movies::kill bill [director: q. tarantino]

"...As I was walking out of the theater, I heard a guy commenting to a friend that "Tarantino finally did a film about women," which I thought was an interesting take. It's certainly true that his previous films have been largely about the whole "guy thing," which is only fair. Tarantino is a guy, and as they say, you write what you know. Even Jackie Brown, with its female protagonist, isn't really about the female condition, and Kill Bill definitely ventures into that territory. As to how successfully he manages it, I can't totally say, since I'm also a guy, and like him, can only make a best guess. But my best guess is that he pulls it off well. Indeed, it's a testament to Tarantino's strength as a filmmaker that he makes so much out of what is essentially a very simple story...." []