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Kill Bill Movie reference (please contribute)


Did anybody else notice the Red Apple Cigaretts add in the Chineese airport?

And yes as we all know Quentin is a huge fan of Bruce Lee which is where he got the suit.


Damn, nice list, I just watched “Eaten Alive” yesterday and noticed the Buck line…


IMDB: movie references


The House Without a Key (1926)

The Lodger (1927)

Scaramouche (1952)

The Wings of Eagles (1957)

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Tirez sur le pianiste (1960)

Yojimbo (1961)

Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Marnie (1964)

“Honey West” (1965)

Navajo Joe (1966)

Da zui xia (1966)

Tôkyô nagaremono (1966)

Modesty Blaise (1966)

“Star Trek” (1966)

“The Green Hornet” (1966)

Scandale, Le (1967)

“Ironside” (1967)

Kyuketsuki Gokemidoro (1968)

Kurotokage (1968)

Da uomo a uomo (1968)

Mariée était en noir, La (1968)

Twisted Nerve (1968)

C’era una volta il West (1968)

The Wild Bunch (1969)

Siu kuen wong (1971)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Hannie Caulder (1971)

Kozure Ãâ€


[quote=“Bad Max”]

The Matrix (1999)


Wha? When?


Wha? When?

Bill’s door number and Neo’s apartment number are the same.


The 101 thing? I don’t think that was referencing The Matrix. It’s well known that “Room 101” contains evil things, things you don’t like.


George Orwell ‘1984’.


In fact it probably is NOT a Matrix reference, but you know the imdb guys. They’d list anything in the movie references section. 60% of all the films they list are probably all coincidental.


Opening Scene in KILL BILL… Bill standing over the blood-splattered bride=The Good,The Bad, and The Ugly…Tuco standing over blondie in desert TUCO:“And so blondie, this is goodbye–” Bill Carsons caravan interrupts …


The shot of The Bride’s finger ringing Vernita’s doorbell is almost identical to a shot in Tirez sur le pianiste (1960, François Truffaut)


Also from “Tirez sur le Pianiste,” Edgar McGraw’s line about the Vipers “they even shot that old colored fella that plays the organ.” Shoot the piano player, indeed.


It could be a reference to ‘El Dorado’ (although I don’t think Nelson Riddle got shot in that one). Peter Bogdanovich asked Howard Hawks if the shooting of the piano was a reference to ‘Shoot The Pianist’ and he said, “no.”


This could be anywhere, but as I just found it out watching Pulp Fiction after a long time, and not here, I’ll post it anyway.

“My name’s Paul and this shit’s between y’all” sounds just like “My name’s Buck and I came here to fuck”.


Is that to pre-empt a possible pornographic version of the movie as in ‘Shaving Ryan’s Privates’? ‘Kill Bill’. ‘Fuck Buck’. Of course the porno version would contain some rampant girl on girl shagging in Budd’s trailer between The Bride and Elle Driver.


This could be anywhere, but as I just found it out watching Pulp Fiction after a long time, and not here, I’ll post it anyway.

“My name’s Paul and this shit’s between y’all” sounds just like “My name’s Buck and I came here to fuck”.

There are a few more of these instances whereby Tarantino uses terminal rhymes. “My name’s Pitt, and you ain’t talkin’ your ass outta this shit” is another one of them. I made a list of a few poetic characteristics QT uses when writing. It’s something a lot of people are oblivious of, but I don’t want to get into it. Long explanation short: QT is a genius.


Kubrick used it in Full metal jacket:

Put a nigger behind the trigger

i’had my share of ass in the grass or something like that


Hi there. I hope you have two seconds to help me with this question. See the font used in the link below. Seems like The Godfather font for “Tarantino Web Forum” and it has the same picture of QT pointing at both sides of the banner. Any ideas where I could get this font to use myself? Thanks a lot, much appreciated. The link leads straight back to the first page of this original post. i think it’s the second reply.

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Ask QTfan. It’s his work I guess.


[color=red]QUENTIN TARANTINO reveals almost everything that inspired KILL BILL in…The JAPATTACK Interview

By Tomohiro Machiyama

[color=navy]This interview was conducted in Los Angeles on August 28, 2003 during a press junket for KILL BILL: VOLUME ONE held exclusively for the Japanese media.

Tomohiro Machiyama: Can you give me some comments about some of the films referenced in Kill Bill?

Quentin Taranatino: Ok. Cool, cool.

TM: The scene where Go Go Yubari (Chiaki Kuriyama) stabs a guy who approaches her for sex…was this from Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000, Japan)?

QT: I went out to dinner with Kinji Fuaksaku and Kenta (Kinji’s son) and I was going “man, I love this movie! It is just so fantastic!” And I said, “I love the scene where the girls are shooting are shooting each other.” And then Kenta starts laughing. So I ask, “why are you laughing?” He goes, “the author of the original Battle Royale novel would be very happy to hear that you liked that scene.” And I go “why?” And he says, “well, because it’s from Reservoir Dogs!” Even when I was watching it I was thinking “God, these 14 year old girls are shooting each other just like in Reservoir Dogs!” And Kenta said, “he took that from Reservoir Dogs, so he’ll be very proud that you like that!”

TM: I’m wondering why you changed the name of the girl force from Fox Force Five, in Pulp Fiction, to DiVAS in Kill Bill?

