Archive for October, 2003
If you are reading this, then you’ve probably notice that we’ve moved from our former URL to EverythingTarantino.com. With the opening of Kill Bill, the traffic to this site exploded and so we needed a bigger server.
To kick off the new domain, check back Monday for a very cool contest. Miramax has been nice enough to provide me with some Kill Bill posters and Pussy Wagon key chains, so we’re gonna give em away.
Make sure you update your bookmarks and/or links to the new site location, and I’ll see you on Monday!
A new backdoor (spying program) which poses as a DivX file containing subtitles from the latest Quentin Tarantino film Kill Bill has been spotted on the Net. The low-spreading Manda-A (AKA PWSteal.Salira) Trojan arrives as a .RAR archive with a malformed header. This archive, 35347 bytes in size, has a movie subtitle name Kill Bill.
Also, the Sluggy Freelance cartoon strip has a parody of Kill Bill.
The volume of Kill Bill on the screen is close to the first half of the 200+ page script that has been floating around some circles for quite some time. But it has been tweaked, and for the better. Expanded, in fact, and a more elaborate and energetic film than most reading it could have imagined. The differences may not be huge, they don’t affect the plot, but they are equally significant and interesting. The script was good, but not great. One realizes quickly, however, that the document is but a glimpse into the world in Tarantino’s mind a peak at a project still under construction.
The author of the article mentioned here – Gregg Easterbrook – has been fired from ESPN over this incident. FYI, Miramax – the distributor of Kill Bill – is owned by Disney. Disney also owns ESPN.
In an article that started out simply as a complaint about the level of violence in Kill Bill and Tarantino’s lack of talent, Gregg Easterbrook of TNR manages to blame it all on the Jews.
Set aside what it says about Hollywood that today even Disney thinks what the public needs is ever-more-graphic depictions of killing the innocent as cool amusement. Disney’s CEO, Michael Eisner, is Jewish; the chief of Miramax, Harvey Weinstein, is Jewish. Yes, there are plenty of Christian and other Hollywood executives who worship money above all else, promoting for profit the adulation of violence. Does that make it right for Jewish executives to worship money above all else, by promoting for profit the adulation of violence?
[sarcasm] Yes, its all the fault of those money worshipping Jews. [/sarcasm] Nice stereotype there Easterbrook.
Kill Bill, like all Tarantino movies, is full of references to other films and pop culture, both obscure and obvious. Listed below are a couple of the more obscure references sent in by readers. Send in others if you know any.
1. In Reservoir Dogs, the radio DJ is from a show called
“K Billy’s Super Sounds of the 70′s. – from Jeff K (this may just be coincidence – ed.)
2. The opening scene in Kill Bill with Uma approaching Vivica’s bungalo is accompanied by a tune called, “Music Box Dancer” by Frank Mills. Here’s the cool part. The sign (or mailbox – I can’t recall which) on the lawn clearly indicates that this home belongs to “The Bells”. The Bells was Frank’s band before he went solo. They had a minor hit in the 70s called, “Fly Little White Dove Fly” and another hit called “Stay Ahwile”. I am not sure how many people would make this connection. I did because I am his son-in-law and married the daughter whose Music Box Dancer broke when she was a little girl providing the inspiration for this tune. – from John B
Reader Mike B writes in with his observations about the cap codes (unique digital identifiers – usually red dots – that are supposed to fight piracy) in Kill Bill. His complaint is that they were way too visible:
I’ve never noticed these before in movies – but they were obvious enough in Kill Bill that they distracted me. (One instance that comes to mind was when they showed up on the cupboards in the background during the fight scene in the kitchen.) It really frustrates me that the movie industry feels the only way it can protect its intellectual property is by degrading it with this heavy-handed technique.
I’d be curious to know how many other people noticed these dots. More importantly, I’d love to know if anyone has found a reliable method of registering a complaint with Miramax.
I didn’t notice the cap codes when I saw Kill Bill, but since I saw it at a drive-in theater, the quality wasn’t nearly as high as it would normally be. And actually, I can’t remember ever seeing a cap code in a film.
So, did anyone else notice the cap codes when they saw the movie? Were they distracting? Is it worth complaining about to Miramax?
I’d expect nothing less from a site called Conspiracy Planet, but this is just too funny not to mention.
Lucifer’s sermons are found in many American music videos, video games, television and films. For example, Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill was the highest grossing film in America this weekend. This film is Satanic fetishism dressed up as courageous, inventive entertainment. Can they be any more in-your-face? This is the Devil telling us we can have whatever we want, and nothing can get in our way, especially not God. Just so long as our stupidity is accompanied by pretension and style.
This sick, shocking movie causes psychological damage. It portrays the disgusting and repulsive as normal and natural. It is a vicious parody of our vision of happiness and the good life. It makes a mockery of healthy and genuine values.
Kill Bill brutalizes and degrades. How much longer will Americans tolerate this Satanic indoctrination?
UPDATE: FilmStew.com has a long article about Kill Bill and Tarantino in general by Todd Gilchrist
You heard it here first. Way back in April I mentioned that the Kill Bill video game was in trouble, and today there’s a Reuters story that confirms no such game is in development.
After licensing Quentin Tarantino’s fourth film for the video game realm last year, a spokeswoman said there is no “Kill Bill” game in development at this time. With the traditional 18 months required to make a game and the second movie bowing in February, it looks as if gamers won’t be able to kung fu fight with the film’s colourful characters.
Also, some of the Kill Bill stars talked to Tech TV about their use of technology.