INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS Fits Perfectly into Quentin Tarantino’s Movie Universe and Influences the Entire Filmography
By now, most Quentin Tarantino fans are aware of the connections interlaced throughout all of his films. John Travolta’s Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction is the brother of Michael Madsen’s Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs, Harvey Keitel’s Mr. White worked with Alabama from True Romance, the plot basis for Kill Bill is described as the synopsis for a TV series in Pulp Fiction, etc.
Now the epiphany that Eli Roth’s character of Donny Donowitz aka “The Bear Jew” in Inglourious Basterds is the father of the movie producer Lee Donowitz in True Romance has inspired a truly mind-blowing theory that the rest of the films (chronologically speaking) in Tarantino’s filmography take place in a world where [Inglorious Basterds spoiler] World War II came to an end when Adolf Hitler was brutally murdered in a movie theater by the Basterds.
This initial connection was brought up in an article on Cracked, but a poster on Reddit (via David Chen’s Twitter) has more eloquently summed up what this means for Tarantino’s movieverse:
As it turns out, Donny Donowitz, ‘The Bear Jew’, is the father of movie producer Lee Donowitz from True Romance – which means that, in Tarantino’s universe, everybody grew up learning about how a bunch of commando Jews machine gunned Hitler to death in a burning movie theater, as opposed to quietly killing himself in a bunker. Because World War 2 ended in a movie theater, everybody lends greater significance to pop culture, hence why seemingly everybody has Abed-level knowledge of movies and TV. Likewise, because America won World War 2 in one concentrated act of hyperviolent slaughter, Americans as a whole are more desensitized to that sort of thing. Hence why Butch is unfazed by killing two people, Mr. White and Mr. Pink take a pragmatic approach to killing in their line of work, Esmerelda the cab driver is obsessed with death, etc. You can extrapolate this further when you realize that Tarantino’s movies are technically two universes – he’s gone on record as saying that Kill Bill and From Dusk ‘Til Dawn take place in a ‘movie movie universe’; that is, they’re movies that characters from the Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, and Death Proof universe would go to see in theaters. (Kill Bill, after all, is basically Fox Force Five, right on down to Mia Wallace playing the title role.) What immediately springs to mind about Kill Bill and From Dusk ‘Til Dawn? That they’re crazy violent, even by Tarantino standards. These are the movies produced in a world where America’s crowning victory was locking a bunch of people in a movie theater and blowing it to bits – and keep in mind, Lee Donowitz, son of one of the people on the suicide mission to kill Hitler, is a very successful movie producer. Basically, it turns every Tarantino movie into alternate reality sci fi. I love it so hard.
This is pretty awesome.
My mind hurts. This is crazy.
Repost, saw it on reddit a month ago.
This man said what we were all thinking, can’t hate on him for that.
College and Age is Destroying My Yoshi
I feel like I’ve ignored this blog too much, I could say that it’s because I’m too busy, but I’m not, I’m just a lazy asshole. True story, thanks for asking.
Anyways, I’ve started feeling less…..awesome? No that’s not it because you can’t be any less awesome, but I am feeling more mature and less like I usually do. I mean, I’m doing homework consistently, I’ve actually began studying, hell I’m looking for a job. I’m like less fun loving and more like a constructive member of society, i.e. Lame? I couldn’t find a way to describe this until I watched Step Brothers again this weekend, the scene where the dad explains how he lost his dinosaur really described me. Its like my brain said “Stop being a fucking dinosaur and get a job”. I’m only logging in like 4 hours of video games a week but I don’t really care about that, it’s just really mind boggling. Well that’s my post since I haven’t typed anything in here for like 2 months, hahaha.
And on an unrelated note, if anyone is willing to give me a copy of Batman Arkham City for PS3 you would be my best friend and you would help me in keeping my dinosaur for a bit longer.
It’s always been MY philosophy
I watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes
First off let me start with saying that the only other Planet of the Apes movie I’ve seen is the one that Tim Burton did in 2001, I don’t remember much of it, all I remember about is; Apes, an astronaut, it was dark and I was bored. Apparently Tim Burton did a horrible job remaking the original, (not surprising to me, seeing how I dislike most if not all of his movies, sorry Burton people), which I did not see because I wasn’t born yet.
I don’t have a car to drive to the nearest theater so I decided to watch it online, the site I use if anyone is interested is letmewatchthis, just type that in into google and click on the first link. I’m getting distracted now, but as I was saying I didn’t have the luxury of watching the movie in a nice dark place, with refreshments, a huge screen and awesome surround sound; I had headphones and my living room couch. The fact that I didn’t have these luxuries proves, to me, how great the movie really is. Now I’m not going to go into great details on this because of the “NOOOO SPOILERS AHJDGKHALSDBMVN” *<——- anger* of the internet.
I was really, REALLY glad to see that “the cure” wasn’t the main name for the vaccine but instead a nickname; good thing because I though that my 7 year old cousin could come up with a more creative name than “the cure”. (“The cure? Really? That’s what you’re getting paid for? COME ON!!!!” The star of the entire movie was Caesar, played by Andy Serkis, yeah I googled it because I didn’t know his name, his face is a bit odd but HEY, whose isn’t?
Enough of my life story now it’s the movie, for reals, no more getting distracted. The story is great, I had a lot of fun, or as much fun as you can sitting down and staring at a screen. What I really liked though was the fact that it said how and why Caesar was so smart along with the reasons for wanting that serum in production. Along with his super brain, it was also showed how he came into power. By the middle of the movie I was really rooting for Caesar and the apes, don’t know why. I don’t really know what else to say about it except that it was really good, go watch it if you haven’t seen it, and stick around until after the credits, the guy who illegally filmed it was kind enough to edit out the credits and show a scene that happens after the credits.
Good movie is good, I’d give it 4.5/5, I was hoping to see a bit more of the Apes and I was hoping it would be a bit longer. 1 hour 40 minutes is good though.
Ash from Pokemon bothers me.
So today I played my brothers Nintendo DS today while he was at school and I was alone being bored. It’s Pokemon White, so it’s different than any of the other Pokemon games I’ve played, don’t get me wrong it was cool but I wish I had a team of the old school guys, so I traded for some Pokemon I wanted through the internet. I decided to look through his pokedex and I remembered a few things. Ash’s main goal is to become a Pokemon master and catch all the Pokemon, which is a good goal for a cartoon character because my goal in life when I was 10 was to fly, or have powers like in Dragon Ball Z, or be a lion (which would be pretty awesome), but I’m getting off track. What I really want to say is, how in the world is Ash supposed to catch them (Pokemon) all if he keeps releasing them. He released Pidgeot, Butterfree, he left Charizard, he left Squirtle, and he almost left pikachu also.
The games are still pretty cool, but I haven’t been a fan of the show for like 7 or 8 years.
Just because I think that this post seems a bit short here’s this link to a very awkward, but funny, video. Make sure you watch all of it.