Out of the Blue

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 rocked... and this is coming from someone who is not familiar enough with most of the martial arts movies to which it pays homage. Sure enough, a consult with my buddy Abraxas, a martial arts movie maven, shows that the appeal for fans of the genre is even more extreme. Great stuff... basically like Fox Force Five without any vaudeville jokes.

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Re: Kill Bill? What a work of art...
Oct 12, 2003, 01:25
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Re: Kill Bill? What a work of art... Oct 12, 2003, 01:25
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Okay, here's a few:

- Excellent and intricate long takes - which are incredibly difficult to pull off
- Brilliant use of color and lighting (flicking from B&W to color in a literal blink, the unlit room with a blue backlit light)
- Sly stylistic touches (much of the intro, the dashboard of the cop, transition for the final fight scene, too many others to mention)
- The unabashed gore that is a hallmark of Tarantino films
- The dexterity used in messing with timelines and event sequences, another hallmark of Tarantino films
- The fact he isn't making a variant of Pulp Fiction - he's switched genres and has done an excellent job. I haven't seen an Martial Arts flick that focused on nearly all-weapon combat for some time.

There's a movie there, and it's excellent. It's focused on style rather then pure action. I can see how that may not be everyone's cup o' tea.


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