Tarantino Confirms Your Suspicions, All His Films Are Connected
After years of fan theories and debates, we can all breathe a sigh of relief knowing that all of Quentin Tarantino’s movies are, in fact, connected. The writer-director spoke to The Project this week and finally confirmed what we’ve all suspected for a long time now. “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.”
We can’t say we didn’t see it coming, as Tarantino’s films are rife with clues regarding a connected universe. Reservoir Dogs’ Vic Vega was Pulp Fiction’s Vincent Vega’s brother; Pulp Fiction’s Mia Wallace described the characters of a fictional pilot she filmed that later appear in the Kill Bill movies; True Romance’s Lee Donowitz is the son of Inglorious Basterd’s Donnie Donowitz; and when Mr. White says that he worked with a girl named Alabama, he’s actually talking about True Romance’s Alabama. And throughout Tarantino’s films, no matter the time period, all of the characters smoke Red Apple cigarettes. But however concrete our suspicions were, we never had confirmation from the creator — until now.
As if his confession wasn’t enough to send you back home and binge-watch all his films while taking notes, maybe the next quote about his eighth feature film The Hateful Eight will. “I don’t want to say it point blank ‘boom,’ but if you’re a fan of my work and are familiar with it, you could be a bit of a detective,” said the sneaky genius. “I will say that there is one character amongst the eight that is related to one of my other characters in one of my other films. I can’t explain the relation, because that would tip my hat a little bit too much. The only other clue I can give… is that the actor was originally cast as that character in the other film but they weren’t able to do it due to a scheduling conflict.” We’d imagine that Reddit is going to go crazy trying to figure it out.
Last year Tarantino, told TIME of his plan to call it quits after his tenth film, and he re-confirmed it on Jimmy Kimmel while promoting The Hateful Eight. He said “If I only think that I only have two movies, well, that keeps it at the tip of the spear, if you know what I mean. That means those ones better be good and I better mean everything about them.” We’re already drawing up diagrams connecting his films, but what other loose ends will he tie up in his remaining two works? Time will tell!
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