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Watch: Every Pop Culture Reference from Quentin Tarantino's Films

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January 2, 2013
Source: College Humor

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For many movie lovers, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained was one of the cinematic highlights of 2012. We dug it here too, since it ended up on Jeremy and my Top Ten Films of the Year list. Tarantino loves sneaking in little references to his own films here and there - though I haven't quite figured out Django's connection to the big picture yet - but it's no secret that the writer/director made his mark by incorporating other pop culture elements into his movies over the years. College Humor has put together a video that places every reference from films QT has either written or directed in chronological order. Watch!

Here's College Humor's video in full, which collects every Tarantino pop culture reference:

The colorful decade counter on the bottom right is my favorite part of this video, and it's fascinating how much that thing slows to a crawl from the '60s all the way right up through the '80s. It practically doesn't move as characters bounce around in conversations involving the Fantastic Four, to Jerry Lewis, to Guns of the Navarrone. We knew that QT was pretty much obsessed with pop culture, but it's cool to see it broken down so specifically to see what eras he even prefers to reference over others.

We'll have to wait and see if someone decides to update this with any references that were in Django Unchained once that movie hits Blu-ray/DVD. In the meantime, Tarantino is busy talking up Killer Crow, possible third entry into his historical trilogy. To find out more about Tarantino here at FirstShowing, read Jeremy's full review of Django Unchained and listen to The Golden Briefcase #138 in which the guys are joined by AICN's Eric Vespe to talk about the Tarantino XX box set that came out just last year. Cool?

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  • RunningStills
    The closest thing to a connection I could find was Dr. King Shultz (Django) and the lonely grave of Paula Shultz (Kill Bill 2)...
    • Greg dinskisk
      NICE find!!!!!!!!!! So would that mean that it's possible for Kiddo and Schultz to be related? Kiddo probably wasn't the character's real name, just the name she went by in the assassins ring... A little bit of a stretch, but that works!
  • grimjob
    Pretty cool. Makes me want to watch all his films again.
  • Cody W
    Wait....wasnt True Romance a Tony Scoot film?
    • Moutchy
      Screenplay written by Tarantino. Same with From Dusk Till Dawn, which was directed by Rodriguez.
  • David Banner
    Cool vid, but where are the quotes from My Best Friend's Birthday (1987), Past Midnight (1992), It's Pat (1994), Natural Born Killers (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), The Rock (1996), Curdled (1996), Sin City (2005), Planet Terror (2007) ?
    • David Banner
      Ah, and those CSI episodes. Could be more.
  • Efrainc
    What about Jules calling pumpkin Ringo from pulp fiction... I know my shit

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