KILL BILL: VOL. 2 FAVOURITES
Quentin Tarantino is a phenomenal visual director with an uncanny but humorous writing style. His second part to the Kill Bill narrative remains to be my favourite, essentially accounting for both's emotional character, so I've hand-selected a few of its quintessential moments (punny?). Enjoy!
- •That woman deserves her revenge... And we deserve to die... But then again, so does she. So I guess we'll just see, won't we.
- •(As Budd threatens to mace "The Bride" if she resists her living burial; a retooling of the classic gun-to-head or gun-inside-mouth shot. Pun intended.)
- •(Amazing black and white of "The Bride" in the coffin bring buried alive.)
- •It's the wood that should fear your hand, not the other way around.
- •(Compare to the previous coffin still. What's changed is after Pai Mei's antidotal chapter, we see "clearly", in color and are essentially "enlightened".)
- •You know, I've always liked that word, 'gargantuan'—so rarely have an opportunity to use it in a sentence.(Elle Driver talks to the late Budd, dying on the floor below her.)
- •I must warn you, young lady, I am susceptible to flattery.
- •And she asked me, "If Mommy's been asleep since I was born, then how will she know what I look like?" To which I replied, "Because Mommy's been dreaming of you."
- •Actually, young lady, the words you so strategically used were, "I accidentally stepped on him." To which I queried, "Just how did your foot accidentally find its way into Emilio's fishbowl?" And she said, "No, no, no. Emilio was on the carpet when I stepped on him." Mmm. The plot thickens.
- •As you know, l'm quite keen on comics. Especially the ones about superheroes. I find the whole mythology surrounding superheroes fascinating.
- •He's weak... he's unsure of himself... he's a coward. Clark Kent is Superman's critique on the whole human race.
- •You're not a worker bee. You're a renegade killer bee. And no matter how much beer you drank or barbecue you ate or how fat your ass got, nothing in the world would ever change that. First question: Did you really think your life in El Paso was gonna work?(Image does not match with the scene but it's that very still from the beginning of the film that made me realize how tragically fantasied her marriage was going to be. El Paso is miles of nothing.)
- •Before that strip turned blue... I was a woman, I was your woman. I was a killer who killed for you. Before that strip turned blue, I would've jumped a motorcycle onto a speeding train. For you. But once that strip turned blue... I could no longer do any of those things. Not anymore. Because I was gonna be a mother.
- •You know, five years ago, if I had to make a list of impossible things that could never happen, you performing a coup de grâce on me by busting a cap in my crown would've been right at the top of the list.
- •Pai Mei taught you the five point palm-exploding heart technique? Of course he did. Why didn't you tell me? I don't know... because I'm a bad person. No. You're not a bad person. You're a terrific person. You're my favorite person.