Kill Bill: Vols 1 & 2 – A formal analysis (2023)

Kill Bill: Vols 1 e 2(2003-2004)

Emil Langenbahn

Seconds before the film's opening scene, the screen reads: "'Revenge is a dish best served cold' - old Klingon proverb". While the exact origin of this quote is unclear, it does serve to suggest that the act of revenge is most satisfying when it is unforeseen or unexpected, and the more ruthless the way it is carried out, the better. Director Quentin Tarantino uses various cinematic techniques in his two-hour films (collectively referred to asfeeds Bill🇧🇷 After a brutal attack by her employer and previous lover, Beatrix Kiddo (aka "The Bride" throughout the first film) awakens from her coma four years later to discover that the child she was pregnant with was presumed dead at the time. She immediately seeks revenge on the child's father, Bill, and vows to destroy any of her fellow assassins who betrayed her as well.

While the premise alone provides ample reassurance that revenge killings will be a common feature of both films, Tarantino also uses several different methods to communicate this theme - more than a few scenes deviate from the bright, flashy colors that the film typically has. it presents. seen, and are shown instead in black and white; there's a non-linear plot that allows for a gradual build-up of emotion behind each brutal murder; There is a brief break in live-action sequences in general, which are replaced by animation and voice-over narration. non-diegetic sound is present throughout the film, bordering on overuse, but it's done with a purpose; there is even an interesting juxtaposition of traditional "western" cultures that ultimately serve as multiple symbols of revenge. Most of these detailed explanations includeKill Bill: Vol. 1, DespiteKill Bill: volume 2is also occasionally referenced.

Scenes filmed in black and white infeeds Bill

most moviesKill Bill: Vol. 1(2003) eKill Bill: Vol. 2(2004) were shown in color - possibly oversaturated with that, but there were some notable scenes shown only in black and white, with no color at all, even after the audience was already about to witness a bloody fight to the death. two examplesKill Bill: Vol. 1include the opening scene where the audience sees the bride (Uma Thurman) lying bloodied and beaten on the floor in her wedding dress, panting; The next one takes place much later in the movie, when The Bride takes on the entire yakuza clan in Japan and annihilates nearly every person in the building, starting her journey with the simple mission of killing O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu), who was previously a of his fellow assassins and currently the leader of the yakuza. These were clearly conscious decisions by director Quentin Tarantino, but were these decisions made to highlight the great bloodshed or to censor it?

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"This is me at my most masochistic."

Several less reputable sources (Wikipedia, personal blogs, etc.) suggest that this decision was made to avoid an NC-17 rating upon release for both films, which could be a significant reason behind Tarantino's decision to use Black-White during these movies. movie scenes. However, a more likely reason is the classic, theatrical, impactful effect of using black and white in a film. An article on the development of film noir in American cinema declares: “One of the greatest achievements of [film noir] . 🇧🇷 🇧🇷 it is intended to replace the melodramatic shootout between hero and villain with a richly elaborate "death ceremony". Death in these films usually takes the form of a professional execution or a sadistic ritual” (Naremore 19). The specific scenes chosen to be shot in black and white were of a particularly gruesome nature, depicting the violent slaughter of various characters, but at the heart of all the violence are always the heroic and villainous characters. While there were many other violent encounters in both films, the scenes shown in black and white were pivotal moments captured in the bride's characterization, and Tarantino likely wanted these scenes to stand out from the others in some way.

The functioning of a non-linear narrative infeeds Bill

Director Quentin Tarantino is known for bringing a non-linear plot to the screen and it has been generally well received, especially with the popularity ofPulp Fictionupon its release in 1994; Nearly a decade later, Tarantino continues to use this method in his films to convey themes. Immediately after The Bride's (Thurman) near-execution by her former lover, former boss and father of her child Bill (David Carradine), the scene jumps to a brief shot of The Bride waking up from her coma, only to find her herself recovered to jump to A Noiva's second target: Vernita Green (Vivica A. Fox). Having already racked up her first kill, The Bride is confident as she pulls up in front of Vernita Green's gorgeous pea-green home in Pasadena, California. The front lawn is littered with Vernita Green's little daughter's toys, but the bride is determined to complete her second assassination attempt. However, this is the first death the audience sees, and after this death is completed, the story is allowed to travel back in time - backwards this time - to explain the earlier events of the film.

