6 Little-Known Facts About Quentin Tarantino’s Films
1. The clocks in the pawn shop in Pulp Fiction are set to 4:20.
2. The same white Honda Civic is used in Pulp Fiction by Butch, by Jackie in Jackie Brown, and shows up in the parking lot of the My Oh My Strip Club in Kill Bill: Vol. 2.
3. In Reservoir Dogs, Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) has a poster of The Silver Surfer on his apartment wall. This is an homage to one of Tarantino’s favorite films, Breathless (1983), a remake of the 1959 Jean-Luc Godard film. In the remake, Richard Gere’s character reads The Silver Surfer comics obsessively.
4. Madonna – who is the main subject of the opening dialogue in Reservoir Dogs – liked the film a lot but refuted Tarantino’s interpretation of her song, “Like a Virgin.” She gave him a copy of her Erotica album, signed “To Quentin. It’s not about dick, it’s about love.
5. In Inglorious Basterds, during the final card game at the LaLouisiane tavern, the card that Hellstrom (the Gestapo major) has to identify is King Kong. King Kong was one of Adolf Hitler’s favorite movies.
6. In Pulp Fiction, the shot of Marcellus (Ving Rhames) turning his head to see Butch (Bruce Willis) in his car is taken directly from Psycho (1960).