“So I raise a morphine toast to you. And, should you remember that it’s the anniversary of my birth, remember that you were loved by me and you made my life a happy one. And there’s no tragedy in that.” – James, Third Star
This weekend I am having a Benedict Cumberbatch themed weekend – and this morning I saw this very emotional movie.
I am writing my master thesis on Quentin Tarantino’s use of intertextuality as an auteur element, and I am now writing about intertextual references in the Kill Bill series, and I saw this British movie Twisted Nerve (1968), where the character Martin Durnley is whistling the same song as Elle Driver does in Kill Bill vol. 1.
But now I ask you which version will win in a battle? Durnley’s version (the not so creepy one) or Elle Driver’s version (the a little creepy one and has a ‘I am going to kill you’ kind of aura about it)?
I think they are both great, but if I had to choose I would choose Elle Driver’s version!
Robin Hood: As my first order of business, I would like to appoint a new Sheriff… my friend Ahchoo.
Crowd: A black sheriff?
Blinkin: He’s black?
Ahchoo: And why not? It worked in Blazing Saddles.
I mostly prefer Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles, but I must say that this is a close second favorite spoof movie… if you haven’t seen Robin Hood: Men in Tights or Blazing Saddles and you like some funny dialogues and not a lot of action or drama – I suggest that watch them!
“It’s like a wax museum with a pulse.” – Vincent Vega, Pulp Fiction
A Vincent Vega quote from Pulp Fiction and his comment about Jack Rabbit Slim’s… And I think he couldn’t be more right!