Monday, October 20, 2003


Yep, went and saw the film again, marking the first time I ever watched a film twice in the theatre in the US. Gave me a chance to resoak the mayhem and relish stuff I noticed the last time, or wished I had. The Bride's name, which is bleeped every time it is spoken, is Beatrix. The rest of the cast playing members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad are listed in the serial order of their comeuppances: O-Ren Ishii, Vernita Green, Budd, Elle Driver, Bill. The opening title cards read "the fourth film by Quentin Tarantino", and there is no "directed by Quentin Tarantino" credit. There is an acknowledgement for Robert Rodriguez ("My Brother"), who directed Tarantino in From Dusk Till Dawn (which Tarantino also scripted) and in Desperado (that little cameo). One must also note the continual habit of non-linear storytelling, by showing us Copperhead's death before O-Ren Ishii's. Bringing the rear of the end credits are several acknowledgements (including Peter Bogdanovich, ) and R. I. P.s (Charles Bronson, Chang Cheh, Shintaro Katsu, Lo Lieh, William Witney). The film is credited as being a product of Supercool Manchu, Inc. Supercool it is!

See also: QT's favourite films on Sight and Sound. More on the allusions in the film. A little something about Rob C Grier, who designed plates for the film. Miscellaneous images from the film. The movies that inspired QT.

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