The non-linear method of conveying the topics offeeds Billit's certainly questionable - it requires the audience's full attention and often requires visual cues to establish a timeline, as it gives the audience a clear indication of where the bride is on her journey and what events are to come. Interestingly, both films generally choose to move forward in time, pausing to rewind only when absolutely necessary for story progression. In fact, the first part of the violent encounter between the Bride and the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad is only explainedKill Bill: Vol. 2, when the audience has the opportunity to set the scene and understand the true brutality of the massacre. There is certainly room for an argument that this method of action is simply Quentin Tarantino's "style" in the way he writes and directs his films, but a formalist approach might recognize this particular structure of Tarantino's films as a force in conveying the theme of the search for a violent and defended revenge. The Scorned Woman motif is bolstered by strategically placed flashback sequences, and the cluttered narrative is chaotic but controlled, much like the emotions that surge through the bride as she traverses each member of the murder plot. and eventually to Bill (Carradine) himself.

Animation in a real movie:feeds BillOrigin story of O-Ren Ishii

Due to the Japanese influence offeeds BillMovies, the chosen animation styleKill Bill: Vol. 1it was anime. A long stretch of The Bride's story reveals the origins of young Japanese assassin O-Ren Ishii (Liu), and unsurprisingly he's just as disturbing and wild as the rest of the film, despite being an animated take on the fairy tale.

A crucial use for the presence of animation in a live-action film could be to reduce the appearance of realistic bloodshed and, again, toning down the film's overall violence. In the article by François Debrix, which analyzes bothfeeds Billmovies, she says: "feeds Billit has a cartoon feel. It plays with imagery, color, sound and text to (over)represent and exaggerate a reality of violence, war and revenge, designed in various ways to shield viewers from the reality of war, the mundanity of the American war machine and its terror. From that perspective, Kill Bill ups the ante. He takes the violence of the American War on Terror to its extreme but absurd limits, through cinematic or cartoon representations" (556). This is an accurate interpretation in the sense that it reveals some of the absurdity of the violence that is present in thefeeds BillMovies because many if not all of the major stunts performed in both movies are unrealistic depictions of violent encounters.

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On the other hand, the decision to include an animated sequence for the O-Ren Ishii story could perhaps effectively convey the ridiculousness of that particular story, even to openly mock the whole concept of the bride's quest for cold revenge against a man she once loved. Before Debrix criticizes Tarantino's exaggeration of reality, she also points out, "Tarantino's handling of warlike violence appeals to the audience and thus also creates a distance between the viewer and the war. Despite the fact that some commentators have argued that Tarantino's films are significant because they allow a "harsh reality" about society to seep into cinematic fiction, Tarantino insists that making a film likefeeds Billit's not about being realistic, it's about being theatrical, operatic.feeds Billit is about play, theater and fantasy” (555). Again, this argument points to the theatrical elements that Tarantino privileges and emphasizes in his films, making them more memorable to audiences and creating a strong theme in the stories.

The exaggerated emphasis on non-diegetic sound infeeds Bill

During the first fight scene inKill Bill: Vol. 1, the use of non-diegetic tone is necessary to establish the level of violence and intensity that audiences should expect to see in the rest of the films. As the Bride approaches Vernita Green's (aka "Copperhead" as a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad) house, the scene is quiet and peaceful - that is, until Vernita Green opens the door. Frenetic and intense music is played, mimicking the howl of a siren, and the bride's determined expression can be seen in an extreme close-up of her eyes before attacking Vernita Green. The following sound effects add to the scale of the fight and show the improbability of the characters' strength and fighting prowess - the breaking of glass in various rooms of the house, the excessive force behind every punch thrown, and the voice-over narration performed by The Bride among the fight was voiced. The argument turns comical when Vernita Green's four-year-old daughter, Nikki (Ambrosia Kelley), returns home from school and relies on diegetic sound again; When the school bus stops, The Bride and Vernita Green stop their progress and hide their weapons as Vernita Green orders Nikki to go to her room.

