Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained part of a trilogy?

News Glen Chapman 31 Oct 2012 - 06:23
Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino has hinted that his last two films might just have a stronger than expected link between them...

It's not too long until the release of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, which arrives in US cinemas at Christmas. Granted, we here in the UK have a longer wait than our friends on the other side of the Atlantic (we get it in January), but a new QT film is always worth looking forward to. The trailers released in advance of the film certainly make it look rather good.

There was a time when all of Tarantino's films seemed to exist in the same movie world and time, but that changed with Inglorious Basterds, what with it being set during World War II and, well, Django Unchained is a western, so it's unlikely to connect with Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and such like. However, the director has offered up the following: “Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained bespeak a trilogy. As different as they are, there is a companion piece quality. There might very well be a third one. I just don't know what it is yet.”

Now, as exciting as this is, Tarantino has no shortage of films on his plate. We've yet to see the mooted Vega brothers movie, for instance, and Tarantino has also mentioned a third Kill Bill adventure in the past. Still, Tarantino has stated that he would like to do a 1930s gangster film, so he could conceivably tie the three films together somehow in the grand scheme of things. The time difference between the events in the projects isn't that great. It'll be interesting what film he chooses to make once Django Unchained is in cinemas...

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Time for Tarantino to start typing up his sci-fi piece in which The Bride - now married to Winston Wolf, who solves problems - slices through the space-time continuum and ends up in an cyberpunk-styled future where the reprogrammed clones of Aldo Raine and his Basterds are running amok and desecrating the graves of various African-American heroes (Jackie Brown, Django, Jules Winnfield). Their ghosts aren't happy with this and neither is Spike Lee...

anyone else notice how awesome his t-shirt in the picture is? RR and QT!

Inglorious Basterds does take place in the same universe as the rest of his films. Sgt Donnie Donowitz is film producer Lee Donowitz from True Romance's Dad...

Trust someone with his ego to wear his own initials on a t-shirt.

Re other films he's mentioned, I personally wouldnt read to much into what he says, I get the impression QT runs his mouth a lot, mainly because he comes across as so damn enthusiastic about everything.

God I hate Tarantino.

Yes, but Why? You cant just say: "these entirely disparate films are the same" without explaining what exactly connects them. Are their thematic similarities? Are they set in the same universe? What's the common denominator here?

I love Tarantino, but sometimes it's like he talks just to hear his own voice.

Isn't he just saying that they're a trilogy in the same way that the Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are the first two parts of the Blood & Ice Cream trilogy (or whatever it's called). They're of a similar mood or tell similar tales in different ways.

IDK, it's hard to care about Tarrentino these days.

All three are probably connected because they all deal with persecuted minorities fighting back in the goriest way imaginable, so can't wait to see what group he'll choose for the third part

There is Basterds' Brad Pitt "moonshine liquor" schpeel to tie into the gangster era. He tells that "family story" to the Jew Hunter near the end. But whatever...

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