To Kobe “Black Mamba” Bryant, The Boston Celtics Is “Bill”

May 30th, 2010 by John Kim Leave a reply »
I thoroughly enjoyed watching Kill Bill. Through the span of two movies, Terantino showed the evolution of a female assassin through her origin story, epiphany, tragedy, revival, revenge, and solace. 

We could say that the movies showed the progression of life of competitive individuals. I personally have gone through such cycle in the past 15 years or so. It's not too much of a stretch to say Beatrix Kiddo's life portrayed by the brilliant Uma Thurman closely reflects the incredible basketball life of Kobe Bryant. 

If you don't agree with me, at least we got to learn the existence of a snake called Black Mamba which most of us probably did not know about before the movie came out. I only knew about King Cobra or Anaconda but not Black Mamba. 

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In the movie, The Bride (another code name for Thurman's character) writes down a hit list on a notebook appropriately with a red pen. It is a rather simple scene but quite demanding to the actor to fulfill its symbolic message.

The great thing about the scene is how Thurman delivered the with such subtle yet exuberant hatred towards five names she was ...

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