Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Tarantino/Rodriguez Blog

Warning:  This blog covers R Rated material, even though the blog itself is for general audiences.

It's not often that I cover a creator in a blog.  I did do so with Adam Sandler, who likes to connect his works with the appearances of recurring secondary characters, even though the stories themselves are otherwise unconnected.

Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez do the same thing in their works.  They subtly connect their works to make a shared reality (which just so happens is part of the larger TVCU), without having to announce to the world that their films are sequels or part of a series (because they aren't, or at least not all of them.)

So below will be a timeline, as usual, focusing on films and television series that have been written, directed, or produced by the duo together or separately, or in which one or both have acted.

1858--DJANGO UNCHAINED--Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz, buys the freedom of a slave, Django, and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django's wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner.  Connections to other Tarantino films:  Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) --Kiddo is buried at the grave of a "Paula Schultz" who shares the surname of the movies protaganist, Dr.King Shultz.  Inglourious Basterds (2009) --Christoph Waltz plays a German Bounty Hunter Again

1888 -1991 (so far)--ANNO DRACULA (SERIES BY KIM NEWMAN)--Crosses:  Dracula (novel); Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Invisible Man (novel); The Island of Doctor Moreau; The Vampyre; Varney the Vampire; The Soft Whisper of the Dead; They Thirst; Hotel Transylvania; The Black Castle; The Vampire Tapestry; Stephen King Universe; Carmilla; Good Lady Ducayne; The Tomb of Sarah; Ken’s Mystery; The Mysterious Stranger (story); The True Story of a Vampire; Carnacki Ghost Finder; Black Sabbath; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Interview with a Vampire (Anne Rice Vampire Lestat series); The Werewolves of London (Brian Stableford); Count Yorga; The Fearless Vampire Killers; Brides of Dracula; Vampire Circus; Dracula (Universal); Dark Shadows; El Vampiro; Black Sunday; Martin (George A. Romero film); Kolchak the Night Stalker; Blacula; Nosferatu; Kiss of the Vampire; Mr. Vampire; Blood of the Vampire; Daughters of Darkness; Dracula (Hammer); Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Averoigne; Grave of the Vampire/Seed of Terror; Hellraiser; Alraune; The Black Cat (film); Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural; The Vampire Thrills; Faustine; Near Dark; Forever Knight; Fright Night; The House of Dracula (novel by R. Chetwynd-Hayes); Anak Pontianak; Necroscope; Revelations in Black; The Dragon Waiting; The Bloody Pit of Horror/The Crimson Executioner; The Playgirls and the Vampire; The Niece of the Vampire/Fangs of the Vampire; The Phantom of the Opera; Incense for the Damned/Bloodsuckers; Addams Family (television); Frankenstein (Universal); The Monkey’s Paw; Three Mothers trilogy; Toby Dammit; The Exorcist; Cave of the Living Dead; The Golem (1920 film); The Old Dark House; Cat People; Black Magic (film); Spirits of the Dead; Les Vampires; The Awful Doctor Orloff; A Bucket of Blood; Those Who Hunt By Night/Immortal Blood/Traveling with the Dead; The Hunger; Fevre Dream; Empire of Fear; Dr. Blood’s Coffin; The Vampire’s Ghost; The Horrible Sexy Vampire; Mark of the Vampire; Vampire (1979); Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Gray; El Hombre Lobo; Curse of the Undead; Circus of Horrors; The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus; Twice Bitten/Vampire Hookers; The Lost Boys; Deathmaster; Velvet Vampire; I Vampire; Nancy Baker’s Vampire Stories; Sunglasses After Dark; Vamps (Vertigo Comics); Blade; Scooby-Doo; Hellboy; Nocturna; Rosemary’s Baby; American Psycho; Lost Souls; Elvira; Rosemary’s Baby; The Films of Tarantino and Rodriguez; Light at the End; Andy Warhol’s Dracula/Blood for Dracula; Geek Maggot Bingo; Daughter of Darkness; Nightmare in Blood; Madhouse; Vampire Junction/Vanitas; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Shadowman; Werewolf of London; Little Shop of Horrors; Texas Chainsaw Massacre; The Howling; Gremlins; Suckers:  Bleeding London Dry; Desire the Vampire/I Desire; The Creature Commandos; The Vampire (1957); The Vampire (Sydney Horler). Other Crosses:  Too numerous to list.  In 1888, during the events of Bram Stoker’s novel, events diverge and Dracula marries Queen Victoria, causing a major alteration in the socio-political world for the next 125 years and beyond. This is a divergent timeline, but not a parallel universe.  In my theory, a parallel universe is created at the dawn of time at the time time as the main universe and other parallel universes.  They may evolve similarly, but they are separate.  Meanwhile, each universe has a main timeline, and at each moment, there are an infinite number of divergent timelines created off of the main timeline.  When thinking of divergent timelines, try picturing a fork in the road.  Both paths lead in different directions, but they both start at the same point, and once were the same road.  The Anno Dracula timeline has shown to be an alternate timeline of the main Television Crossover Universe in several other entries in this reference guide.  Because it’s a divergent timeline, the crosses, though depicted in an alternate manner, should still count for inclusions in the Television Crossover Universe.  Some of the crossed series are already in, and the others are brought in via this crossover series despite being an alternate timeline series.  For the record, the complete Anno Dracula series (thus far) consists of Anno Dracula, the Bloody Red Baron:  Anno Dracula 1918, Judgement of Tears:  Anno Dracula 1959 (aka Dracula Cha Cha Cha), Coppola’s Dracula (from the Mammoth Book of Dracula), Castle in the Desert:  Anno Dracula 1977, Andy Warhol’s Dracula:  Anno Dracula 1978 - 1979 (from the Mammoth Book of Vampires), Who Dares Wins:  Anno Dracula 1980, The Other Side of Midnight (from Vampire Sextette), and You are the Wind Beneath My Wings:  Anno Dracula 1984).

