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  •  READER COMMENTS

    Reader comments on Kill Bill, Vol. 2

    Subject: Re: Budd's Bar, the Rock Salt & the mustard
    Date: Sep 9, 2004
    Sender: StanzaPrevious | Next

    Think about what you said there...Bud is pathetic, hopeless, alcoholic loser. How do you know this? Because he lives in a trailer and shows up at his job where even a stripper treats him like crap. Then he returns home, knowing she's coming for him, but the Bride, suspecting as we do that he's a burnt-out loser, is of course going to be a bit more haphazard in her approach than say to the leader of the Japanese underworld. Furthermore, much of the dialog was meant to reinforce character and establish relationships. Elle is clearly "Bea's" foil, they are exactly the same and different at once, as finally demonstrated by their relationship with Pai Mei. The exposition about the chapel with Bill and Bea? Well, gee, I can't imagine the importance of knowing the relationship and rapport between the title character and the protagonist. That's not important at all. There is incredible tension built at the end when you realize that Bill did love Bea, Bill repents for his actions and we, like Bea, begin to waiver on our convictions. Bill murders but he is honest and the truth hurts. That's what that's all about. As for the ditching of the sword, an obvious phallic symbol, she embraces her feminine identity in the second movie, even finally getting a name, and doing away with a need for male empowerment. She shits on Bill, Budd, the pimp and needs nothing more than her hands to succeed. If you don't buy all that, how does she avoid Bill's sword (phallice?) at the end? She catches it in her sheath (what could that represent?) rendering it useless. Booya grandma, end of game, this slapnuts reviewing these movies is a moron who hates on Tarantino because he's not some coffeehouse clown making gay cowboy movies. This house is clear.

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    Response to this comment:
    Budd's Bar, the Rock Salt & the mustard

    What was the point of the scene in the bar or of even showing what Budd's workplace was like? Budd looks depressed and non-functional but if we are to believe this then, (aside from the fact his delightful shirts are too clean and well ironed for a depressed alcoholic) why is he ready, waiting and able to thwart Kiddo's attempt on his life? It's too out of character. And, why does she, who is so acutely prepared for anything she almost seems to have radar, allow herself to be shot by Budd? It's too out of character.
    When Bill makes the little girl's sandwich he puts mustard in it. No little kid eats mustard but it was neat was watching the kid pulling the top bread slices off and playing with them. Unfortunately, there's a hiccup and all of a sudden the sandwich is whole again as if she hasn't touched it.






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  • Re: What are you thinking?   from Gylfi, Oct 1, 2006
  • Re: What are you thinking?   from TPR, Nov 17, 2006
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  • Re: Car   from UnkletTim, Aug 24, 2004
  • Re: Car   from ozzy, Nov 24, 2004
  • Car   from Candace, Mar 7, 2005
  • Re: Car   from gil heuvelmans, May 22, 2005
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  • Re: Car   from einszweidrei, Dec 14, 2005
  • Re: Car   from Tony B, Jan 26, 2006
  • Re: Car   from Tony B, Jan 26, 2006
  • Re: Car   from gil heuvelmans, Mar 29, 2007
  • Budd's Bar, the Rock Salt & the mustard   from sylvie, Jun 17, 2004
  • » Re: Budd's Bar, the Rock Salt & the mustard «   from Stanza, Sep 9, 2004
  • ooh?   from aDeL, Jul 22, 2004
  • you're on crack   from Jonna, Dec 28, 2004
  • over-analytical bullshit   from marklar, Apr 9, 2005
  • Yawn Me A River   from Vikki, Jun 5, 2005
  • "The reason why Quint is not no more!".   from claudio astudillo, Sep 10, 2005
  • kill bill vol 2   from willie, Oct 11, 2005
  • the art   from alice, Jul 10, 2006
  • Re: the art   from Gylfi, Oct 1, 2006
  • What are you thinking?   from Brittany, Apr 25, 2004
  • Re: What are you thinking?   from Gylfi, Oct 1, 2006
  • Re: What are you thinking?   from TPR, Nov 17, 2006
  • Car   from jane, Apr 26, 2004
  • Re: Car   from Greg, Aug 16, 2004
  • Re: Car   from Greg, Aug 17, 2004
  • Re: Car   from UnkletTim, Aug 24, 2004
  • Re: Car   from ozzy, Nov 24, 2004
  • Car   from Candace, Mar 7, 2005
  • Re: Car   from gil heuvelmans, May 22, 2005
  • Re: Car   from , Jun 1, 2005
  • Re: Car   from einszweidrei, Dec 14, 2005
  • Re: Car   from Tony B, Jan 26, 2006
  • Re: Car   from Tony B, Jan 26, 2006
  • Re: Car   from gil heuvelmans, Mar 29, 2007
  • Budd's Bar, the Rock Salt & the mustard   from sylvie, Jun 17, 2004
  • » Re: Budd's Bar, the Rock Salt & the mustard «   from Stanza, Sep 9, 2004
  • ooh?   from aDeL, Jul 22, 2004
  • you're on crack   from Jonna, Dec 28, 2004
  • over-analytical bullshit   from marklar, Apr 9, 2005
  • Yawn Me A River   from Vikki, Jun 5, 2005
  • "The reason why Quint is not no more!".   from claudio astudillo, Sep 10, 2005
  • kill bill vol 2   from willie, Oct 11, 2005
  • the art   from alice, Jul 10, 2006
  • Re: the art   from Gylfi, Oct 1, 2006