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The films of QuentinTarantino are literally [[ReferenceOverdosed packed chock-full of references to the hundreds upon hundreds]] of 70/80s grindhouse/[[ExploitationFilm exploitation films]], [[MartialArtsMovie Hong Kong martial arts action films]], Chinese {{Wuxia}} films and Japanese Chambara films he soaked up in his youth. Here is a list of them, useful perhaps for those interested in seeing that which inspired his work; that is, if they can get a hold of copies (some are pretty darned obscure).

(This list is absolutely anything but complete. Add more, folks!)

[[AC:Film/ReservoirDogs]]

* ''AngelsWithDirtyFaces'' - Mr. White's line "You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize." is paraphrased from Rocky Sullivan.
* ''City On Fire'' (1987, Ringo Lam) - This is very controversial since Tarantino has denied any knowledge of this film prior to making Reservoir Dogs. The plots are basically identical, the ending is [[MexicanStandoff the exact same]].
* ''Django'' - The ear cutting scene.
* ''TheFury'' - The scene when Mr. White shoots the policemen through a car windshield.
* ''TheGreatEscape'' - Mr. Brown mentions the film during his 'Like a Virgin' speech.
* ''TheLostBoys'' - Mr. Orange mentions trying to watch the film during "The Commode Story".
* ''TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree'' - The CodeName system used by the bank robbers is taken from this movie.
* ''TheWizardOfOz'' - Immediately before [[spoiler: being shot]], Mr. Blonde asks the tortured cop, "How 'bout some fire, scarecrow?," which the Wicked Witch of the West says to the Scarecrow in the film.

[[AC:Film/PulpFiction]]
* ''Charley Varrick'' - The "pair of pliers and a blowtorch" line was taken from this.
* ''{{Deliverance}}'' (1972, John Boorman) - The rape sequence with the satisfactory salvage. In both movies, the largest guy gets raped while the other victim is tied up.
* ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' (1966, SergioLeone) - Both films feature a similar scene close to the beginning, where one of the main characters kills a supporting one after helping himself to his food.
* ''NamsAngels'' (1970, Jack Starrett) - Is the movie Fabienne is watching on television when Butch wakes up.
* ''ClutchCargo'' (1959) - Butch is shown watching this TV show as a kid when Cpt. Koons arrives.
* ''KissMeDeadly'' - This movie features a nuclear bomb in a briefcase which glows when opened. The same imagery is used for the famous briefcase in ''Pulp Fiction'', although [[TheUnreveal it is anyone's guess what's inside]].
* ''Bodyguard Kiba'' (1973) - Ezekiel 25:17, anyone?
* ''TheSevenYearItch'' - Marilyn Monroe's blown-up skirt in Jack Rabbit Slim's is inspired by this film's famous scene.
* ''Gunsmoke'' - The "Get the hell out of dodge" line said by The Wolf.
* ''RebelWithoutACause'' - One of the waiters in Jack Rabbit Slim's is an impersonator of James Dean, dressed in his outfit from this film.
* ''RioBravo'' - Butch insisting Zed pick up his gun is taken directly from a scene in Rio Bravo.
* ''Psycho'' - The shot of Marcellus turning his head to see Butch in his car.
* ''TheGunsOfNavarone'' - Jules mentions this film by title during his rant at Vincent.
* ''BonnieAndClyde'' - The diner scene where the waitress pours coffee for Ringo and Yolanda is shot almost identically to one of the scenes at the beginning of Bonnie and Clyde.
* ''Shaft'' - Jules' "Bad Motherf****r" wallet is a reference to Isaac Hayes' themesong.
* ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' - Antwon Rockamora's nick name, "Tony Rocky Horror", is inspired by this film's title.
* ''TheDeadZone'' - Winston Wolf imitates Johnny Smith and his powers shortly before parting ways with Jules & Vincent.
* ''TheColorOfMoney'' - Dialogue between the Wolf and Monster Joe's daughter about having character vs. being a character

[[AC:Film/JackieBrown]]
* Tarantino cast PamGrier in the lead role and put Sid Haig in a cameo in order to invoke the feeling of {{Blaxploitation}} movies.
* At one point, a character laments that people have watched JohnWoo's ''TheKiller'' too often, resulting in many would-be criminals buying nine millimeter pistols when a different gun would be better suited.

