Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Kill Bill Vol I

Kill Bill Vol I
-Led by her lover Bill, "The Bride" was a member of a deadly killer squad called the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. When she discovered she was pregnant, she left her life of murder. She fled to Texas, met a young man, who, on the day of their wedding, was gunned down by Bill, enraged with jealousy and with the help of the Deadly Viper Squad. 4 years later, she wakes up out of a coma and discovers her baby gone. She seeks revenge on the people who destroyed her life and murdered her baby

-Uma Thurman: The Bride
-Lucy Liu: O-Ren Ishii
-Vivica A. Fox: Vernita Green
-Daryl Hannah: Elle Driver
-David Carradine: Bill
-Michael Madsen: Budd
-Julie Dreyfus: Sofie Fatale
-Chiaki Kuriyama: Gogo Yubari
-Sonny Chiba: Hattori Hanzo
-Chia Hui Liu: Johnny Mo
-Michael Parks: Earl McGraw
-Michael Bowen: Buck

Did You Know?
-Director Quentin Tarrantino delayed the production start date because Uma Thurman was pregnant
-As a 30th birthday present, Quentin Tarrantino offered Uma Thurman the role of "The Bride"
-When using martial arts in the movie, Quentin wanted to keep it as close to the real thing as possible. So, when including the Chinese martial art wuxia, he gave Robert Richardson, who was the director of photography, a list of movies as a crash course in the visual style needed
-Part of the movie was shot at the Shaw Brothers Creative Group in Hong Kong, where so many martial arts movies have been done before, not to mention Quentin has seen their movies and felt it was important to work there
-Each character in the movie has a nickname after a breed of snake
-The members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad are all named after snakes: Sidewinder, Black Mamba, Cottonmouth, Copperhead, California Mountain (King). They are also names of Captain America's enemies
-Quentin had 3 different actors represent their home countries. Chia Hui Liu represents China, Sonny Chiba represents Japan and David Carradine represents the US
-Okinawa is referred to as the worst place to get good sushi, according to people on the set
-Sonny Chiba makes katanas, or to most people 'Samurai Swords' in real life. His character, Hattori Hanzo, is a renowned katana maker and has made a blood oath to never create an instrument of death again

-Originally, O-Ren Ishii was to be played by a Japanese actress. But after the director saw Lucy Liu in Shanghai Noon, he changed it to be a Chinese-Japanese American character so Liu could play her
-This became the first movie to use the F word less than 100 times. It's only used 17 times

-During the scene when O-Ren Ishii celebrates her ascension to the head of the Yakuza, or Japanese Mafia, she's wearing a black kimono. It is a kurotomesode with long sleeves, dangling near the floor. This is the most formal kimono, normally worn by married women and would only be made with short sleeves

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