So a friend and I have a regular weekly movie night where we either try and get the other to watch something we like or to try and learn something about a genre. So far we've watched a couple hundred movies over the last couple of years and we tackled genres such as Horror, 1980's Action, Westerns, and soon 1980's Comedies.
My next examination is going to be all the stuff that Quentin Tarantino referenced in Kill Bill, since I'm a KB nerd and stuff. The following is the list of films we're going to hit, with synopses and references listed.
I've already watched some of these, and bought some others that aren't available for rent in this country. I also read the D.K. Holm Kill Bill reference book, so I think I'm just about ready. God I'm a nerd.
1) Yojimbo (1961) (References: Samurai Epic similar story, remade into Fist Full of Dollars which is a heavy influence on Kill Bill, w/No Name) (Masterless samurai Sanjuro Kuwabatake (Toshirô Mifune) finds himself in a feud-torn Japanese village in legendary director Akira Kurosawa's darkly comic film. After pretending to work for merchants on both sides of the feud, Kuwabatake is imprisoned for treachery. He escapes in time to watch the two warring factions destroy each other, just as he had intended. Yojimbo served as the prototype for Clint Eastwood's A Fistful of Dollars.) (1hr. 50min.) (Directed by Akira Kurosawa)
-"Yojimbo" is an un-credited film version of Dashiell Hammett's novel "Red Harvest". "Red Harvest" is about a detective who comes to a small city and sets two sides of a gang war against one another until both are almost completely wiped out.
2) Green Hornet (1966) (References: Kato Mask, Bruce Lee, and Green Hornet Theme Song) (1hr. 33min.) (Directed by Various)
-The masks worn by the Crazy 88 gang are homage to Kato's (Bruce Lee) mask
-The theme playing when the Bride enters Tokyo on her motorcycle is the theme from the Green Hornet
-The theme from "The Green Hornet" (1966) series heard during the Bride's motorcycle ride through Tokyo is actually a re-arrangement of the classical piece "Flight of the Bumblebee" from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "The Tale of Tsar Sultan" (1899). Interestingly enough, The Bride is donned in yellow with black stripes for this scene, which of course are the colors of the bumble bee.
-The character of Britt Reid/Green Hornet was created by the same people who created The Lone Ranger, and was said to be a descendant of the western hero.
-Bruce Lee once said that he was selected for the role of Kato because he was the only Asian actor who could properly pronounce "Britt Reid".
3) Black Mama, White Mama (1972) (References: Sid Haig, The Bride's Code Name) (American International Pictures crosses its highly successful women-in-prison genre with the 1950s classic The Defiant Ones for another drive-in hit filmed, as usual, in the Philippines. Exploitation queen Pam Grier and Margaret Markov have the title roles; chained together, they bust out of a Manila hellhole and go on the lam disguised as nuns. Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) co-wrote the script.) (1hr. 27min.) (Directed by Eddie Romero)
-The Bride's code name, "Black Mamba", is derived from the title of this blaxploitation/exploitation film that has two women at odds, one black one white. At one point in Kill Bill Vernita Green jokes that she should have been "Black Mamba", because she's all black and stuff.
-QT has an obsession with Pam Grier who has been paired up alongside Sid Haig a lot in her career which lead QT to casting Haig in both Jackie Brown and Kill Bill.
4) Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972) (References: Bride and Child ala Lone Wolf and Cub, House of Blue Leaves Sequence) (The Lone Wolf and Cub series chronicles the adventures of disgraced Shogun assassin Ogami Itto and his infant son Daigoro, who sell their services to people in need while traveling the countryside in search of revenge against the hit squad who killed Itto's wife. In this first film of the series, Ogami escapes with his son in a wooden baby cart after an assassination attempt on his family.) (1hr. 23min.) (Directed by Kenji Misumi)
-In Vol. 2 B.B. wants to watch Shogun Assassin when she goes to bed. Shogun Assassin is a movie made up of three Lone Wolf and Cub movies, Sword of Vengeance, Baby Cart on the River Styx, and Baby Cart to Hades, edited together to make one flick.
-There are very similar themes shared between Kill Bill and the Lone Wolf and Cub series including Single Parent/Child bonds and fighting for one's family.
