Since the early 1990s, Quentin Tarantino has made some of the most critically-acclaimed, stylized, and violent films of all time. A two-time Best Original Screenplay Academy Award winner for Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained, his talents as a storyteller are matched by few. One of his greatest skills is his use of foreshadowing, which plays a major role in nearly all of his films. Sometimes it's hidden and easy to miss, like in Pulp Fiction, where Jules can be heard laying the groundwork for his retirement in the background of the opening diner scene. Other times it's part of the set design. In Reservoir Dogs, a painting of "St. Sebastian of Vienna" represents the fate of Marvin the police officer. There are even moments when foreshadowing comes in the form of a sight gag, like when Django takes some target practice on a snowman's sensitive area in Django Unchained.
If you love his work and want to get clued into some of the little details that make it so great, check out this list of genius foreshadowing moments in Quentin Tarantino's films.
- 116 VOTES
Pai Mei Gets His Revenge Through The Bride's Arm In 'Kill Bill Vol. 2'
In Kill Bill Vol.2 (2004), Pai Mei indirectly fulfills his own revenge against Elle after she kills him, since he claims the Bride's right arm as his own after their first fight. The Bride uses the same arm to pluck out Elle's eye later in the film.Brilliant foreshadowing?
- 237 VOTES
Jules Talk About Quitting "The Life" In The Opening Scene Of 'Pulp Fiction'
From Redditor /u/jeje17j:
In the opening sequence of Pulp Fiction (1994) with Honey Bunny (Amanda Plummer) and Pumpkin (Tim Roth), Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) can be heard talking about quitting "the life," and Vincent (John Travolta) can be seen walking to the bathroom.Brilliant foreshadowing?
- 317 VOTES
A Painting Previews Marvin's Torture In 'Reservoir Dogs'
Reservoir Dogs (1992): the painting of the bound and tortured man behind Vic is "St. Sebastian of Vienna," which is very similar to the fate that befalls the cop he later ties up and tortures.Brilliant foreshadowing?
- 434 VOTES
Django's Target Practice Previews A Brutal Shot In 'Django Unchained'
From Redditor /u/foxynipz:
In Django Unchained (2012) when Django is learning to shoot he uses bottles as targets in a snowman. One target is located on the snowman’s groin. Later in the movie Django shoots a man's [member] off.Brilliant foreshadowing?