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#1

My friend sent me this,i havent really read all of it but im guessing its not all true…but it sure is interesting if you’re bored





*John Travolta first met Quentin Tarantino to discuss his part in the film at Tarantino’s L.A. apartment. It was the same apartment in which Travolta once lived as a struggling Hollywood newcomer.

  •  Quentin Tarantino hesitated over the choice between the character he was going to play: Jimmie or Lance. He ended up choosing Jimmie's role because he wanted to be behind the camera in Mia's overdose scene.<br/>
    
  •  Tarantino originally wrote the role of Jules specifically for Samuel L.Jackson, however it was almost given to Paul Calderon after a great audition.When Jackson heard this, he flew to LA and re-auditioned, getting back the part he was supposed to play. Calderon ended up with a cameo as Paul, the bartender.<br/>
    
  •  The parts of "Honey Bunny" and "Pumpkin" were written specifically for Amanda Plummer and Tim Roth.<br/>
    
  •  Jules' character was originally written to have a gigantic afro, but a crewmember obtained a variety of gerry-curled wigs instead, apparently unaware of the difference. The production schedule did not permit correcting the mistake.<br/>
    
  •  Quentin Tarantino wrote two of the three stories before he wrote Reservoir Dogs (1992) and True Romance (1993). After the success of those films, he decided to write a third story, intending to have each segment directed by a different person.<br/>
    
  •  The shot of Vincent plunging the syringe into Mia's chest was filmed by having John Travolta pull the needle out, then running the film backwards.<br/>
    
  •  Steven Martinez (brother of chief graphic designer, Gerald Martinez) is credited under "Very Special Thanks" and painted the portrait of Mia (Uma Thurman) that hangs in Marcellus' house.<br/>
    
  •  When Captain Koons visits the young Butch to give him his father's watch, his recollections refer to an airman named "Wynocki" who transports the watch back to safety. "Wynocki" is the name of John Garfield's character in Howard Hawks' film Air Force (1943). Hawks is one of Tarantino's favorite directors.<br/>
    
  •  After Butch kills Maynard, Marsellus Wallace says that he's going to call some friends "to go to work on [Zed] with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch." In Charley Varrick (1973), a character named Maynard warns a bank manager that some mobsters "will go to work on you with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch"<br/>
    
  •  Wilson is the name of the fighter to whom Butch is instructed to lose.Wilson was also the name of the fighter against whom Terry Malloy took a dive in On the Waterfront (1954).<br/>
    
  •  The marquee where Butch boxes advertises the following fights:<br/>
    

“Coolidge vs Wilson” and “Vossler vs Martinez”. The first is a reference to United States Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Woodrow Wilson, the second is a reference to Russell Vossler and Jerry Martinez, who are two friends of Tarantino’s from when he worked in a video store. See also Crimson Tide (1995).

  •  The book that Vincent reads is "Modesty Blaise", by 'ODonnell, Peter.In that book, a killer indulges in a Biblical rant very similar to that of Samuel L. Jackson's character.<br/>
    
  •  When Vincent calls Lance on his cell phone, Lance is eating a bowl of Fruit Brute, a cereal from the older moster cereal family. Fruit Brute (which,along with Frankenberry, Boo Berry, and Count Chocula, make up the monster cereals) was the first of the type to be discontinued. Quentin Tarantino has held onto a box and drops it into scenes from time to time. It appeared in Reservoir Dogs (1992), too.<br/>
    
  •  Producer Danny De Vito starred in Twins (1988), whose main characters were Vincent and Julius - almost the same as Vincent and Jules in this movie.<br/>
    
  •  Mia calls Vincent "cowboy" - John Travolta starred in Urban Cowboy (1980). Vincent calls Mia "cowgirl" in return; Uma Thurman starred in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993).</t>

#2

cont.

