Film director Quentin Tarantino, portrait, London, United Kingdom, 1994. (Photo by Martyn Goodacre/Getty Images)
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A Night Out With The Pulp Fiction Crew Led To Quentin Tarantino Pitching
Kill Bill
After 1997’s “Jackie Brown,” Quentin Tarantino went through a bit of a slump, and although the film was nominated for an Academy Award, it was a critical comedown after the highs of “Pulp Fiction.” As it turned out, Tarantino already had the seed of an idea for his next film, which had been planted during a late-night conversation on the set of “Pulp Fiction.”
One brilliant idea must lead to another because the idea for “Kill Bill” came about one night on the set of “Pulp Fiction.” As Uma Thurman told Time, “We were with people from the cast and crew of Pulp Fiction, just talking about revenge-genre filmmaking,’” and “…In a matter of minutes Thurman and Tarantino came up with a plot idea…” that later turned into “Kill Bill.”
That same night Tarantino went home and wrote nine pages in a fit of inspiration, but it would be years before he finished the script. Even once the script was done, production on the film stalled when Thurman became pregnant, and Tarantino refused to recast her, saying “I knew how good she was going to be in this movie, so we waited.”