If you're a serious Tarantino fan, you know that his movies share a universe. Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction is the brother of Mr. Blonde from Reservoir Dogs, the same lawman killed by From Dusk Till Dawn's Gecko brothers returns from the dead to investigate the wedding massacre in Kill Bill, and everyone's blood pressure, both literal and figurative, is 20 times our own. But the coolest attempt to create a shared universe happened in Django Unchained, and no one noticed.
The clue is in Broomhilda's full name, Broomhilda von Shaft. It sounds like a name pulled from a pile of rejected Bond girls, alongside Titania Boobsalot and Ivanna Boneyou, but the surname has significance. Consider the fact that Django doesn't have a last name of his own. At one point Schultz refers to him as Django Freeman, but that's not so much a surname as it is a reference to his status as an emancipated lover of inopportune horse tricks.
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"Django, you just killed a bunch of people. Let's get out of here!"
"No. I must dance!"
So consider what would have happened after the credits rolled. Django would have taken the von Shaft name, because he didn't have one of his own. They most likely would have had children, and eventually their descendants may have Americanized von Shaft to simply ...
That's right. Then, one day, Django's great-grandson would have been born and christened John Shaft.
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We're not cribbing from our fan fiction here -- Tarantino confirmed it. And considering Samuel L. Jackson played Shaft in the remake, this revelation also means that Django's greatest enemy is his time-traveling ancestor. OK, that part is from our fan fiction.
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