Quentin Tarantino settles debate of whether Kill Bill is one or two movies

Is it one giant four-hour epic or two standalone outings? 

Jacob Stolworthy
Thursday 25 July 2019 08:37
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The debate of whether Kill Bill should be classified as one or two separate Quentin Tarantino films has finally come to an end.

There was a strong suggestion that Kill Bill was perceived to be one film due to the fact that Tarantino’s next release, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is being billed as his ninth film; it would be his tenth if Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2 were counted twice.

Others who view them as two films, though, only believe they are classed as two so that Tarantino could make one more film; he’s made no secret of the fact he wants to retire after hes got 10 in the can.

The official word? Tarantino has assured fans that Kill Bill is one big epic saga.

While acknowledging that those who think it’s two films are “technically correct” because they both have opening and closing credits, he told ReelBlend: “But since I made it as one movie, and I wrote it as one movie, that’s just some chicanery that I did in editing.”

He continued: “Now it works really good that way. And frankly, the truth of the matter is, I don’t think it would’ve been a popular as a four hour movie. I literally had a guy say that to me. It was one of those diamond bullets. Every once in a while, somebody says something to you that, ‘Okay, I can’t unhear that.’ And he goes, ‘Look, Quentin, here’s the thing, man. My uncle Artie would love this movie. I mean, he would love it. He wouldn’t love it at four hours.’”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is released in the UK on 14 August.

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