-At the end of Vol. 2 there is a title card that reads "The Lioness has rejoined her cub
5) Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the River Styx (1972) (References: Bride and Child ala Lone Wolf and Cub, House of Blue Leaves Sequence) (The Lone Wolf And Cub series chronicles the adventures of disgraced Shogun assassin Ogami Itto and his infant son Daigoro, who sell their services to people in need while traveling the countryside in search of revenge against the hit squad who killed Itto's wife. In this second film of the series, Ogami is stalked by a deadly female ninja as he attempts to assassinate a spy from the Shogunate.) (1hr. 21min.) (Kenji Misumi)
6) Kung Fu (1972) (References: David Carradine, Flute) (Shoalin monk Kwai Chang Caine (David Carradine) is well schooled in the spirit-mind-body ways of the priesthood by the blind, avuncular Master Po (Keye Luke) and the stern yet loving master Kan (Philip Ahn). As he wanders the American West armed only with his kung fu skills, those who encounter him find him to be a different kind of hero: One who speaks softly, but whose physical power is baffling. This innovative TV show ran for four seasons.) (60min. x2) (Directed by Various)
-After failing to get his first two choices (Warren Beatty and Kevin Costner) QT settled on David Carradine, primarily because of his role in this show which QT loved growing up.
-The large wooden flute played by Bill (David Carradine) actually is the exact same flute that David Carradine plays as Kwai Chang Caine in "Kung Fu" (1972). Carradine brought the flute to rehearsals and Quentin Tarantino decided to find a way to put it in the movie. He also used this flute in Circle of Iron.
-The only reason this show went off the air was because star David Carradine quit the series. He had sustained so many injuries, he felt he could not go on. The show got high ratings all three seasons it aired.
7) Five Fingers of Death (1973) (References: The Vengeance Theme music and style) (Chao Chi Hao (martial artist Lo Leih) is a young student struggling to make a place for himself in the world of kung fu. When Chao Chi Hao begins to develop his skills in the Iron Palm technique to win a tournament, his hands are broken by his rivals. But a couple of damaged fingers aren't enough to keep the young master from victory and revenge.) (1hr. 44min.) (Directed by Chang-hwa Jeong)
-Stars Lo Leih, who also stars as Pai Mei in both Executioners of Shaolin and Fists of the White Lotus.
-The vengeance theme, the Theme From the TV show "Ironside" was also used in this film to the same effect.
-The Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique is an homage to the title of this film.
-The English dubbed version, released through Warner Brothers, was the film that launched the craze for "kung fu" movies in the United States.
8) Battles without Honor or Humanity (1973) (References: Director, Music Crazy 88 Trailer Music) (This post-World War II series of films seeks to change the cinematic perception that organized crime is a glamorous, lucrative business. Based on an actual crime boss's life story, the plot follows former soldier Shozo Hirono (Bunta Sugawara), who's joined up with a Yakuza gang in Hiroshima. As he settles into his new life as a gangster, he must endure jail time and is forced to kill off rival gang members in his quest to be accepted.) (1hr. 39min.) (Directed by Kinji Fukasaku)
-The theme from this movie is used to very dramatic effect in both the trailer and final Kill Bill film during O-Ren's walk with her Crazy 88's through the House of Blue Leaves.
-QT thanks the director of the film in the end credits of Vol. 1.
-Kinji Fukasaku also directed Battle Royale and has himself made homage's to QT's films including Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.
9) Street Fighter (1974) (References: Sonny Chiba) (Terry is a tough, mercenary, master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter. When they refuse to meet his exorbitant price, then try to kill him to conceal their secret plans, he promptly offers his services to protect her. Much ultra-violent martial-arts fighting action, as expected, ensues. This also includes a subplot of a family's bloodfeud with Terry over a disputed debt.) (1hr. 31min.) (Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa)
-Not really referenced in Kill Bill other than the fact that the film is the starring vehicle for Sonny Chiba, and a great reason why he was cast.
-This was the first film to get an X rating in the US for violence.
-The blind swordsman in the film is an homage to Zatoichi the legendary blind swordsman.
