Throwback Thursday: Kill Bill Vol. 1
Last week we featured the radiant Uma Thurman as Revenge Week took over the site and since yesterday was her birthday I thought it might be nice to re-visit the film that turned “The Bride” into the vengeful bitch that sliced through a room full of mask-wearing gangsters just to meet that girl from Charlie’s Angels. Here are a few tidbits you may not have known about Kill Bill…enjoy.
- The idea for Kill Bill came from both Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman as they filmed the classic film Pulp Fiction. They had been talking about their favorite types of movies and QT’s love for kung fu flicks when Uma came up with what would be the opening scene featured the blood-splattered bride lying in the church.
- It took six years to write the entire script before it was split into two films. The original draft was around 220 pages long.
- Tarantino was going to cast a Japanese woman as O-Ren Ishii but changed his mind when he saw Lucy Liu in Shanghai Noon.
- Sonny Chiba makes katanas in real life. His character, Hattori Hanzo, has taken a blood oath to never make another one.
- The scene where “The Bride” splits the baseball in two with the sword was done on set by Uma’s stuntwoman Zoe Bell.