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Detroit Free Press - Weds. Sep’t 10, 2003
KILL BILL: VOL. 1
Quentin Tarantino’s first film since l997’s Jackie Brown is a homage to
Hong Kong action films, staring Uma hurman as the Bride - an assassin who is ambushed at her wedding by her fiance and employer (David Carradine) and her ooworkers. She is left for dead with a bullet in the brain. When she awakens from a coma five years later, she plots a revenge that takes her to Japan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese mainland, where she mixes it up with foes that include Lucy Liu, Vivica A Fox, Michael Madson, and fight movie fegend Sonny Chiba.
THE BUZZ: Tarantino, who helped make Miramax a major player with “Pulp Fiction” was rewarded by studio cochairman Harvewy Weinstein by allowng to film his entire 200 page script. Weinstein may have shocked even himself when he announced recently that instead of cutting the three hour plus film, it wouold be released in two volumes, perhaps only a few months apart. .Depending on the spin, it’s either a
testament to the film’s integrity or a way to extort two admissions out
of every customer for one film. Oct.10
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[quote]Quentin Tarantino’s first film since l997’s Jackie Brown is a homage to
Hong Kong action films, staring Uma hurman as the Bride - an assassin who is ambushed at her wedding by her fiance and employer (David Carradine) and her ooworkers. She is left for dead with a bullet in the brain. When she awakens from a coma five years later, she plots a revenge that takes her to Japan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese mainland, where she mixes it up with foes that include Lucy Liu, Vivica A Fox, Michael Madson, and fight movie fegend Sonny Chiba. [/quote]
That’s probably the most fucked up, poorly written outline of the story I have read so far. How does it make sense that Bill would attempt to kill her when he is guy marrying her in the first place? And where in the script did she ever fight Hatori Hanzo (movie “fedend” Sonny Chiba)?
That’s probably the most fucked up, poorly written outline of the story I have read so far. How does it make sense that Bill would attempt to kill her when he is guy marrying her in the first place? And where in the script did she ever fight Hatori Hanzo (movie “fedend” Sonny Chiba)?[/quote]
Dude, dont even bother reading those synopsis’ of Kill Bill. Half of em are so far off its funny. Just listen to Tarantino.Info.
I was just reporting that a review was seen in the Detroit Press. It’s at least more exposure for the film. The details don’t really matter to me. I’m just glad that more people are reporting on it. And it’s about time that we do see more about it in around the U.S.
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Here’s another article on QT.
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Here’s another article on QT.
Bah, I find it
so irritating how dramatic journalists are about things like this. “Last horrah?”, “Comeback?”, “Back on Track?”. It’s just another film in QT’s amazing career. He said himself that after KILL BILL, he’s going to take another break. Most likely thinking about what he wants to do next which according to journalists, will most likely be his third Ã¢â‚¬Å“comebackÃ¢â‚¬?Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
MISQUOTE that establishes the authorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s SKEWED FOCUS:
[‘If I had to make the trade - fame for anonymity - yeah, I would,’ he told Vanity Fair, describing how he can no longer trawl the racks of second-hand record shops without fans pestering him. This disaffection with celebrity has unsurprisingly had an impact on his film-making. ] This is not what Quentin said in the Vanity article.
Quentin said, ‘If I had to make the trade -anonymity for fame- yeah, I would, but goddamn, if I had known in advance, before I got famous, I would have gone to the Rodin Garden (in Paris) more. I would have done a whole lot of shit more before I got famous if I knew I was going to lose the option.’ The quote difference is subtle but the tone is shifted like a tectonic plate. Ã‚Â When the author places anonymity after the word fame, this is what we call misleading.
