Tarantino’s Foot Fetish

Tarantino’s Foot Fetish

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Without a doubt, Quentin Tarantino loves women’s feet. The way he frames scenes and his references to feet are Easter eggs for anyone to discover. Below is a collection of stills exploring Tarantino’s foot fetish.

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Role Director, Writer, Actor

Release Date1994

My Rating

Pulp Fiction
time 11:00

Vincent and Jules discuss Antoine Roccamora being thrown from a four-story balcony for giving Marsellus’s wife Mia a foot massage.

Pulp Fiction
time 24:40

Vincent negotiates the purchase of quality heroin with Lance. Notice the large high-heeled shoes on pedestals mounted behind him.

Pulp Fiction
time 34:00

Mia walks barefooted to meet Vincent.

Pulp Fiction
time 49:15

Mia dances with Vincent at Jack Rabbit Slim’s.

Four Rooms

Four Rooms

Role Director, Writer, Actor

Release Date1995

My Rating

Four Rooms
time 1:17

The woman is dressed in a robe with bare-feet during the entire "The Man From Hollywood" scene.

Four Rooms
time 41:22

In "The Misbehavers" scene, Robert Rodriguez offers a glimpse of Tarantino's trademark fictional cigarette brand. Rodriguez frequently collaborates with Tarantino and perhaps the cigarettes hint at his contribution.

Four Rooms
time 51:46

"The Misbehavers": Shot of the daughter's feet after her brother said they were stinky.

Four Rooms
time 52:01

"The Misbehavers": The daughter insists for her brother to smell her feet to prove they're not stinky.

Four Rooms
time 52:30

"The Misbehavers": The brother creeps up to smell his sister's feet, only to be kicked in the face seconds later.

From Dusk till Dawn

From Dusk till Dawn

Role Director, Writer, Actor

Release Date1996

My Rating

From Dusk till Dawn
time 35:18

A close-up shot of Kate’s foot as Tarantino's character stares at them.

From Dusk till Dawn
time 57:24

Richie drinks and sucks whiskey off Pandemonium’s toes during her stage dance. He must have loved doing this scene.

From Dusk till Dawn
time 1:05:08

Pandemonium tells Seth he will be her slave and become her foot stool and at her command “lick the dog-shit from her boot heel” as she presses him down to the floor with her foot.

Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown

Role Director, Writer, Actor

Release Date1997

My Rating

Jackie Brown
time 5:53

Melanie’s soles and toes are on display during a quiet conversation.

Jackie Brown
time 6:00

This shot is second in a series of dramatic close-ups.

Jackie Brown
time 6:07

Now we have a close-up profile of Melanie’s foot.

Jackie Brown
time 7:20

Melanie sits on the couch with her legs dangling over the edge, occasionally wiggling her toes throughout the scene.

Kill Bill vol. 1

Kill Bill vol. 1

Role Director, Writer, Actor

Release Date2003

My Rating

Kill Bill vol. 1
time32:33

Kiddo’s feet are shown as she wheels her way out of the hospital.

Kill Bill vol. 1
time 33:49

Kiddo lies across the backseat of the Pussy-Wagon — half paralyzed — trying to summon her toes to wiggle.

Kill Bill vol. 1
time 44:31

This scene ends with Kiddo exiting the truck and a final close-up of her walking to the driver’s seat.

Kill Bill vol. 1
time 1:06:39

A close-up of Sofie's open-toed shoe filled the shot as she steps on the gas.

Kill Bill vol. 1
time 1:07:38

O-Ren, wearing Japanese Zori sandals, enters the club with her entourage.

Kill Bill vol. 1
time 1:10:25

The 5.6.7.8 dancers all perform barefoot.

Kill Bill vol. 1
time 1:20:28

O-Ren's feet, as blood flows toward the snow.

Kill Bill vol. 2

Kill Bill vol. 2

Role Director, Writer, Actor

Release Date2004

My Rating

Kill Bill vol. 2
time 1:18:53

There is a close-up shot of Kiddo's feet as she jump-kicks Elle in the trailer.

Kill Bill vol. 2
time 1:20:20

Kiddo squishes Elle’s eyeball between her toes.

Death Proof

Death Proof

Role Director, Writer, Actor

Release Date2007

My Rating

Death Proof
time 00:20

Opening credits feature Jungle Julia’s feet crossed on the dash of the car.

Death Proof
time 03:09

A camera follows closely as Arlene, in flip-flops, rushes up the stairs to pee.

Death Proof
time 30:55

Jungle Julia’s feet glisten in the pouring rain.

Death Proof
time 40:11

Arlene places her sandaled foot on Stuntman Mike’s crouch during a lap-dance at the bar.

Death Proof
time 50:51

Jungle Julia dangles her foot outside the car window as she and her friends race down the road toward their fated deaths.

Death Proof
time 1:00:00

While Abernathy sleeps, Stuntman Mike tickles and sniffs her foot.

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

Role Director, Writer, Actor

Release Date2009

My Rating

Inglourious Basterds
time 1:51:13

Bridget arrives to the party with her makeshift open-toed high-heeled cast.

Inglourious Basterds
time 1:58:38

Hans asks Bridget to place her foot on his lap, then proceeds to unclasp and remove her shoe.

I want to give a special thanks to Pedro Vargas for helping me gather these scenes and times. The times may vary since they were taken from the Apple TV.

January 27, 2012