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Reservoir Dogs Hommage


#1

Having seen Reservoir Dogs the night before I went for my second viewing of Kill Bill 2. Okay, when the Bride is locked in the coffin and she’s trying to get her boot off, does anyone else notice this boot is almost identical to the one Mr. Blonde wears in RD? Also, what does she pull from the boot? A straight razor. Either Quentin really likes this technique or it was a throw-to.



Another one I caught:

Bill makes the point of saying the kneecap’s a very painful place to get shot, the same thing Mr. White says to Mr. Orange when they’re in the car.


#2

QT uses the same radio station changing sound from Reservoir Dogs (when Mr. Blonde changes the station) in Kill Bill at the beginning of “The Blood Splattered Bride”


#3

hey these would be great for the Nifty shit you noticed in Vol 2 thread



i already mentioned the knee cap one


#4

Did anybody notice the gas-can in Bud’s camper? :wink:


#5

I noticed the gas can the second time I saw it. I posted it in some other thread a week or so ago. Yeah, that’s right, motherfucker, I posted it before you. YEAH! YEAH!


#6

Aah - re-watched Reservoir Dogs - the boot isn’t identical as Blonde’s is black and the Bride’s is red, but the idea of a straight razor coming out of a cowboy boot remains.



And - here’s a far-fetched one, but it’s almost ironic, because in Dogs, Madsen is using the knife to torture someone being tied up, while the Bride uses the knife because she’s been tied up by Madsen… told you it was far-fetched, but still possible.


#7

It would be, but this is a movie that the character in movies go to see. Nothing can swap universes.


#8

[quote]this is a movie that the character in movies go to see[/quote]
Huh?



The straight-razor-in-the-boot, gas can, and kneecap line are obviously references to Reservoir Dogs.


#9

QT has often said that Kill Bill is a movie that his “realer than real” universe characters would see, so maybe the characters saw KB and liked it so much, they decided to incorperate it into their daily lives?

Although, they didn’t have flip phones in 1992, but still…


#10

I’ve heard the Pulp Fiction Samurai Sword theory as well… saw Pulp Fiction about ten minutes ago with my friends (big Tarantino night - lots of fun - they liked PF way better than RD, though :frowning:… all the girls agreed that Mr. Blonde was their favorite QT character, on the other hand.


#11

Anyone think Fox Force Five sounds a lot like the DiVAS?



The Japanese one, Uma Thurman, the Blonde, the Black One and then I don’t believe she ever actually mentions the last one… though I doubt Budd qualifies as a “foxy chick”


#12

[quote]QT has often said that Kill Bill is a movie that his “realer than real” universe characters would see, so maybe the characters saw KB and liked it so much, they decided to incorperate it into their daily lives?

Although, they didn’t have flip phones in 1992, but still…[/quote]

The film also has to take place at least 5 years before From Dusk Til Dawn takes place, unless Earl McGraw is immortal.


#13

Also in Vol 2, after Budd shoots the Bride with the rock salt, Budd stands in the doorway of his trailer and he kind of leans on it in a similar fashion Mr Blonde stands in R.D…I forgot exactly when it happens in Dogs though


#14

[quote]Also in Vol 2, after Budd shoots the Bride with the rock salt, Budd stands in the doorway of his trailer and he kind of leans on it in a similar fashion Mr Blonde stands in R.D…I forgot exactly when it happens in Dogs though


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You’re probably thinking of the way he leans againt the metal poll in the warehouse, drinking his soda - and isn’t that cup from Big Kahuna Burger? Watching PF and RD back to back you catch quite a bit (especially if you saw KB two days before)


#15

and when Bill says ‘How do I look?’ at the end. I’m not going to explain that; you should understand.


#16

You’re gonna have to… if that doesn’t have to do with Pulp Fiction or Dogs I’ll be lost anyhow.


#17

How do I look is what the tortured cop says after Mr.Blonde is shot dead. That’s what Larry means, Ms Blonde.


#18

What about the paning of the camera in the hospital scene where The Bride kills the rapist. That must surely be a hommage to Mr Blondes ear sliceing in Reservoir Dogs. What do you think?


#19

I think that may be getting too picky…