10) Sister Street Fighter (1974) (References: Sonny Chiba, Actress who influenced O-Ren) (Lee Long is a martial-arts champion who the police use as an undercover agent to infiltrate a drug ring responsible for importing heroin from Japan to Hong Kong. When he is identified and imprisoned, the police pressure his sister, Tina Long, to help them locate and free him. She gets the help of Lee's martial-arts school, including the powerful Sonny Kawasaka, for the inevitable battle-royale with the drug gang, which includes masters of many different 'schools' of fighting.) (1hr. 26min.) (Directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi)
-Not really referenced in Kill Bill other than the fact that the film is the starring vehicle for Sonny Chiba, and a great reason why he was cast.
11) Thriller (1974) (aka They Call Her One Eye) (References: Elle Driver Character) (A young woman (Christina Lindberg) struggles to overcome her tortured past, but runs into more trouble when she gets mixed up with a seemingly wonderful man
who ends up being the exact opposite. After she misses her bus to her job at a farm, the man picks her up and soon has her working as a prostitute and addicted to drugs. Her only chance to escape will be to learn martial arts and exact revenge on her pimp.) (1hr. 44 min.) (Directed by Bo Arne Vibenius)
-Main character played by Christina Lindberg was the basis for the Elle Driver Character including the eye patch, attitude, and fashion sense.
-The film also shares a common theme of a single woman's revenge/vengeance against the people who have wronged her.
-Also shares similar rape scenes.
-A real corpse was used in the eye gouging scene.
-The hardcore sex inserts are not of Christina Lindberg, but doubles.
-Lindberg used a real hypodermic needle during the drug scenes and injected a saline solution to add to the realism of the film.
-Lindberg didn't know how to drive so for all of the driving lesson scenes in the movie there was a guy laying in the floorboards of the car working the pedals.
-The director makes a cameo appearance in the film as a hot dog vendor.
-The director made the film in a blatant attempt to make money after his first film was a financial failure. He also shot the film under a false name to distance himself from the exploitative material.
12) Switchblade Sisters (1975) (References: Elle Driver Character) (Director Jack Hill's kinetic, 1975 cult classic tells a lurid tale about girls, guns and gang wars. The addition of a cool blonde newcomer (Joanne Nail) to the Dagger Debs -- a female gang led by Lace (Robbie Lee) -- sets off an internal power struggle. With a conspirator in their midst, two bluecoats just waiting to bust them and a rival, male-gang leader (Chase Newhart) who wants the Dagger Debs dead, can the ladies survive?) (1hr. 31min) (Directed by Jack Hill)
-Heavy influence on the DiVAS team of female assassins.
-Possible source for the quick zoom in on the Bride's eyes when she meets her enemies. A lot of Jack Hill female films (girl gangs, women in prison) feature this zoom, though it's usually in moments of danger not vengeance.
-This film is also an influence on the Elle Driver character, having a character named Patch who wears decorated eye patches.
-One of the stuntwomen, Jeanine Epper, from this film was cast by QT for the role of Reverend Harmony's Wife.
13) Master of the Flying Guillotine (1975) (References: Go Go's Weapon, Music) (Bruce Lee has nothing over Wang Yu, the star and director of Master of the Flying Guillotine! This kick-ass movie is a favorite of director Quentin Tarantino, and with good reason: It's the classic of the 1970s-era Hong Kong action industry. Full of fist-pumping fights, a retro electronic soundtrack and arguably the most notorious weapon seen on film, this restoration is not to be missed.) (1hr. 33min.) (Directed by Yu Wang)
-The theme song from Master of the Flying Guillotine is featured in Kill Bill. Entitled "Super 16", it was performed by Neu!
-The Flying Guillotine weapon in this film was the inspiration for GoGo Yubari's chain weapon in Kill Bill
14) Executioners of Shaolin (1977) (References: Pai Mei chacter) (A group of rebels escape the destruction of a Shaolin temple by the Manchu army. Hung, the group's best fighter, leads his band across the countryside performing in the streets for money--all the while looking for revenge against the Manchus. But even as he falls in love and becomes a better fighter, the Manchu army is growing constantly stronger.) (1hr. 40min.) (Directed by Chia-Liang Liu)
-Shaw Brothers film
-The director of this film also directed The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (aka The Master Killer with Gordon Liu.)
-One of the best examples of the Pai Mei character in classic Kung Fu.
-This director tends to film martial arts training scenes for the opening credits of all his films.