  •  The book that Vincent reads is "Modesty Blaise", by 'ODonnell, Peter.In that book, a killer indulges in a Biblical rant very similar to that of Samuel L. Jackson's character.<br/>
    
  •  When Vincent calls Lance on his cell phone, Lance is eating a bowl of Fruit Brute, a cereal from the older moster cereal family. Fruit Brute (which,along with Frankenberry, Boo Berry, and Count Chocula, make up the monster cereals) was the first of the type to be discontinued. Quentin Tarantino has held onto a box and drops it into scenes from time to time. It appeared in Reservoir Dogs (1992), too.<br/>
    
  •  Producer Danny De Vito starred in Twins (1988), whose main characters were Vincent and Julius - almost the same as Vincent and Jules in this movie.<br/>
    
  •  Mia calls Vincent "cowboy" - John Travolta starred in Urban Cowboy (1980). Vincent calls Mia "cowgirl" in return; Uma Thurman starred in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993).<br/>
    

ms (1995).

  •  Fabienne says, "Any time of day is a good time for pie." Alabama also says this in True Romance (1993), also written by Quentin Tarantino.<br/>
    
  •  Harvey Keitel's character in this movie has the same specialized job as his character in Point Of No Return (1993).<br/>
    
  •  In a cut scene Vincent tells Mia he's been fantasizing about being beaten up by Emma Peel of the Avengers. In 1998 Uma Thurman starred as Emma Peel in the movie Avengers, The (1998).<br/>
    
  •  John Travolta's character, "Vince Vega", is the brother of "Vic Vega",aka "Mr. Blonde" from Reservoir Dogs (1992).<br/>
    
  •  The Ezekiel 25,17 speech made by Jules, was originally written for Harvey Keitel's character in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996). But Tarantino,thinking that Dusk would never get made, started to cannibalize the script,which is why it appears in this film. In fact, only the first sentence of the"quote" is from the Bible, the rest is an invention.<br/>
    
  •  When Butch goes through the alley, the radio says that the dancing trophy from Jack Rabbit Slim's had been stolen. So you might think that Mia and Vincent did not win, but in fact stole the trophy to make it look like they had won. But the trophy they take home is not the same as the one we see in the diner (see Goofs).<br/>
    
  •  Speculation abounds as to the nature of the mysterious glowing contents of the case:<br/>
    
  •  Could it be Elvis' gold suit, seen worn by Val Kilmer (as Elvis) in<br/>
    

True Romance (1993) ?

  •  The most persistent theory, though, (most usually attributed to a friend of a friend who saw it posted on a message board by someone whose brother had read a report of a radio interview with Tarantino himself) is that it is Marcellus Wallace's soul. It is an ancient belief that when the Devil takes a person's soul, it is removed through the back of the head. When we see<br/>
    

the back of Marcellus’ head he has a Band-Aid covering the precise spot indicated by tradition for soul removal. Perhaps Marcellus sold his soul to the devil which would also explain why the combination to open the briefcase is 666.

  •  Mia Wallace's comment "An Elvis man should love this" is a reference to an earlier cut scene where Mia claims that everyone can be classified as either an "Elvis" person or a "Beatles" person. She bets Vincent that he is an"Elvis", and he confirms it.<br/>
    
  •  When Vincent and Lance are attempting to give Mia the adrenaline injection, the board games "Operation" and "Life" are visible in the background.<br/>
    
  •  Jimmy (Tarantino) is wearing a t-shirt bearing the logo of "Orbit",a local alternative newspaper in Metro Detroit, for which Tarantino did an interview when he was promoting Reservoir Dogs (1992). See also the WWW-links section.<br/>
    
  •  The show on the television behind young Butch is "Clutch Cargo" (1959).<br/>
    
  •  In real life, Vincent Vega's 1964 Chevelle Malibu convertible belongs to Quentin Tarantino.<br/>
    
  •  In the edited-for-television version of the film, extreme measures are taken to erase all evidence of "the Gimp." All mentions of him and all his scenes are deleted. In one scene with Zed talking, where in the original film a small portion of the Gimp's shoulder is visible the bottom right corner of the screen, the television version removes it by zooming in on Zed a bit more.</t>

#3

cont.