In this particular scene, the target of revenge is easily identified, but the question remains how the added sound effects contribute to this theme - it further emphasizes the point or detracts from the realism of the situation the characters found themselves in. 🇧🇷 In an article reviewing the use of additional sound to enhance the film's overall appeal, critic Benjamin Wright states, "Several studies of the classic Hollywood soundtrack have suggested that the sound is more or less a representation of Reality, not an original event. Production considerations, including the advent of multitrack recording and re-recording with volume adjustment and filtering, have resulted in increasingly layered tracks that make any sense of "realism" difficult.6 This argument may indicate an adverse effect of using the non-diegetic tone in order to create a realistic situation, but in the case offeeds BillFilming it seems to bring out the bride's mission to exact revenge on the deadly Viper's assassination squad, and possibly even reinforce her firm resolve to kill Bill.

The Clash of Civilizations and Popular References infeeds Bill: use of stereotypes

Director Quentin Tarantino is known for many stylistic choices in his films, including messing up the stories and using overly colorful corn syrup in particularly gory scenes; But another stylistic choice, frequent and favored by Tarantino, is the influence of the heroic "outlaw" character against the villainous characters in a Western-style final showdown. Examples of these artistic choices can be found in many of Tarantino's films, includingDjango Unchained(2012),inglourious bastards(2009) ePulp Fiction(1994).

It is undeniable the use of elements of Japanese culture present both infeeds BillFilms, but especially inKill Bill: Volume 1, as the Bride travels first to Okinawa and then Tokyo to train and then complete her first kill since waking up from her coma. Why did Tarantino choose to use such a strong influence of Japanese culture in these two films? Certainly two different ideas about "Western" cultures clash on the theme of revenge, even if they seem to work together to better convey the theme of the films. The cohesion of these colliding cultures is not the only element infeeds BillFilms that create this effect; Both films are filled with other popular culture references, which reflects well on Tarantino's wealth of knowledge in the world of cinema. In an interesting comparative article by Michael Rennet, "Quentin Tarantino and the Director as a DJ", Rennet points to one of the most critical references in popular cultureKill Bill: Vol. 1, which states, “Much of the impact of a referral comes from its connection to its source. Bride's Use of Bruce Leedeath's gamesweater infeeds Billit would leave a poor impression on audiences if it were only a perfunctory homage. However, as the tracksuit embodies Lee's connection to the Western world as he defeats his opponents with various styles of kung fu, it has additional significance; The bride not only belongs to Western civilization in the East, but also must defeat her enemies using a variety of combat methods. With this extensive knowledge of film history, this group of directors can place a cue at almost any point in the film to heighten the film's impact' (397). There is no doubt that the bride's character's decision to wear the same outfit was intentional, and the clue will actually serve to reinforce the bride's intent to get revenge.

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Rennet also discusses other characteristics traditionally seen in Tarantino's outlaw films, noting that Tarantino "attempts to push the boundaries of social taboos like violence, sexuality or drugs into a hyper-reality in [his] work. . . . law is based on the artistic standards of the independent film industry to which Tarantino and his colleagues belong" (399). Mention of this point supports Tarantino's methods of weaving cultural and social stereotypes to reinforce the theme of revenge in both.feeds BillMovie.

Symbols of Revengefeeds Bill

The "icons" in this section specifically refer to the colors and types of photos common to bothfeeds BillMovie.

The first, and arguably most notable, symbol of revenge is the over-saturation of bright reds and yellows throughout the films. As mentioned in the previous section, The Bride wears a bright yellow tracksuit for most of the movie, which isn't just a reference to the Bruce Lee movie.death's game, but also draw attention to the character of the bride. Ironically, the color yellow is often used to feel warm and inviting — much like the pale yellow walls in Vernita Green's home kitchen — but in reference to the Bride, it's used to draw attention to her. The bride is at the center of the revenge killing and this allows the audience to see her at all times, especially when she is in combat against hundreds of skilled swordsmen. Next is the color red in every scene, whether it's characters covered in blood after a fight or the red filter briefly flashing over an extreme close-up of the bride's eyes just before she attacks a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. Red is simply a symbol of the bloodshed the bride will need to sate her revenge against Bill.