1899--THE PHANTOM CHRONICLES, VOLUME 2 “NO GHOSTS NEED APPLY” (SHORT STORY BY WIN SCOTT ECKERT)--The Phantom, Holmes, and more investigate a ghost. Most of the films of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez  are interconnected by certain “brands” such as Red Apple cigarettes.  Not all the films are horror, but we can assume they are all in.  Those that are of the horror genre would include FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (and sequels), Werewolf Women of the S.S. (faux trailer from Grindhouse), THE FACULTY, LITTLE NICKY, Death Proof, DON'T (faux trailer from Grindhouse), Planet Terror, and THANKSGIVING (faux trailer from Grindhouse).

1899--FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 3:  THE HANGMAN'S DAUGHTER--Set 100 years ago in Mexico, this horror/western is the story of the birth of the vampire princess Santanico Pandemonium.

Winter 1941--LANCE STAR - SKY RANGER “SHADOWS OVER KUNLUN” (SHORT STORY BY WIN SCOTT ECKERT)--Lance Star and his team are sent by the government on a mission to Tibet to find a legendary war ace. This anthology was a collection of new stories about the classic pulp hero Lance Star....who never actually existed as a classic pulp.  In reality, he is an original character created cleverly for this anthology.  Red Apple Cigarettes appear in this story.  This is a nod to Quentin Tarantino, who uses them in all of his films.  The story also features the Belmont Arms hotel in San Francisco.  This is from the film Shock, which is more of a thriller than a horror film, but close enough for me.  Doc Savage elements are sprinkled throughout the story.  One of the team’s government contacts is a man named Lee, who is said to be James Lee, the star of his own series of espionage and mystery stories.  The villain  of this tale is Doctor Natas, who in Doc Ardan:  City of Gold and Lepers was shown to actually be Fu Manchu, while Ardan himself was actually Doc Savage.    At one point, Star refers to a bookworm archaeology professor who defeated the Thuggee.  This is Indiana Jones.  Finally, the ace being sought after is revealed to be the Red Falcon, who is the grandfather of the Marvel Comics hero Iron Fist.  Note that this brings in Marvel’s Iron Fist, but only his solo stories during the first 20-ish years from his first appearance, as Marvel doesn’t age their characters normally, but the TVCU does move normally in time, so Iron Fist would be realistically too old by the mid to late 1990s to keep adventuring.  Also, this does not bring in any team-ups between Iron Fist and other comic book heroes.