15) Fists of the White Lotus (1980) (Sequel to Executioners of Shaolin, follows the further adventures of Pai Mei, this time with Gordon Liu heading the cast.) (1hr. 35min.) (Directed by Lo Leih)
-Sequel to Executioners of Shaolin.
-Shaw Brothers film.
-Directed by the actor who plays Pai Mei in both films.
-Stars Gordon Liu (who ends up playing Pai Mei in Kill Bill.
16) Circle of Iron (1978) (aka The Silent Flute) (References: David Carradine and his sweet, sweet flute that he made himself) (David Carradine, Christopher Lee and Jeff Cooper star in this 1978 martial arts adventure co-written by none other than the legendary Bruce Lee. Carradine plays four roles, including a blind sage who helps a young man seeking the all-knowing Zetan (Lee) so he can get his hands on the priceless Book of Knowledge. Extras include commentary by director Richard Moore, an interview with Carradine, trailers and more.) (1hr. 42min.) (Directed by Richard Moore)
-Stars David Carradine.
-Features the flute, which Carradine made himself and then plays in Kill Bill.
17) The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978) (aka The Master Killer) (References: Gordon Liu, Shaw Brothers Film) (The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to seek revenge. In a short period of time he masters the deadly use of his fists, feet and palms, along with such weapons as swords, sticks, and lances. With his learning complete, he takes on the Manchus.) (1hr. 55min.) (Directed by Chia-Liang Liu)
-Chia-Liang Liu also directed Executioners of Shaolin.
-Stars Gordon Liu in one of his most memorable roles.
-Shaw Brothers film.
-This director tends to film martial arts training scenes for the opening credits of all his films.
18) Game of Death (1978) (References: Bruce Lee, Yellow Track Suit) (Bruce Lee plays Billy Lo, a HongKong based movie actor, who is a box office draw. His girlfriend, Ann Morris is a singer who is also climbing to the top. Now it seems the syndicate wants Billy and Ann to join their "management firm". But Billy knows that they will be treated like property, so he refuses and tells her to do the same. So they try to "encourage" him to join but he still refuses. He would be advised that they will not stop, so he must stop them, permanently. He is even more hesitant to do that but when an attempt on his life is made, he fakes his death and alters his appearance, and decides to go after the syndicate; taking them out one at a time.) (1hr. 25min.) (Directed by Robert Clouse)
-Uma Thurman's yellow tracksuit is a direct homage to the one worn by Bruce Lee in Game of Death.
-Game of Death stars Colleen Camp who also starred in Ebony, Ivory, and Jade (a sweet women in prison film), which is one of QT's favorites.
-Bruce Lee's last film, which he died during the making of.
-The official cause of Lee's death was a brain edema, but many people believe there is more to the story than this. One persistent rumour is that he was killed by kung fu masters for revealing too many of their secrets. In the film, Lee's character fakes his own death; the shots of his funeral include real shots of Lee's coffin.
-Bruce Lee had filmed over 30 minutes worth of fight scenes with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for this film when work was suspended to allow Lee to work on Enter the Dragon (1973). However, Lee died in unusual circumstances before he could return. Six years later, director Robert Clouse fleshed out a feature around the original footage with a new cast, including two stand-ins for Lee, who appear wearing dark sunglasses when not shown from behind. Close-ups of Lee's eyes or face were also sometimes spliced in.
19) The Five deadly Venoms (1979) (References: Shaw Brothers Film, Deadly Viper Assassination Squad) (The dying kung fu master of the powerful Poison Clan dispatches his last pupil on a crucial mission. Worried that the skills he has taught are being used for evil, the master orders the student to track down a retired colleague and warn him that his fortune is under threat from five of his former pupils, each an expert in his own brand of lethal combat. The student must uncover who among the five masked warriors, if any, can be trusted.) (1hr. 22min.) (Directed by Chang Cheh)
-Probably the most famous Shaw Brothers film.
-The director is thanked in the end credits to Kill Bill.
-One of the influences for both the DiVAS as a group and the code names they use.
-Director tends to switch from Color to Black and White for ratings purposes, much like QT did for Kill Bill.
