As Im writing this Im watching Once Upon a Time in The West. Ã‚Â I just watched the documentary on Sergio Leone (QT was interviewed in it) then I watched Pulp again last night on the new DVD, then I watched Casualties of War (DePalma) so Im really enjoying this whole set report thing even more. Im definitely in the Kill Bill mood!
I was reading it and just flipping out at all the cool stuff thats been going on.
My predictions were right about The Bride having the steadi cam following her into the HOBL. Coolness! I love those one shot long takes! And that shot sounds so kickass:
"In addition to just following her, there are different types of things going on. At one point she leaps over the wall, which is a paper wall, where she’ll be Shadow Play style slicing and dicing 88’s. Then as she turns a corner, the camera leaps over the wall to follow behind her chopping and what not Then the camera turns to a close up of one of the 5,6,7,8’s in action, and on and on. Personally I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THIS SHOT. Hearing Larry talk about it, he was so excited to have shot it and to have worked out the insane technical aspects of having him in a steadi-cam outfit leap over a wall along with the different fields of focus going from radical close-ups to wide-shots there were two remote control focus pullers A crane team that had to clear part of the set to bring in the crane for his needed lift, and so much more."
How cool is that?
Yukis Revenge isnt cut from the film! As much as I kind of felt it was out of place in the story, While I was reading the report, I said to myself, “Who the hell cares? Its Kill Bill!” I really hope that part kicks my ass so I never have to say it wasnt cool. Im sure it will be.
The whole report sounds like something all of us dream of seeing. I know it was for me. Harry talked to Daryl Hannah, man oh man. Daryl loves her some Streetfighter (Sonny and Daryl sittin in a tree, haha) Uma is gettin her ass kicked walkin up and down those steps! lol Ã‚Â They are like godesses in this movie.
Gordon Liu as Pai Mei: That is totally awesome. I cant wait to see how it looks:
“I got to watch Pai Mei vomit on multiple takes and frankly that ruled”.
I wonder why hes puking? Hmmm.
David Carradine peeling out like he does in Cannonball. How cool is that?! .
QT sounds like he must be in heaven. He sounds like a kid in a toy store with full credit. Its too bad more directors arent like him when they make movies. The guy whole heartedly loves making films. What a great thing. 8)
"There will be 3 days of shooting in Japan very soon. Then a couple of weeks off, while they prep for shooting in Los Angeles. Then they move to Barstow and El Paso ending shooting in Mexico. "
From reading this review, it sounds like the production is moving right along. I think the HOBL sequence was definitely a tough thing for him to shoot, but now it should go nice and smooth. Thats great to hear.