I think the film writer, David Thompson, appreciates Quentin’s brilliance, but he seems to think QT has slipped into some kind of wasteland as a filmmaker. Ã‚Â He misses entirely the depth of choices and redemption in “Pulp Fiction” when he describes the film as ‘ultimately hollow.’ And “Jackie Brown” was ‘old fashion Hollywood,crime thriller.’ Ã‚Â Well, if he cannot appreciate a wonderful love letter to an icon who represented an intangilble essense to the pride, grace, and empowerment of American Blacks in the 70s, then I want to be in love with the respectful tones and oustanding ensemble acting in QT’s “Jackie Brown” till I grow old and gray and die. ‘Personality goes a long way.’ Jules, PF Ã‚Â I understand why Thompson yearns for the brilliant existential deconstruction of masculinity in “Reservoir Dogs,” but he has no clue that Tarantino is STILL very much on his game. Ã‚Â Yes, “Kill Bill” is not going for a ‘deeper’ subtext (you know QT’s Movie-Movie universe, and this is NOT the Realer-than-Real-Movie universe of RD and PF,) but one of the wonderful charms of Quentin Tarantino is HE MAKES MASTERFUL FUN CINEMA while he most assuredly fucks with the audience’s viewing expectations. 8) Ã‚Â To understand Quentin Tarantino is to understand that he NEEDED to make “Kill Bill” HIS way. This ain’t no wasteland filmmaking.
Yeah, some of the things said in that article didn’t sit right with me. Like mentioning Sofie Fatale is an assassin in Kill Bill (the fuck…?) and Robert Forster’s character in Jackie Brown was a private eye (bail bondsman, anyone?)…
Plus, I think it’s kind of over-analyzing the situation in some parts.
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Always something from the “Daily Dish.”
[quote]“China is the Ecstasy capital of the world right now. The nightlife in China is off the hook,” Tarantino told Michael Fleming in Playboy. “The first time I went to the Great Wall of China, it was like an all-night rave. They had rock bands, fireworks. We were smoking pot and doing E. It’s a great way to see the wall for the first time.” [/quote]
The reason Beijing was so “celebratory” was because National Day was coming up which is almost bigger than Chinese New Year (though not as long).
Everybody (especially foreigners) flocked to Beijing (the capital) because National Day was coming up and the Great Wall is especially crowded around that time. And as QT mentioned, drugs aren’t exactly difficult to find and yes, the fireworks are amazing.
From Empire UK. QT talks about an early screening of Kill Bill Vol 1.
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Here’s another. Different source. This oe’s on Uma.
I like this quote:
“It’s…very much a Tarantino masterpiece, QT’s fingerprints being smeared over every inch of this beautiful baby…so good it deserves mention in the same breath as Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction.”
I hope QT never reads this quote:
Total Film’s editor Matt Mueller said: “The fact that Tarantino doesn’t make films that often means that when he does it is an event.”
If he does, it might fuel his already twisted and sadistic method of making us wait for DVD so we apreciate them and transfer that to films as well.
From Fox News’ Roger Friedman:
Success is a double-edged sword as we all know. Tomorrow, Miramax releases one of the worst films in its history, a misbegotten comedy called “Duplex” that stars Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore in a pale rip-off of “Meet the Parents.”
…READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE: link above!
I also thought that “Kill Bill” succeeded on every level that “Charlie’s Angels” didn’t. And that I really wanted to see Part II as soon as possible (I’m told it’s not finished yet), but that I was happy there was a break.
Oh yeah, and one more thing: The soundtrack is simply amazing.
More good press!
None of this press stuff is getting me excited about this movie. But it never really does anyway. What finally got me excited about Kill Bill was seeing Tarantino on…what was it?..Dateline? Whatever it was that was on the other night, seeing Tarantino and seeing how massively excited he was about the project got me pumped up for this film. Anyways… ;D
Yeah, but QT is always excited when talking about movies, that’s just how he is.
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No Gutsd No Glory. More on Kill Bill.
Here’s another one.
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Tarantino plans another break after Kill Bill
Quentin Tarantino fans will have to wait a long time for his next film after the two parts of Kill Bill.
The director told TV Movie magazine he doesn’t like to shoot one movie after the next.
“I don’t just want to work, I also want to live and have a lot of sex,” he said.
Tarantino admitted Kill Bill takes inspiration from several of his favourite movies.
“I’ll steal anything,” he told the magazine.
He also spoke about how his interest in the film business began when he was thrown out of school aged 16 and started working as an usher at a sex cinema.
Kill Bill is Tarantino’s first movie after a five-year break. Critics are divided on the decision to split the film into two.
The first instalment hits cinemas on October 10, with the second part due out next year.
Story filed: 10:15 Thursday 25th September 2003
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“I don’t just want to work, I also want to live and have a lot of sex and I’ll steal anything,” he told the magazine.
hilarious! he’s a gonna be a lazy thief who loves copious amounts of sex!
somebody should make a transcript of the IMPACT mag article that is posted at killbill.net…