5 Things You Didn’t Know About Quentin Tarantino Movies.
Quentin Tarantino movies are famous for being intensely violent, and have undoubtedly influenced many young and to-be filmmakers (like me). His hyper-realistic and witty dialogues give his films a natural appeal and the breathtaking attention he has to detail, make them masterpieces of cinematography. Arguably, he is one of the most famous directors in the pop culture history. Love him or otherwise, there’s no denying that QT is a natural born filmmaker. Since his beginning with 92’s Reservoir Dogs, he has crafted a slew of films that have consistently amazed, and occasionally offended, audience around the world. To celebrate the culture he attempts to create, here are 5 things you didn’t know about his movies! Of course, I won’t count his middle name -“Jerome”- as something you didn’t know.
1) You can watch Pulp Fiction chronologically. Well, kind of!
The narrative sentence of the masterpiece, like many other QT films, plays out of sequence. After watching the movie closely a couple of time, I figured the movie is easy enough to be broken down into seven distinct sections: a prologue, an epilogue, two preludes, and three large segments, which can be ordered into a chronological narrative. Don’t believe me? Here’s an infographic.
2) Max goes to see his own movie in Jackie Brown.
When Max walks out of the movie theater in the beginning of the film, the movie he went to see is Jackie Brown. How do I know this? Well, Quentin always leaves clues for the smart ones in his movies. Okay, the song that is playing over the credits (“Across 110th Street” by Bobby Womack) is the same that plays over the actual credits. Does that mean, Max knew how to steal the money all along because he had already watched the ending of the movie? In your face, Inception!
3) Inglourious Basterds was almost called Once Upon a Time in Nazi-Occupied France.
Tarantino refers and pays homage to a lot of Westerns in his films, and almost named Inglourious Basterds after one (no names taken). Well, the actual title is obviously misspelled and a fan theory around the street is the misspelling is because Lt. Aldo Raine can’t spell. Whereas the truth is, he just wrote the title that way he would want the audience to pronounce it!
4) Robert Rodriguez directed parts of Pulp Fiction.
When Tarantino was on screen as Jimmie, someone else had to be behind the camera- and that someone was the frequent collaborator Rodriguez. And many say, in order to return the favor, Rodriguez let Quentin Tarantino shoot some scenes of his dream project, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
5) Whatever explanation you’ve heard about the Reservoir Dogs’ title is wrong!
Tarantino expressed to potential investors that “reservoir dog” was a gangster term from French films like Breathless, and that it meant “rat.” That wasn’t true; Tarantino just knew that investors would want an explanation for the title, and that they wouldn’t know those films well enough to contradict him. He pulled off a smart move and the title is a secret till date!
I’m not sure if you didn’t know about these 5 things about his movies, but let’s face it- You didn’t know his middle name is “Jereome”!