Kill Bill: a Technical and Aesthetic Analysis of the Film

1685 Words Feb 18th, 2006 7 Pages
Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill is a movie that is easy to love or hate. For viewers who watch the film simply for a "night-at-the-movie-theatre" type of experience, they would likely write it off as a total waste of time; they might say it was too cheesy with too much blood on top. Yet, viewers with some knowledge of film may perceive it as one of the most aesthetically captivating films that they have ever seen as a medium that masterfully blends violence and beauty. This brief paper will briefly discuss the aesthetic and technical aspect of both parts of the three hours long film with hopes of bringing a deeper sense of appreciation towards the film among readers who have already seen both of them; although, many of the scenes will not be …show more content…
As mentioned in the bonus feature of the film, Tarantino wanted each chapter within the film to have a different feeling as it explores different genres, such as the western, melodrama, horror, and other types that were mentioned above. The usage of samurai swords, oriental settings and attires, variety types of kung-fu moves, and several doses of anime throughout the film is Tarantino's tip of the hat towards the cinematography of the Asian culture. However, the use of guns, western drawls, cowboy attires, and the setting in a small rural Texas town during the massacre scene captures the essence of a western film. In another scene that takes place in the hospital while a lightning storm is raging outside, an omniscient viewing of Elle Driver walking into Beatrix's room as she still lies in coma and is about to inject poison into Beatrix's IV tube that runs into her arms when Bill interrupts her through a phone call. That classifies the scene as a thriller. Melodrama takes place when Beatrix wakes up from her four-year long coma and