Coincidentally, among the recurring shots, the most memorable are the extreme close-ups of the bride's eyes. These photos are always accompanied by flashing red filters and a frantic sounding siren, and these effects combined with the position of the photo convey the bride's hatred, pain, and thirst for revenge without a single line of spoken dialogue. This also brings the audience closer to the Bride as a character, allowing a clearer look at her suffering and thus creating a deeper connection with her. By creating this deeper connection between the audience and the Bride, Tarantino also instills a sense of confidence in the Bride's actions, and her character emerges as something of a heroic figure in the story - the audience rooting for her victory over the Squad's deadly viper. of death. , though her actions are generally seen as cold or cruel. The message that "revenge is a dish best served cold" comes through most brilliantly in these short scenes and serves as a more than appropriate symbol for the theme of revenge that runs through both.feeds BillMovie.

Works Cited

Debrix, Francois. "Kill Bill, Volumes I and II." Millennium - Journal of International Studies 34.2 (2006): 553-57. WorldCat@OSU. talk. July 30, 2014.

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NAREMORE, James. "American Film Noir: The Story of an Idea." Quarterly film 12th episode. 49.2 (1996): 12-28. WorldCat@OSU. Network. July 30, 2014.

Rennett, Michael. "Quentin Tarantino and the DJing Director." Journal of Popular Culture 45.2 (2012): 391-409. WorldCat@OSU. Network. July 31, 2014.

Wright, Benjamim. "Tonpartner." Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Film and Television Studies 38.1 (2008): 96-97. WorldCat@OSU. Rede. 31 de julho de 2014.

feeds Bill.Director Quentin Tarantino. Performance Uma Thurman and Vivica A. YouTube, 2011. Web. July 31, 2014


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What is the difference between Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2? ›

For those readers have yet to dive into Kill Bill, the first volume is only 111 minutes, while Volume Two is much longer at 137 minutes. Officially they were released a year apart from each other and have distinctly different pacing and styles, but still tell the same story.

What is the message of Kill Bill? ›

The message that “revenge is a dish best served cold” shines through most brilliantly in these short cutaway scenes, serving as more than adequate symbols for the theme of revenge present in both of the Kill Bill films.

Is Bill The Bride's father? ›

Bill − the Bride's former lover, the father of her child, and the leader of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad − arrives unexpectedly and orders the Deadly Vipers to kill everyone at the wedding rehearsal.

What is the plot of Kill Bill 2? ›

Which is better Kill Bill 1 or Kill Bill 2? ›

2 is just a better film, all-around. There's real characters this time, real dialogue, and not to mention perhaps some of the best directing Tarantino has ever done. The pace feels right, whether fast or slow, and his editing choices are inspired.

Is Kill Bill 2 as good as the first? ›

The best "Kill Bill" so far and very different from the first. It is extremely well written and balances out Vol. 1's delightfully over-the-top style with some serious character development and some very bold and epic cinematography.

Why did The Bride want revenge in Kill Bill? ›

However, in Quentin Tarantino's two-part film Kill Bill: Vol. 1-2, the relationship between revenge and madness is even more closely intertwined. The protagonist, known simply as the Bride, seeks revenge on those responsible for leaving her for dead and for the presumed death of her unborn child.

What is so special about Kill Bill? ›

It's simply because it is unique and appeals to multiple urges at once. You may feel in the mood for a 70's martial arts film, you may feel like watching the story of a legendary sword and the Ronin that wields it, or you may want a simple good vs. bad cowboy standoff. In “Kill Bill”, you get all three.

What is the climax of Kill Bill? ›

Crisis: The Bride decides that she is going to kill all four members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, along with Bill, as a way of resolving what they had done to her. Climax: She decides to go after O-Ren Ishii first, tracking her down in Japan.

