It was Harry’s review that I think I got the idea that the script is longer than it will be presented because every move was written down, every thing choreographed on paper. The scene that epic fight takes place in, it is very detailed but I think there’s still room for choreography. It’s that scene that makes the final battle with Bill inferior. But the final battle with Bill is actually superior considering what technique the Bride saves for the end. I don’t know if I should be revealing this.
But what I think gives that epic fight in the middle its strength and length is not that every move is written down on paper, it isn’t, its just that as she takes on the Crazy 88, which is actually less then 30 people, we see her take on one single person at a time. It’s not like she kills a few and we cut to the end. For those of you that’ve seen Episode II, when Anakin kills the Tuskan Raiders, we only see him kill the first few, which is a convienient trick of the cinema but Quentin doesn’t cheat us out of the epic battle that we are all expecting. QT’s a better writer than that and understands how similar movies let us down so he doesn’t make the mistakes that those other writers make.
It’s a lenghthy battle, maybe it really is around 30 pages, I just don’t feel like checking right now. All I could say is I think of that cool bar fight in From Dusk Till Dawn. How we get to see everything, everyone. Sure, sometimes less is more but that idea has been overdone and its time to see what the Bride is capable of. I only hope that this sequence appears on film as it is written. And you might think a half hour fight might get a little boring but it isn’t. They takes breaks in the form of samurai stand offs where they’re waiting to attack and maybe share a few words. In one of these stand offs, the Bride actually talks someone, Mr. Barrell, out of fighting her and he splits. She may be a revenge seeking mama but she’s got heart.
This epic fight I’m talking about takes place in chapter 4: Showdown at house of blue leaves