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Kill Bill References Guide/Tarantino Films

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A list of references to QT's own movies that can be found in Kill Bill.

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

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  • As the sheriff walks into the destroyed wedding chapel with bodies on the floor, the radio starts. Before it gets to the right song, someone can be heard singing "Dónde Està". In the Reservoir Dogs torture scene, the same sound bite is heard before Mr. Blonde changes the station to K-BILLY.
  • The black/white suits

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  • The trunk shot

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  • The toilet scene

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True Romance (1993) Directed by Tony Scott

  • Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino

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  • On the wall in Budd's trailer hangs a poster for Mr. Majestyk (1974). In True Romance, Drexl (Gary Oldman) refers to Clarence as "Motherfuckin' Charlie Bronson: Mr. Majestyk."

Pulp Fiction (1994)

  • During the scene at the House of Blue Leaves, right before The Bride cuts off Sofie's arm, she tells O-Ren that they have "unfinished business." The close up camera angle of The Bride's lips is the same angle Quentin Tarantino used in Pulp Fiction when Mia told Vincent (through a microphone) that she'd be down "in two shakes of a lamb's tail."

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  • At the beginning of the scene where the sheriff walks into the church after the wedding massacre, there is music playing. When the singers say "Donde esta" there is a static sound like a radio changing station. Quentin used this same sound effect in the opening credits of Pulp Fiction to change from "Misirlou" to "Jungle Boogie".
  • When the Bride says the word "square" to Vernita, she draws three sides of a square in the air with her finger. Uma Thurman's character in Pulp Fiction did nearly the same thing, except drew all 4 sides of the square.

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  • A violent wake up

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  • The black/white suits

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  • The white Honda that Butch crashes in Pulp Fiction and that is driven in Jackie Brown is seen at the parking lot of the strip club Budd works at as the title of Chapter 7 appears.

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  • The black/white suits.

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  • Bare feet

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  • The finger shot

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  • The bathroom scene

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Natural Born Killers (1994) Directed by Oliver Stone

  • Tarantino has openly stated he doesnt like this film.

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From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Directed by Robert Rodriguez

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  • Trunk shot

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  • Bare feet

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Jackie Brown (1997)

  • The animated map

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  • The trunk shot

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  • Bare feet shot

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  • The bathroom scene

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  • The white Honda Civic

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  • Corpse view

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Tarantino Brands in Kill Bill