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A movie in two parts released in 2003 and 2004, Kill Bill is a revenge story written and Directed by Quentin Tarrantino, heavily influenced by martial arts and spaghetti western movies.

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Why did Beatrix erase his name?

In the scene from Kill Bill where Hanzo Hattori writes "Bill" on the glass pane, why did Beatrix feel so compelled to erase it, and erase it afterwards? She could also have ignored it, because it ...
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Did Budd set up the confrontation between Elle and The Bride? [closed]

In Kill Bill 2, If Budd knew the Bride would be escaping the grave, could he have been drawing Elle away from Bill for a set up with a returning Bride? He knew Elle would want the Brides hanzo sword,...
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How many people did “The Bride” kill [closed]

Tarantino's Kill Bill features Beatrix Kiddo a.k.a The Bride who goes on a killing spree killing all who wronged her at the chapel massacre. How many people did she kill in all throughout the two ...
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What is in Pai Mei's mouth when fighting with the Bride?

I'm referring to the scene when they engage in martial arts fight (after the sword scene). Beatrix hits Pai Mei at the neck, then he smiles and it seems he throws something to her. Anyway, something ...
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Why did Hattori Hanzo break his oath? [duplicate]

In the Kill Bill movie franchise, Hattori Hanzo breaks his 28 year old oath and makes the best sword in his life for Beatrice Kiddo. There was no indication in the movies that Hanzo knew Bill. Then ...
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What is known about the backstory of Vernita?

In Kill Bill Vol. 1 a whole animated mini-film is dedicated to the backstory of O-Ren. In contrast, I didn't notice anything mentioned about origins of Vernita, even though they both were ...
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Why did Hattori Hanzo hate Bill so much? [duplicate]

In Kill Bill (I think that is what the movie is called)**Hanzo breaks a 28 year old oath and makes the best in sword he's ever made for someone he doesn't even know just because she wants to kill Bill....
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Why did O-Ren plant the dagger on the balcony?

Prior to the Crazy 88 fight scene in Kill Bill Vol. 1, before O-Ren says 'tricks are for kids,' she plants a small smurai, what looks to be a dagger, onto the balcony: Both drawing the dagger and ...
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How can the Bride tell the number of years she was in a coma by looking at her palms?

In Kill Bill Volume 1 we see the character played by Uma Thurman waking up from a coma that lasted 4 years. The first thing she does immediately, is look at her palms and then realize that four years ...
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How was the photography Samurai Fiction/Kill Bill shadow scene made?

Kill Bill: Fiction Samurai: Help please!
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Can we carry a Hattori Hanzo sword onboard a plane?

In the Kill Bill, everyone seems to know that Hanzo swords are made for killing. They are killing tools. Then, how could the Bride carry one so easily on the plane she boards to reach Tokyo? Also she ...
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How was the high-contrast cinematography done in Kill Bill?

In the Kill Bill feature film duo, there are numerous black and white scenes with high contrast. The cinematography is remniscent of the work of Ansel Adams. Presumably the interesting appearance was ...
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How was semi-colorization done in Kill Bill? [duplicate]

In Kill Bill some of the scenes are in partial color with black and white backgrounds and colorized foregrounds. For example, near the end of volume 2, Beatrix is driving to Bill's location and the ...
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Why are swords created by Hattori Hanzo considered priceless?

In The Kill Bill franchise, it is widely known that a sword created by Hattari Hanzo is considered the best sword in the world. Any time the topic of a Hanzo sword is referred to, any of the ...
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Did Bill know that Elle Driver was planning to kill Budd?

In Kill Bill Vol. 2, Elle Driver plants a black mamba in the case of money that she brings to Budd when she purchases Beatrix's Hanzo sword from him. Earlier, Bill and Budd have a conversation about ...
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What is the significance of the sheriff's colored sunglasses in Kill Bill vol 1?

In Kill Bill vol 1 as the Sheriff is driving up to the murder scene at the church a view of the dashboard of his car reveals a collection of different colored sunglasses. Later inside the church he ...
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How does Gogo's meteor hammer work?

How on earth does Gogo activate and detract the round metal blade that surrounds her meteor hammer during the fight against The Bride in Kill Bill? From what I can see there's no mechanism that ...
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Was O-Ren Ishii's sword made by Hattori Hanzo?

In comments here, an assertion was made that O-ren Ishii's sword that she used to fight The Bride in Kill Bill wasn't a Hattori Hanzo sword. Is there any information either way?
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Why did Budd lie about him having his sword?

In Kill Bill Vol.2, when Bill calls his brother Bud to offer him support and to warn him about Beatrix seeking her revenge, he refuses saying: That woman deserves her revenge. And we deserve to die....
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What does the painting in the hospital hall in Kill Bill mean?

In Chapter Two, The blood-splattered BRIDE, 21st minute, as the camera looks through the eyes of Elle as she walks up to the room where Beatrix lies in coma, the centerpiece of the frame is occupied ...
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Languages in Kill Bill 2 - on purpose?