[[AC:Film/KillBill]]
* ''Film/PulpFiction'': Tarantino has said that the plot began as an extrapolation of the "Fox Force Five" pilot that Mia Wallace describes in this film.
* The overall plot is a fairly obvious reference to films such as ''Film/{{Coffy}}'', ''Film/FoxyBrown'', ''Film/ISpitOnYourGrave'', ''LadySnowblood'', ''Film/{{Ms 45}}'' and ''Film/ThrillerACruelPicture''. The latter of which, likely inspired Elle Driver's EyePatchOfPower.
* ''TheBloodSpatteredBride'' (1972, Vincente Aranda) - One of the film's "chapters" is named after this Spanish LesbianVampire epic.
* ''Film/CitizenKane'' (1941, OrsonWelles) - A shot of The Bride lying in a coma, silhouetted against her hospital window replicates a shot from early in ''Citizen Kane''.
* ''Film/DeadAndBuried'' (1981, Gary Sherman) - The shot of Elle Driver leaning in close to The Bride's comatose body in the hospital, disguised as a nurse replicates a shot from this film.
* ''Death Rides A Horse'' (1967, Giulio Petroni) - The theme of this movie is played when the Bride calls out O-Ren Ishii. When the Bride sees one of her killers and the camera zooms in on her eyes and the picture is tinted red also happens in ''Death Rides A Horse'' with it's protagonist.
* ''Film/EatenAlive'' (1977, TobeHooper) - In ''Kill Bill: Vol. 1'', the hospital attendant 'Buck' delivers the line: "My name's Buck, and I'm here to fuck." This quote was originally spoken by Creator/RobertEnglund in ''Eaten Alive''.
* ''Fist of Fury'' (1972, Lo Wei) - In the fight with the Crazy 88 the Bride spins around on the floor slashing legs as Bruce Lee did in ''Fist of Fury'' with nunchucks.
* ''GameOfDeath'' (1978, Robert Clouse) - The Bride's famous yellow track-suit is a direct homage to the one worn by Bruce Lee in ''Game of Death''.
* ''GokeBodySnatcherFromHell'' (1968, Hajime Sato) - The orange/red sky in the model shots of the jet airliner that the Bride arrives in Japan on is a pretty clear visual reference to this film.
* ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' - The Bride compares the Crazy 88's {{domino mask}}s to Kato's.
** The montage during which the Bride is on the plane and O-Ren is in her car is set to the TV show's theme song--a jazzy arrangement of ''Flight of the Bumblebee'' arranged by Billy May, conducted by Lionel Newman and featuring a trumpet solo by Al Hirt.
* ''Anime/{{Kite}}'' (1998, Yasuomi Umetsu) - Animated O-Ren Ishii's murdered parents and school girl assassin shooting sequence also occur in ''Kite''.
* ''LadySnowblood'' (1973, Toshiya Fujita) - Many references beyond the plot: the character of O-Ren Ishii; the duel in the snow covered garden; the division into chapters; the camera angle looking up at the heroine's attackers looking down at her; the animated sequence; the song "Flower of Carnage", sung by Meiko Kaji who is the star of ''Lady Snowblood'', is heard in 'Vol. 1'; In the animated sequence, when O-Ren is getting her revenge; the line "Look at me closely. Do I look like someone...you murdered?" is taken directly from ''Lady Snowblood'', except Snowblood says "raped" instead of "murdered." Also, O-Ren is dressed in the same kimono as Lady Snowblood.
* ''OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' (1969, Sergio Leone) - The flashbacks where the antagonist Frank is walking through the desert towards the camera are recreated when the Bride walks to Budd's trailer after [[BuriedAlive getting out of a tough spot]].
* ''Film/AnnieHall'': in the flashback where we see the [adult] Bride sitting in a classroom, like it's her childhood memory. WoodyAllen does the same thing in the first scene of ''Film/AnnieHall.''
* ''Patrick'' (1978, Richard Franklin) - The scene where the comatose Bride spits.
* ''Seven Notes In Black'' (1977, LucioFulci) - The theme of this movie is played as Buck is walking back to the Bride's hospital room after the Bride has killed the trucker that tried to rape her.
* ''Film/ThrillerACruelPicture'' (1974, Bo Arne Vibenius) - Elle Driver from ''Kill Bill'' and Madeleine share numerous physical traits (eye patch, long coat, pant suit).
* ''Twisted Nerve'' (1968, Roy Boulting) - The theme of ''Twisted Nerve'' is whistled during the hospital scene by Elle as a direct reference.
* ''Film/NaturalBornKillers'': Bill calls Beatrix "a natural born killer" during their conversation at the end of Volume 2, referencing the script that Tarantino wrote (and the movie adaptation of which he later disowned).

