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Monday, October 13, 2003
"THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FUCK AROUND WITH YAKUZAS!"
Kill Bill post. 1 of 2.
The opening shot..."wiggle your big toe"...the animation sequence...the box of "Kabooms"...the Pussy Wagon...Samual L. Jackson's tiny cameo...the Game of Death jumpsuit...the Akira Kurosawa meets Sergio Leone meets Incredibly Strange Music soundtrack...a 30 minute battle royale...Gogo Yaburi's spinning death ball...the brief hat tip to Master of the Flying Gullotine...Lucy Liu...barefoot in the snow...with a samurai sword.
At the last showing at Lloyd Cinemas on Saturday, four stoned kids wander in as the previews are running. They giggle in Spanish through the preview for The Human Stain as a decrepit Anthony Hopkins macks on Nicole Kidman. Hundreds of hipsters around them roll their eyes and muttered to their dates. They wiggle in their seats and poke each other as the '70s "Feature Presentation" clips fire up.
Then an extreme close-up Uma Thurman's battered face pops up on the screen in black and white. Three tense minutes. A bullet hits her skull and that eerie Nancy Sinatra cover chimes in.
The kids sit, still as stone and silent through the rest of the movie.