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  Kill Bill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bill later sends Elle Driver (aka "California Mountain Snake", played by Daryl Hannah) to finish off the comatose Bride in the hospital, but recalls her at the last moment, deciding that killing her while she lies helpless would be dishonorable.
Bill calls her cell phone, and she feigns sympathy and tells him that his brother Budd was killed by a fl mamba left in his camper by Beatrix, but that Beatrix herself is now herself dead and buried.
Bill deprecates her attempts to find a 'normal' life, and compares her with Clark Kent (Superman), saying that she was trying to hide her true identity behind a ridiculous facade.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kill_Bill   (4666 words)

  
 Kill Bill is bloody, empty bliss. By David Edelstein
In an early scene, the Bride inadvertently kills one of her adversaries in front of the woman's very young daughter, and the moment hangs, ugly and unresolved.
Kill Bill is like a revenger's-tragedy hall of mirrors: The heroine of one vigilante saga becomes the villain of the next.
OK, Kill Bill is a lot less radical or memorable than either Pulp Fiction (1994) or Jackie Brown (which plays even better when you settle into the Barcalounger and watch it again on video with a couple of beers and a joint).
www.slate.com /id/2089612   (923 words)

  
 Kill Bill di Quentin Tarantino
Kill Bill ristabilisce i parametri estetici di più di un secolo di cinema.
Kill Bill e', in maniera ancora piu' lampante e finalmente evidente a chiunque, Leone+Argento.
E con Kill Bill realizza si' un film piu' di genere puro, meno classico ed europeo, piu' vicino a un Rodriguez per intenderci, ma al tempo stesso con una profondita' che Rodriguez si sogna la notte.
www.centraldocinema.it /Recensioni/Ott03/kill_bill_di_quentin_tarantino.htm   (1460 words)

  
 Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003): Reviews
It remains to be seen whether Kill Bill is merely a skilled slice of juvenilia or a pastiche with real emotional and thematic underpinnings, but based on Tarantino's storytelling command in the first half, it's worth giving him the benefit of the doubt.
Kill Bill is about nothing more (or less) than its director's passion for the mindless action pictures that got him through adolescence.
Kill Bill is what’s formally known as decadence and commonly known as crap...Coming out of this dazzling, whirling movie, I felt nothing--not anger, not dismay, not amusement.
www.metacritic.com /video/titles/killbillvolume1   (1398 words)

  
 Review: Kill Bill (Vol. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There's a key difference between Kill Bill and the likes of The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, and Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources.
Kill Bill is a basic revenge tale that Tarantino has dressed up by using gravity-defying martial arts and comically copious amounts of blood.
Throughout Kill Bill, I got the sense that Tarantino thinks he is being more clever than he actually is. This is easily the worst of Tarantino's four features (the other three being Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Jackie Brown).
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/k/kill_bill1.html   (1229 words)

  
 Kill Bill: Volume 1 - UK DVD Film Reviews
Bill himself is invisible throughout, his entrance displayed only by a monogrammed handkerchief wiping Thurman's bloodied brow.
If anything, the first instalment of Kill Bill is about The Bride exploring her genocidal tendencies on anyone but Bill, with aspects of every good, bad or aesthetically challenged martial-arts caper thrown in for good, less-good or farcically daft measure.
Only the inconsistency of Tarantino's demands detracts from the magnificence of Kill Bill: you cannot be asked to shed tears for the loss of The Bride's unborn and watch convinced when she later soars up walls.
www.ukhotmovies.com /reviews/kill-bill-1   (746 words)

  
 Kill Bill: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kill Bill is a story that stands alone, EHandler: no quick summary.
Kill Bill Volume 2 continues the story of the Bride's quest for vengeance against the remaining members of The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, EHandler: no quick summary.
In America Kill Bill Volume 1 was released on DVD on April 13, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/ki/kill_bill.htm   (5446 words)

  
 Kill Bill-Vol. 2
As the Bride heads for her climactic showdown with Bill, the movie tracks back to the rural Texas chapel where Bill and his gang massacre an entire wedding party and plunge the Bride into a four-year coma.
Bill, an unseen though dark presence in the first film save for his hand and voice, is accorded a movie-star entrance: His flute playing draws the Bride from the chapel during wedding rehearsal.
Bill is the negation of justice, integrity and worth, of all that makes the human race noble.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/reviews/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000479824   (965 words)

  
 K.U.T Recensie : Kill Bill: Vol. 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
'Kill Bill: Volume One' is niet zomaar een opvallende come-back; het is het eerste deel van Tarantino's Magnum Opus, een in hoofdstukken opgedeeld meesterwerk, een synthese van een halve eeuw filmgeschiedenis.
'Kill Bill' mag dan bol staan van de referenties en kan beschouwd worden als hommage aan diverse (sub)genres (van de samurai-film tot de spaghetti-western), het blijft unieke, nooit eerder vertoonde cinema.
'Kill Bill' is niet alleen inhoudelijk maar vooral visueel van zo'n stilistische pracht dat de vonken haast letterlijk van het witte doek afspringen.
www.kutsite.com /recensie/killbill.html   (967 words)