20) Kage No Gundun (1980) (Shadow Warriors) (References: Sonny Chiba, Hatori Hanzo character and IV in particular for O-Ren's name) (60min. x2) (Directed by Various)
-According to Quentin Tarantino, Sonny Chiba's character, Hattori Hanzo, is meant to be the most recent descendant of his character(s) from "Hattori Hanzô: Kage no Gundan" (1980). The series was done in multiple various installments, in which Chiba would play Hanzo a generation removed from the previous installment.
-In Kage No Gundan IV the female sidekick (who also stars with Sonny Chiba in Sister Street Fighter) is named O-Ren which is where QT says he took the name.
21) Battle Royale (2000) (References: Gore, Actress who played Go Go Yuburi, Yellow Track Suit, Go Go flashback scene, Director mentioned in R.I.P. section of credits) (Kinji Fukasaki's explosive drama takes place early in the new millennium, with Japan on the verge of societal collapse. When even the schoolchildren begin to abuse the system, the government introduces a strict new punishment whereby a randomly chosen group of students are taken to a desert island and forced to fight each other to the death. Based on Koushun Takami's novel, the film stars famous Japanese auteur and actor Takeshi "Beat" Kitano.) (1hr. 54min.) (Directed by Kinji Fukasaku)
-Kinji Fukasaku also directed Battles Without Honor and Humanity
-Director Quentin Tarantino was a big fan or the Japanese movie Battle Royale (2000) so he cast Chiaki Kuriyama (who played Takako Chigusa in Batoru rowaiaru (2000)) as Gogo Yubari.
-The director makes homage to QT's Reservoir Dogs in the standoff scene in the kitchen.
-The film features scene where Chiaki Kuriyama disembowels a guy who tries to have sex with her, which QT used again in Kill Bill.
-Chiaki Kuriyama wears a yellow track suit in Battle Royale.
-The chapter "Yuki's Revenge" was cut from filming to accommodate a new chapter, "Massacre at Two Pines" that details the attack on The Bride. An outline of the chapter was to have Yukie Yubari, Gogo's sister seek vengence on the Bride for killing her sister, Yukie was to be played by Kou Shibasaki who co-stared with Chiaki Kuriyama (who plays Gogo in Vol.1) in the Japanese movie Battle Royale (2000).
-Despite the popular belief that Battle Royale has been banned in the United States, that's not the case. The production company, Toei, refuses to license the movie for North American distribution and has already rejected offers from several North American companies.
-None of the actors/actress' had any stunt doubles not even the lead.
22) Godzilla, Mothra, Ghidorahi: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) (References: Tokyo Miniatures, Sound Effects) (Leave it to the Japanese army to think that they killed Godzilla 50 years ago. All bets are off when the giant scaly lizard surfaces and melts (with his flamethrower breath) a U.S. submarine. Enter an old Japanese mystic who summons the sacred beasts of Yamato -- King Ghidorah, Mothra and Baragon -- monsters that protected Japan in ancient times. The stage is now set for the ultimate smack down.) (1hr. 45min.) (Directed by Shusuke Kaneko)
-The Tokyo miniature sets were used for the overhead Tokyo scenes in Kill Bill
-Is the first film where King Ghidorah is a "hero" character.
-Is the first film where King Ghidorah is actually smaller than Godzilla.
-In the opening scene, Admiral Tachibana (Ryudo Uzaki) lectures his troops on the incident from Gojira (1954), and notes that "a monster similar to Godzilla ravaged New York at the end of the last century." This was a reference (and jab) to Godzilla (1998), the oft-disparaged Hollywood remake. Audiences in Japan both laughed and cheered at this scene.
23) The Bride Wore Black (1968) (Jeanne Moreau stars as a newlywed whose husband is shot dead on the church steps following their wedding. The story then follows her systematic and relentless efforts to track down the men who were involved in the killing, murdering each one with a creative efficiency that Truffaut does not mean for us to take too seriously.) (1hr. 47min.) (Directed by François Truffaut)
-QT has stated that he has never seen this film and that he didn't intend to make homage to it, or that it's just a coincidence.
-Features a very similar wedding day slaughter.
-Has a very similar single women revenge theme.
-The Bride in this film makes an identical list of enemies and marks them off just like Kill Bill.
-The composer for this film also composed the Elle Driver whistle and music which was used originally in the film Twisted Nerve.
