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What is the significance of the sheriff's colored sunglasses in Kill Bill vol 1?

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 "...
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How can the Bride tell the number of years she was in a coma by looking at her palms?

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 ...
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Why are swords created by Hattori Hanzo considered priceless?

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 ...
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Did Bill know that Elle Driver was planning to kill Budd?

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 ...
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What is the deal with Elle's and Budd's accents?

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 ...
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Can we carry a Hattori Hanzo sword onboard a plane?

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 ...
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How was the high-contrast cinematography done in Kill Bill?

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 (...
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Why did Hattori Hanzo break his oath?

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 ...
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Why did Beatrix erase his name?

This appears to be a special reference/credit for an older movie featuring a very similar scene: The similarities between the scene in Kill Bill and the scene in The ...
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Was O-Ren Ishii's sword made by Hattori Hanzo?

It is never explained, but all details about the sword leads that it wasn't. O-Ren Ishii last words: O-Ren utters with her dying breath "That really was a Hattori Hanzo sword", having been close ...
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Who does Beatrix Kiddo thank at the end?

God, The Universe, Fate, etc. She is grateful to have received the child she thought lost, she isn't thanking a person, she is just expressing gratitude.
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"Or perhaps it is I who have penetrated you?" (Gogo Yubari)

Surprise role-reversal I agree with commenters that you're probably reading too much into this. Not every line of dialogue is pregnant with some deeply-layered meaning. Sometimes a sociopathic murder ...
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Why did Budd lie about him having his sword?

I do not have an authoritative answer, but my impression is this: Budd is not particularly enthused about the entire conversation with Bill or where Bill wants it to go, be it because of his ...
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How was the photography Samurai Fiction/Kill Bill shadow scene made?

It looks to me like they have a rice-paper wall and either have a strongly colored light behind it, or a strong white light and the wall itself is colored. (My guess is that the light is colored, but ...
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Can we carry a Hattori Hanzo sword onboard a plane?

The way they present it, no, it doesn't appear to be legal/in concordance with airline regulations - so I chalk that up to creative license of the director. You can bring swords with you if you check ...
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How does Gogo's meteor hammer work?

Maybe she activated it with a button which sends a small electrical sign to the ball. The handle can generate it with using a small battery or a capacitor which can produce and supply small amount ...
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How many people did "The Bride" kill

According to this page at allouttabubblegum the Bride's total body count is 70. According to moviebodycounts the Bride's total is 76. So that's my simple answer ruined. Having said that, the BFI ...
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Why didn't Beatrix take any of the Vipers' Hanzo swords?

To add to the existing answers, Beatrix is not shown to care much about money at other occasions: When leaving Budd’s caravan, she does not take the suitcase of cash, even though she very likely knew ...
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Does Hattori Hanzo commit suicide in Kill Bill?

I don't think that can be inferred from the scene. I do remember what you are talking about, and I was taken aback by the staging of the scene. In Japan, white is the color of death. There are only 3 ...
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Why are swords created by Hattori Hanzo considered priceless?

The skill and craftsmanship that went into the sword, its quality in a fight. Its rarity, due to its limited production. It's priceless in the same way that any other product of skill is priceless. ...
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Between the mass fight and her duel with O-Ren, the Bride tells Sofie to stay put. Why does she obey?

A person in her situation wouldn't be able to think logically. She wouldn't think about who has more knowledge of the city and how likely evading her in the following days will be. Moreover it is ...
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Between the mass fight and her duel with O-Ren, the Bride tells Sofie to stay put. Why does she obey?

Why wouldn't she obey a highly skilled killer? She knows The Bride would hunt her down and capture her if she fled. At least now she has a chance at survival. https://killbill.fandom.com/wiki/...
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Where did O-Ren Ishii learn to be an assassin, and when did she actually join Bill's squad?

This is not an official source, but it matches what I recall from seeing the original movie. The Kill Bill Fandom Wikia has the following to say about the specific topics you mention: It is ...
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Why did Hattori Hanzo break his oath?

In the scene where The Bride is trying to get Hattari Hanzo to make her a sword she mentions a "former" pupil and he changes his mind, writing on the window Bill,which shows that Bill was a former ...
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How does Gogo's meteor hammer work?

We are never told, but there are a few options: Bluetooth: The development of the "short-link" radio technology, later named Bluetooth, was initiated in 1989. Bluetooth is a standard wire-...
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Why did Budd lie about him having his sword?

From IMDB FAQ Budd lies simply to hurt Bill. Obviously Bill and Budd are feuding and Bill must have done something to Budd (seeing as how Bill says "Can't we just put the past in the past?"). The ...
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Why didn't Beatrix take any of the Vipers' Hanzo swords?

Having just re-watched the movie and agreeing with the above discussion about Beatrix’s personal code of honor (and Elle’s lack thereof), I believe that she left Budd’s Hanzo sword in the trailer due ...
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