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DL and The Bride

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message 1: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nroberson86) | 2 comments I'm only on page 136 of Vineland, so no spoilers please!

Anyway, I'm noticing a lot of similarities in Vineland between the character of DL and "The Bride" from Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill films. I can't dig up any comments from Tarantino on Pynchon. Anyone heard otherwise? Is this just coincidence, or do you think Vineland was a definite influence for Tarantino?


message 2: by Frederic (new)

Frederic I really don't think that QT has the patience to read "Vineland"...maybe the similarities that you see(and I don't think that they are unfounded)are the result of both men being saturated in Pop Culture and using it( both intentionally and otherwise)in their work...


message 3: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nroberson86) | 2 comments On that note, can anyone name a film, TV series, or other form of yesterday's pop culture media featuring a young American woman becoming a deadly ninja for hire?


message 4: by Phillip (last edited Jul 31, 2014 10:19AM) (new)

Phillip | 57 comments you mean aside from charlie's angels and wonder woman?


message 5: by Elsterfeder (new)

Elsterfeder | 1 comments Too similar to be simple coincidence, IMHO.


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