World War II--GRINDHOUSE--"Werewolf Women of the S.S."--FU MANCHU is the lead villain in this unmade movie shown in a faux trailer.  Ivan adds:  WEREWOLF WOMEN OF THE SS features a werewolf woman of the SS played by the lovely and talented Sybil Danning, who also played Stirba the Queen of Werewolves in Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch. Not to push the same actor theory, I think it's safe to assume that Sybill was chosen for the WWOTSS role strictly because she was Stirba, so the conflation is justified. FYI, Howling II (1984) took place in 80 or 81 (I use 81, but there is more support for 1980).

1945--INGLORIOUS BASTERDS--Donny Donowitz is the father of Lee Donowitz from TRUE ROMANCE.  Red Apple Cigerettes appear.  As for the ending, just remember that Hitler, like many world leaders, had many doubles.  Also, remember that he was possessed by a demon.  At some point, I'll cover Hitler, the world's worst super-villain, in it's own blog.

June - July 1946--TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN VOLUME 2:  GENTLEMEN OF THE NIGHT “THE EYE OF ORAN”  (SHORT STORY BY WIN SCOTT ECKERT)--Trapped in Oran during a plague quarantine, Shrinking Violet Holmes and her friend Adelaide Johnston find themselves being stalked by the evil Doctor Natas. There is an inclusion of Red Apple Cigarettes, which is a common item found in the films of Quentin Tarantino.  In this story, Dr. Natas seeks the Eye of Oran, also called the Eye of Dagon, so he can control an army of fish men.  Dagon and the fishmen are elements of Lovecraftian lore.  

August 1946--TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN VOLUME 3:  DANSE MACABRE “LES LEVRES ROUGES” (SHORT STORY BY WIN SCOTT ECKERT)--Doc Ardan gathers a team to retrieve the Eye of Oran from the evil Madame Elisabeth. The Eye of Oran was last seen in the story of the same name for Tales of the Shadowmen Volume 2, where it was explained to be linked to Dagon and the fish men from Lovecraft’s tales.  Doc Ardan is another name for Doc Savage.  In this tale, Doc recalls having been involved in the events from “Who Goes There?”, later made into the film The Thing. Doc’s involvement in that story comes from Philip Jose Farmer’s Doc Savage:  His Apocalyptic Life.  Madame Elizabeth owns a chain of brothels, with its headquarters on the site of the events of the film Invisible Ray.  Even though Invisible Ray has no actual connection to the Universal Invisible Man series, I consider it part of a series of loosely connected Universal “invisible” film series.  In this story,the Eye of Oran is used to explain the creation of the Audrey Junior from Little Shop of Horrors.   The main villain of this tale is actually Countess Elizabeth Bathory.  She was a real historical figure, who often gets portrayed in fiction as a vampire.  I don’t count her as a horror cross because of her historical status in reality.  However, here I do count that this version of Bathory is the same one from the film Daughters of Darkness.  This story, places it as part of the Farmer shared reality.  As a general rule, all of the works of Farmer should be considered part of TVCU canon, but that doesn’t necessarily apply to works by others who also set their works in the TVNU.  Those are taken on a case by case based on whether they are published and have a valid horror cross.  And though I consider the Farmer works to be in the TVCU, it does not go both ways.  The TVCU is not part of the WNU, though I leave it up to individual readers to apply this blog as a whole or parts within to their personal shared reality of choice if they wish.

 1982 to 1983--ROMY AND MICHELE: IN THE BEGINNING--The story of how their friendship began in high school.

