Before going to see Kill Bill Volume II tonight, I went the Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club guy) website, and read his essay on “hiding your gun.” Which is a plot device I’m sure all of you are familiar with (though I never knew it had a name): its basically when an item, technique, character, etc. is revealed or shown earlier in a film, dropped so that it seemingly becomes useless, and then resurfaces in order to resolve the plot or conflict. Examples would be Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique in Kill Bill, the bear trap in Straw Dogs, or the shiny object (glasses) in the pool in Chinatown.
Anyway, it just occured to me that the Bride’s daughter is technically a “hidden gun” – particularly in the script in which she isn’t revealed until the very end. We see that the Bride is pregnant, and at the end of Volume I we do find out she’s alive, but she’s pretty much dropped until the end of the story in which she resurfaces in order to resolve the question of what the Bride would do with her life after she has gotten her revenge.
Hence the name B.B.? Like B.B. gun…heheh.
Its possible, but then again, it could be that Quentin just thought it was a cool name or something. Anyway, I’m really tired… :-/