*During the scene where Bruce Willis is drying himself off after the

shower, the TV version digitally stretches his towel so it covers him up.

  •  There was originally going to be footage of the Three Stooges playing on the TV in the background in the scene in which Vincent (Travolta) is trying to restart Mia (Thurman)'s heart. Unfortunately Tarantino, who is a big Three Stooges fan, could not get the rights for the footage.<br/>
    
  •  In the opening sequence with Honey Bunny and Pumpkin, Jules can be heard talking about quitting "the life".<br/>
    
  •  Every time Vincent goes to the bathroom, something "bad" happens.<br/>
    
  •  You can see Vincent entering the bathroom at the beginning of the film, when Pumpkin and Honey Bunny are talking about robbery.<br/>
    
  •  CAMEO(Lawrence Bender): film's producer is one of the long-haired yuppies at the coffee shop.<br/>
    
  •  CAMEO(Steve Buscemi): as Buddy Holly in Jack Rabbit Slim's.<br/>
    
  •  A scene removed from the final film involves Jules trying to consider what to do while Pumpkin and Honey Bunny rob the diner. In the scene, Jules points his gun at the bottom of the table and fires up twice, hitting Pumpkin and killing him. He then spins around and shoots Honey Bunny three times,<br/>
    

killing her. As she falls her gun goes off and hits the Long Haired Yuppie Scum, who dies screaming on the floor. The scene then cuts back to Jules talking to Pumpkin in the diner, revealing the shootings to have happened entirely in Jules’ mind.

  •  The band-aid on Marcellus Wallace's neck was there because actor Ving Rhames had a scar there that the makeup people felt wound be too distracting during that scene.<br/>
    
  •  The cab driver, Esmeralda Villalobos (Angela Jones) appeared in a 30 minute short called 'Curdled' in which she played a character who cleaned up after murders. This makes her fascinated by the idea of murder. Tarantino saw this film and decided to include this character in Pulp Fiction but as a cabdriver.<br/>
    
  •  When Butch goes to leave the pawn shop after freeing himself, he pauses for a moment - He can either go to Tennessee and collect his money, or go back and help Marcellus. Near where he pauses are a Tennessee license plate and a neon sign for "Killian's Red" on a shelf. The only letters that are still lit spell "Kill ed". We are then shown a shot of Zed's keyring with the "Z" trinket: we are left with the subliminal message "Kill Zed", which is exactly what Butch proceeds to do.<br/>
    
  •  When Jules talks to Jimmy, he says "Hey, that's Kool and the gang".Kool and the Gang wrote the second title song "Jungle Boogie" for Pulp Fiction.GOOFS Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Several differences in the two times we see Honey Bunny pull the gun in the restaurant can be attributed to seeing the scene through Jules' eyes the second time.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: The sugar bowl on the table in the diner.<br/>
    
  •  Crew or equipment visible: When Jules and Vincent are riding in the car, it is possible to see the reflection of their car in the backround, being towed on a trailer.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: Several errors showing differences in the two times we see Jules and Vincent retrieving the suitcase from the apartment, including: bullet holes in the walls, Jules' speech, Jules' gun.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: The amount of Brett's burger that has been eaten as Jules picks it up.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: Vincent unzips a case to reveal an old-fashioned glass syringe, yet the extreme closeups of the syringe show it is made of plastic.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: The level of the milkshake in the diner.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: Mia's cigarette in the diner.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: The red marker dot is gone from Mia Wallace's chest when the needle goes in.</t>

#4

cont.

