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Well for the first film and for most of the second, the Bride is on a revenge mission where she is hunting her victims. Her identity would have to be a secret to make sure she doesn't get followed or caught. It could be Tarantino's way of breaking the 4th wall and including us in the element of mystery and disguise that the Bride has to undertake to remain ...


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Kill Bill is basically a homage to dozens of films from the past, which were generally shown in black & white on television to cut down on the gore. The same happened to Kill Bill to be able to achieve an R rating and be released in theatres. IMDB's trivia section confirms this: The black and white photography is ultimately an homage to '70s and ...


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From the script: From an interview with Uma Thurman: Why do they bleep your name? That one eludes me. You'll find out her name. You will definitely find out her name, I can tell you right now, but that'd ruin it. From an interview with Vivica A. Fox: What name do you and Uma say when they bleep it out? Beatrix. Her name is ...


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I found the information from this site which contains the interview given by the animation producer for that shot: One of the most striking sequences in both Kill Bill films is the backstory sequence of Deadly Viper Assassination Squad member O-Ren Ishii. Tarantino collaborated with Production I., the anime studio behind Ghost in the Shell, Blood: ...


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I don't think it's implied that he commits suicide, in any way. While I'm no expert about traditional Japanese clothing, I think that the garments he wears are typical for the ceremony of the sword and not for suicide. Also, he doesn't "simply break" his oath. He chooses to make an exception because his honor tells him to. Basically, Bill is Hanzo's ...


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Switching between languages is a trick which gives a sense of authenticity to the movie, without having to translate the entire film. There are actually three ways to manage different languages in a movie: Using only one language and making the foreigners speaks with a different accent Using every language when required, adding subtitles to the foreign ...


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Her name is bleeped because she cannot be named until she deserves to. Throughout the film she has 4 names. In chronological order the first event of the story is the wedding massacre. At this point she is Black Mamba. She is shot in the head by Bill. This is the death of Black Mamba. She wakes up four years later. This is the birth of The Bride. Now The ...


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When Beatrix wakes up it's night. You understand it because everything is dark. When we see the scene of Beatrix laying in the bed before the mosquito bites her waking her up, the camera shows the room with a circular movement and you can clearly see the window being dark, the only light comes from the lamps above the beds. A screenshot of the window This ...


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An explanation based on secrecy from other characters isn't self-consistent or internally consistent. She is hunting people who know who she is and beeping the name for the audience doesn't stop the characters knowing who she is (the name isn't beeped for the characters but for the audience). And the people she is hunting know they are being hunted by her. ...


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Yes, it is possibly a homage. This is extremely similar to the end of the opening "You brought 2 horses too many" shootout scene in "Once upon a time in the West" - right after the shootout, we see this turning, squeaking windmill. I've managed to find a YouTube example. The relevant portion is between the 2:25 and 2:45 marks. Please note that this is ...


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No, I don't think it got anything to do with "gross level" - maybe the blood is not red, but body parts still fly around. My own common sense tells me the goal of this technique is to put more focus on those scenes, draw the viewer attention. This way those scenes are also much more "artistic" and give the movie whole new layer.. many times those things ...


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The main theme of the Kill Bill is Revenge. There is no reason for the bride to take the sword after killing the people on Death list five. As for Elle and Bud their motivations are purely monetary value but not beatrix she went to Hattori Hanzo to plead with him to make a sword for her to take revenge on his protege. In-fact I think the bride has a strong ...


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Interesting question, considering how this event changed from the initial script. It is very clear that Elle did indeed die in the original script - but the film does not show her death, although it is implied by the sighting of the black mamba. Her death appears in this segment from the original screenplay: Elle drops the Bride's sword. As her ...


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Assuming that she stashed Buck in her room, it took time to discover its dead body. Since she was in coma state, her room wasn't checked too often by the hospital personnel (maybe no more than twice a day). In addition, 12 hours isn't an unusual shift for a nurse, so its plausible that it took a lot of time before someone noticed him missing. Despite that, ...



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