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.
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A Painting Previews Marvin's Torture In 'Reservoir Dogs'
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