Is Kill Bill one film or two?
- It’s ONE film seperated into two volumes.
- It’s TWO seperate films.
I think it is ONE film seperated into Volumes. Each volume is not a complete film. Both volumes together make a whole complete film.
Here are a few points to back up my argument:
QT has said it is ONE film.
- It was intended as ONE film hence the ONE script.
- It was a single production - the very first trailer was titled Kill Bill (with footage of BOTH volumes)
- It was too long to be released as one film, so had to be seperated into halves or Volumes much like how an encyclopedia will be separated into volumes as it’s inpractical to release one GIGANTIC book.
- They aren’t called Kill Bill 1 and Kill Bill 2. They are called Volumes 1 and 2. The definition of (volume) which is - “One of the books of a work printed and bound in more than one book”. Just change the word book for film, and what do you get?
- Volume 2 features the credits of Volume 1. Why would this happen if they were two distinct films? Why doesn’t Terminator 2 feature the credits of Terminator 1?
- Volume 2 was advertised as “The New Film by Quentin Tarantino” (as it would be silly to advertise it as “The second half of QT’s 4th film”.
- Death Proof is being advertised as “The 5th Film by Quentin Tarantino”.
- The Kill Bill Wiki says “Two Volumes, different versions. One film. Kill Bill was created as one film and then released as two volumes. However, it is considered to be one film (the entire saga has also been termed The Whole Bloody Affair).”
- Articles and reviews I have read claim Kill Bill is one film. A few extracts:
“The serial approach to “Kill Bill” has parallels to the making of the second and third installments of the “Matrix” series and “The Lord of The Rings” trilogy, which were filmed as one story but divided into parts and have been released on a staggered schedule. But those films were conceived as multipart releases; “Kill Bill” was not.” - <LINK_TEXT text=“http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/16/movie … r=USERLAND”>http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/16/movies/16KILL.html?ex=1373688000&en=29fb5e1ab54f0697&ei=5007&partner=USERLAND</LINK_TEXT>
"…Death Proof is a film that he simply cannot stop talking about. It’s not, he insists, one half of a novelty film. The script is most definitely The Fifth Film From Quentin Tarantino… " - <LINK_TEXT text=“http://film.guardian.co.uk/interview/in … 97,00.html”>http://film.guardian.co.uk/interview/interviewpages/0,,2071697,00.html</LINK_TEXT>
The “Death Proof” portion of “Grindhouse,” as all true cinema devotees know, is the “fifth film from Quentin Tarantino” (if you count the “Kill Bills” as one movie, which he does). - <LINK_TEXT text=“http://www.cleveland.com/film/plaindeal … xml&coll=2”>http://www.cleveland.com/film/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/117533131199020.xml&coll=2</LINK_TEXT>