Small Details Fans Noticed In Tarantino Fight Scenes

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To fans of Quentin Tarantino, this shouldn't come as much of a shock: his films are quite violent. And where there's violence, there are often a few fights. Tarantino is a master of callbacks, crossovers, and hidden details, so it's no wonder that his fight scenes come with some surprises. Thankfully, fans online have kept a close eye on these little details so the rest of us can sit back and enjoy the blood splatter. For example, when Butch feels compelled to save Marsellus in Pulp Fiction, a busted sign for "Killian's Red" and the "Z" on Zed's key chain add up to read "Kill Zed." In Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Cliff's daydream fight with Bruce Lee reveals itself partway through when the extras watching them suddenly disappear. Some of these details even have some precise timing. In Kill Bill: Volume 1, O-Ren Ishii tells The Bride she won't last five minutes in a fight with her. Fortunately, The Bride kills O-Ren in four minutes and fifty-nine seconds.

Check out this list of small details from Quentin Tarantino fight scenes, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


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    8 VOTES

    A Neon Sign And Keys Lead Butch To Kill Zed in 'Pulp Fiction'

    From 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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    6 VOTES

    Pai Mei Kills Elle With The Bride's Arm In 'Kill Bill'

    From Redditor u/BrianWinterheart:

    In Kill Bill Vol.2, 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.

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    6 VOTES

    The Bear Jew Beats Nazis With A Memorial Bat In 'Inglorious Basterds'

    From Redditor u/Adrian_Bock:

    In Inglorious Basterds, the baseball bat used by Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz to beat Nazi soldiers to death with is covered in names written by the people of his Jewish neighborhood in Boston. They are the names of their loved ones in Europe who have been exterminated.

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    5 VOTES

    Django Gives Stephen A Real Limp In 'Django Unchained'

    From Redditor u/DeadyDeadshot:

    In Django Unchained's final scene, when Django realizes that Steven the butler was faking his limp to avoid labor, the first thing Django does is make him taste the real pain of limping.

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    4 VOTES

    The Bride Quotes Pai Mei When Fighting The Crazy 88 In 'Kill Bill'

    From Redditor u/JMartin8494:

    In Kill Bill Vol. 1, The Bride tells the Crazy 88 to leave behind their limbs, claiming 'they belong to me now.' This is a direct reference to her first sparring session with Pai Mei. He refused to let go of her arm, claiming the same ownership.

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    3 VOTES

    The Bride Doesn't Need To Last Five Minutes In 'Kill Bill'

    From Redditor u/MooshGuy:

    In Kill Bill Vol.1, O-Ren Ishii warns The Bride she might not last five minutes in a fight. She loses the duel, in a fight sequence that lasts exactly 4 minutes and 59 seconds.