24) Lady Snowblood (1973) (References: Revenge Flick, Titled Chapters, Animation mixed in, Gore, Wide Musical Styles) (Revenge is sweet for Yuki (Meiko Kaji), the main character in Toshiya Fukita's violent ballet. Yuki is the daughter of a woman who supported her by working as a prostitute after she was raped by the men who murdered her husband. When Yuki grows up, she decides those men aren't worthy of living full and enriching lives, so she hunts them down one by one on a quest for justice.) (1hr. 37min.) (Directed by Toshiya Fujita)
-The Japanese song that plays after the sword fight between The Bride and O-Ren is the theme song from Shurayukihime (1973) (Lady Snowblood). The song is entitled "Shura no hana" ("Flower of Carnage"), and the vocals are by that film's star, Meiko Kaji.
-The Japanese song that plays over the closing credits of both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 is the theme song from the Joshuu Sasori (Female Convict Scorpion) series of films. The song is entitled "Urami Bushi" ("Grudge Song"), and it is performed by the star of the first four Scorpion films, Meiko Kaji.
-In the animated sequence, when O-ren is getting her revenge, the line "Look at me closely. Do I look like someone you may have killed?" is taken directly from Lady Snowblood, except that she says raped instead of killed. This scene is also reminiscent of Snowblood's mother killing her rapist kidnapper.
-The O-Ren Ishi character is almost wholly derived from the Lady Snowblood character.
-General female revenge plot used
-Kill Bill uses similar Chapter Titles as Lady Snowblood
-There is a very similar shot, the from the groud up shot of the rouges gallery as they stand over their victim (Snowblood's Mother and Father, The Bride after she's been beaten almost to death)
-Similar enemies, the Bride has three girls and a guy (not including Bill) and Lady Snowblood has three guys and a girl.
-Like in Kill Bill, one of Snowblood's enemies is killed before she has a chance to.
-Lady Snowblood also spares the life of a child of one of her enemies, which comes back to haunt her (alluded to in Kill Bill as a sequel possibility.)
-The Kill Bill movie takes place in a movie movie land where the film is basically a movie for QT's other characters, like the Pulp Fiction and True Romance characters. In Lady Snowblood, a side character is detailing and writing a fictional book about Snowblood's actions, so it's sort of fiction with the real world.
-Both films end on cliffhangers.
-The snow-covered garden at the end of the House of Blue Leaves sequence is in homage to the end of Lady Snowblood.
-Both films have narration.
-Both films use animation in flashback sequences (though in Snowblood they are stills of manga not anime.)
-Both films are shown in a non-chronological order.
-Kill Bill derives it's fountains of spurting blood from Lady Snowblood.
25) Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) To recap
26) Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004) To recap
27) Fistful of Dollars (already watched in Westerns list)
-The film is a loose remake of Yojimbo.
-Sergio Leone is a huge influence on QT.
-When Budd shoots The Bride in Chapter 8, the music played is from A Fistful of Dollars (1964).
28) The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (already watched in Westerns list)
-The opening shot is an obvious reference to a similar scene in The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966) in which Eli Wallach points a gun at Clint Eastwood, who is near-death from dehydration and being out in the sun for hours and hours.
-Music from this film is used in Kill Bill when The Bride walks outside to get some fresh air during the wedding rehearsal at the beginning of the film.
29) Death Rides a Horse (already watched in Westerns list)
-The sequences where an extreme close-up of the Bride's eyes is shown, juxtaposed with footage of the betrayal, whenever she sees a target of her revenge is taken verbatim from Death Rides a Horse
-The film uses the phrase, "Revenge is a dish best eaten cold."
-Has very similar scenes, including the "The Massacre at Twin Pines" and "The Origin of O-Ren"
-The trailer for the film uses the phrase, "The Bandits that killed five defenseless people made one mistake, they should have killed six
" (A similar phrase in in the trailer for The Bride Wore Black), which Uma Thurman uses in Kill Bill. Also in the film the main character says something to the same effect: "You made one mistake when you killed the family at the ranch, you didn't kill me
-The theme music from this film is used when the Bride reveals herself to O-Ren in the House of Blue Leaves sequence.
30) Once Upon A Time In The West (already watched in Westerns list)
-On her way to Budd's trailer (after escaping the coffin), The Bride is walking through a sun-bathed desert out of focus, then slowly comes into focus, just like Henry Fonda in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968).
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