Well, after Tarantino decided “Kill Bill” would have various mixings of Kung Fu, Samurai, Spaghetti Westerns, and Gorehouse film elements, I sat down and watched my favorite trilogy ever filmed, not Star Wars, or the uncompleted Matrix and LOTR epics, nor The Godfather. I kicked back and followed the exploits of Sergio Leone’s protagonist, The Man With No Name((Clint Eastwood of course)), through “A Fistful of Dollars”, “For A Few Dollars More”, and “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”.
While watching these flicks, I verified something that had been nagging me since I’d purchased the 10 Year Special Edition Reservoir Dogs DVD, Vic Vega’s name for the heist, Mr. Blonde. Mr. Blonde seems to me to have been a kind of direct homage to Eastwood’s character, who throught out “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” is called Blondie.
Vic Vega, and Blondie seem to have a couple of similarities I noticed, first of all, they’re gunmen with apparently no remorse in their killings.
Nice Guy Eddy actually calls Mr. Blonde Blondie at one point of the film, as he’s telling Mr. White and Mr. Pink to go with him to move the cars, and Mr. Blonde to stay with Mr. Orange and the cop.
Both, apparently have a love of torture and pyschological abuse seen on Blondie’s part through all three movies as he enjoys mind-fucking his antagonists, as well as his treatment to Tuco, The Ugly in “TGTB&TU”, leaving him stranded in a desert with no water, and then in the end, leaving him near-strangled on a noose, as he stands tip-toed on a rickety cross, watching Blondie ride away. In “Reservoir Dogs”, we only see a small portion of Vic’s life, but he states that ‘Torturing amuses him’, and for fuck’s sake, he carries a straight-razor in his boot, how many men do you know who do that?
And, they’ve both spent time in prison, not really a huge deal, but in “TGTB&TU”, as well as " 'Dogs" it is either mentioned, or shown in the film.
I’m sure there’s probably more similarities I could find, but those were the ones I knew off the top of my head, can anyone else around here think of any?