  •  Continuity: When Captain Koons first shows young Butch the watch, it reads about 10:10; the last time he holds it up, it reads 9:00, yet in a closeup of the watch immediately following, the time is 12:00. The first change is barely possible, since Koons appears to be fiddling with the watch while he is talking, but the second change happens far too quickly.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: When Butch and Fabienne are arguing about the forgotten watch, the coathangers in the background cast different shadows in different shots.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: The windows in Fabienne's Honda alternate between clean and dirty, depending on whether the car is seen from the outside or inside.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: Number of clouds in the sky before and after Butch enters his apartment.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: After Butch has killed Maynard with the sword we cut to Zed and see the sword pointing towards Zed. We then cut back to Butch who hasn't pointed the sword towards Zed yet.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: Marcellus fires the shotgun and then ejects the shell. The sound of the shell hitting the floor indicates an unfired cartridge.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: The bloodstains on Butch's shirt.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: When Jules shoots Brett, his gun becomes empty and the action retracts. When viewed again, the action does not retract.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: Amount of Marvin's blood on Vincent's shirt.<br/>
    
  •  Audio/visual unsynchronised: When Winston Wolf rings thedoorbell at Jimmy's house.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: The hand that Jimmy holds the soap in.<br/>
    
  •  Audio/visual unsynchronised: When Winston Wolf departs in his Acura, he takes a hard corner, but the sound indicates continuous acceleration in a<br/>
    

traight line. While the acceleration is possible, it would sound different going around a corner.

  •  Continuity: Jules' moustache is considerably shorter when in the diner than when he was in Brett's apartment.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: Pumpkin's first line after pulling out the gun.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: Honey Bunny cocks her gun twice.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: Marvin was shot in the face, yet the front of his head can be seen in the trunk of the car. This is plausible; a bullet can make a clean hole entering the face (in this case, the forehead), but will make a much messier exit wound due to the tissue it drags behind it. However, The Wolf looks right at him and says he has no head.<br/>
    
  •  Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Winston Wolf drives an Acura NSX, which is a two-seat sports car. After stating that he is taking Raquel to breakfast, he offers to give Jules and Vincent a ride home. But this was never a serious offer.<br/>
    
  •  Incorrectly regarded as goofs: While the actor, Bruce Willis, is way too old to have been an infant whose father served in the Vietnam War, his character, Butch, is only 26.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: Vincent tells Jules, "I never watch television." Later, he comments to Jules about something he saw on "Cops" (1989), contradicting himself.<br/>
    
  •  Incorrectly regarded as goofs: In the gold watch flashback sequence, closeups of Young Butch show him to have blue eyes. Butch's eyes as a grownup are brown. But people can have blue eyes as a child then brown as an adult.<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: The trophy Mia brings home is different from the one shown before the contest begins.<br/>
    
  •  Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Young Butch's grandfather went overseas to fight the Germans. He was then, apparently, transferred to the Pacific, which is how he ended up at Wake Island where he died.<br/>
    
  •  Plot holes: When Capt. Koons is telling 5-year-old Butch about his father's gold watch, he says his father hid the watch for 5 years, then when his father died of dysentery, he gave Koons the watch, which he hid for an additional 2 years before he was sent home. A total of seven years, since 5 year old Butch's father was put in the P.O.W. camp. Maybe it wasn't HIS father's watch after all!<br/>
    
  •  Continuity: The color of the cheese on the Big Kahuna Burger changes with the close-up<br/>
    

now you may know why i didnt read it all..theres still some more,but i didnt figure anyone wants to read it all,but if for some reason you'd like to read the rest let me know

#5

actually this is a little bit agains the board rules, but since its cool info and i thank you for it, i will leave it. maybe i’ll include it on the site when i find some time.

most of that stuff is pretty much well known, but thank you. it is interesting stuff


#6

It is interesting, but makes me think that some people take things way too seriously. As far as continuity goes, the only thing that ever bothered me was the milkshake, but I didn’t REALLY care. In Kill Bill, Uma’s hair keeps changing in length, but again, who cares? A movie can be letter perfect and still suck or have flaws and be great.


#7

Someone posted a link to this article some time back and I found great pleasure in reading it. I thought I’d find it again, and post the link for anyone interested to read. It is very interesting and may gave you other things to think about…



http://www.drorism.com/tarantino_toilet_kill_bill.htm


#8

Excellent Link, Thanks Ify! I enjoyed it!