DECADENCE: KILL BILL TURNS 10

October 10, 2013
Kill Bill

So few have caused so much carnage in a bumblebee two-piece. Today marks the anniversary of Quentin Tarantino’s kick ass comeback, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and foot fetishes aside, QT’s martial arts revenge tale throws up a fistful of iconic moments totally worth revisiting a decade later…

Darryl Hannah as nurse Ellie Driver. Her bedside manner might’ve left a lot to be desired but she managed to make eye patches AND whistling cool. Outstanding.

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Taking that Pussy Wagon and hot wheeling her way into righteous victory, The Bride’s motor also inspired the Gaga/Beyonce Telephone visuals along the way. Strong look.

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The Bride and Cottonmouth came to blows and we learnt that gory face-offs to the death could also be beautiful.

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In Tarantino’s world little girls are anything but sugar, spice and all things nice. The ball and chain wielding teen eventually met a (surprise!) bloody end, but not before scaring the shitballs out of us.

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Of course, the image scarred permanently in our collective retinas is The Bride’s go-faster black and yellow two-piece. An homage to Bruce Lee’s very same look sported in 1978’s Game of Death.

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