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6th Jun '17 2:34:09 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* The prologue features a rather famous moment in which Jules intimidates Brett by [[EnemyEatsYourLunch snatching his hamburger and eating it in front of him]] before remorselessly murdering him. It's easy to miss, but that scene is practically a mirror image of another scene in "Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace's Wife": Mia orders a hamburger at Jackrabbit Slim's, and Vincent (Jules' {{foil}}) respectfully keeps his distance while she eats it--subtly showing that the soft-spoken, feminine Mia has far more power than the ambitious, masculine Brett. Jules' dialogue even subtly highlights the connection, as he chews Brett out for "fucking" Marsellus, and points out that only "Mrs. Wallace" is allowed to do that.
* The three main stories in the film all involve the three main characters, in turn, killing (or ''almost'' killing) three people who literally or figuratively "fucked" Marsellus Wallace. Brett betrays Marsellus, and gets murdered by Jules in retaliation. Mia is Marsellus' lover, and Vincent very nearly kills her by leaving heroin for her to overdose on. And Zed, the BigBad of "The Gold Watch", ''rapes'' Marsellus, and ends up being cornered with a samurai sword by Butch, then led away to be tortured to death by Marsellus' men.
30th May '17 10:53:58 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* When the Music/BuddyHolly impersonator takes Vincent and Mia's orders in Jack Rabbit Slim's, note that all of his questions to them are phrased as binary choices with just two options. He doesn't ask Vincent "How would you like your steak cooked?", he simply gives him a choice between "burned to a crisp" or "bloody as hell". And he doesn't ask Mia what flavor of milkshake she would like, he just gives her a choice between "Martin and Lewis" (vanilla) or "Amos n' Andy" (chocolate). This subtly foreshadows the end of the movie, when Vincent and Jules' fates are sealed by a similar binary choice: Jules chooses to see their survival as a divine miracle, and decides to go straight; Vincent chooses to see it as a meaningless coincidence, and continues his life of crime [[spoiler: until he's killed by Butch]].
18th Mar '17 1:07:13 AM Qube
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* In the TV pilot Fox Force 5, Mia's specialty was "knives" - in Kill Bill, Uma Thurman's character uses Samurai swords (Copperhead specializing in knives as well) Latter film also features the Deadly Viper Squad, badass women with aliases that possess specialties.



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In the TV pilot Fox Force 5, Mia's specialty was "knives" - in Kill Bill, Uma Thurman's character uses Samurai swords (Copperhead specializing in knives as well) Latter film also features the Deadly Viper Squad, badass women with aliases that possess specialties.

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In the TV pilot Fox Force 5, Mia's specialty was "knives" - in Kill Bill, Uma Thurman's character uses Samurai swords (Copperhead specializing in knives as well) Latter film also features the Deadly Viper Squad, badass women with aliases that possess specialties.
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13th Jul '16 2:36:19 PM speyeker
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* Steve Buscemi plays a waiter. In the [[Film/ReservoirDogs previous Tarantino film]], Buscemi's character had explained why he doesn't like to tip, essentially making this LaserGuidedKarma.
11th Oct '15 8:19:59 AM bunnyhopper
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In the TV pilot Fox Force 5, Mia's specialty was "knives" - in Kill Bill, Uma Thurman's character uses Samurai swords. Latter film also features the Deadly Vipers, ytough women with aliases that possess specialties.

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In the TV pilot Fox Force 5, Mia's specialty was "knives" - in Kill Bill, Uma Thurman's character uses Samurai swords. swords (Copperhead specializing in knives as well) Latter film also features the Deadly Vipers, ytough Viper Squad, badass women with aliases that possess specialties.
11th Oct '15 8:15:57 AM bunnyhopper
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In the TV pilot Fox Force 5, Mia's specialty was "knives" - in Kill Bill, Uma Thurman's character uses Samurai swords. Latter film also features the Deadly Vipers, ytough women with aliases that possess specialties.
2nd Sep '15 4:39:50 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Alternatively, the entire performance was intended for Marvin instead of Brett. No point in wasting your breath lecturing someone you're just going to kill anyway. But Marvin probably dedicated the rest of his life to staying on Marcellus Wallace's good side.
*** He might have, it's impossible to say for sure given what happens in the next scene.



* In the '50s style restaurant, when Mia orders a milkshake, the waiter asks her whether she wants the "Martin-Lewis" milkshake or the "Amos 'n Andy" milkshake. It took me years till I got the joke. When watching the movie for the nth time and it came to that scene, I thought to myself, "Who's Martin Lewis?" Then it dawned on me that it was a reference to Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and it meant that the milkshake was vanilla, whereas "Amos 'n Andy" was chocolate.

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* In the '50s style restaurant, when Mia orders a milkshake, the waiter asks her whether she wants the "Martin-Lewis" milkshake or the "Amos 'n Andy" milkshake. It took me years till I got the joke. When watching the movie for the nth time and it came to that scene, I thought to myself, "Who's Martin Lewis?" Then it dawned on me that it was a reference to Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and it meant that the milkshake was Lewis are white, meaning vanilla, whereas "Amos while Amos 'n Andy" was Andy are black, meaning chocolate.
28th Aug '15 4:36:04 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Vincent dies because he shits where he eats. He first comes close to doing so when he is tempted by Mia (his boss's wife) and then he seals his fate when he takes a bathroom break in Butch's apartment (the place he was working)
** And the one time he didn't take a shit where he metaphorically ate, was when he took a shit where he literally ate, at the diner.

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* Vincent dies because he shits where he eats. He first comes close to doing so when he is tempted by Mia (his boss's wife) and then he seals his fate when he takes a bathroom break in Butch's apartment (the place he was working)
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working). And the one time he didn't take a shit where he metaphorically ate, was when he took a shit where he literally ate, at the diner.
14th Aug '15 12:49:40 PM falcon2484
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* In the pawnshop is a neon sign for Killian's Irish Red lager. Some of the letters on the sign are out, causing it to read "Kill Ed." When coupled with the silver "Z" on Zed's keychain, it reads "Kill Zed." Which is exactly what's going to happen offscreen.
15th Jul '15 1:32:00 PM blg
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* Vince calls out The Wolf for not saying "please." [[Film/ReservoirDogs Vince's brother]] calls out Mr. Pink for not leaving a tip.
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