Via The Observer‘s Very Short List, here’s a really great video called “Everything Is a Remix: ‘Kill Bill,” that puts imagery from Quentin Tarantino’s samurai revenge flick side-by-side with the movies that inspired it. That striking shot of Uma Thurman’s The Bride battling the Crazy 88 silhouetted against a blue wall? An homage to a similar shot in 1998’s “Samurai Fiction.” Daryl Hannah whistling a twisted tune? Try 1968’s “Twisted Nerve.”
Unless Quentin Tarantino edited something like this himself — and oh, how I wish he would — a video like this could never be comprehensive. There’s a few quotations that I know the video misses (like the television origin of this striking music). And I’m not sure if every similarity noted is a true homage. Some may just be coincidence; there are, after all, only so many ways to film a woman buried alive inside a coffin (I should know, I’ve tried them all). But this is still an impressive and entertaining piece by Robert Grigsby Wilson (an assistant editor on movies like Miranda July’s “The Future”) and Kirby Ferguson, who also made the previous “Everything is a Remix” videos. “Death Proof” next, please.