A lot of great directors have a signiture in their movie. Like Hitchcock making a cameo in all of his films, Tarantino likes the “shot out of the trunk” angle.

Quentin: “I had this amazing idea for a shot last night.”
DP: “The trunk thing?”
Quentin: “No. We put the camera in the trunk of a car and then shoot the characters talking.”
DP: “Like in Reservior Dogs?”
Quention: “Reservior what? Either way … It’s going to be great.”