Is Bill In Love With Beatrice? ›

He was the leader of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, where he was known by his code-name Snake Charmer. Bill was Beatrix Kiddo's love interest, and the father of B.B. Kiddo. He was killed by Beatrix, using the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique.

Were Bill and Beatrix lovers? ›

Biography. Beatrix Michelle Kiddo is the daughter of Marc and Michelle Kiddo and a former romantic partner of Bill. Beatrix was once a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad,codename Black Mamba.

Why did Bill shoot Beatrix? ›

Bill explains to B.B. that he shot her mother because he was saddened when Beatrix abandoned him and angry when he found her engaged to be married to another man. The Bride spends good time with her daughter, who falls asleep.

Who is the villain in Kill Bill? ›

O-Ren Ishii is the central antagonist of Tarantino's Kill Bill duology. She is the main antagonist of Kill Bill Vol.

Who dies in Kill Bill 2? ›

The Bride awoke four years later and set out to get her vengeance on Bill and the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad who betrayed her. Helped by one of Bill's former tutors, retired sword maker Hattori Hanzo, The Bride begun her quest for vengeance and she killed Vernita Green and O'Ren Ishii.

Is Bill Arlene's dad? ›

She had a love affair with the DiVAS' leader Bill. Beatrix and Bill's relationship eventually lead to her becoming pregnant with his child. Unclear of exactly what to do, she disappeared into Texas, becoming a single mother-to-be, taking the alias Arlene Machiavelli.

What does BB stand for in Kill Bill 2? ›

B.B.'s name possibly means "Beatrix/Bill" as she is their genetic offspring and would have most certainly be named by Bill himself. That being said, if her first name is indeed Beatrix, it could have been a tribute to the Bride, since Bill never knew if she'd emerge from her coma.

Is Kill Bill 2 OK for kids? ›

It is extremely violent with graphic and exceptionally explicit fight scenes. There are many horrifying images including a squashed eyeball, a badly scarred prostitute, and a desiccated corpse. Many characters are killed. Characters use extremely strong language and they drink and smoke.

Is Kill Bill kid friendly? ›

Parents need to know that they should exercise the strongest caution before allowing their kids to see this film. They should know that the movie has the most intense, graphic, brutal, and destructive violence imaginable (at least until Tarantino thinks up something new).

Is Kill Bill disturbing? ›

Extremely brutal violence throughout, although most of it is darkly comedic. In the biggest fight scene, numerous bad guys are hacked up left and right. Although, this sequence is in black and white it is still extremely bloody and graphic and the amount of blood that sprays is outlandish.

Why is Kill Bill rated 18? ›

The MPA rated Kill Bill: Volume 1 R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content.

Who is the little girl in Kill Bill 2? ›

Perla Haney-Jardine (born July 17, 1997) is an Brazilian-born American actress. She is best known for her role in Kill Bill Vol. 2 as B.B., the four-year-old daughter of Beatrix "The Bride" Kiddo and Bill.

Why did Pai Mei teach Beatrix? ›

Beatrix's training. Pai Mei was approached by Bill, who asked if he would teach Beatrix the secrets of kung fu. Precipitated by a disagreement of unknown subject matter, Bill and Pai Mei had a brief fight, after which Pai Mei accepted Beatrix as his new pupil. Pai Mei telling Beatrix what she is here to do.

Who killed Budd in Kill Bill? ›

Budd was murdered by Elle Driver during a deal where she was pretending to buy Beatrix's sword for one million dollars, but the suitcase was also hiding a venomous black mamba snake, which bit him several times on his face. Budd then proceeded to have a seizure as he painfully died on the floor in his small trailer.

How long was The Bride in a coma? ›

was a line uttered by The Bride aka Coma Girl aka Black Mamba aka Beatrix Kiddo, the lead character in the films Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, played by Uma Thurman. Thurman's character, Kiddo, survives an assassination attempt but ends up in a coma for 4 years.

Why does Kill Bill turn black and white? ›

The black-and-white photography in the Crazy 88 fight scene is known as a homage to '70s and '80s U.S. television airings of kung fu movies. Black and white (as well as black and red) was used to conceal the shedding of blood from television censors.

