Posted on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 by Russ Fischer
When many of us speak in casual conversation, we drop in references to things that we like and that we know other people will appreciate, but that’s not how movies were always written. Quentin Tarantino is one of the people who helped make pop-culture reference a constant element of movie dialogue, and he’s become known for peppering his movies with explicit verbal references to his own favorite stuff.
Now you can see a cut of all his pop-culture references from twenty years of movies in just six minutes. And his Four Rooms segment is even included!
The best thing about this cut isn’t the assembly of all the references; it’s the little gauge that shows what decade any given one refers to. It will come as no surprise to anyone that most of the references are from the late ’60s to the late ’80s. (I liked the way that dial points out the anachronism of “Paris When it Sizzles.”)