In Kill Bill 2, there is a long scene which is flash back of Beatrix traversing the stairs in order to stay with the teacher/mentor, and train. In their first encounter, they have a rather long ...
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What happened to Budd?

In Kill Bill Vol 2, We get to see more of Budd and his story. But it's not the story of a world class assassin, but one of a broken, submissive man who looks like he has nothing to live for. We see ...
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Which material are fake eyeballs made off?

I recently watched the Kill Bill movies. In both movies Beatrix plucks out an eye from an opponent (Elle Driver and one of the crazy 88). I'm curious about which material fake eyes in Kill Bill (or in ...
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Why Budd buried Beatrix with a flashlight?

I recently watched the Kill Bill movies. In Vol. 2 in the texas funeral scene Beatrix Kiddo is buried alive with a flashlight. But I don't understand why Budd gives Beatrix the chance to see something ...
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What does Sofie Fatale say in Japanese on her cellphone in Volume 1?

In Kill Bill Vol. 1, Just before Sofie Fatale and the rest of the crew are about to enter the Japanese nightclub, there's a flashback in which she's speaking Japanese into her cellphone during the ...
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Reason for the murder of O-ren Ishii's parents

The anime depicting the origin of O-ren Ishii was one of the most tragic and beautiful scenes in Kill Bill. But do we know why her parents were murdered by a Yakuza boss? It didn't make sense to me ...
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Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Volume 2

Bill is wearing a wedding ring during the whole movie. Does that suppose to mean he was married with the Bride in the first place?
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What did Bill do to make Hanzo mad?

During kill Bill, we learn that all the black mamba had to do to get Hanzo to build her a sword, was to mention Bill's name. When black mamba meets Bill at the end, she tells him that all she did was ...
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Did Bill's bullet cause any brain damage?

After waking up from her four-year coma, caused by a gunshot wound in her head, and apparently with a metal plate in her skull, has the Bride fully regained all her faculties? Or are her mental ...
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What is the deal with Elle's and Budd's accents?

In the conversation just before Budd is bitten by the black mamba, Elle Driver and Budd speak with distinctly different accents. At least twice in a couple of minutes they clearly pronounce one the ...
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Why did Deadly Viper Assassination Squad stop operating?

Four and a half years after the massacre in El Paso, the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad does not operate any more. Its members no longer work together. I understand that Bill and his brother had a ...
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Is Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) from Pulp Fiction the same person as The Bride in Kill Bill?

I was watching Pulp Fiction tonite and I suddenly realized that Uma's character makes reference to her failed pilot, Fox Force Five, and her character's prowess with knives. It made me think of her ...
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Why didn't Beatrix take any of the Vipers' Hanzo swords?

Beatrix defeated several Vipers who owned Hanzo swords (O-Ren's, Budd's she found when fighting Elle, and Bill's are three I can recall right now). Why didn't she take either of those? (the scenes ...
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Did Elle Driver die in Kill Bill 2? And if she did, how?

In Kill Bill, we see the following sequence of events: Beatrice crosses swords with Elle Driver Beatrice plucks Elle's remaining eye out Elle drops Bea's sword, stumbles back (I think into bathroom), ...
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What's the reason for the O'Ren-Ishii animation sequence?

Recently I've had the opportunity to watch Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 1. It was lots of blood and gore. However, I liked the movie very much. The one which I liked most was, O'Ren-Ishii's lengthy ...
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Is there a reason for this language switching?

During the various scenes that take place in Japan, the characters sometimes speak English and sometimes Japanese, sometimes even a line in English as a reply to a line in Japanese or vice versa. It ...
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Time spent in the Pussy Wagon

When The Bride is in the Pussy Wagon in the hospital car park, thirteen hours elapse (which is stated in film as the time it took for her wiggle her toes) - surely during this time someone would have ...
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Does Hattori Hanzo commit suicide in Kill Bill?

Hattori Hanzo in Kill Bill says that despite he made a blood oath to never make another sword, he would make one for the Bride because of the goal she has. When he later hands over the sword, he is ...
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Kill Bill ending Q & U. What does that mean?

What is the meaning of Based on the character of 'The Bride' created by Q and U that appears at the end of the film?
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Is the water mill when O-Ren and the Bride fight a homage to some movie scene?

In "Kill Bill", in the duel between O-Ren and the Bride, there is this small water mill (not sure how else to describe it) that is shown to be a part of the scene. It seems like it is a homage to ...
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Kill Bill colour changes to Black and White

In the movie Kill Bill, why does the colour keep shifting from standard colour to black and white? Is it to keep the gross levels down?
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Why is the bride's name beeped in Kill Bill Vol 1?

In the movie Kill Bill Vol.1, whenever someone mentions the bride by her name Beatrix Kiddo Her name is censored with a beep. Is this explained somewhere in the movie? Or is it just a signature ...