It’s a well-known fact amongst discerning film fans that the
movies of Quentin Tarantino are often sneakily interlinked. Collectively dubbed
the Tarantino-verse, his multi-layered and self-referential films are full of
little Easter eggs like recurring characters or fictional brands and
blink-and-you’ll-miss-it nods to each other.
The Tarantino-verse goes deeper than most cinematic
universes, however. In fact, the director himself has confirmed that the wider
universe can be divided into two sub-universes. Firstly, there’s the Realer
Than Real Universe which includes films like Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs
and takes place in Tarantino’s version of the real world.
Secondly, we have the
Movie Movie Universe made up of his often more outlandish and hyper-violent
films like From Dusk till Dawn, Grindhouse and Kill Bill which are the kind of
movies characters from his Realer Than Real Universe would go see at the
Given how interconnected Tarantino’s films and universes
are, it’s no wonder they’re such rich pickings for fan theories. Coming up are
some of the best theories about the Tarantino-verse the internet has to offer,
from the mysterious contents of the Pulp Fiction briefcase to why there are a
baffling amount of close-up foot shots in Tarantino films.