Quentin Tarantino had created his personal cinematic universe twenty years earlier than Kevin Feige had the thought, with the entire filmmaker’s work being linked in some style whether or not or not it’s by means of oblique references to earlier occasions, fictional product placement or characters that grow to be distant kin to folks we’ve met earlier than.
Everyone seems to be conscious of the assorted threads of the Tarantinoverse, however a brand new idea goes one step additional and claiming that Pulp Fiction is a direct prequel to Reservoir Dogs, which actually fits the Jackie Brown director’s love of a nonlinear narrative.
All of it begins with Steve Buscemi’s cameo as a waiter in Pulp Fiction, which is outwardly the rationale why Mr. Pink is so towards the thought of tipping, as a result of the actor is taking part in the identical character each instances. In a while, when The Wolf exhibits as much as assist Jules and Marsellus take care of a physique, he makes a name to a person named Joe, who the idea speculates is felony Joe Cabot from Reservoir Dogs, which does play into one other idea that Winston Wolfe and Mr. White are additionally the identical individual, nevertheless it isn’t like quite a few actors haven’t proven up in a number of Tarantino motion pictures as completely different characters earlier than.
Not solely that, nevertheless it’s additionally put ahead that Mr. Orange and Pumpkin see Tim Roth play a recurring position, and his expertise within the diner satisfied him to show his again on a lifetime of crime and turn out to be a cop. As ScreenRant explains:
One other character who may trace at Pulp Fiction going down earlier than Reservoir Dogs is Tim Roth’s Pumpkin. In Pulp Fiction, Pumpkin (whose actual identify was Ringo) is a burglar who alongside together with his girlfriend and partner-in-crime Honey Bunny (Amanda Plummer) plan to rob the dinner they’re at. Their plan doesn’t go as anticipated, as they arrive throughout with Jules, who finally ends up altering Pumpkin and Honey Bunny’s minds in regards to the theft and their lives of crime. After this, Pumpkin determined to take his life on a distinct path (some recommend Honey Bunny died of their following theft, which additionally pushed Pumpkin to make a change and turn out to be a greater man, or she merely didn’t wish to have a “regular life”), and ended up working as an undercover cop, which fits him as he has some expertise within the felony underworld.
In fact, there are a variety of holes on this idea, however the truth that these dots may even be linked between Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs simply goes to point out the density of the mythology that Quentin Tarantino has wrapped round all of his motion pictures.