[[AC:SinCity]]
* Tarantino only directed one scene, the sequence in which Dwight drives to the tar pits and has a hallucination. While the entire movie is mostly a word-for-word and shot-for-shot adaptation of the comic, the coloring effects were mostly added for the film. Tarantino took those effects and ran with them in his scene which referenced a sequence from {{Suspiria}}.

[[AC:DeathProof]]
* ''FasterPussycatKillKill!'' (1965, Russ Meyer) - A character wears a T-shirt featuring an image from the film.
* ''VanishingPoint'' - (1971, Richard C. Sarafian) - The second group of girls con Jasper out of his white 1970 Dodge Challenger, expressly because it is the same model used to famous effect in ''Vanishing Point''; the film is discussed and mentioned several times; Stuntman Mike is seen wearing the same wristwatch as Kowalski.

[[AC:Film/InglouriousBasterds]]
* ''IngloriousBasterds'' (1978, Enzo G. Castellari) - Title of 2009 movie is a take off on the English title of this movie.
* ''The White Hell of Pitz Palu'' (1929, Georg Wilhelm Pabst) - Along with other works of the Austrian director Pabst. Several scenes (notably, outside Shoshana's theater, where a revival is playing, and at the tavern with Von Hammersmark) involve discussion of Pabst in general and ''Pitz Palu'', a mountain climbing film starring Leni Riefenstahl, in particular.
* In the screenplay of Inglourious Basterds, the first part of the film set in Paris [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was intended to have been filmed in black and white, using entirely natural lighting]], in reference to the FrenchNewWave. This was probably cut by ExecutiveMeddling, on the grounds that most of the audience wouldn't get the reference, and came here to see an ''action movie'', get back to the killin' already!
* ''Film/KingKong'' - This movie is briefly mentioned during a game.
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The films of QuentinTarantino are literally [[ReferenceOverdosed packed chock-full of references to the hundreds upon hundreds]] of 70/80s grindhouse/[[ExploitationFilm exploitation films]], [[MartialArtsMovie Hong Kong martial arts action films]], Chinese {{Wuxia}} films and Japanese Chambara films he soaked up in his youth. Here is a list of them, useful perhaps for those interested in seeing that which inspired his work; that is, if they can get a hold of copies (some are pretty darned obscure).

(This list is absolutely anything but complete. Add more, folks!)

[[AC:Film/ReservoirDogs]]

* ''AngelsWithDirtyFaces'' - Mr. White's line "You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize." is paraphrased from Rocky Sullivan.
* ''City On Fire'' (1987, Ringo Lam) - This is very controversial since Tarantino has denied any knowledge of this film prior to making Reservoir Dogs. The plots are basically identical, the ending is [[MexicanStandoff the exact same]].
* ''Django'' - The ear cutting scene.
* ''TheFury'' - The scene when Mr. White shoots the policemen through a car windshield.
* ''TheGreatEscape'' - Mr. Brown mentions the film during his 'Like a Virgin' speech.
* ''TheLostBoys'' - Mr. Orange mentions trying to watch the film during "The Commode Story".
* ''TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree'' - The CodeName system used by the bank robbers is taken from this movie.
* ''TheWizardOfOz'' - Immediately before [[spoiler: being shot]], Mr. Blonde asks the tortured cop, "How 'bout some fire, scarecrow?," which the Wicked Witch of the West says to the Scarecrow in the film.