QT: Well, the thing is, as similar as they are to each other, they are different. Fox Force Five were crime fighters. They were secret agents. The Deadly Vipers are NOT secret agents! They are killers! But the idea is very, very similar. It’s like the flipside.

TM: The DiVAS look like The Doll Squad (Ted V. Mikels, 1973, USA), right?

QT: Oh yeah, very similar. They definitely have that Doll Squad or Modesty Blaise look to them. Those girls just look cool in their turtle necks. Honey West was an American TV show, and that’s in there as well.

TM: How about The Bride Wore Black (1968, Francois Truffaut, France)?

QT: Here’s the thing. I’ve never actually seen The Bride Wore Black.

TM: Really?

QT: I know of it, but I’ve never seen it. Everyone is like, “oh, this is really similar to The Bride Wore Black.” I’ve heard of the movie. Its based on a Cornell Woolrich novel too, but it’s a movie I’ve never seen. The reason I’ve never seen it is because…I’ve just never been a huge Truffaut, fan. So that’s why I never got around to see it. I’m not rejecting it, I just never saw it. I’m a Goddard fan, not a Truffaut fan. So I know of it, I know all that stuff, but it’s a movie I’ve never seen.

TM: I thought of it because The Bride has that list of names she checks off.

QT: Oh, is that in there too?

TM: How about Hannie Caulder (Burt Kennedy, 1971, USA *Bigger image) ?

QT: Oh yeah. Hannie Caulder is definitely in there. That was definitely of the revenge movies I was thinking about. I had a whole list of revenge movies, especially female ones like Lady Snowblood (Toshiya Fujita, 1973, Japan *Bigger image). But one of them definitely was Hannie Caulder. You know who I love in Hannie Caulder so much is Robert Culp. He is so magnificent in that movie and I actually kind of think there’s a bit of similarity between Sonny Chiba and Uma and Raquel Welch and Robert Culp in Hannie.


TM: How about Dead and Buried (Gary Sherman, 1981, USA)?

QT: Ok, yeah. I’ve seen Dead and Buried. So what’s the connection?

TM: Daryl Hannah disguises herself as a nurse and tries to kill the Bride in a coma with a syringe.

OT: Oh! Yes! Lisa Blount! The girl from An Officer and a Gentleman! Yeah, exactly. Actually, to tell you the truth, there’s another movie that I kind of got that idea a little bit more from. And that’s John Frankenheimer’s Black Sunday (1977, US). There’s a scene where Marthe Keller goes into the hospital and disguises herself as a nurse and she’s going to kill Robert Shaw with a poisoned syringe.

TM: The character of Daryl Hannah is based on They Call Her One Eye (AKA Thriller, Bo Arne Vibenius, 1974,Sweden)?

QT: Oh, definitely! I love Christina Lindberg. And that’s definitely who Daryl Hannah’s character is based on. In the next movie, she’s wearing mostly black. Just like They Call Her One Eye, she’s got some color co-coordinated eye patches. And that is, of all the revenge movies I’ve ever seen, that is definitely the roughest. The roughest revenge movie ever made! There’s never been anything as tough as that movie.

TM: It was supposed to be a porno.

QT: Well, it has those insert shots in there. I remember showing Uma the trailer to They Call Her One Eye, and she said, “Quentin, I love that trailer…but I don’t know if I can watch that movie! I’m actually scared to watch it. It looks too tough.” I showed Daryl the movie. I gave her the video tape. She watched it without subtitles, just in Swedish. And she said, “Quentin! You had me watch a porno!” I said, “yeah, but a good porno!” She’d never had a director give her a porno movie to watch as homework!

TM: How about Master Killer (AKA 36 Chambers of Shaolin, Chia-Liang Liu, 1978, Hong Kong)?

QT: I’m a huge fan of Master Killer and of Gordon Liu in particular. He’s fantastic. He doesn’t look any goddamn different today then he did back then. And it’s just so cool to see both him and Sonny Chiba in the same film together. They are every bit the superstars. Living legends. As I am framing shots, I’m thinking “I can’t believe Gordon Liu is in my movie! I can’t believe it.” And to have been so influenced by seventies kung fu films and to have, as far as I’m concerned, my three favorite stars of kung fu from three different countries … Gordon Liu representing Hong Kong. Sonny Chiba representing Japan. And David Carradin representing America. That’s a triple header. A triple crown. If Bruce Lee was still alive, he’d be in it. If Fu Sheng was still alive, he could be in it too.

TM: So will David Carradine play a flute in the sequel?

QT: Oh yeah! He does! You saw that in the trailer, right? And it’s actually “The Silent Flute". It’s a flute he made, he carved it out of bamboo. And that is the silent flute from the movie Silent Flute (AKA Circle of Iron, Richard Moore, 1979, US). You’ve got a great thing with David because Bill really is a mix of Asiatic influences and genuine American Western influences.

TM: Not only was he on Kung Fu, but he was also one of The Long Riders (Walter Hill, 1980, USA).

QT: Yeah, and who else are you going to get to do that?

TM: How did you get the rights to use the music cue from Master of the Flying Guillotine (Jimmy Wang Yu, 1975, Hong Kong)?

QT: We bought the rights to it. First, we had to find out what it was (Super 16 by German group Neu!). Once we tracked it down, we went to them and just commissioned it and they gave it to us. That little bit of music is even on the Kill Bill soundtrack album. (imitating music) “Doing! Doing! Doing!”