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Kill Bill as a Metaphor / Toilets in QT's Work


#1

Hi there,



Thought you guys would be interested in readin this article: http://www.drorism.com/tarantino_toilet_kill_bill.php



It offers an interesting analysis of Tarantino’s work, with a focus on the Kill Bill saga. I would be happy to hear your comments and opinions…



Dror



http://www.drorism.com


#2

Should I just copy 'n paste my reply to this very same request from the IMDB boards? :wink:



Yeah, why not:

[quote]I think it’s rather strained, sir. Given that QT is the only director I know of who has had final cut on all of his movies, given that he had the sort of authority over this film to:


  1. Delay production for nearly a year to accomodate Uma Thurman’s pregnancy



    and


  2. Decide to cut it into 2 films and then was able to ram that decision through Miramax/Disney.



    the ability to express himself as he wishes is not really a concern of QT’s. Note that the four movies of his released on DVD (RD, PF, JB, and KB1) have no “added” scenes or directors edition(s). Why? Because QT was able to theatrically release the films as he saw fit. He doesn’t even do commentary, rather letting the films speak for themselves.



    Also, it’s tour de force not tour the force. Just FYI. If you’re anything like me, typos like that are harder to catch on a screen than they are on paper.



    Now I think the parts about the importance of appearing cool is relevant to QT’s vision of himself and his films, but the strain of artistic creation… naw, I don’t buy it.[/quote]

#3

Wasn’t the old Mexican pimp Michael Parks??



A good read none the less.


#4

Hey John,



Thanks for the elaborate reply!


  1. It is indeed Tour De Force… I grew up speaking french and english is my 3rd language and still I managed to somehow mess the only french idiom out of 3000 words.


  2. The points you mentioned about Tarantino’s authority on his production and cuts are valid but are not too relevant- The essay deals with his ability, albeit he is given artistic freedom (or because he is), to shock and subvert anymore. So, it is true that technically he is able to do whatever he wishes, and I have mentioned that in the essay, but he is not able to say or convey what he wishes to convey… he knows that he is so ‘cool’ that whatever he does gets automatically incorporated and accepted.


  3. It is indeed Michael Parks and that’s mentioned in the essay as well



    cheers,

#5

What do you mean by that is mentioned in the essay? Do you mean you have now changed it? I wrote “wasn’t the old Mexican pimp Michael Parks” because you wrote David Parks.


#6

thanks for that… I noticed after I replied that it said David… 8)


#7

[quote]-Quentin Tarantino (Mr. Brown)

Reservoir Dogs , Miramax, 1992. [/quote]

Miramax? Quentin wasn’t affiliated or invloved with Miramax until Pulp Fiction.


#8

I stand corrected.

Thank you for pointing that out.


#9

ESTEBAN + MICHAEL PARKS = SAME PeRSON ::slight_smile:



:smiley:


#10

[quote=“Dror James Poleg”]
Hi there,



Thought you guys would be interested in readin this article: http://www.drorism.com/tarantino_toilet_kill_bill.php



It offers an interesting analysis of Tarantino’s work, with a focus on the Kill Bill saga. I would be happy to hear your comments and opinions…



Dror



http://www.drorism.com


[/quote]

very interesting article actually


#11

I just want to say again that it was extremely interesting!



I encourage people to read this, it’s well worth the time!


#12

[quote]




Tarantino knows that unlike the broken toilet in Budd’s titty bar, the toilets of cultural appropriation are working in full capacity, ensuring subversion is futile[/quote]

----^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Great Quote!! ;D