Thursday, August 03, 2006
Best movie trailer ever - Kill Bill Trailer 1
The Trailer for Kill Bill Vol I is, in my opinion (notice it's not humble today), the best trailer that has ever been made for any movie. Every time I see the trailer I want to see the film again. The music is perfect - one cannot go without the other.
At one point Lucy Liu says to her henchmen "Ya shima na" which I am guessing translates to something like "beat her to a pulp and bring me the juicy bits." I have in the past asked a Japanese friend of mine what ya shima na means but she did not know.
The only dialogue in the trailer is:
Lucy Liu: "You didn't think it was going to be that easy did you?"
Uma Thurman: "You know, for a second there, yeah, I kinda did."
There is another exchange that I particularly enjoyed which was between Beatrix Kiddo (Uma Thurman) and Elle Driver (played by Daryl Hannah). Kiddo unsheathes Budd's Hattori Hanso sword.
Elle: "Budd told me that he had pawned his sword."
Kiddo: "I guess that would make him a liar now wouldn't it?"
…and then they go on to a fight scene that made it to the top 5 film fights for that year on the MTV film fight award list. I'm not sure if it won or not. I leave that as an exercise for the reader to lookup on the web and post as a comment to this posting. (i.e. I'm too lazy/busy/useless to search and find it myself.)
Anyway, I thought of something that I thought would be amusing - I did this about 2 years ago. I set up the video camera to record me looking straight ahead and then I slowly turned to face the camera and with a straight face said: "Andy says that he's better than me at golf." I then spliced in the part of Kill Bill where Uma Thurman says "I guess that would make him a liar now wouldn't it?"
I thought that this was hilarious. I sent it off to Andy but got no response. When I talked to him sometime later I asked him what he thought. "I couldn't really hear what she said," he said. Maybe it wasn't that funny...