November 1985--THANKSGIVING--Eli Roth's contribution is a promo for the slasher opus Thanksgiving. Produced in the style ofholiday-based slasher films such as Halloween, Black Christmas, April Fool's Day and My Bloody Valentine,[8] the trailer starred Jeff Rendell as a killer who stalks victims dressed as a pilgrim; Jordan Ladd, Jay Hernandez, and Roth himself as his intended victims; and Michael Biehn as the Sheriff. The design for the titles in Thanksgiving was based on a Mad magazine slasher parody titled Arbor Day.[6] Select excerpts of the score from Creepshow were used.
According to Roth, "My friend Jeff, who plays the killer pilgrim – we grew up in Massachusetts, we were huge slasher movie fans and every November we were waiting for the Thanksgiving slasher movie. We had the whole movie worked out: A kid who's in love with a turkey, and then his father killed it, and then he killed his family and went away to a mental institution and came back and took revenge on the town. I called Jeff and said, 'Dude, guess what, we don't have to make the movie, we can just shoot the best parts.'"[6] "Shooting the trailer was so much fun," Roth has stated, "because every shot is a money shot. Every shot is decapitation or nudity. It's so ridiculous, it's absurd. It's just so wrong and sick that it's right."[8]
Roth's fake trailer contained elements that almost earned Grindhouse an NC-17 rating, including a cheerleader simultaneously stripping, bouncing on a trampoline and getting stabbed in the vulva, and three decapitations, one of which occurring as the victim's girlfriend performs fellatio on him. According to Roth, "Instead of seeing it spread out in a feature, watching it all jammed together nonstop makes it more shocking. But we had a great discussion with the ratings board. They got it. Once they saw it with all the bad splices and the distress and scratches they were fine with it."[8] Roth confirmed in an interview with Cinema Blend's Eric Eisenberg that he and co-writer Jeff Rendell are working on a possible feature film.[15]

1990--TRUE ROMANCE--The main character, Alabama, is later referenced in RESERVOIR DOGS.

1992--EL MARIACHI--A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him.

October 1994--RESERVIOR DOGS--A group of criminals try to pull off the perfect bank robbery.

October 1994--PULP FICTION (FILM)--The film is actually a series of interconnected tales involving hitmen and a boxer. Hitman Vincent Vega is implied to be the brother of Vic Vega from Reservoir Dogs.  The story told to a young boy (in the boxer’s flashback) is from the events of the film Air Force.  Thus that film is brought in.  The character of Bonnie Dimmick also was in a deleted scene from Reservoir Dogs.  I consider deleted scenes to be canon if they are included on the DVD and do not contradict the finished film. Everyone in the film smoke Red Apple Cigarettes.  Red Apples show up in most of the films of Tarantino.  The link of Red Apple means that the near entirety of Tarantino’s films are brought into the Television Crossover Universe.  How do you like them Apples?  (Seriously though, don’t smoke.  It’s not good for you, even if Tarantino does make it look cool.) Matt Hickman adds:  form the tv tropes fanon page not a bad idea's a popular theory among Quentin Tarantino fans that at least some of the events of Pulp Fiction occur on the same day as the bank heist in Reservoir Dogs; in particular, the fact that no cops are around to stop Jules and Vincent while they're driving a car covered in blood in the middle of a busy street during broad daylight is because they're occupied with the heist and its disastrous aftermath.

December 31, 1994 to January , 1995--FOUR ROOMS--Red Apple Cigarettes appear.

Early 1995--DESPERADO--A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.

Early 1996--LADIES ROOM/JUST TEMPORARY--Play which became a pilot for a series that introduced Romy and Michelle.  Sadly the show didn't get sold, but the characters moved on to the big screen.

1996--FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (FILM)--Two killers abduct a family as hostages as they escape to Mexico.  Oh, and vampires. This film is followed by From Dusk Till Dawn 2:  Texas Blood Money.  This film also features Big Kahuna Burgers which originate from Pulp Fiction, Chongo Beer and the crotch gun from Desperado, and reporter Kelly Houge from Curdled.

