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A couple of questions about KillBill 2 (things I didnt get)

 
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JackBeNimble
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PostPosted: 04.25.2004 10:48 am    Post subject: A couple of questions about KillBill 2 (things I didnt get) Reply with quote

Hi guys,



Ive seen vol 2 twice now, and each time thought it was fantastic, there is so much to love about it that ive considered giving up my role as job-doer, to spend more time watching tarantino flicks :-)



There are only two things which I cannot fathom though, the first one, being-



1) How did Thurman originally survive a gunshot to the head? How she was able to do this? Tunelling up from underground i can kind of understand, but a bullet in her head??



2) Why did Elle Driver have disfigured lips in the strip HQ?- she also seemed able to see as well at this point. Was it the case then, that her lips were used to create new eyeballs for her?



Only one other quick thing, anybody else think that the scene with the stripjoint owner/pimp was unnessecary? I did like the guy though, even though I only caught about 30% of what he said!



Nice work QT, Vol2 is now one of my fav QT films ever.



cant wait to see the combined Vol1+2 flick.



:-)



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matt header
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PostPosted: 04.25.2004 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Bride's survival of the bullet to her head is supposed to be ridiculous and unbelievable: her vengeance is supposed to have a divine feel to it, as though it's her fate that she exacts revenge. There is no reason she should have survived the gunshot, which makes it more awesome and mystical, to me, that she did.



As for Elle Driver, QT has hinted he has a whole mythology planned out. Perhaps we will find out someday...?



I really love the scene with the strip joint manager; we know something violent and intense will happen, via either Budd or the Bride, and that scene only prolongs the suspense. Wicked.
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PostPosted: 04.25.2004 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC there are cases where a bullet has glanced off the skull, not doing severe brain damage, but it may have been the "divine vengeance" thing.



I agree about the strip club thing, someone mentioned Hitchcock, i.e. we expected Budd to be violent in the scene, but he wasn't.
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PostPosted: 04.26.2004 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the impression Budd had entered a sort of self-imposed state of penance after the Vipers disbanded -- living in a crappy trailer, working a crappy job, and putting up with a verbally-abusive boss whose neck he could easily snap. I thought this scene worked splendidly, cranking up suspense, only to diffuse it anti-climactically by sending Budd off with the humiliating task of cleaning up a restroom. It didn?t go the direction you expected, but that?s why I thought it worked so well.
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PostPosted: 05.10.2004 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I like the scene with the club owner too. Is it necessary to the plot? Not at all -- but then there isn't much that is in this film, except that Uma kill Bill. For some perverse reason, I thought the fight scene in the trailer was the most incredible scene in the movie. As a big fan of the Coen brothers, I thought that maybe this scene contained visual quotes from two of their films: "Big Lebowski" and "Raising Arizona." The destruction of a trailer and the head in the toilet rang a bell, but then, it's not as if the Coen brothers have a patent on heads in toilets or anything.



Overall, I have to say I was disappointed with the movie. While the dialogue was interesting in places, it didn't hold my interest as much as Tarantino's words have in the past. I was surprised, I think, by the somber tone of the whole thing. Not sure that it's a good mix with the outrageousness of the film's storyline. But I will see it again to test my first reaction. It may have been biased by the terrible theatre I saw it in. Not being able to wait for a chance to go to a nice theatre, I gave into temptation and watched it at the local place. The sound was soooo bad and the focus was even worse. I was so pissed off for the first hour, I didn't even catch all that Bill and the Bride were saying. Here I am writing a review and that's not even the point of this forum. Peace Smile
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PostPosted: 05.10.2004 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nekjay wrote:
Here I am writing a review and that's not even the point of this forum. Peace Smile


Tangents are encouraged around here. Cool



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