12:40 AM, Xenomit wrote:
At 3/16/13 12:36 AM, Entice wrote: I think he just likes putting little references in his films and whatnot
I'd do that if I made movies
You won't though will you, probably won't amount to anything.

God damn you're a spiteful little cunt

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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 00:47:44 Reply

At 3/16/13 12:44 AM, Ma1achi wrote:
At 3/16/13 12:42 AM, Xenomit wrote: I don't want to amount to anything
Why would you?

Ah, that's better than asking "Why not?"

Then I would have been able to say a bunch of bullshit, but I can't say anything to the question you have presented before me


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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 00:54:46 Reply

At 3/16/13 12:52 AM, Ma1achi wrote: you would rather use your cleverness to manipulate others than to produce something positive.

Yes, I would


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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 01:10:29 Reply

At 3/16/13 12:56 AM, Ma1achi wrote: You are a bad person then

I am aware of this

of course you will probably respond saying "Yes, I know."

You catch on to posting habits really quickly


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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 04:58:58 Reply

Fun fact: Django is supposed to be Shaft's ancestor :P

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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 05:56:37 Reply

Pretty small, considering the lack of science fiction movies.

I'm guessing the Dune universe is the biggest of them all.

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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 09:19:45 Reply

To be honest, I've never looked at Tarantino's films that way and this sounds a bit like over analysing to me. I've watched most of his films multiple times and I've never spotted any strong hints that his films are connected (other than Kill Bill 1 and 2 obviously).

Maybe Tarantino said something like Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs being in the same "universe", but my guess is that it's either a prank or he meant something else.


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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 09:49:51 Reply

I like to believe it's all in the same universe.

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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 10:05:17 Reply

Interesting parallel: Due to crossover episodes, many many TV shows from the 80s and 90s actually take place entirely in the mind of an autistic boy.

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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 10:38:06 Reply

As big as his ego.


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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 10:41:47 Reply

It's about 6, 6 and 1/2

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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 11:31:57 Reply

I haven't seen enough to think about it. It's easy to say movies are in the same universe. It just depends on if they are realistic for movies to be linked together. The only series I know to be linked to others are Seth McFarlane's cartoons.


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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 12:29:19 Reply

At 3/16/13 12:28 AM, FBIpolux wrote:
At 3/15/13 11:13 PM, creepyboy wrote: Here's the deal: there are two universes in Tarantino's work:
One is the "real" universe (Inglorious Basterds)
you must be one retarded son of a bitch

you must be the retarded if you don't get what I mean. I put "real" in quotations because it is the real universe of HIS movies not the real, real universe ; I know the ending of Basterds has NOTHING to do with the real ending of World War II and how Hitler really died, but if you think about it, it makes sense in the "Tarantinoverse":Ending the World War II in such a violent way would explain why every character in his other films is so desensitized to violence, and the fact that Hitler was brutally shot and burned alive during a hijacked film premiere would explain why his characters (mobsters, payed assassins, drug dealers and such) are so obsessed about pop culture.


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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-16 13:33:46 Reply

It's probably not that big as some other places, because the stuff in Quentin Tarantino's Universe don't usually involve saving the world or supervillians or anything like that. Seeing as how nearly all of his movies could take place in everyday life (excluding some theories of course), it wouldn't be that difficult. Now, for the shows on Cartoon Network to take place in one Universe as some have suggested, THAT would be completely insane.


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Response to How big is Tarantino's "universe"? 2013-03-17 01:30:36 Reply

Finished watching Death Proof, and....

Wow. That sucked ass.

I'm very disappointed in Tarantino right now.