Most Quentin Tarantino fans know that John Travolta’s character in Pulp Fiction is supposedly the brother of Michael Madsen’s character from Reservoir Dogs. But did you know that’s just one example of many, many connections across generations in the Tarantino Cinematic Universe? That’s right; before Marvel made the notion of an interconnected movie universe popular, Quentin Tarantino was already doing it more than 20 years ago.

The video below from ScreenCrush’s Ryan Arey and Samir Nikocevic compiles all the connections between Tarantino movies and universes — because technically there are two universes in QT’s movies, the real world (where films like Reservoir Dogs are set) and the movie world (where Kill Bill is set — basically the characters in Reservoir Dogs could hypothetically to see Kill Bill at the movie theater). The connections go from the beginning of Tarantino’s career all the way up to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

If you liked this video about the many connections between movies in the Tarantino Cinematic Universe, check out some more of our videos below, like our video essay on Reservoir Dogs and why it begins with a discussion of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” a feature on all of the connections between the many movies in the Coen brothers’ movies, and an essay on how Logan changed superhero movies forever. Plus, there’s tons more over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes.

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