When conversing with anyone about the films of Quentin Tarantino, the first thing that people often talk about are their favorite lines or memorable scenes. But many of the most interesting things about the director’s movies are all the subtle Easter eggs and references he hides in them. All of Tarantino’s films are positively brimming with hidden meanings, nods to his taste, and connections to his previous works.
From his interesting casting choices to the clever homages he hides in plain sight, here’s a collection of 15 fascinating and funny facts that you probably never realized about Tarantino movies.
15. Tarantino Almost Didn’t Direct Reservoir Dogs
It’s almost impossible to imagine Reservoir Dogs being directed by anyone other than Quentin Tarantino, nonetheless, that’s almost the way things turned out.
Back when Tarantino was just breaking into Hollywood, he wrote the screenplay for both True Romance and Reservoir Dogs and then asked if Tony Scott would be interested in directing either of them. Although Scott expressed great enthusiasm in directing both scripts, he was told that he could choose only one. Ultimately, he chose True Romance, which left Tarantino at the helm for Reservoir Dogs. Still, we wonder how things would have turned out if the directors had switched movies.