  
 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The only thing on her mind is to have revenge on the assassination team that betrayed her - a team she was once part of.
My initial reaction upon finding out about "Kill Bill" was largely disappointment ("aren't martial arts films just boring, repetitive fight scenes tied together with a silly story of heroes striving to uphold a sub-human 'code of honour'?").
Having seen the movie, I find that two out of those three aspects of Tarantino's genius survived, but unfortunately the story is utterly stupid (and for me, it doesn't cut it to say "but it was supposed to be stupid").
www.imdb.com /title/tt0266697   (655 words)

  
 "Kill Bill: Vol. 1" - Salon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But enthusiastic as Tarantino is about samurai sword-fights and Chinese stage acrobatics and torsos that spurt candy-colored blood after they've been divested of their limbs and heads, "Kill Bill" feels flat and listless, even in the midst of its nonstop whirlwind of action and violence.
("Kill Bill" was originally intended as one long film, but Tarantino and his studio, Miramax, decided to release it as two separate movies instead of chopping the original cut to shreds.)
A man with a gun stands nearby to finish her off; this is Bill, who's highly displeased with her for reasons we don't yet know.
www.salon.com /ent/movies/review/2003/10/10/kill_bill/email.html   (958 words)

  
 Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
While these elements individually are not exactly innovative, Tarantino's polished and gutsy blending makes for an eye-opening experience for the neophyte and a cheer-inducing thrill for longtime genre fans with visions of excesses gone by dancing in their heads.
Kill Bill may not have been meant to be in two parts originally, but it works out fairly well.
Tied for first place is Thurman's "go home and cry to mama" scene or the image of a blood-splattered hall filled with the dead and dying that induces Thurman to instruct the living to leave their severed limbs behind.
www.kungfucinema.com /reviews/killbill01.htm   (1920 words)

  
 Kill Bill Vol. 1 - Greg's Preview - Yahoo! Movies
She seeks out the various members of the assassin group, globetrotting to kill them each in order, saving Bill for last (which will happen in the second half of the movie).
Having heard from a reliable source that it is indeed a real early draft of 'Kill Bill' (emphasis on "early"), well, I guess I feel okay about linking away.
Kill Bill is now expected to film in the summer of 2002, with a Cannes premiere in 2003, followed by the USA release.
www.upcomingmovies.com /killbill.html   (2632 words)

  
 CNN.com - 'Kill Bill' bloodies up box office - Oct. 12, 2003
Tarantino and Miramax chose to chop "Kill Bill," a martial-arts epic with a three-hour running time, into two parts rather than dish it out to audiences in one big gulp.
"Kill Bill," whose two parts cost a total of $65 million to make, also will be released to home video and pay television in two installments, giving Miramax a double revenue stream in those markets, Sands said.
An R-rated film awash in comic carnage including bloody maimings and beheadings, "Kill Bill" stars Thurman as a former assassin out for revenge against her old employer and his team of killers for hire.
www.cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/Movies/10/12/box.office.ap/index.html   (623 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Kill Bill, Volume 2: DVD: Uma Thurman,David Carradine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
That part done, the action turns to the hunt for Bill and Bea's discovery of her child (mentioned at the end of Kill Bill 1).
Kill Bill Volume 2 is an amazing spectacle directed by the best filmmaker in Hollywood today, Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs), and starring Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction), David Carradine (Death Race 2000), Daryl Hannah (Wall Street), and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs).
As one whole movie, Kill Bill is undeniably his bloodiest film to date, and one of the most brilliant films of the first decade of the millennium.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005JMUA?v=glance   (2492 words)

  
 Bloody 'Kill Bill' slices through endless combat
But with "Kill Bill," we realize that his flash and panache are in the service of absolute emptiness.
Originally conceived as one movie, "Kill Bill" is being released as two films, but "Volume 1" does not play like a discrete entity.
They've come and killed all her guests, and now her former boss, Bill (David Carradine), is there off camera to finish her off.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/10/10/DD25088.DTL&type=movies   (878 words)

  
 Kill Bill ‘Volume 2’
‘Kill Bill: Volume 2’de Uma Thurman’ýn canlandýrdýðý Gelin, düðün töreninde (düðün provasý) kendisini ölüme terkedenlerden intikam almaya kaldýðý yerden devam ediyor.
‘Kill Bill’ bir roman gibi bir çok ayrý bölümden oluþuyor.
‘Kill Bill’, Amerikan baðýmsýz sinemasýnýn en önemli isimlerinden olan Quentin Tarantino’nun dördüncü filmi.
www.ntvmsnbc.com /news/266077.asp   (706 words)

  
 COMMENTARY / Tarantino clears it up -- 'Kill Bill' is great for kids
He encouraged kids to see "Kill Bill -- Volume 1," a film that, depending on your opinion, is either a sickening bloodbath, a delightful bloodbath, a boring bloodbath or a comic bloodbath, but definitely, indisputably, a bloodbath.
One more point should be made about the violence in "Kill Bill: Volume 1." You will be told that the violence is intentionally absurd and played for laughs, and surely some of it is. But most of it is hardly silly at all.
People will claim that "Kill Bill" is jolly and innocent in the same way that they'll say they read Playboy for the articles.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/10/15/DD101138.DTL   (802 words)

