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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 Beatrix. It ...


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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 '80s ...


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It's a direct reference to a similar image in Gone In 60 Seconds (1974) BTW: "Eleanor" is a customized 1971 Ford Mustang Sportsroof (redressed as 1973) Source - Wikipedia As for the "significance" of the sunglasses, they seem just to have been an affectation of the film's creator H. B. "Toby" Halicki. Toby's office was a gargantuan garage displaying ...


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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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According to the FAQ on IMDb, it was assumed that she was taught that in her training: In some cultures, they teach you a way to tell many different things just by looking at the lines of the palm. So, it is assumed that she read those lines to judge the amount of time she was out. Notice the close up shot of those lines before she says, "4 years?" ...


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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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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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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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At the very end of Kill Bill vol. 2 during the end credits when it's showing The Bride driving in black and white, it goes through the names of the actors and crosses out their name if she killed them in the film. When it gets to Daryl Hannah (Elle) it does not cross her name off, and shows a question mark instead.


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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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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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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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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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No, he didn't Bill would never kill his brother and would never let Elle hurt him as well. They had their differences but they were still brothers. You can see by the conversation they had, when Bill talked with Budd to warn him that Beatrix was coming to get her revenge, that he wanted the best for his brother. Bill was ...


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Well, first of all the following is entirely speculation by me, since we don't get too much insight into his backstory in the movie. It might only be a first start, as I might have to rewatch it to further substantiate any of this with some specific dialogue or other hints. That being said, it seems to me as if Budd pretty much wanted to distance himself ...


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It refers to (Q)uentin Tarantino and (U)ma Thurman. They actually thought of the idea together while filming Pulp Fiction. In the diner, Uma's character is telling John Travolta's character about a TV show she was in... Go 2 mins in. According to DVD commentary, Uma and Quentin then chatted and created the bride. From ...


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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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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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I see two possibilities: 1. Their pronunciation of Hanzo and Schultz is intentional Budd may have ended up a dead-beat, alcoholic bouncer at a titty bar, but back in the day he was part of the cosmopolitan Deadly Vipers, along with Beatrix (fluent in Japanese), Bill (who can presumably speak Cantonese and Spanish) and the multicultural O-Ren and Sophie. ...


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Paying Homage The wiki for references lists Samurai Reincarnation as the sword origins source Jubei approaches the secluded mountain home of the legendary sword maker Muramasa. He is shocked to learn that his father, Yagyu Tajima, recently approached Muramasa to commission a sword that would not only cut human flesh, but demonic spirits as well. Jubei ...


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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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As Paulster2 said, it is given audience to visualize the scene. Otherwise it will be just a dark scene and them boom she is out. For other reason, I got the below mentioned answer from this thread Bud is a sadistic SOB. Giving her a flashlight lets her see her surroundings, and the psychological horror of SEEING that you're trapped with no way out ...


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From page 2 of "A Bride Vows Revenge": [Robert] Richardson[, ASC] did design a specifically "textural" look for a sequence in which a wizened monk (Gordon Liu) helps The Bride (Uma Thurman) sharpen her fighting skills. "Quentin wanted to replicate the visual generation loss in these old kung fu films - the scratches, the higher-than-normal contrast," he ...


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Depending on needs, generally they are made from acrylic, glass, Latex or silicone. Acrylic and glass can give the glossy look to the prop eye, but latex and silicone can give it a spongy texture. Of the Swedish film Thriller, lead actress Christina Lindberg said in an interview Director Bo Arne Vibenius used an actual human cadaver for the eye "surgery" ...


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Is it not an airline safety regulations violation? When the Bride departs Tokio, we can see that every seat (in her class) has its own sword holder and other passengers make use of it: So, not only does the airline allow you to carry a sword to the cabin; it seems to be an everyday occurrence. It’s one of those subtle, but clear confirmations that Kill ...


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Bill was Hattori Hanzo's former student. He used Hanzo's teachings for dishonorable purposes, causing Hanzo to retire. But when Beatrix shows that she has the resolve to defeat Bill, Hanzo feels honorbound to make her a sword so she'd have a chance at winning. From ZacPensol at reddit Considering that everyone seemed to make a big deal out of Beatrix ...


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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 cocaine addict whereas there is no indication anywhere that Beatrix uses any kind of drugs. The character that Mia Wallace ...


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