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Use of food in both volumes


#1

SPOILERS AHEAD POSSIBLY









Hopefully somebody noticed the use of food in nearly every major event through the course of both volumes.



-Vernita makes the fatal mistake of shooting at the bride through a cereal box.

-The bride is being served (bad) sushi when she reveals that she knows about Hanzo and the legend that surrounds him.

-A member of the crazy 88 demands four pepperoni pizzas right before the bride interrupts them with some unfinished business.

-Budd makes margaritas for he and Elle before she kills him, and before the bride incapacitates her.

-Bill is making sandwiches when he tells the bride how B.B. learned the difference between life and death. He also drinks heavily almost through the entire “face to face” sequence.

-The bride is literally covered in food when she gets shot up wtih the truth serum.

-Karen is disguised as room service bringing food to the bride when she attacks.

-There is a box of Lucky Charms in plain view in the final scene.



If anybody is wondering why the hell they would do this with food, you should watch some Alfred Hitchcock movies as he almost always indicates the occurence of a significant event when food is mentioned, shown, or consumed. For example, Norman Bates is eating a sandwich when he reveals how truly fucking crazy he is. I’ve been following his deliberate use of food even through volume 1, and am delighted to see that he totally followed up on it.


#2

Wow, this is an excellent observation! In Hitchcock’s films food does seem to preclude danger. Perhaps it’s because we’re quite vulnerable when we are trying to eat a meal. Think about Pumpkin and Honeybunny’s conversation in Pulp Fiction: “People aren’t expecting to get robbed in a resteraunt, or as expecting. One minute your eating a ham sandwich, the next minute you’ve got a gun in your face.” I’m just quoting from memory so it could be a little different.



How about Beatrix trying to eat rice at Pei Mei’s?



Pei Mei being served poisoned fish by Elle Driver.



I’ll have to think of some more…


#3

Yeah, but thats also in other Tarantino movies. While Jules and Vincent eating breakfast in “Pulp Fiction”, there are Pumpkin and Honey Bunny to rob the restaurant. Food means danger! And in “From Dusk Till Dawn” we see Seth bringing some mexican food to the motel and we see how Richie killed the hostage. And when the Fullers and Geckos come to the Titty Twister, they order food from Danny Trejo. And then Richie get nearly killed by Santanico and all those gory stuff begins.



So Tarantino likes it to use food as a source of near-coming danger.


#4

Karen is not bring room service to the bride. She has some flowers. but yea, otherwise, you make a good point


#5

Butch in Pulp also warms some food (pop tarts?) before he blasts Vincent away!!!


#6

[quote]Karen is not bring room service to the bride.  She has some flowers.  but yea, otherwise, you make a good point[/quote]

Thanks, that’s the only one I wasn’t sure of


#7

Mr. Blonde just finishes a soda before going medieval on Marvin Nash, if memory serves right.


#8

He throws the drink away when he says “are you gonna bark, doggie, or are you gonna bite?” which is quite a while before he tortures Marvin.


#9

in Jackie Brown, she is in the food court when she and Max discuss the plan to get the $500,000. Also, the test transaction takes place in the food court.


#10

[quote]Yeah, but thats also in other Tarantino movies. While Jules and Vincent eating breakfast in “Pulp Fiction”, there are Pumpkin and Honey Bunny to rob the restaurant. Food means danger! And in “From Dusk Till Dawn” we see Seth bringing some mexican food to the motel and we see how Richie killed the hostage. And when the Fullers and Geckos come to the Titty Twister, they order food from Danny Trejo. And then Richie get nearly killed by Santanico and all those gory stuff begins.



So Tarantino likes it to use food as a source of near-coming danger.[/quote]

i thought seth brought back some big kahuna burger


#11

Oh shit! Don’t forget True Romance! While Alabama is gettin the shit kicked out of her by a mobster, Clarence is ordering a chilicheese steakburger. Before Drexyl gets killed at the club, he’s eating chinese food. After Clarence kills Drexyl, he eats “the best goddamn fuckin cheeseburger” he ever tasted.


#12

Also think of GBU!

Angel eyes has a meal with Steven before he kills him and his family. Tuco has a meal with him before he gets tortured.


#13

Don’t forget, “revenge is a DISH best served cold.”


#14

- Jules takes a bite from a Big kahuna Burger before blasting away Brett


  • Marcellus is taking some drinks for Vincent and himself back to Butch’s place before he gets hit by Butch with the car

#15

Also, in Desperado, they are in a bar when Quentin gets his head blown off and El Mariachi turns the place into a warzone!!


#16

i don’t know if this is really one but in pulp after john and uma ate at that restaurant she od’s


#17

Uma is actually also about to fix some drinks before she finds the heroin in vincents pocket, but in PF its meant to be vincent going to the bathroom that indicates something bad is about to happen (mostly to him LOL)


#18

The food Kill Bill has nothing to do with anything.



The thing I’m wondering about is:



The Bride went to Okinawa, that was the first time she met Hattori Hanzo.  Fast forward to the show down between herself and Bill, Bill asks her “Has his sushi gotten any better?”  She replys “no,” by shaking her head. ÂÂ



Wait just a second there, how the fuck would she know if his sushi has gotten any better, if that was the first time she’ve ever met him, or even tasted his sushi.


#19

[quote]The food Kill Bill has nothing to do with anything.



The thing I’m wondering about is:



The Bride went to Okinawa, that was the first time she met Hattori Hanzo.  Fast forward to the show down between herself and Bill, Bill asks her “Has his sushi gotten any better?”  She replys “no,” by shaking her head. ÂÂ



Wait just a second there, how the fuck would she know if his sushi has gotten any better, if that was the first time she’ve ever met him, or even tasted his sushi.[/quote]

Maybe she did taste it, but we didn’t see her taste it. Also, she may not have liked the sushi and so she must have assumed that it didn’t get better. I mean if something tastes shit, there is a very little possibility that it has improved!!


#20

She was also there for a month waiting for the sword to be made. I’m sure she was eating during her stay.