While “Django Unchained” is broadcast tonight on France 2, discover what links the Tarantino western to other films of the filmmaker, and in particular “Kill Bill”.
A great follower of references and tributes to the cinema he loves, Quentin Tarantino also enjoys weaving links between his own films, in the form of little winks. Enough to build, over the years, a real Tarantino Cinematic Universe where Vincent Vega (Pulp Fiction) is the brother of Vic Vega (Reservoir Dogs), and where Donnie Donowitz (Inglourious Basterds) is Lee’s great-grandfather Donowitz (True Romance).
Django Unchained (broadcast tonight on France 2), is obviously no exception. Besides the fact that according to Tarantino himself, Broomhilda Von Shaft (played by Kerry Washington) is the ancestor of the famous Inspector Shaft, the western is also linked to two previous films by the filmmaker: Kill Bill and pulp Fiction.
Indeed, in Kill Bill: Volume 2, during a sequence which is undoubtedly horrifying to all claustrophobes, the heroine camped by Uma Thurman is found buried alive by Budd (Michael Madsen). As we can see on the screen, the tomb from which it ends up emerging is that of a certain Paula Schultz, who therefore belongs to the same family as Dr. King Schultz, played by Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained. .
We observe a little more closely, we can also see that the dates correspond, since according to the inscription on the tombstone, Paula Schultz would have lived between 1823 and 1898, and that the western takes place in 1858.
In addition, the man named Crazy Craig Koons, who is one of the members of the Smitty Bacall gang sought by Django and Schultz, is none other than the ancestor of Captain Koons. During a memorable sequence of pulp Fiction, this Vietnam War veteran camped by Christopher Walken was visiting young Butch to give him his late father’s gold watch.
Have you spotted any other links between various characters in the filmography of Quentin Tarantino ?
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