Quentin Tarantino is one of the most prolific writers and directors working today, but not for any of his so-called “films”. Sure, he is well known for what he has made and his love of all things cinema, but his claim to fame has got to be his one true love. Feet.
Tarantino sure does love them. Big, small, clean, or dirty: he won’t discriminate, and will likely form an intimate relationship with every pair he comes across. Therefore, it is not surprising that this love spilled into his films more than once. So for no reason except satisfying some of your sick fetishes, let’s look at the top ten feet in the Tarantino cinematic universe.
10 Cinema – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
Margot Robbie watching herself with her dirty feet on the seat in front. A prime example of how not to behave in a cinema.
9 Legs Crossed – Death Proof (2007)
Thankfully there are no soles in sight, but again feet are present and make me uncomfortable. While it is nothing too exciting, the crossed legs are an iconic shot.
8 Feet near booze – Jackie Brown (1997)
Goddamn I hate this so much. Those toes are too close to that drink. Hygiene has not been taken into account.
7 Toe Sucking – From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
The only one on this list to actually have Tarantino in it is suitably one of the most traumatic. No, I do not want to see you sucking toes Mr Tarantino.
6 Feet on windscreen- Once Upon a time in Hollywood (2019)
As much as I hate them, I have to admit when it comes shots of feet, Tarantino is unmatched. While I don’t like the image, I can appreciate he did something different.
5 Kurt Russel why – Death Proof (2007)
Kurt Russel, without consent, stroking a wet finger along Rosario Dawson is one of the many reasons I regret writing this article.
4 Mia’s Dance – Pulp Fiction (1994)
Feet aside, this is probably one of my favourite scenes in the film.
3 Eye Squish – Kill Bill: Vol 2 (2004)
The Bride pulling out Elle Driver’s remaining eye? Bad ass. Proceeding to stand on said eye with it popping between her feet? No thanks.
2 Shoe Check – Inglorious Basterds (2009)
The suspense of the scene is so good you can ignore the foot fetishism creeping in. Still creepy that Tarantino personally strangled the actress Diane Kruger in this scene though.
1 “Wiggle your big toe” – Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003)
Arguably one of the best scenes in this brilliant film, it is one of the only times Tarantino has used feet in a non-creepy narrative way.
It is safe to say writing this was the equivalent of selling my sole to the devil. Time to go boil myself in holy water. You could almost say writing this was toe-ture.