Ok, it’s technically 1 full movie or 2 movies and 1 story like CPS said. But it’s not like QT just simple chopped Kill Bill in half and said “here’s Volume 1, and here’s Volume 2.” Once he knew they were going to be released seperately, he added stuff to each movie to make them feel more complete and make sure that the audience didn’t feel too ripped off. So that’s why they work as 2 smaller movies inside one LARGE movie.
What the fuck? IL Buono with 3 posts? Did I miss something??
I don’t think QT should make any sequels ever, no matter what. Also he has that luxury of using the same character more than once in different films and so doing this kind of thing gives it a sequel feel only it not being an actual sequel which I think is better. I am totally against The Vega Brothers movie idea or Pulp Fiction 2 or Reservoir Dogs 2 or even Kill Bill: Volume 3 (maybe in 15 years I’ll welcome this idea).
Also, I don’t think Volume 2 is sequel to Volume 1. It was originally one script, and one movie, but because Miramax didn’t allow him to make a 4 hour movie he had two options thereafter; releasing only a 90 minute movie or releasing two 2 hour films. Seen as QT said he had too much good footage and ideas he didn’t want it to go on the cutting room floor and so he went for the appropriate choice of releasing the ONE film as two volumes. Volume 1 can’t be a seperate film all on it’s own because it is unfinished. In order for a sequel to be made I think the first film needs to be fairly ‘complete’ as in the viewer needs to be satisfied but obviously there is room for more story and thus a sequel can be made. But the viewer cannot possibly feel satisfied after watching Volume 1 as there is so much missing it can’t possibly be a film on it’s own. Yes there were 2 seperate releases dates, 2 tickets to buy and 2 DVD releases, but that doesn’t mean they are 2 seperate films and can stand all alone without needing the other. In the case of a sequel, we can do without not seeing the sequel(s) but if we do, it’s just broadening our knowledge of that story, we don’t ‘have’ to see it, with Kill Bill you can’t possibly be satisfied after watching just Volume 1, you need to watch Volume 2 to see the complete film.
It’s kind of like a set of encyclopedia’s. An encyclopedia that is too large would need to be released as volumes as you wouldn’t be able to release a HUGE book consisting of 2145685689 pages. Well, you could, but the reader wouldn’t want to buy it due to the sheer size of it. Therefore, the enclopedia would be released as volumes, I’ll use the example of 10 volumes. Now, you can’t possibly be satisfied with the first volume which will only have information ranging from A-C. What if you wanted info on Karl Marx? Therefore in order to feel satisfied and to get all the information needed, you would need to buy all the volumes in the set. Buy having justa few of the volumes means you only have a proportion of the information and not the ‘whole picture’. Can you see where I’m going with this?
Anyways. I’ll stop there.