Kill Bill: a Technical and Aesthetic Analysis of the Film

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Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill is a movie that is easy to love or hate. For viewers who watch the film simply for a "night-at-the-movie-theatre" type of experience, they would likely write it off as a total waste of time; they might say it was too cheesy with too much blood on top. Yet, viewers with some knowledge of film may perceive it as one of the most aesthetically captivating films that they have ever seen as a medium that masterfully blends violence and beauty. This brief paper will briefly discuss the aesthetic and technical aspect of both parts of the three hours long film with hopes of bringing a deeper sense of appreciation towards the film among readers who have already seen both of them; although, many of the scenes will not be covered due to the brevity of this paper. By looking at a movie poster of Kill Bill, as is shown to the right, *deleted* there is an abundance of information that can be translated into what the film is about. The presence of a samurai sword and oriental letters behind it establishes the film as a martial arts type of film, which the sword is also an iconography of violence that dominates the film. The grip of a woman's hand upon its handle that is also holding a white handkerchief with "Kill Bill" scrawled upon it conveys the purpose of the film, which is a woman being on a quest to kill a man. The background is a blending of two tones of color that look like fire; the colors alone bring a sense of fierce, angry passion, which could mean that Bill is a former lover of the woman. The poster alone is as much of a hooker as the film is as it serves its purpose of telling what the film is about. A quote appears at the beginning of the film, which is a Star Trek's Klingon Proverb that says, "Revenge is a dish best served cold." This proverb and the title encapsulates the plot of the entire film as it injects in the viewer a sense of passionate warmth full of hatred, yet a striking amount of merciless acts throughout the film brings

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