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Kill Bill Vol. 2


killbill2The second half of Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino’s tale of revenge suffers from overlength, but it is undeniably rewarding to see the emotional parts of the story take up more space – the characters find time in the midst of all the bloodshed to sit down and have a chat. Understanding and hatred characterize The Bride’s climactic meeting with Bill. The comic-book style makes it difficult to take anything seriously, but why should we; it’s electrifying entertainment, with the director’s expected nods to the trashy cinema of yore. The soundtrack is a beautifully eclectic experience. Nice to see Daryl Hannah and David Carradine in roles that are so well conceived for them.

2004-U.S. 137 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Lawrence Bender. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Cinematography: Robert Richardson. Editing: Sally Menke. Cast: Uma Thurman (Beatrix Kiddo), David Carradine (Bill), Daryl Hannah (Elle Driver), Michael Madsen, Gordon Liu, Michael Parks… Samuel L. Jackson, Bo Svenson.

Trivia: Warren Beatty was allegedly considered for the part of Bill.

Last word: “About the idea of ‘Kill Bill’… you know you’re going to kill Bill, but by the time you get there you might be surprised about how you feel about that. Maybe it wasn’t exactly the way you thought you’d feel. But not only that, there’s also this kind of thing, it’s the way I do things… I’m going to deliver a genre, I’m going to deliver to you all the goods. But I’m going to do it my way, which is usually a cockeyed way, like in ‘Reservoir Dogs’. It’s a heist film where you never see the heist. Here in ‘Kill Bill’ there’s a revenge saga four hours long, and these big action scenes all throughout and horror sequences and all this stuff. And then you get to the climax and it’s a forty-minute dialogue scene. That’s just my way of doing an action epic.” (Tarantino, Phase 9)



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