I highly recommend this article from Ali Gray at IGN.com on how characters within Quentin Tarantino’s movies are either connected with characters from his other movies or who have actually seen the movies themselves, thus creating some kind of ultra-fictional bizarro-world of character interactions.
I can’t break down the whole article without taking a lot of time because it is long, but here is one example: Mia Wallace in “Pulp Fiction” refers to a pilot episode of a show called “Fox Force Five,” which is eerily similar to elements in “Kill Bill:”
In fact, we should give Tarantino more credit than that: he’s created two universes in one. Quentin has confirmed that From Dusk Till Dawn (which he co-wrote) and Kill Bill are “Movie movies” i.e. they’re films that the characters from his /other/ films enjoy. For instance, in the little-seen, Tarantino-produced drama Curdled, a character is seen watching the Gecko brothers from FDTD on TV. This goes some way to explaining their cartoonish violence and supernatural elements; it’s also why no one in Reservoir Dogs lives in fear of a vampire attack. The rest of Tarantino’s films exist in the ‘Realer Than Real’ universe, which is marginally less ludicrous but nonetheless abides by the rules of our world. Brands like Red Apple Cigarettes and Big Kahuna Burger might exist in both universes, but characters can’t cross between them.
This information leads you down all sorts of exciting paths. Is it feasible that, having watched Kill Bill and marvelled at The Bride’s expert swordsmanship, Pulp Fiction’s Butch Coolidge had his eye drawn to the samurai blade in that ill-fated pawn shop? Even more out there: can it be mere coincidence that Mia Wallace’s description of her failed TV pilot, Fox Force Five, sounds so much like the plot of Kill Bill? Is it Uma Thurman playing The Bride, or Mia Wallace?
Hang on a minute. Maybe you noticed Michael Parks‘ lawman drawling his way through From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill /and/ Death Proof? That’s Sheriff Earl McGraw, and he’s an exception to the rule. Tarantino considers him a crossover character, capable of existing in both the ‘Movie Movie‘ universe and the ‘Realer Than Real’ universe. Why? Just to be difficult, we imagine. Tarantino also considers Harvey Keitel‘s fixer ‘The Wolf’ a crossover character (despite the fact his only appearance is in Pulp Fiction), so don’t be surprised if he turns up as the villain in Kill Bill Vol. 3 in the year 2024. We’re through the looking glass here, people.
Here is the “Fox Force Five” clip: