2/5/11

The Grindhouse Roots of Kill Bill


Everything Is A Remix: KILL BILL from robgwilson.com on Vimeo.

It's common knowledge that Kill Bill is an homage to some of Tarantino's favorite movies.  I stumbled upon this video yesterday which directly shows where those influences came from by comparing the scenes from Kill Bill to the parallel scenes from the original films.  And of course most of those influences are grindhouse films, some of which I plan to review in the future such as Lady Snowblood and Deep Red.  So stay tuned!

Also, thanks to everyone who has voted so far in the movie review poll.  It looks like Mexico is still in the lead... barely.  And apparently nobody gives a rat's tookus about Canadian cinema since Canada is dead last.  Poor Canada.

27 comments:

thenitefalls said...

wow so much influence from many films! I see a lot of Akira Kurosawa in there :D.

George Alex said...

Old classic movies inspire and teach a lot of the today's movie makers.So i think this is ok,but too much same scenes is just a rip off

Quagles said...

Ashamed to say I've never actually watched Kill Bill. I know I have both of them though, so I might just go and watch it tonight I've heard its great.

Waaaoi said...

Thats really cool. Tarrantino is awesome. Really looking forward to the Deep Red review!

afrodude50 said...

Nice video, always interested in modern media's roots and references

my day in a sentence said...

If it was up to me:
1. Mexico
2. Canada
3. Italy
4. Japan
5. The US

Also, Tarantino had some good taste.

Bassislv said...

never watched kill bill too, i don't know if i would like it

Polybius said...

Kill Bill has always been quite a wired film to me.

Pendelton Bloodworth said...

i always heard that Tarantino was known for doing homages and stuff. its cool that a lot of them are from grindhouse films. now im probably gonna watch kill bill later...

Zoe! said...

I really enjoyed Kill Bill, and you can see where Tarantino draws his influences.

Chris said...

Wow, strong asian influences

Teutorix said...

I didn't know about all these similarities.
Awesome blog, following!

trippinkets said...

huh, thats interesting. great post

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Sharia said...

thats really interesting

Isaac said...

Interesting video, I love these movies

James said...

Wiggle your big toe.

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PectoralFinnn said...

Haven't watched any of these movies but I doubt it would be the kind of thing i'd be into.
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teampl4yer said...

TONS of people mistook the jumpsuit I posted as a Kill Bill exclusive when really it was Bruce Lee's doing :(

Obi-wan Mikenobi said...

Really puts things into perspective; if we keep making movies how long until all the good ideas have runout and we're just stuck making remakes of old ones?

Geekwanker said...

shes like bruce whit a katana faking awesome

Rabidmoose said...

Pretty interesting to see what influenced what.

Jik said...

kill bill is better for the modern audience though, most people are too retarded to sit down and watch old classics

jonwinters said...

i love kill bill (vol one more than two). i knew that ldy snowblood was a contributing factor to the film's script, but didn't know of any others. very interesting.

Dwrek said...

The first Kill Bill I really liked, the 2nd was a let down.

murz90 said...

Damn, Italy won't win :c Maybe at some time you will write something about italian movies? ^^

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