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Why would being called "Mr. Yellow" be undesirable?

"Yellow" is slang for being cowardly. e.g. per Urban Dictionary To be cowardly, or a pussy Maybe Oxford English Dictionary is a better place to see this meaning as Urban Dictionary seems a ...
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What does man eater upper mean?

It's a conflation of two different phrases, man-eater and eat up. To eat up means to consume all of something, it's often used by parents to encourage children to finish their vegetables. I.e. "...
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What does the title "Reservoir Dogs" mean?

According to Urban Dictionary: A rat. Slang term for one who snitches to the police, or is an undercover police officer themselves. Origin comes from the great size of rats living in and around ...
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Why do they use pseudonyms in Reservoir Dogs?

It's mentioned explicitly by Joe. (Emphasis mine): With the exception of Eddie and myself, who you already know, you'll be using aliases. Under no circumstances are you to tell one another your ...
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Who really killed Mr Brown in Reservoir Dogs?

I personally don't believe he truly died. In the beginning of the 12 second flashback, you see their car crash, and it's sudden stop could've cause him to hit his head on the steering wheel, cutting ...
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What does the title "Reservoir Dogs" mean?

From IMDb: What does the title mean? Tarantino doesn't typically answer this question directly, saying that he likes it when people come up with their own definitions for the phrase. He has called it ...
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Why are there no significant female characters in "Reservoir Dogs"?

Tarantino said of this decision, "There were no female characters in Reservoir Dogs because the movie took place over the course of an hour in this warehouse after this robbery. These guys aren't ...
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What does "parked in the red zone" mean?

"a hostage cop tied to a chair" and "parked in the red zone" are two faces of the same coin. In both cases you'll be in trouble with the police. The fun resides in the seriousness ...
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What does “diddled-eyed Joe to a damned-if-I-know” mean?

I read somewhere that "it's a 'Tarantinoism'". Drexl Spivey: Grab a seat, boy. Grab yourself an egg roll. We got everything here from a diddle-eyed-Joe to a damned-if-I-know. True Romance ...
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How did Tarantino choose the song "Little Green Bag" for Reservoir Dogs?

Reservoir Dogs has two credited music supervisors plus one credited assistant music supervisor. It’s possible their work was limited to obtaining clearance (licensing) for songs chosen by Tarantino, ...
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What does the title "Reservoir Dogs" mean?

The title “Reservoir Dogs” is more of a “mood title” than anything else, according to Quentin Tarantino. He said this in a press conference at the Toronto World Film Festival in 1992. The text of the ...
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What did Joe mean by saying "Ain't that the sad truth" in this particular scene?

What Joe meant by saying "Ain't that the sad truth"? Forget about it said Captain Obvious. To me, that's exactly that: a lapalissade, expressed with different words. You have many ways, ...
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