Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Conflict of Kill Bill

My latest article examining the worldview of a film is about Kill Bill, both volumes.

Quentin Tarantino is the master of the overlapping ethical systems. Okay, that sounded really boring, so let me just say that, as far as morality goes, QT can’t seem to make up his friggin’ mind. In Pulp Fiction, although a movie about the mob is just as much about conversion. Inglourious Basterds is both a revenge film and is speaking of the immorality of revenge. Kill Bill, however, has two complex worldviews competing throughout the film, and it is fascinating to dissect each of them, figure out what makes them tick and how they act like two bulls in a sparring match. With Uzis.

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