View Full Version : Couple of Pulp Fiction/Kill Bill questions

03-16-2005, 07:49 PM
1) Is the sword Bruce Willis uses to save Ving Rhames in fact a Hanzo sword? When Budd mentioned pawning his off i inmediately thought of that, but then that turned out to be a lie so im not so sure now.

2) Was the black piano player in the wedding rehersal scene supposed to be Jules? (that WAS Samuel L. Jackson right? i hope im not going crazy) He did mention being in a gang at some point.

Larry Borgia
03-16-2005, 07:54 PM
IMO, the two movies have nothing to do with each other. It's tempting to think of a Tarrentino-verse, but I haven't seen any evidence of it, save maybe for the idea of a "Vega brothers" connection which IIRC only came about because Micheal Madsen was originally slated for the Travolta role in Pulp Fiction.

Kaspar Hauser
03-16-2005, 08:03 PM
Red Apples, man!

Bryan Ekers
03-16-2005, 08:50 PM
I'll bet when Tarentino made Pulp Fiction, the notion of making some serious money for once and moving out of his parents' basement was several hundred orders of magnitude higher than the idea of tying minor plot elements in with a movie he'd make ten years later.

Ellis Dee
03-16-2005, 10:18 PM
Oh man, that's harsh. Funny and probably true, but harsh.

03-16-2005, 11:00 PM
Bryan Ekers. Not impossible, though, if you assume Tarantino's simply working backwards to self-reference elements and minor plot points of his previous films. There are a few: Deadly Vipers Squad is a reference to the Fox Force Five pilot mentioned in Pulp Fiction, for example. When The Bride drew the square in Copperhead's kitchen. Copperhead wanted to be Black Mamba. Mr. Pink wanted to be Mr. Black. Sheriff Earl McGraw appears in From Dusk Til Dawn and his Number One Son was in the sequel.

Kill Bill's Curtis wasn't Pulp Fiction's Jules.

Doubt Butch's pawn shop sword was a Hatori Hanzo. In any rate, it wasn't Budd's.

03-16-2005, 11:05 PM
Thanks for the answers guys, specially Askia. That was SLJ playing Curtis though, wasn't it?

03-16-2005, 11:10 PM
Oh, yeah.

Hey, It's That Guy!
03-16-2005, 11:18 PM
When I got home from seeing Kill Bill v.1 in the theater, I threw my Pulp Fiction DVD in to see if the sword Butch used to save Marsellus Wallace was indeed the Bride's Hanzo sword, but unfortunately, it was a completely different sword. That was the first thing I thought of. Tarantino loves continuity (like the Red Apple Cigarette ads, the Vega brothers, etc), but he has also said in interviews that Kill Bill (along with From Dusk Til Dawn) are movies that the characters in Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, and Pulp Fiction would watch. So he has two layers of fiction going on at once, which only he and Alan Moore could get away with without sounding pretentious.

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