The Kill Bill Diary: The Making of a Tarantino Classic as Seen Through the Eyes of a Screen Legend (Screen and Cinema)
The quirky, strange and utterly sagacious meditations of David Caradine written during the making of Quentin Tarantino's contemporary classic in which Carradine played the lead role.
When Carradine landed the lead role in Quentin Tarantino's new film, Kill Bill, it catapulted him into the Hollywood limelight. This journal captures his experience of being courted by Tarantin...more
First of all: David Carradine just wasn't in the movie enough to be writing a 400 page book about it (it was 388 pages on my Kobo). He had 5 scenes (in the chapel; talking to Elle on the phone; talking to Sofie after her encounter with the Bride; talking to Budd before he's killed; and the final showdown between him and the Bride), and two of those are just his voice and hands. He ...more
Not deep, but an entertaining look into two years of David Carradine's life ... as well as a bit of movie industry behind-the-scenes and a lot of David Carradine between-the-ears. Reading this, I felt as though I had a sense for who David Carradine actually was.
Don't expect any secrets to be revealed (secrets of moviemaking, secrets of the universe, or otherwise), and don't e ...more
Kill Bill 1&2 are my favorite movies for personal reasons and so I was extremely excited to read this book. It did not disappoint at all. David Carradine (RIP) wrote a candid and entertaining diary of his time just before and shortly after his life as Bill. He knew that people would want to hear about QT as much and he was generous with all the stories about his time with QT. I highly suggest and strongly urge fans, and anyone really, ...more
A really enjoyable and ‘warm’ experience. Not a feeling I usually look for in my book choices.
The first thing you should note is the word "diary" in the title. These are mostly the day to day thoughts and entries, in ...more
I certainly admit that he was excellent in his role in Kill Bill. But for me, it was the case of an actor being great in a role that was created for him, with a script comprised of the notes he could hit, rather than, say, Daniel Day Lewis being freaking amazing in anything because he's Daniel Day Lewis. And from the book, I got the impression that Carr ...more
Did you know that Quentin Tarantino was originally going to play the part of Pei Mei? Crazy, but true, and that is just one of the secrets Carradine divulges to us in this neat book. Also, there are a lot of sweet, insider pictures included.