How did Kill Bill End? ›

After killing O-Ren, Beatrix made Sofie tell her all the information about the remaining Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. After doing so, Beatrix dropped Sofie off to a nearby hospital, where Bill visits her. He then asks Sofie if Beatrix knows her daughter is still alive, ending the movie on cliffhanger.

What does Bill Call the Bride in Kill Bill? ›

Black Mamba Arlene Machiavelli

Who does The Bride marry in Kill Bill? ›

Background. After discovering she was pregnant, Beatrix Kiddo tried to leave her life of being an assassin behind her. This involved her leaving Bill, and going to live in El Paso, Texas. She met a man named Tommy Plympton, whom she became engaged to, and they arranged to marry.

Is Kill Bill a femme fatale? ›

It's "Kill Bill" by Quentin Tarantino — the millennia's most notable femme-fatale-turned-assassin film, a disturbing, technicolor portrait of feminism and bloodshed.

What is the whistle in Kill Bill? ›

The whistling song is actually the main sound track of an old 1969 British Horror film, Twisted Nerve, composed by the talented Bernard Herrmann. That's Right! It didn't originate with Kill Bill. After seeing Twisted Nerve, it makes sense why this song has been reused with other "unsuspecting" killers…

Is Lemony in love with Beatrice? ›

Beatrice is none other than Beatrice Baudelaire — the dead mother of the Baudelaire children. She died in a fire along with her husband, Bertrand. But before she married Bertrand (and had Violet, Klaus, and Sunny), Beatrice and Lemony Snicket were in love and almost got married themselves.

Is Beatrice the villain? ›

Beatrice (pronounced [beaˈtriːtʃe]) is the central antagonist of the "Question Arcs" in Umineko no Naku Koro ni, initially being its self-proclaimed main antagonist, claiming to be the culprit of the Rokkenjima massacre and aving done so via magic to resurrect herself, with much of the conflict throughout the series ...

Is Bill a demon? ›

Bill Cipher is the main antagonist of Gravity Falls. He is a Dream-Demon with mysterious motives and seems to have a vendetta against the Pines family, especially his old rival Stanford Pines. Bill is an ancient demon who's older than the galaxy and far greater than other nightmare beings.

Why did Bill betray the bride? ›

Extreme jealousy and anger, Bill had because she left and was going to marry another. So he decided to kill her and needed help since the Black Mamba is the deadliest of all snakes.

What did Beatrix cut off Sophie? ›

Beatrix Kiddo captures Sofie and brings her to O-Ren. The Bride then cuts off Sofie's left arm as a means of both enacting revenge on her and showing O-Ren her intentions for a duel.

Are Budd and Bill brothers? ›

Biography. Budd, code named Sidewinder, was Bill's younger brother.

Who is Beatrix lover? ›

Beatrix went on to write twenty-four more tales and various other books, all with Frederick Warne & Co. Beatrix fell in love with her editor, Norman Warne, who had always tirelessly supported her work. Although her parents objected to their relationship, they became engaged in 1905.

Is Beatrix Kiddo a villain? ›

Beatrix Michelle Kiddo, also known as The Bride and Black Mamba, is the overall main protagonist of the Tarantinoverse movie franchise. She is the main protagonist of the Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill duology.

Who killed Beatrix? ›

In order to get his revenge on her, Sebastian threw Beatrix against a wall and she smacked her head against the brick. With a pool of blood forming beneath her, it appears she was killed instantly by the impact. READ MORE: Fate the Winx Saga season 2 ending explained: What happened?

How is Bill Cipher evil? ›

What Makes Him Pure Evil? He destroyed his homeworld, the Second Dimension by plunging it into fiery chaos, killing all those he had ever known (including his parents), and effectively wiping out his entire species.

What did Black Mamba do in Kill Bill? ›

Elle Driver planted a black mamba in the suitcase full of cash that she gave Budd. It killed him by biting him in the face three times. It is possible that it may have killed Elle as well, since it was still alive while she was squirming in the camper, but this has not been confirmed.