From Dusk Till Dawn

1996--FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (VIDEO GAME)--Takes place immediately following the first film.  James Bojaciuk adds:   From what I read, the Dusk 'Til Dawn video game is a sequel to the first movie. During the events of the game, Seth is trying to escape from a prison ship that has been overtaken by vampires.

1996--CURDLED (FILM)--A crime scene cleaner becomes fascinated with a serial killer. This film includes reporter Kelly Houge, who refers to a recent case she reported on involving the Gecko brothers, who originated in From Dusk Till Dawn.  They even show a picture of the brothers, who are indeed the same actors (George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino).

1997--ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION (FILM)--Romy and Michelle go to their high school reunion. Hardly a horror film, but the presence of Red Apple Cigarettes and Big Kahuna Burgers provide a link to other Tarantino/Rodriguez films like From Dusk Till Dawn and Grindhouse.

Early 2001--SPY KIDS--The children of spies find themselves having to take on the role themselves.

Summer 2001--SPY KIDS 2:  ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS--There is an appearance of the golden idol that appeared in the opening sequence of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.  The idol had last been seen in the possession of DANGER GIRL Abbey Chase in 1997.

Summer 2001--KILL BILL--The wedding massacre is investigated by Sheriff Earl McGraw and his son.  Earl was in FROM DUSK TILL DAWN and his son was in the sequel.  However, McGraw was shot to death in FROM DUSK TILL DAWN.  Rick Lai goes with the identical cousin theory to explain the two sherrifs.  Of course, this means they are identical and have the same name, and their sons were both identical and have the same name.  But this is actually all very common in the TVCU.  This Sherrif McGraw will later appear in GRINDHOUSE.  The character Hattori Hanzo is from a Japanese series in which every storyline would feature another in a long line of warriors named Hattori Hanzo.  (Sort of a cool kick-ass Blackadder.)  There is a Red Apple Cigarette poster at the airport in Okinawa.  Esteban also smokes Red Apples.  The final action of the film occurs in Acuna, Mexico, which was also the setting of EL MARIACHI.  Meanwhile, the character of Pei Mei is from EXECUTIONERS OF SHAOLIN, A SLICE OF DEATH, FISTS OF THE WHITE LOTUS, AVENGING WARRIORS OF SHAOLIN, and TWO CHAMPIONS OF DEATH.  KILL BILL is also connected to "Shadow Warriors" TV series.

2002 to 2004--ALIAS--As Sydney goes to SD-6 to meet with Sloane about quitting the agency despite Michael's warning, a former agent comes with a commando in the office and holds everybody's in hostage...except Sydney and Jack who tries to unfold the deadly gang's threat... Written by RealLiveClaude

2003--SPY KIDS 3-D: GAME OVER--Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker (Stallone). It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world. 

2003--ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO--Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

October 2003 - April 2004--KILL BILL (FILMS)--When an assassin learns that she’s pregnant, she retires and goes into hiding, but her boss/lover and colleagues hunt her down.  They kill her new fiance, family, and friends at their wedding rehearsal, and she ends up in a coma.  A few years later, she awakes, and seeks revenge. Not a horror film, but it is part of the larger reality of Tarantino that includes From Dusk ‘Till Dawn and Grindhouse.  And yes, Kill Bill is two films technically, but really it’s one film broken into two parts.  Earl McGraw and his son investigate the wedding massacre.  Earl was last seen in From Dusk Till Dawn, where he was shot.  Either he didn’t die as was presumed from that previous film, or he maybe has an identical cousin who shares the same name.  This Earl will appear again in Grindhouse.  His number one son previously appeared in From Dusk Till Dawn 2.  Bill has a home in Acuna, Mexico, previously seen in El Mariachi.  The Bride seeks the aid of Hattori Hanzo.  For generations, men with that name have been great warriors as seen in Shadow Warriors.  The character of Pei Mei who trains the Bride is based on a character named Pei Mei who appeared in the films Executioners of Shaolin, A Slice of Death, and Fists of the White Lotus.  In all three of those films, he dies.  But he’s clearly the same guy.  I can only conclude that he’s immortal, and given that this is the Television Crossover Universe, that’s pretty plausible.  There’s also the appearance of Red Apple Cigarettes, which appear frequently in the works of Quentin Tarantino.

