Monday, January 7, 2013

Kill Bill Vol. 1

Mr. E has a strict rule about buying movies (weird, right? Film student extraordinaire): if the Blu-Ray is more expensive than a movie ticket, chances are we don't need it. Unless it's awesome.
Or on a really good sale.
Or it's Black Friday. 8 bucks for both Kill Bills.
Total. Steal.

Kill Bill Vol. 1
Imdb synopsis:
The Bride wakes up after a long coma. The baby that she carried before entering the coma is gone. The only thing on her mind is to have revenge on the assassination team that betrayed her - a team she was once part of.
Kill Bill is a story of revenge. A story you've heard before, but with twists and turns and quirks to surprise and entertain you. It might even gross you out a little bit. The situations may be far-fetched and slightly exaggerated, but the commitment is outstanding and frankly I think it's the honesty of the characters that makes you a believer.
Tarantino is not for the faint of heart. But I think it's this extremism that has created his cult-following. It's precisely because his characters are so violent, so messed up and in such strange situations that viewers enjoy his movies. There are a lot of reasons to make movies, but it looks to me like Quentin does it because it's FUN. And that's something Mr. E and I can relate to. Mr. E told me repeatedly that the crew members and friends on his set volunteered because they ENJOYED his film set. Everything was under control, crew was happy, and no one was unduly stressed. Apparently this doesn't happen often on student film sets and the only time I saw people with shifty eyes and mumbles of protest was when the pasta sauce wasn't heated (I BROUGHT the food, you can durn well heat your sauce yourself). It's when I hear stories like this that I realize this is exactly where we're meant to be. Mr. E is not just going to school, he's building a community to support and sustain his dreams of becoming a movie director. He's helping others by sacrificing his time and effort for the greater good of the movie- often not even HIS movie! He's becoming disciplined and focused and motivated, learning how to handle different view points, how to encourage his peers and how to quickly analyze priorities. Mr. E sometimes doubts himself, but all we need to do is remember the obstacles we overcame to get here and everything else looks like cake. Or lemon bars. You know, whatever you have on hand.

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