[[AC:Film/PulpFiction]]
* ''Charley Varrick'' - The "pair of pliers and a blowtorch" line was taken from this.
* ''{{Deliverance}}'' (1972, John Boorman) - The rape sequence with the satisfactory salvage. In both movies, the largest guy gets raped while the other victim is tied up.
* ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' (1966, SergioLeone) - Both films feature a similar scene close to the beginning, where one of the main characters kills a supporting one after helping himself to his food.
* ''NamsAngels'' (1970, Jack Starrett) - Is the movie Fabienne is watching on television when Butch wakes up.
* ''ClutchCargo'' (1959) - Butch is shown watching this TV show as a kid when Cpt. Koons arrives.
* ''KissMeDeadly'' - This movie features a nuclear bomb in a briefcase which glows when opened. The same imagery is used for the famous briefcase in ''Pulp Fiction'', although [[TheUnreveal it is anyone's guess what's inside]].
* ''Bodyguard Kiba'' (1973) - Ezekiel 25:17, anyone?
* ''TheSevenYearItch'' - Marilyn Monroe's blown-up skirt in Jack Rabbit Slim's is inspired by this film's famous scene.
* ''Gunsmoke'' - The "Get the hell out of dodge" line said by The Wolf.
* ''RebelWithoutACause'' - One of the waiters in Jack Rabbit Slim's is an impersonator of James Dean, dressed in his outfit from this film.
* ''RioBravo'' - Butch insisting Zed pick up his gun is taken directly from a scene in Rio Bravo.
* ''Psycho'' - The shot of Marcellus turning his head to see Butch in his car.
* ''TheGunsOfNavarone'' - Jules mentions this film by title during his rant at Vincent.
* ''BonnieAndClyde'' - The diner scene where the waitress pours coffee for Ringo and Yolanda is shot almost identically to one of the scenes at the beginning of Bonnie and Clyde.
* ''Shaft'' - Jules' "Bad Motherf****r" wallet is a reference to Isaac Hayes' themesong.
* ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' - Antwon Rockamora's nick name, "Tony Rocky Horror", is inspired by this film's title.
* ''TheDeadZone'' - Winston Wolf imitates Johnny Smith and his powers shortly before parting ways with Jules & Vincent.
* ''TheColorOfMoney'' - Dialogue between the Wolf and Monster Joe's daughter about having character vs. being a character

[[AC:Film/JackieBrown]]
* Tarantino cast PamGrier in the lead role and put Sid Haig in a cameo in order to invoke the feeling of {{Blaxploitation}} movies.
* At one point, a character laments that people have watched JohnWoo's ''TheKiller'' too often, resulting in many would-be criminals buying nine millimeter pistols when a different gun would be better suited.

