23 Small But Poignant Details In Quentin Tarantino's Films That We Never Noticed Before

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Quentin Tarantino has one of the most well-loved filmographies by movie lovers, from the classics like Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs to his modern masterpieces like Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. Tarantino's attention to detail and penchant for creating continuity across multiple films is nearly unparalleled. From consistent plot devices to wardrobe pieces that serve as call backs, here are some of the details that fans noticed about the movies in Tarantino's cinematic universe.


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    Subliminal Messages In 'Pulp Fiction'

    Subliminal Messages In 'Pulp Fiction'
    Photo: Pulp Fiction / Miramax Films

    Posted by Redditor u/ItzToxicHazer:

    When Butch escapes the pawn shop in Pulp Fiction he sees a neon sign that says 'Killian’s Red', but as some of the letters are missing it reads 'Kill ed'. Picking up Zed's keys, Butch looks at the 'Z' on the keyring, subliminally spelling out 'Kill Zed'. It's then that Butch goes to save Marcellus.

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    Using The German Method Of Counting In 'Django Unchained'

    Using The German Method Of Counting In 'Django Unchained'
    Photo: Django Unchained / The Weinstein Company/Columbia Pictures

    Posted by Redditor u/upsidedownpenguin96:

    In Django Unchained (2012), Dr. King Schultz gestures "two" with his fingers the way a real German person would, counting with his thumb first. This detail is also a major plot point in another Tarantino film, Inglorious Basterds (2009).

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    Meeting The Original Django In 'Django Unchained'

    Meeting The Original Django In 'Django Unchained'
    Photo: Django Unchained / The Weinstein Company/Columbia Pictures

    Posted by Redditor u/XaosVI:

    In Django Unchained (2012), Django meets a character played by Franco Nero who asks him to spell his name. Django spells out his name and comments the "D" is silent. Nero's character replies that he knows already-because Franco Nero played the original Django (1966) who largely inspired this film.

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    Genealogy In 'Inglourious Basterds' And 'The Hateful Eight'

    Genealogy In 'Inglourious Basterds' And 'The Hateful Eight'
    Photo: The Hateful Eight/Inglourious Basterds / The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures

    Posted by Redditor u/this_justin__:

    In The Hateful Eight (2015) Oswaldo Mobray’s (Tim Roth) real name is revealed to be English Pete Hicox. This makes him the great-great grandfather of Inglorious Basterds (2009) character Lieutenant Archie Hicox. Tim Roth confirmed this in a Washington Post interview on December 15th of 2015.

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    'Pulp Fiction's' Accuracy Associated With Bathroom Scenes

    'Pulp Fiction's' Accuracy Associated With Bathroom Scenes
    Photo: Pulp Fiction / Miramax Films

    Posted by Redditor u/PoglaTheGrate:

    In Pulp Fiction, Vincent Vega is constantly on the toilet. One of the side effects of heroin abuse is constipation.

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    How A Role Is Credited In 'Pulp Fiction'

    How A Role Is Credited In 'Pulp Fiction'
    Photo: Pulp Fiction / Miramax Films

    Posted by Redditor u/TotallyMarios:

    I can see Tarantino laughing his a** off to himself while writing this dialogue.

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