  
 Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004): Reviews
There's no doubt that Kill Bill is an epic, and no doubt of the skill that's often apparent.
As it currently stands, Kill Bill is a victim of its director's ego and its distributor's greed.
The first Kill Bill was nothing but violence--swordfight upon swordfight, till the clanking of steel blades drowned out anything anyone said.
www.metacritic.com /film/titles/killbillvolume2   (1779 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Kill Bill, Volume 1: DVD: Uma Thurman,Lucy Liu,Vivica A. Fox,Daryl Hannah,David Carradine,Michael ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kill Bill isn't Tarantino's best film (an honor reserved for the utterly brilliant Pulp Fiction, [or is it Reservoir Dogs, it seems to depend on which film ive watched most recently]), nor will it win the Best Picture Academy Award (which it doesnt deserve anyway), but it is a damn good time.
You know she would be in jail for killing all of those people, not to mention she leaves good evidence that she is the one who did all the killings.
Kill Bill is a riot of color, music, action, plot and character.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005JMEW?v=glance   (1779 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Kill Bill, Volume 1 [2003]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Proudly billed as "the fourth film by Quentin Tarantino", Kill Bill, Volume 1 is actually half of it (if you include his chunk of Four Rooms it's really the fourth and a quarterth).
Yes, he has definite influences in every film, from Jean-Luc Godard for Pulp Fiction to Eastern exploitation flicks for Kill Bill, but he presents the film in such a keenly stylish way that it would be very difficult not to be charmed.
She only kills two in the first film so I assume she kills the rest in part two.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00008W64B   (1430 words)

  
 Kill Bill Vol. 2 movie review
She's determined to kill the remaining members of the Deadly Viper Assassin team, and then she intends to Kill Bill.
Bill himself turns out to be a really classic character.
Kill Bill Volume 2 didn't quite click for us as well as Volume 1 did, but we still give it a strong 4 stars.
www.moviesforguys.com /action/reviews/killbillvol2.shtml   (420 words)

  
 Kill Bill -- Vol. 1
Blood is the dominant leitmotif of Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill -- Vol.
Nevertheless, "Kill Bill" may be a case of overkill.
"Kill Bill," of course, is a three-hour-plus movie, which the writer-director and Miramax decided to release in two parts (or "Volumes").
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/reviews/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1988249   (691 words)

  
 Kill Bill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The full trailer for Kill Bill Volume 2 has hit the web and it is filled with new footage and revelations.
Kill Bill star Uma Thurman and writer/director Quentin Tarantino has spoken to BBCi and IGN movies about the first volume of the martial arts epic.
Daryl Hannah has talked to Latino Review about her role in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, which is due for release in the UK on 10th October for Vol.1 and January 2004 for Vol.2.
www.kelwick.karoo.net /TheUsher-HushHush-KillBill.htm   (1620 words)

  
 CNN.com - Review: Big spills, big thrills in 'Kill Bill' - Oct. 9, 2003
"Kill Bill" is an homage to Tarantino's beloved spaghetti westerns, Chinese martial arts films, and Japanese samurai movies, as well as the Japanese animation known as anime.
The basic premise involves a sinister man simply known as Bill (played by one of Tarantino's boyhood heroes, David Carradine of the 1970's TV show "Kung Fu"), who's formed an elite group of mostly female assassins known as the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, or DIVAS -- a typical Tarantino touch.
Black Mamba, who at one point was Bill's lover, attempts to leave her life of murder and mayhem behind (retiring is apparently not an option) and get married in a small church in Mexico.
www.cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/Movies/10/09/sprj.caf03.review.bill   (757 words)

  
 TIME Asia Magazine: Blood Sport -- Sep. 16, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His latest project, Kill Bill, a revenge tale whose body count is belied by its simple title, is the 39-year-old American filmmaker's homage to the fight flicks that sparked his lifelong obsession with Asian cinema.
In Kill Bill, Tarantino wanted to evoke the style, including the nearly whimsical violence, of the "old school" Asian action movies he grew to revere during his now legendary years as a video-store clerk in Los Angeles.
Tarantino's longtime collaborator, the producer Lawrence Bender, is tight-lipped about the budget for Kill Bill but allows that vastly lower personnel costs and the absence of labor union restrictions mean a day of shooting in Beijing costs as little as half of what it would cost in Hollywood.
www.time.com /time/asia/magazine/article/0,13673,501020916-349193,00.html   (1553 words)

  
 Kill Bill
Calling what this bill does "streamlining" is a little like calling a scalping a haircut.
And the bill would allow states to race petitions through the courts if they can convince the attorney general that they have an adequate system for providing lawyers in post-conviction proceedings.
tices, which came out against the bill this summer, the Judicial Conference made clear that it "does not believe" in "the need for a comprehensive overhaul of federal habeas jurisprudence." Indeed, if anything, federal rules are too strict.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/28/AR2005092802149.html   (392 words)

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