[[AC:Film/KillBill]]
* ''Film/PulpFiction'': Tarantino has said that the plot began as an extrapolation of the "Fox Force Five" pilot that Mia Wallace describes in this film.
* The overall plot is a fairly obvious reference to films such as ''Film/{{Coffy}}'', ''Film/FoxyBrown'', ''Film/ISpitOnYourGrave'', ''LadySnowblood'', ''Film/{{Ms 45}}'' and ''Film/ThrillerACruelPicture''. The latter of which, likely inspired Elle Driver's EyePatchOfPower.
* ''TheBloodSpatteredBride'' (1972, Vincente Aranda) - One of the film's "chapters" is named after this Spanish LesbianVampire epic.
* ''Film/CitizenKane'' (1941, OrsonWelles) - A shot of The Bride lying in a coma, silhouetted against her hospital window replicates a shot from early in ''Citizen Kane''.
* ''Film/DeadAndBuried'' (1981, Gary Sherman) - The shot of Elle Driver leaning in close to The Bride's comatose body in the hospital, disguised as a nurse replicates a shot from this film.
* ''Death Rides A Horse'' (1967, Giulio Petroni) - The theme of this movie is played when the Bride calls out O-Ren Ishii. When the Bride sees one of her killers and the camera zooms in on her eyes and the picture is tinted red also happens in ''Death Rides A Horse'' with it's protagonist.
* ''Film/EatenAlive'' (1977, TobeHooper) - In ''Kill Bill: Vol. 1'', the hospital attendant 'Buck' delivers the line: "My name's Buck, and I'm here to fuck." This quote was originally spoken by Creator/RobertEnglund in ''Eaten Alive''.
* ''Fist of Fury'' (1972, Lo Wei) - In the fight with the Crazy 88 the Bride spins around on the floor slashing legs as Bruce Lee did in ''Fist of Fury'' with nunchucks.
* ''GameOfDeath'' (1978, Robert Clouse) - The Bride's famous yellow track-suit is a direct homage to the one worn by Bruce Lee in ''Game of Death''.
* ''GokeBodySnatcherFromHell'' (1968, Hajime Sato) - The orange/red sky in the model shots of the jet airliner that the Bride arrives in Japan on is a pretty clear visual reference to this film.
* ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' - The Bride compares the Crazy 88's {{domino mask}}s to Kato's.
** The montage during which the Bride is on the plane and O-Ren is in her car is set to the TV show's theme song--a jazzy arrangement of ''Flight of the Bumblebee'' arranged by Billy May, conducted by Lionel Newman and featuring a trumpet solo by Al Hirt.
* ''Anime/{{Kite}}'' (1998, Yasuomi Umetsu) - Animated O-Ren Ishii's murdered parents and school girl assassin shooting sequence also occur in ''Kite''.
* ''LadySnowblood'' (1973, Toshiya Fujita) - Many references beyond the plot: the character of O-Ren Ishii; the duel in the snow covered garden; the division into chapters; the camera angle looking up at the heroine's attackers looking down at her; the animated sequence; the song "Flower of Carnage", sung by Meiko Kaji who is the star of ''Lady Snowblood'', is heard in 'Vol. 1'; In the animated sequence, when O-Ren is getting her revenge; the line "Look at me closely. Do I look like someone...you murdered?" is taken directly from ''Lady Snowblood'', except Snowblood says "raped" instead of "murdered." Also, O-Ren is dressed in the same kimono as Lady Snowblood.
* ''OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' (1969, Sergio Leone) - The flashbacks where the antagonist Frank is walking through the desert towards the camera are recreated when the Bride walks to Budd's trailer after [[BuriedAlive getting out of a tough spot]].
* ''Film/AnnieHall'': in the flashback where we see the [adult] Bride sitting in a classroom, like it's her childhood memory. WoodyAllen does the same thing in the first scene of ''Film/AnnieHall.''
* ''Patrick'' (1978, Richard Franklin) - The scene where the comatose Bride spits.
* ''Seven Notes In Black'' (1977, LucioFulci) - The theme of this movie is played as Buck is walking back to the Bride's hospital room after the Bride has killed the trucker that tried to rape her.
* ''Film/ThrillerACruelPicture'' (1974, Bo Arne Vibenius) - Elle Driver from ''Kill Bill'' and Madeleine share numerous physical traits (eye patch, long coat, pant suit).
* ''Twisted Nerve'' (1968, Roy Boulting) - The theme of ''Twisted Nerve'' is whistled during the hospital scene by Elle as a direct reference.
* ''Film/NaturalBornKillers'': Bill calls Beatrix "a natural born killer" during their conversation at the end of Volume 2, referencing the script that Tarantino wrote (and the movie adaptation of which he later disowned).

[[AC:SinCity]]
* Tarantino only directed one scene, the sequence in which Dwight drives to the tar pits and has a hallucination. While the entire movie is mostly a word-for-word and shot-for-shot adaptation of the comic, the coloring effects were mostly added for the film. Tarantino took those effects and ran with them in his scene which referenced a sequence from {{Suspiria}}.

[[AC:DeathProof]]
* ''FasterPussycatKillKill!'' (1965, Russ Meyer) - A character wears a T-shirt featuring an image from the film.
* ''VanishingPoint'' - (1971, Richard C. Sarafian) - The second group of girls con Jasper out of his white 1970 Dodge Challenger, expressly because it is the same model used to famous effect in ''Vanishing Point''; the film is discussed and mentioned several times; Stuntman Mike is seen wearing the same wristwatch as Kowalski.

