CHAPTER ONE: THE Q.T.C.U.
Over the years, a complex network of connections has spread throughout an entire filmography, affectionately referred to by obsessive fans and internet chat rooms as the
Quentin Tarantino Cinematic Universe.
This universe is divided by QT himself into two distinct worlds:
"POSTMODERN CABARET TAKING THE CITY BY STORM."
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF PULP FICTION
& THE BIRTH OF A CINEMATIC UNIVERSE
When Pulp Fiction won the Palme D’Or in Cannes in 1994, Hollywood officially recognized a new auteur on the scene. What most didn’t realize, or foresee for future films yet to be made, was the interconnected world that had just burst to life; Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction is the brother of Vic Vega from Reservoir Dogs; Mr. White’s previous partner in crime was Alabama from True Romance.
This, it would turn out, was just the beginning.
The QTCU, along with each film’s eclectic, retro-cool soundtrack, is the inspiration and source material for For The Record’s critically acclaimed, Los Angeles beloved, meta-musical review.
the realer-than-real world
an alternate reality similar to our own, comprised of the same basic laws but turned up to 11. Not just real, but “realer than real”.
the move-movie world
a supernatural world where reality and history are altered significantly for maximum impact. These are films the characters from the “realer than real” world would go see in a theater.
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THE TYRANNY OF EVIL MEN"
"FOX FORCE FIVE
MEET FOX FORCE FIVE
Of all the character connections and overlapping themes found within the QTCU, Mia Wallace’s TV pilot of ass kicking superwomen, “Fox Force Five” from Pulp Fiction, might be the most powerful. It was the spark of creation that would ignite Kill Bill, and plant the seed of revenge into the hearts of some of QT’s fiercest characters.
TARANTINO: Fox Force Five & The Tyranny of Evil Men uses this origin story as its meta-narrative structure, bringing together an Avengers-like dreamteam of your favorite QT heroines. Each ‘Fox’ represents an archetype, combining characters from across the QTCU.
When this rock ‘n’ roll supergroup finally joins forces in the end, they’ve got one more hit left on their list, and he’s had it coming for quite some time...
1. THE BLONDE FOX
Mia Wallace of Pulp Fiction steps into her TV pilot, this time assuming the leading role of Kill Bill's Beatrix Kiddo, the only natural blonde in QT’s eyes. The Blonde Fox is the original power of pulp, finding strength in your inner assassin.
2. THE BLACK FOX
Jackie Brown’s black suit of armor outshines all the Reservoir Dogs, but underneath she’s packing the lethal knife skills of Copperhead (Kill Bill). The Black Fox represents taking what's yours by force.
3. THE FRENCH FOX
Butch’s French girlfriend Fabienne might be hiding from gansters in the realer-than-real motel of Pulp Fiction, but her movie-movie alter ego Shoshanna is burning Nazis alive in Inglourious Basterds' WWII-era France. The revenge of the French Fox is an art of seduction.
4. THE JAPANESE FOX
While Honey Bunny from Pulp Fiction might threaten to chop someone's head off, Oren Ishii from Kill Bill cuts first, then threatens with the bloody head in hand. The Japanese Fox is a collection of loose canons, cut-throats with the sparkle of crazy in their eyes.
5. THE MEXICAN FOX
This is Butterfly from Death Proof set south of the border. Except instead of falling victim to Stuntman Mike, she steps into the movie-movie world, borrowing the powers of the vampire Santanico Pandemonium (From Dusk 'Till Dawn), and gets her bloody satisfaction.
The Tyranny of Evil Men
a few examples...
A lethal mix of assassins, samurai warriors, Nazi soldiers, Mississippi slave owners, gangsters, and bounty hunters inflicting a ridiculous amount of pain and suffering upon the human race, especially of the female variety. This epidemic of evil, which spreads across time and space - appearing in the Civil War-era South or in a Yakuza controlled restaurant in Tokyo - is fueled by the fanatical desire for one simple object:
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A QUINTESSENTIAL QT SOUNDTRACK
Quentin Tarantino’s vinyl collection is the stuff of legend. It is said that entire movies have been born from Quentin digging through his crates for a single opening credit cut. This talent for dusting off vintage classics is what makes the sound of a Tarantino film as uniquely, indescribably cool as any scene or character.
From Dick Dale’s lethal surf guitar in “Misirlou” that has defined Tarantino style since Pulp Fiction, Nancy Sinatra’s haunting “Bang Bang” that would forever after be the sound of Beatrix Kiddo's tragic fate in Kill Bill, to John Legend’s revenge anthem “Who Did That to You?”, a song that could represent the moral core of the QTCU, from Django Unchained, For The Record’s TARANTINO... is the ultimate greatest hits collection of the director’s most inspired soundtrack selections
remixed, rearranged, mashed together, and brought to thrilling life onstage.
These classic tracks are the musical throughline for Fox Force Five’s vengeful quest to destroy the tyranny of evil men. Jackie Brown is kickin’ ass and takin’ names in “Street Life”, Shosanna burns with rage in “Cat People”, and “Chick Habit” from Death Proof becomes the perfect FF5 revenge theme.
the fox force five theme
Hang up the chick habit,
A girl's not a tonic or a pill
Hang up the chick habit,
You're just jonesing for a spill
Oh, how your bubble's gonna burst,
When you meet another nurse
She'll be driving in a hearse
"SON OF A PREACHER MAN"
"HOOKED ON A FEELING"
"STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU"
"little green bag"
"across 110th street"
"GIRL, YOU'LL BE A WOMAN SOON"
"LET'S STAY TOGETHER"
"THERE WON'T BE MANY COMING HOME"
"DOWN IN MEXICO"
IMMERSIVE ROCK 'N' ROLL
As if bringing Tarantino's movies & music to life on stage weren't enough, the true magic of For The Record is in the experience itself. Enter the theater and step into the mind of Quentin Tarantino: a realer-than-real world where the ultimate movie-movie meta-musical is born. A black-suited rock band, complete with horn section and percussionist providing live combat sound effects, covers the room in a vintage soul soundscape.
Characters appear in 360 degrees, placing the audience inches away from the action at all times. TARANTINO: Fox Force Five & The Tyranny of Evil Men is an immersive, character-driven, rock 'n' roll experience, an adrenaline-packed live graphic novel that defies easy description. The only way to truly understand, is to step inside...
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