May 2005--CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATON--"Grave Danger"--The CSI Nick Stokes is kidnapped while investigating a crime scene and buried alive in a glass casket by his kidnapper. The Las Vegas Police Department receives a package with a tape and a hardware to permit watch Nick inside the casket, together with a request of one million dollars cash to release him. The mayor refuses to pay the ransom, but Catherine Willows asks her wealthy father and gets the amount. Then Gil Grissom schedules a meeting with the criminal to deliver the money and be informed where Nick is.Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Summer 2005--DON'T--Edgar Wright's contribution, Don't, was produced in the style of a 1970s' Hammer House of Horror film trailer.[12] The trailer featured appearances from Jason IsaacsMatthew Macfadyen, singer Katie MeluaLee InglebyGeorgina ChapmanEmily BoothStuart WilsonLucy PunchRafe Spall, Wright regulars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and a voice-over by Will Arnett.[8][13] Mark GatissMyAnna BuringPeter SerafinowiczMichael Smiley and Nicola Cunningham (who played the zombie "Mary" in Shaun of the Dead), among others, made cameo appearances though they eventually went uncredited. To get the necessary 1970s' look, Wright used vintage lenses and old-style graphics. During editing, he scratched some of the film with steel wool and dragged it around a parking lot to make it appear neglected by wayward projectionists.[8] According to Wright, "In the '70s, when American International would release European horror films, they'd give them snazzier titles. And the one that inspired me was this Jorge Grau film: In the UK, it's called The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue. In Spain and in Italy, I think it's called Do Not Speak Ill of the Dead. But in the States, it was called Don't Open the Window. I just loved the fact that there isn't a big window scene in the film—it's all based around the spin and the voiceover not really telling you what the hell is going on in the film."[6] On the Charlie Rose talk show, Quentin Tarantino also pointed out another aspect of American advertising of British films in the 1970s that is being referenced—none of the actors have any dialogue in the trailer, as if the trailer was intentionally edited to prevent American viewers from realizing that the film is British.[14]

Summer 2005--HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN--The director of a trailer that played in some theaters in the United States and Canada (mainly the latter), Hobo with a Shotgun, Jason Eisener, also made a feature-length adaptation of it. Rutger Hauerreplaced Dave Brunt as the titular character, though Brunt does make a cameo as a corrupt cop.
The adaptations received mainly positive reviews, with the general consensus being that they were cartoonishly enjoyable and gleefully violent homages to their reasons for being. Although Hobo with a Shotgun was not as big a box office success in the U.S. as it was in Canada, it has since gained a cult following there.

2006--MACHETE--Lucas Cano, (Machete) an ex-bodyguard for the Mexican President, tired of his life style, retires to a remote small town in Mexico, in hope of finding peace. But things do not work out for him the way he wants them to. First, he must confront several drug dealers who smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States, forcing them to smuggle drugs. Then, Machete finds out that his old Vietnam friend, who now works for the CIA in Arizona, has been assigned to arrest Machete, and take him back to the US for some old charges. Machete's health is deteriorating rapidly. He is constantly bleeding internally, but he won't stop drinking and smoking. Panchito is a little boy Machete met in a street fight, and the little boy, claiming not to have any family, decides to hang out with Machete and tries to help him change his life style. Machete does not know that a higher power is watching out for him. Panchito is an angel sent by God to save his body and soul. Esperanza (Pelancho) meets Machete when one of the drug dealers (and immigrant smugglers) tries to rape her. Esperanza immediately feels a connection between them, but can't tell what it is. Machete gets the same feeling and starts to investigate who the girl is and where she come from. Esperanza's mother, convinced by the local priest to tell Esperanza the connection between her and Machete, confesses to her but it is too late. Machete has been shot by Ruidoso and is dying. The Devil is also involved.  Machete Is also the uncle of the spy Kids.  (Thanks, Mattkind.)

