Monday, April 9, 2012

2001 analysis - part 34: Tarantino: Kubrick on casual acceptance of violence

Above left: A stewardess is served a meal while viewing a judo match, on a video monitor in the lunar lander lounge. Above right: A close-up of the match being watched. Left: 'The Bride' (played by Uma Thurman, wearing gold outfit) fights off eighty-eight sword-wielding men in Tarantino's Kill Bill Volume I. The wild, pretentious, in some cases almost ridiculous, violence portrayed in some of Tarantino's films, for example, the martial-arts type violence such as that in Kill Bill, is Tarantino's way of sending us the same message that Kubrick was: We as a society have gotten to the point where we too casually accept violence, not only that in movies, but real-life violence as well.


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