The making of Kill Bill was not easy. Quentin Tarantino's two-part epic was influenced by the Asian martial arts films he loves. That meant staging intense action sequences with complex stunts and fierce fighting moves that would dazzle audiences. The filmmaker's well-known admiration for genre movies meant that everything in his own had to be perfect. To that end, he hired a superb cast, led by Uma Thurman and including David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah, Vivica A. Fox, and Michael Madsen. Behind the camera, he brought in Yuen Woo-ping, the revered Hong Kong martial arts choreographer, to help execute the fight scenes. Tarantino meant business.
Several notable Kill Bill behind-the-scenes stories illuminate the dedication that went into the production of both volumes. There was plenty of drama, such as a near-fatal car accident involving Thurman and a shouting match between Tarantino and Fox. There are also happier stories, in which cast and crew went the extra mile to guarantee they would deliver something truly special to moviegoers. Tarantino spared no expense in making his tale feel like a modern-day version of the martial arts pictures he was paying homage to.
Regardless of whether you prefer Vol. 1 or Vol. 2 - or love both equally - the following Kill Bill movie secrets will enhance your appreciation for "the whole bloody affair."
Uma Thurman Was Involved In An Almost Fatal Car Crash While Filming
The House Of Blue Leaves Set Was Built In A Former Chinese Propaganda Studio
Tarantino Originally Wanted Warren Beatty To Play Bill
Tarantino Used Condoms To Create More Authentic, '70s-Style Special Effects
More Than 450 Gallons Of Fake Blood Were Spilled Between Both Volumes
Vivica A. Fox Got Into A Screaming Match With Tarantino