2007--GRINDHOUSE “DEATH PROOF” (FILM)--A retired stunt driver uses his car now as his weapon of choice in his new career as a serial killer. Sheriff Earl McGraw and his number one son appear, who were in Kill Bill and From Dusk Till Dawn.  Big Kahuna Burgers are also seen.  The nurse of this story has a much larger role in Planet Terror.

2007--GRINDHOUSE “PLANET TERROR” (FILM)--A government bio-weapon is accidentally released, causing a zombie epidemic. Though this story appears first, it comes chronologically after Death Proof due to the appearance of the same nurse in both.  Because this film ends with a worldwide epidemic of zombie takeover, we must assume this veers off into a divergent timeline.  Sheriff Earl McGraw appear, along with Red Apple Cigarettes.  The recent death of Jungle Janice, a local DJ, is mentioned.  This occurred in Death Proof.

Spring 2011--COMMUNITY--The mysterious briefcase and its contents last seen in PULP FICTION makes an appearance.

Summer 2011--KILL BILL VOLUME 3--No, this hasn't come out yet.  It's still in the "announced" status, but Tarantino stated way back when that if there was a volume 3, he'd want it to be 10 years later, thus the date placement.

Late 2011--SPY KIDS:  ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4-D--A retired spy is called back into action, and to bond with her new step-children, she invites them along for the adventure to stop the evil Timekeeper from taking over the world.

2013--MACHETE KILLS--The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space. 


ADAM SANDLER UNIVERSE--2000--LITTLE NICKY--The second appearance of Chubbs, who is now in heaven, having died in Happy Gilmore.  Also we see the Townie "You can do it!!!" guy, originally seen in the Water Boy.  And in this reality, Lucifer is actually the father of Satan, Satan having been born at the same time as Christ.  Satan has three children, one of whom is half-angel.

CINEMULTIVERSE--Here are the works of Tarantino and Rodriguez that haven't been giving a crossover connection to make it into the TVCU yet:  LOVE BIRDS IN BONDAGE, MY BEST FRIEND'S BIRTHDAY, VEGETABLES, EDDIE PRESLEY, THE CORIOLIS EFFECT, SLEEP WITH ME, SOMEBODY TO LOVE, DESTINY TURNS ON THE RADIO, DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE, GIRL 6, JACKIE BROWN, SUKIJAKI WESTERN DJANGO, DIARY OF THE DEAD, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, DJANGO UNCHAINED (the Django character may actually be in, but I'm unsure so I'll place it here for now, and when my crew tells me I messed up, I'll move it when I update in six months), SIN CITY, BEDHEAD, DEL CASTILLO, THE ADVENTURES OF SHARKBOY AND LAVAGIRL 3-D, CURANDERO, FAMOUS, BULLFIGHTER, HIGH HOPES, THE UNITED MONSTER TALENT AGENCY, AMELIA'S 25TH and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

GOLDEN GIRLS UNIVERSE--Tarantino played an Elvis impersonator in the GOLDEN GIRLS episode "Sophia's Wedding".

LOONIVERSE--Tarantino played Master Moloch in the DUCK DODGERS episode "Master & Disaster".

TOOBWORLD--Tarantino played Desmond in the ALL-AMERICAN GIRL episode "Pulp Sitcom".  Rodrigues directs the REBEL HIGHWAY episode "Roadracers".

TVCU2--2014--FROM DUSK TILL DAWN THE SERIES--Features a Texas Ranger (McGraw?) in pursuit of the Gecko brothers.  And vampires.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Rob,
    There's a couple of Music videos you may want to include here by Lady Gaga. The one with the Tarantino connection is "Telephone" with Beyonce. In that video, Honey Bee (Beyonce) picks up Lady Gaga from prison in The Pussy Wagon from Kill Bill. Apparently, Gaga was having lunch with Tarantino and was describing the video concept to him and he told her she had to use The Pussy Wagon and lent it to her for the video.

    Telephone's video clip is a direct sequel to her Paparazzi video clip.