Twin screengrabs from the 20th minute and 7th second of related movies
...and a look back at the Action Heroine Blog-a-Thon
[snorting line of coke]
"Take a hit. Be somebody baby!"
And right there folks, you have it in snapshot form. This is the difference between the two halves of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill saga: Vol I in all its brutal simplicity and stylishness and Vol. II in all its talky extranneous elongation... (why is this character even in the movie?) so as to make up for the cleaving in half.
And there you also have it... my long overdue admission: I don't care for Vol II that much. I tried to love it, settled for admiring it a little. But I never watch it. It's always Vol I for me. Hmmm, and there you have it again: My feelings about Grindhouse. First half (Rodriguez) very very good. Second half (Tarantino) chatty and fond of itself with way too much fat on its bones.
You just keep having it... so this train of thought must end.
The cheeky extra title of both Kill volumes combined, "The Whole Bloody Affair", is also a wink back to Action Heroine Blog-a-Thon just past. The Bride, Buffy and Ripley were mentioned often, though not neccessarily as the focus of articles. In fact, not one blogger wrote about the vampire slayer. Imagine that. If you didn't get a chance to read all the entries here's another way to peruse: by subject.
Cinemathematics "The Two Ripleys" * My New Plaid Pants "Vasquez" * This Distracted Globe James Cameron's classic
Cinephilia (Lady Vengeance) * Collecting Tokens (Supercop) * Film Otaku five best list * Gallery of the Absurd Crouching Tiger reimagined --Ziyi Zhang replaced! * Joes Movie Corner (House of Flying Daggers) * The Listening Ear Brigitte Lin *
Flickhead "Suck my dick!" * Stinky Lulu "the makeover"
Coffee Coffee... (Cat Ballou) * Woodstock on Barbarella.
Crumb by Crumb The Bride * Lazy Eye Theater O-Ren * this is a blog about you Elle Driver * Rants... Gogo Yubari * Bright Lights After Dark Kill
Burbanked a special edition of their series "womb to tomb" * Collecting Tokens heroines I've wanted to be * Cosmo Marius Miss World semi-finalists * Dr. Insermini mi top 5 de heroínas * Film Flap creating an strong woman in your screenplay * Flick Filosopher Top Ten TV * Goatdog The action movies of Olivia DeHavilland * Screengrab chicks with guns * Sell Me a Screenplay top three * Stale Popcorns haiku for hero(ine)s * Ultimate James Bond ass kicking Bond girls * Way of Words "She's a Maniac..." Hollywood's nonthreatening action women *
Victim of Time (Run Lola Run -Germany) * Deep In Your Eyes (Lola the Truck Driver -Mexico)
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Damsel in Progress schizo "mom" debate * Low Resolution good-bad pleasure
Luke Hingis (Elizabeth) * Forward to Yesterday (Scaramouche) * Joe's Movie Corner (Sophie Scholl) * Lazy Eye Theaters "sans the action"
Film Experience (Peter Pan) * Pfangirl (Mistress of the Seas) * Wifely Steps (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Single Shots -Miscellaneous Films/TV
Michael Parsons (Blade Runner) * As Little As Possible (The Indiana Jones franchise) * Cinebeats (Faster Pussycat Kill Kill) * I am Screaming... (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) * The Blossoming Stix (A Low Down Dirty Shame) * Jester Tunes (The Matrix) * All About My Movies (Pan's Labyrinth) * Heroine Content (Paycheck) * Odienator (The River Wild) * White Board Markers (She-Ra) * popbytes (Terminator 2) * Verging Writer (Thelma & Louise) * Joes Movie Corner (V For Vendetta) * Ultimate James Bond (Goldeneye) *