[[AC:Film/InglouriousBasterds]]
* ''IngloriousBasterds'' (1978, Enzo G. Castellari) - Title of 2009 movie is a take off on the English title of this movie.
* ''The White Hell of Pitz Palu'' (1929, Georg Wilhelm Pabst) - Along with other works of the Austrian director Pabst. Several scenes (notably, outside Shoshana's theater, where a revival is playing, and at the tavern with Von Hammersmark) involve discussion of Pabst in general and ''Pitz Palu'', a mountain climbing film starring Leni Riefenstahl, in particular.
* In the screenplay of Inglourious Basterds, the first part of the film set in Paris [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was intended to have been filmed in black and white, using entirely natural lighting]], in reference to the FrenchNewWave. This was probably cut by ExecutiveMeddling, on the grounds that most of the audience wouldn't get the reference, and came here to see an ''action movie'', get back to the killin' already!
* ''Film/KingKong'' - This movie is briefly mentioned during a game.
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21st Jan '13 9:02:29 AM Thebanjohype
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* ''TheSevenYearItch'' - Marilyn Monroe's blown-up skirt in Jack Rabbit Slim's is inspired by this film's famous scene.
* ''Gunsmoke'' - The "Get the hell out of dodge" line said by The Wolf.
* ''RebelWithoutACause'' - One of the waiters in Jack Rabbit Slim's is an impersonator of James Dean, dressed in his outfit from this film.
* ''RioBravo'' - Butch insisting Zed pick up his gun is taken directly from a scene in Rio Bravo.
*''Psycho'' - The shot of Marcellus turning his head to see Butch in his car.
* ''TheGunsOfNavarone'' - Jules mentions this film by title during his rant at Vincent.
* ''BonnieAndClyde'' - The diner scene where the waitress pours coffee for Ringo and Yolanda is shot almost identically to one of the scenes at the beginning of Bonnie and Clyde.
* ''Shaft'' - Jules' "Bad Motherf****r" wallet is a reference to Isaac Hayes' themesong.
* ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' - Antwon Rockamora's nick name, "Tony Rocky Horror", is inspired by this film's title.
* ''TheDeadZone'' - Winston Wolf imitates Johnny Smith and his powers shortly before parting ways with Jules & Vincent.
* ''TheColorOfMoney'' - Dialogue between the Wolf and Monster Joe's daughter about having character vs. being a character
21st Jan '13 8:47:54 AM Thebanjohype
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* ''AngelsWithDirtyFaces'' - Mr. White's line "You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize." is paraphrased from Rocky Sullivan.



* ''Django'' - The ear cutting scene.
* ''TheFury'' - The scene when Mr. White shoots the policemen through a car windshield.
* ''TheGreatEscape'' - Mr. Brown mentions the film during his 'Like a Virgin' speech.
* ''TheLostBoys'' - Mr. Orange mentions trying to watch the film during "The Commode Story".




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* ''TheWizardOfOz'' - Immediately before [[spoiler: being shot]], Mr. Blonde asks the tortured cop, "How 'bout some fire, scarecrow?," which the Wicked Witch of the West says to the Scarecrow in the film.
20th Jan '13 12:22:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheGreenHornet'' - The Bride compares the Crazy 88's {{domino mask}}s to Kato's.

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* ''TheGreenHornet'' ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' - The Bride compares the Crazy 88's {{domino mask}}s to Kato's.
4th Jan '13 9:03:05 PM NoirSon
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The films of QuentinTarantino are literally [[ReferenceOverdosed packed chock-full of references to the hundreds upon hundreds]] of 70/80s grindhouse/[[ExploitationFilm exploitation films]], Hong Kong martial arts action films, Chinese Wuxia films and Japanese Chambara films he soaked up in his youth. Here is a list of them, useful perhaps for those interested in seeing that which inspired his work; that is, if they can get ahold of copies (some are pretty darned obscure).

to:

The films of QuentinTarantino are literally [[ReferenceOverdosed packed chock-full of references to the hundreds upon hundreds]] of 70/80s grindhouse/[[ExploitationFilm exploitation films]], [[MartialArtsMovie Hong Kong martial arts action films, films]], Chinese Wuxia {{Wuxia}} films and Japanese Chambara films he soaked up in his youth. Here is a list of them, useful perhaps for those interested in seeing that which inspired his work; that is, if they can get ahold a hold of copies (some are pretty darned obscure).



