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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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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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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 IMDB: The closing title card, "Based on the character of 'The Bride' created by Q and U", refers to the first initials of Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman.


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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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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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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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I was under the impression that Hanzo swords were created for one person in particular and, whether through respect or tradition, this is why Beatrix never took any of the swords away from their dead owners.


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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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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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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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It's unclear, but possible. At the start of Volume 1 when she attempts to leave her bed, she immediately collapses: She then had to take out Buck while on the floor, before using a wheelchair to steal the Pussy Wagon. At this point we are shown a 10 minute sequence about O-Ren Ishii, before The Bride finally regains control of her legs. The next shot is ...


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In my opinion, the answer is "certainly not". The Pulp fiction wiki for Mia & the Kill Bill wiki for Beatrix Kiddo state no connection at all. In spite of that there is large difference in the two characters as well. Mia Wallace is a heroin addict whereas there is no indication anywhere that Beatrix uses any kind of drugs. The character that Mia Wallace ...


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in Japan it is in color but no English subtitles for the extensive Japanese, in the film. It is way better in color. If i guess at why B&W here in the states it is because of the gore factor it is not typical Hollywood but realistic or not it is much more hardcore and the B&W tone it down about 1000% if you are a fan of the movie you owe it to ...


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Tarantino once said that he got inspiration for this scene from Tamil language film "Aalavandhan"(2001) starring Kamal Hassan.


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Well, what we know is that Bill was a former student of Hattori Hanzo. What actually happened between Bill and Hanzo is not clear from the movie. There is also no mention of it on Kill Bill Wikia. However we can assume that Bill learnt the art of swordsmanship from Hanzo and used it for evil. This must have infuriated Hanzo. This kind of stuff is a recurring ...


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I guess the answer to it is that "Viper Assassination Squad" went through a disbandment. Beatrix was killed by the squad, Bill and Bud have a fallout, O-ren-ishi always had a long term plan of establishing herself in the Tokyo underworld, so she pursues that and Bill approves if it because we know that Bill helped her in that. So in this way, one by one the ...


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According to the famous movie entitled "Seven Samurai", using dead warriors' weapons is a big huge taboo. Presumably Beatrix is not using her dead enemies' weapons, because she is following samurai code of honor.


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It was out of respect for the owners. However, I feel that she should have taken them and returned them to Hanzo as he seemed to be collecting his work back and storing it, to prevent people from being hurt by it.


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This plot crater is even worse than that. Here is the chronology: The Bride kills Buck and steals the Pussy Wagon. The Bride flies to Okinawa and waits for a month while her custom sword is being made. The Bride flies to Tokyo and collects body parts. The Bride flies back to Texas and picks up flashy, bright yellow Pussy Wagon (which I presume was left ...


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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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I thought it was a humorously heavy-handed ploy to evoke Clint Eastwood's "Man with No Name" character in Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Western films.



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