How does Bill get killed? ›

If he vetoes the bill, and the Senate and House of Representatives do nothing, the bill “dies. “ If he vetoes the bill and the Senate and the House of Representatives attempt to over-ride the veto, the bill may still become law.

How many people did The Bride kill in Kill Bill? ›

Trivia. Only three members of the Death List Five were actually killed by the Bride. Budd was killed by a black mamba (placed there by Elle Driver), and Elle Driver has not yet been confirmed dead.

What was the snake in Kill Bill 2? ›

A shortened name for the California mountain kingsnake. California Mountain Snake is also the codename of Daryl Hannah's character Elle Driver in the Kill Bill movies, directed by Quentin Tarantino.

What happens to Arlene's baby? ›

Worried the baby will be evil like its father, she tells Terry she doesn't want the baby. However, Terry tells Arlene he will stay by her side and raise the child as his own.

How did the bride survive shotgun? ›

She never had a bullet in her chest. Budd shot her with rock salt, a common hunting/predator repellent technique.

Who does Arlene end up with True Blood? ›

In the series, she currently is married to Terry Bellefleur, the war veteran. Together, they are raising Arlene's two children from previous marriages, Lisa and Coby, and their son, Mikey. Mikey is biologically Rene's child, but Terry claims him as his own.

Are there different versions of Kill Bill? ›

There are two Japanese versions of the film, one with only Japanese subtitles only, and one with Japanese subtitles for the English dialogue and English subtitles for the Japanese dialogue. The House of Blue Leaves fighting scene is shown in color in both versions.

Which came first Kill Bill Vol 1 or 2? ›

Volume 1 is the first of two Kill Bill films made in a single production. They were planned as a single release, which Tarantino split into two films to avoid having to cut scenes. Volume 2 was released six months later.

Why is Kill Bill in two parts? ›

When Kill Bill was in the final stages of production, producer Harvey Weinstein wanted to cut out a number of extended action sequences for the sake of time. Tarantino, resolute in the position every sequence he wanted to be included should remain, compromised with Weinstein to split the film in two.

Is Bill Beatrix's Father? ›

Bill is the titular main antagonist of the "Kill Bill" duology. He was the leader of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, where he was known by his code-name Snake Charmer. Bill was Beatrix Kiddo's love interest, and the father of B.B. Kiddo.

Is Pulp Fiction in the same universe as Kill Bill? ›

From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill, they all take place in this special Movie universe. So, basically, when the characters of Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction, when they go to the movies, Kill Bill is what they go to see.

What happens at the end of Kill Bill Vol 1? ›

After killing O-Ren, Beatrix made Sofie tell her all the information about the remaining Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. After doing so, Beatrix dropped Sofie off to a nearby hospital, where Bill visits her. He then asks Sofie if Beatrix knows her daughter is still alive, ending the movie on cliffhanger.

Why is Kill Bill an 18? ›

Kill Bill: Volume 1 is rated R by the MPAA for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content.

Is Bill in Kill Bill evil? ›

Bill is the titular main antagonist of the Kill Bill duology, serving as the titular overarching antagonist of Vol. 1 and the titular main antagonist of Vol. 2. He is a powerful gangland boss who was the leader and founder of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, whose fellow assassin included his younger brother Budd.

Was The Bride pregnant in Kill Bill? ›

Beatrix was once a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad,codename Black Mamba. After her premature retirement from her assassination career upon becoming pregnant, Beatrix left the squad to escape the life of an assassin and start a new one for her unborn daughter.

Is B.B. a baby or babe? ›

BB Means Baby

“BB” is most commonly used on the internet (and in text messages) as an abbreviated form of “baby.” However, “baby” in this context is used as a pet name or term of endearment for your romantic partner and not an infant child.

Did Bill know it was his baby? ›

He didn't know it was his until just before he shot her in the head. He didn't even know she was alive until she was engaged to Tommy and assumed Tommy was the father. It's partly personal but there's also a nobody leaves the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad and lives to tell the tale mentality to it.


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