* ''The White Hell of Pitz Palu'' (1929, Georg Wilhelm Pabst) - Along with other works of the Austrian director Pabst. Several scenes (notably, outside Shoshana's theater, where a revival is playing, and at the tavern with von Hammersmark) involve discussion of Pabst in general and ''Pitz Palu'', a mountain climbing film starring Leni Riefenstahl, in particular.

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* ''The White Hell of Pitz Palu'' (1929, Georg Wilhelm Pabst) - Along with other works of the Austrian director Pabst. Several scenes (notably, outside Shoshana's theater, where a revival is playing, and at the tavern with von Von Hammersmark) involve discussion of Pabst in general and ''Pitz Palu'', a mountain climbing film starring Leni Riefenstahl, in particular.
13th Nov '12 9:19:13 PM erforce
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* The overall plot is a fairly obvious reference to films such as ''{{Coffy}}'', ''FoxyBrown'', ''ISpitOnYourGrave'', ''LadySnowblood'', ''Ms. 45'' and ''ThrillerACruelPicture''. The latter of which, likely inspired Elle Driver's EyePatchOfPower.

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* The overall plot is a fairly obvious reference to films such as ''{{Coffy}}'', ''FoxyBrown'', ''ISpitOnYourGrave'', ''Film/{{Coffy}}'', ''Film/FoxyBrown'', ''Film/ISpitOnYourGrave'', ''LadySnowblood'', ''Ms. 45'' ''Film/{{Ms 45}}'' and ''ThrillerACruelPicture''.''Film/ThrillerACruelPicture''. The latter of which, likely inspired Elle Driver's EyePatchOfPower.



* ''DeadAndBuried'' (1981, Gary Sherman) - The shot of Elle Driver leaning in close to The Bride's comatose body in the hospital, disguised as a nurse replicates a shot from this film.

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* ''DeadAndBuried'' ''Film/DeadAndBuried'' (1981, Gary Sherman) - The shot of Elle Driver leaning in close to The Bride's comatose body in the hospital, disguised as a nurse replicates a shot from this film.



* ''ThrillerACruelPicture'' (1974, Bo Arne Vibenius) - Elle Driver from ''Kill Bill'' and Madeleine share numerous physical traits (eye patch, long coat, pant suit).

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* ''ThrillerACruelPicture'' ''Film/ThrillerACruelPicture'' (1974, Bo Arne Vibenius) - Elle Driver from ''Kill Bill'' and Madeleine share numerous physical traits (eye patch, long coat, pant suit).



* ''NaturalBornKillers'': Bill calls Beatrix "a natural born killer" during their conversation at the end of Volume 2, referencing the script that Tarantino wrote (and the movie adaptation of which he later disowned).

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* ''NaturalBornKillers'': ''Film/NaturalBornKillers'': Bill calls Beatrix "a natural born killer" during their conversation at the end of Volume 2, referencing the script that Tarantino wrote (and the movie adaptation of which he later disowned).
24th Sep '12 9:40:12 AM erforce
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* ''Film/EatenAlive'' (1977, TobeHooper) - In ''Kill Bill: Vol. 1'', the hospital attendant 'Buck' delivers the line: "My name's Buck, and I'm here to fuck." This quote was originally spoken by Robert Englund in ''Eaten Alive''.

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* ''Film/EatenAlive'' (1977, TobeHooper) - In ''Kill Bill: Vol. 1'', the hospital attendant 'Buck' delivers the line: "My name's Buck, and I'm here to fuck." This quote was originally spoken by Robert Englund Creator/RobertEnglund in ''Eaten Alive''.
2nd Sep '12 4:20:15 AM FELH2
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* ''TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' (1966, SergioLeone) - Both films feature a similar scene close to the beginning, where one of the main characters kills a supporting one after helping himself to his food.

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* ''TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' (1966, SergioLeone) - Both films feature a similar scene close to the beginning, where one of the main characters kills a supporting one after helping himself to his food.
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