10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Quentin Tarantino Films
7. A Fight Scene In Kill Bill Is Timed Absolutely Perfectly
The intricacies of the fight scenes in Kill Bill are no secret. You've only to watch the film for a couple minutes to get a real sense of the masterful choreography displayed. Nevertheless, there's one particular fight scene that's notable for its amazing adherence to time. It's not uncommon for films to take excessive liberties when it comes to time. The amount of films that have, for example, sixty second countdowns that last several minutes is practically innumerable. Which makes it all the more impressive, then, that when Uma Thurman's character The Bride goes up against Lucy Liu's O-Ren Ishii there's some serious respect for diegetic time. Before the fight, O-Ren says in Japanese I hope you saved your energy. If you haven't, you might not last five minutes. The fight itself lasts exactly four minutes and fifty-nine seconds from when the music starts to when O-Ren is brutally scalped (okay, so it's slightly more than her scalp).